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Seattle, WA
September 11, 2017

Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Soundgarten Room
Jack R MacDonald Building
1900 Ninth Ave

Oakland, CA
September 13, 2017

Children’s Hospital Oakland
Research Institute
Little Theater, Room 2319
5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Los Angeles, CA
September 16, 2017

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Auditorium
University of California Los Angeles
720 Westwood Plaza

Conference Description

The purpose of this conference is to equip the learner with the
knowledge to provide high level and evidence-based, developmentally supportive care to infants and families in Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU).

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Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, and early intervention developmental therapists.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe comprehensive NIDCAP approach to developmentally supportive care.
  • Identify environmental factors that support families and infants.
  • Describe ways to support parent-infant earliest communication.
  • Analyze specific infant behaviors and suggest options for responding.
  • Describe elements of relationship-based care.
  • Discuss ways to advance developmentally supportive care into practice.
  • Discuss how reflective practice applies to your role in the NICU.
  • Problem-solve supportive care needs for infants and families.

 General Brochure

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James M. Helm, PhD
Infant Family Specialist
WakeMed Physician Practices –Neonatology
Raleigh, NC
Director, Carolina NIDCAP Training Center
Senior NIDCAP Trainer
Vice President,
NIDCAP Federation International

gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Scientist
NIDCAP Master Trainer
NIDCAP Federation International

Dorothy Vittner, RN, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut,
School of Nursing
Storrs, CT
Senior NIDCAP Trainer

Kathi Frankel, RPT, MS
Physical Therapist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta NICU
Atlanta, GA
NIDCAP Professional; NBAS, NDT Certified


Credits provided by Therapeutic Media

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider #CEP 13879 for 6 contact hours. This course is offered for 0.60 ASHA CEUs (Various Levels, Professional Area).


Therapeutic Media is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for 0.60 CEUs.

Registration Details

Seattle, WA, September 11, 2017

Oakland, CA, September 13, 2017

Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2017


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