Mentoring Caregivers. Changing Hospitals. Improving the Futures for Newborns and Their Families.
NIDCAP, originated in 1984 by Heidelise Als, PhD, is the only comprehensive, family centered, evidence-based approach to developmental care for newborn and infant intensive care nurseries.
What All Newborn Infants and Their Families Deserve
Infants are considered individuals, persons, collaborators in care, supported and nurtured by their parents Parents are considered infants’ key nurturers, advocates and caregivers as well as collaborators in care decisions Healthcare Professionals are partners in care with infants, parents and family members
The NIDCAP Federation International, Inc. (NFI)
The NFI is a membership and educational certifying organization. Incorporated in Massachusetts, United States, the NFI holds the legal designation of a 501 (c) 3, as a charitable corporation.
There is a special job in the NICU that is “Family Support Specialist.” This person has the opportunity to walk alongside families through their NICU stay with the primary purpose of enhancing their relationship with their precious baby. While the role may be adapted to meet institutional needs, the overall goal is facilitating healthy bonds … Read More »