Relationship Based Care

A presentation by Jim Helm, PhD.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Differentiate between relationship-based and task-oriented care
2. Describe three components of relationship-based care
3. Describe the importance of regulation and learning within relationships
4. Recognize mindfulness as a key component of relationship-based care.

James Helm, PhD, or Jim Helm, worked in the NICU at WakeMed Ð Raleigh, NC for over thirty years as an Infant Development and Family Specialist. He was a Senior NIDCAP Trainer, Director of the Carolina NIDCAP Training Center and, as a founding member, on the Board of Directors of the NIDCAP Federation International for 19 years. While at WakeMed he was also a Brazelton NBAS and TouchPoints trainer and directed the Home-Hospital Intervention Program (HHIP) for 9 years. He began his career working for 10 years in early intervention in the Maryland-Washington DC area then received his PhD at the University of North Carolina Ð Chapel Hill in Early Childhood Special Education, starting his work in the WakeMed NICU and follow-up clinic during that time. Jim continues to support the NFI by serving on several committees and is available for lectures and training.