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Developmental Observer

The Official Newsletter of the NFI

The Developmental Observer, published semi-annually, reflects our members’ and colleagues’ wealth of knowledge, scientific curiosity, experience and creativity. We are enriched by learning from one another as we continue to evolve our NIDCAP model and its implementation for future generations.

Senior Editor

Kaye Spence, AM

Associate Editors

Diane Ballweg, MSN, APRN, CNS, RNC-NIC
Deborah Buehler, PhD
Sandra Kosta, BA
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
Maria Lopez Maestro, MD

Associate Editor for Science

Jeffrey R. Alberts, PhD

Column Editor

Debra Paul, OTR/L

Articles from Developmental Observer, duly acknowledged, may be reprinted with permission.

 

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2020

Vol.13 No.2

Contents

Message from the NFI President
Editorial
Putting Beauty at the Heart of the Healing Process
Family Voices
Reflections on Infant Feeding
Global Perspective of Developmental Care – Cyprus
My NIDCAP Journey as an Interpreter
NIDCAP Training Centers Around the World
The Science Desk
Publications 2019-2020
Poet’s Corner
NIDCAP on the Web

 

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Vol.13 No.1

Contents

Editorial
Abstracts
Intervention Strategies for the PoorFeeder
Global Perspective of Developmental Care – Chile
Family Voices
European Standards for Newborn Health
The Science Desk
NIDCAP Training Centers Around the World
NIDCAP on the Web

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2019

Vol.12 No.2

Contents

In Conversation with Heidelise Als
Editorial
Family Voices
A Novice Trainer’s Look: Shining Moments and Early Lessons Learned
Advanced Practicum Experience
NIDCAP Profile
Global Perspectives of Developmental Care – Belize
NIDCAP Training Centers Around the World
The Science Desk
Published Resources
NIDCAP on the Web

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Vol.12 No.1

Contents

Editorial
Abstracts
A Statement on State and Feeding Efficiency
2019 Inaugural World NIDCAP Day
NIDCAP Care in the Moment
Meetings and Conferences
NIDCAP on the Web

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2018

Vol.11 No. 1

Contents

Introduction
Abstracts
Meetings and Conferences
NIDCAP on the Web

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2017

Vol.10 No. 2

Contents

Our Family’s Journey
Preemie Project
Spontaneous Motility of Preterm and
Full Term Babies.
Our Path to NIDCAP Nursery
Certification
NIDCAP Training Centers from Around
the World
Developmental Resources

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Vol.10 No.1

Contents

Message from the NFI President
Abstracts
NIDCAP Care in the Moment
Meetings and Conferences
NIDCAP on the Web

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2016

Vol. 9 No. 2

Contents

Chappel’s Utopia
Family Voices
NIDCAP Federation International
Family Advisory Council
Supporting Families
The Infant Behavioral Assessment
and Intervention Program, LLC
Developmental Resources.

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Vol. 9 No. 1

Contents

The NIDCAP Federation International: Who Are We?
The Karolinska Experience
NIDCAP Care in the Moment
State of the Science: Feeding the Fragile Infant
Abstracts
Press Release

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2015

Vol. 8, No. 1

Contents

The Importance of Silence
Supporting Families
Family Voices
Developmental Continuum of Neonatal Sucking Performance
25th Annual NIDCAP Trainers
Meeting, Segovia Spain
Developmental Research
Developmental Resources
Our Son: Nicolò Leon Gargano

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2014

Vol. 7 No. 1

Contents

On Transformation and Shining
A Foster Mother’s Story
WakeMed Nursery Receives NFI-NIDCAP Nursery Certification Award
Supporting Families
NFI French Chapter
NIDCAP Profile
Family Voices
Developmental Resources
Reflections on “The Early Days”
Award Recipients & Achievements of NIDCAP Professionals
NFI-NIDCAP Nursery Certification Program (NNCP)

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2013

Vol. 6, No. 1

Contents

Voice of the Newborn: A Premature Infant’s Pride and Destiny
NIDCAP Training Centers from Around the World: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix Arizona
Family Voices: Supporting Parents of Multiples in the NICU
Supporting Families: Jamison and Emma
A French Experience – Hélène Gheysens
Current Developmental Research: Parents reading to their Infants in the NICU: Does it make a Difference?
Developmental Resources
NIDCAP as a Process of Creating and Sustaining Transformations

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2012

Vol. 5, No. 2

Contents

Message from the NFI President: Of Jazz, NIDCAP and the Process of Becoming
Family Voices: Dina Cansinos-Levy’s Story
NIDCAP Profile: Carmen Rosa Pallás, MD
Current Developmental Research: Involving Fathers in the Care of the High-Risk Newborn: What could we be doing better?
NIDCAP Training Centers from Around the World: Ålesund, Norway
Feeding the Most Fragile: Supporting Feeding Opportunities in the NICU
Supporting Families: How Many Adults Can One Family Manage?
Seeking the Evidence for a System Change in a Surgical NICU
NIDCAP Exhibit Display
Developmental Resources
Developmental Observer Contributor Transitions

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2011

Vol. 5, No. 1

Contents

Making Progress Over the Last 20 Years
Brest NICU Achieves NFI NIDCAP Nursery Certification
Transitions within the NFI Board of Directors
NIDCAP Profile: Martha Hayden Kendal Holmes, BFA, MSW
Family Voices: Our Journey to Breastfeeding – Shirly Benor
Family Voices: The Cluff Family
NIDCAP Training Centers From Around the World: Hartford, Connecticut
Current Developmental Research: An International Scientific Symposium on Very Early Interventions for Infants Born Too Early – Stockholm, Sweden
Supporting Families: Single–Room NICU Care: What does it mean for developmental care?

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Vol. 4, No. 2

Contents

Message From the President: Lamarck, Darwin and the Science of NIDCAP: Epigenetics in the NICU
NIDCAP Training Centers From Around the World: The Sophia NIDCAP Training Center
Family Voices: Pippa Jones and her sons
NIDCAP Profile: Josep Perapoch, MD, PhD
Supporting Families: A NICU Parent Support Group Using Scrapbooking: The PAGes Project
Current Developmental Research: Detecting the Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Healthy Attitude to Good Scientific Research
Developmental Resources

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2010

Vol 4, No. 1

Contents

Discovering Collaborative Pleasure and Pride through the NIDCAP Nursery Certification Process
The Growth of NFI Membership – Jim Helm
NIDCAP Training Centers From Around the World: St. Luke’s, Boise, Idaho
A Message from the Director of the NIDCAP Nursery Certification Program
NIDCAP Profile: Linda Gilkerson, PhD
2009 Marks Major Milestones for NIDCAP
Family Voices: The Anderson Family
Supporting Families: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the NICU and Beyond
Developmental Resources
Current Developmental Research: Research Review: Fathers of Preterm Infants
Letters to the Editors

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2009

Vol. 3, No. 2

Contents

Supporting and Sustaining Reflective Practice – Rodd Hedlund
Supporting Families: Two Precious Sons: A Dutch Family Tells Their Story
Message from the NFI President: In Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge: The Passion of Discovery
NIDCAP Training Centers From Around the World: Brussels, Belgium
NIDCAP Profile: Agneta Kleberg, RN, PhD
Family Rounding – Tracy Price-Johnson
Facilitating Interdisciplinary Communication – Carol Matthews, Ginny Laadt
Family Voices: Lessons My Mother Taught Me – Why Mother’s Milk is Best
Supporting Breastfeeding – Deborah E. Schoch
Developmental Resources
Current Developmental Research: Pain: Can You See It?
Letters to the Editors

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Vol. 3, No. 1

Contents

NIDCAP Nursery Certification Program
Family Voices: Laura R. Johnson and Melissa Johnson
NIDCAP Reflections: NIDCAP Professionals: Collaboration and Nurturance
NIDCAP Profile: Joy V. Browne, PhD, RN
NIDCAP Training Centers from Around the World: Raleigh, North Carolina
Parental Satisfaction: The NIDCAP Approach to Developmental Care
Supporting Families: The Special Needs of Adolescent Parents
Current Developmental Research: Staff Satisfaction with NIDCAP
Developmental Resources
Letters to the Editors

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2008

Vol. 2, No. 2

Contents

Family Voices: Donnisha McCadden & Gary Boyd
Message from the NFI President: The Courage to Trust
NIDCAP Training Centers from Around the World: Brest, Brittany, France
The Neuroscience of Skin-to-Skin Contact – Nils Bergman
NIDCAP Reflections: Kangaroo Mother Care
NIDCAP Profile: Vicky Youcha, EdD, and Tracy Price-Johnson, MA
Supporting Families: Attachment Theory: A Natural Fit with NIDCAP Practice
Current Developmental Research: Breastfeeding & Development
Developmental Resources
Letters to the Editors

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Vol. 2, No. 1

Contents

NFI President Receives International Award of Recognition
A Message from the NFI Director of Development and Administration
The Advanced Practicum
NIDCAP Training Centers from Around the World: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Understanding Developmentally Supportive Feeding with the Premature Infant – Erin Sundseth Ross
Family Voices: Amara Selvitella
NIDCAP Profile: Björn Westrup, MD, PhD
Supporting Families: Parent Journaling
Current Developmental Research: The Physical and Sensory Environment of the NICU
Developmental Resources

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2007

Vol. 1, No. 2

Contents

NIDCAP Training Centers from Around the World
Message from the NFI President: Preparing to See and Seeing
Brain Development and the Expression of Human Consciousness – K. J. S. Anand
NIDCAP Profile: Laurie Mouradian
Family Voices: Sarah Tueller
Supporting Families: The Essential Parent
NIDCAP Reflections: Sophia Children’s Hospital
NFI Training Developments: What does QAT mean and have you read the QATs yet?
Current Developmental Research – Diane Ballweg
Developmental Resources
Letters to the Editors

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Vol. 1, No. 1

Contents

Message from the NFI President: Looking Back to the Future
Seventeenth Annual NIDCAP Trainers Meeting
NIDCAP Profile: Kathleen A. VandenBerg, PhD
Family Voices – Kathy Keller
Supporting Families – Melissa R. Johnson
NIDCAP Reflections – Jean Powlesland
NFI Training Developments – Rodd Hedlund
Current Developmental Research – Inga Warren
Developmental Resources

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