Professionals engaged in work with families and their children who have required neonatal intensive care unit hospitalization have ongoing professional development requirements. It is often difficult to locate professional development educational services that specifically focus on this population. With a strong background and history in working in the NICU and with families after discharge, Cheryl understands the challenges faced daily in providing care to the families and their children. She also has many years of experience in providing professional development educational services to NICU teams, pediatricians, early intervention professionals, infant mental health professionals and early childhood educators.
The programs are developed utilizing adult learning theories and techniques to make each program enjoyable, clinically relevant with specific practice approaches that can be utilized the next day in the professional’s work. Professional development programs can be provided specifically to your needs and requirements.
Cheryl currently offers the following professional development programs:
One or Two Day Programs:
- The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Tour for Infant Mental Health and Early Intervention Practitioners
- Preterm Infant Development in the First Three Years of Life
- Developmental and Socioemotional Needs of Infants in the NICU
- Parenting in the NICU
- Caring for the NICU Team: Nurturing the Nurturers
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Caring for the Infant, the Family and the Staff
- Early Intervention Services and the NICU Graduate
- Infant Mental Health Services in the NICU and Post Discharge
- Prenatal and Infant Brain Development for Early Intervention and Infant Mental Health Professionals
- Providing Psychological Services in the NICU
- Developmental Surveillance for At –Risk Infants and Their Families: Rationale and Guidelines
- Working with Challenging Families: Decreasing Conflict and Increasing Communication
- Family Support: Nurturing, Communicating and Educating
- Caring for the Early Intervention and Infant Mental Health Team
Intensive Change Programs:
- Caring for Families and Ourselves in the NICU: Four module educational program for staff offered at the bedside, with Cheryl developing a relationship with caregivers and modeling practices to support patient satisfaction and professional development.
- Integrating Mental Health Services into the NICU: An educational and professional consultation program for NICUs to integrate psychologists and infant mental health professionals into the NICU team. Cheryl will assist with job descriptions, qualifications and skills, education and professional mentoring of the NICUs mental health team.