“In Touch With Experts, LIVE" is an Q&A initiative by Kangaroo Care Day that brings evidence-based topics in plain English to parents of hospitalized and well babies, and the clinicians that care for them.
Time: February 9th, 2022 at 11am CST (Find your local time here)
ABOUT THIS SESSION:
The experience of newborn intensive care may be a traumatic life event. Embracing a trauma informed approach to the care of babies and families in crisis mitigates suffering and cultivates resilience.
Ms. Coughlin will talk about the power of love to transcend trauma and describe what love looks like in the NICU, how parents can advocate for love during their hospital stay, plus she will answer questions from the participants.
"Love is critical for survival. Love releases hormones and chemicals in a baby’s brain that encourages rapid brain growth and development while promoting physical and emotional health and well-being. Love is at the heart of a trauma-informed approach."
- Mary Coughlin
WHO IS INVITED?
- Parents or family members of hospitalized babies and small children.
- Parents of well babies or babies under medical care at home.
- Clinicians interested in the developmental outcomes of the patients and families. CEUs are not provided.
- Anyone interested in learning about trauma informed care, and the science behind it - in plain English.
Ms. Coughlin’s clinical background spans over 25 years with a focus in neonatal nursing and advanced practice at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Boston MA. A graduate of Northeastern University where she received her Baccalaureate and Masters of Science degree, Ms. Coughlin also served as an officer in the USAF Nurse Corp for 7 years. Those who have heard her speak describe Ms. Coughlin as motivational and transformational.
President & Founder, Caring Essentials Collaborative, LLC
ABOUT KANGAROO CARE DAY: The International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day is an initiative founded by Yamile Jackson, Ph.D., PE, PMP on behalf of her son, Zachary, and is now celebrated in NICUs globally on May 15th since 2011. Visit www.kangaroo.care