National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. 2012. Acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and postpartum depression in parents of NICU babies. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, (Maternal and child health webinar series: Webinar 10)
Annotation: This webinar, hosted by the National Premature Infant Health Coalition in May 2012, presents the symptoms of acute stress disorders (ASD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and postpartum depression (PPD) and examines research on the potentially dangerous relationship between high levels of emotional distress in new parents and impaired infant development. The webinar's featured speaker, Dr. Michael Hynan, also discusses model programs in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and potential interventions that include screening mothers and fathers for emotional distress; offering psychosocial programs in the NICU; teaching developmental care and parenting competencies; and facilitating parent support groups led by veteran NICU parents and psychologists.
Contact: National Premature Infant Health Coalition, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 838-7505 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.npihc.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Infant development, Intervention, Mental health, Neonatal intensive care units, Postpartum depression, Posttraumatic stress disorder