Presentation Information

Lenora Marcellus

Supporting Adolescent and Young Parents in the NICU Setting

  • Speaker: Lenora Marcellus , RN, PhD
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

Young parents with an infant in the NICU are coping with multiple transitions, including to adulthood and parenthood within the context of the stress of having an ill infant. Adolescent and young parents have also historically experienced stigma and age-related discrimination in the health system. Health care providers can contribute to positive adaptations through providing care that is strengths-based, family-centered, developmentally-appropriate, non-stigmatizing, and trauma-informed.