Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Support group for neonatal intensive care families: A grant proposal
by Perilla, Jessenia Y., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 80; 1590144
Abstract (Summary)

Having an infant admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be stressful and overwhelming for parents and families. Parents have developed anxiety and depression disorders, as a result of their experience from having their infant in the NICU. The stress and anxiety can also affect the parent-child attachment, as well as putting the infant/child at risk of abuse and neglect. A licensed clinical social worker will facilitate a support group using the strength based perspective to empower individuals and families. The support group goals are: to reduce the amount of stress that parents and/or caregivers encounter, as a result of their infant being in the NICU, to empower parents and/or caregivers to advocate for their infant who has been in the NICU, and to increase the parents and/or caregivers' ability to appropriately respond to the infant's needs. In selecting, Health Trust, as a funder, it values enhancing the well-being of individual and families in Santa Clara County. An actual submission to the funder was not a requirement of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Campbell, Venetta
Commitee: Lam, Brian, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Educational psychology
Keywords: Anxiety and depression disorders, Neonatal intensive care unit, Strength based perspective
Publication Number: 1590144
ISBN: 978-1-321-78891-4
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