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.
|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|
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