Family : NLC : Support Services
- NICU (NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT) PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
This support group is open to parents who have a baby in the NICU. A Registered Nurse or Certified Social Worker serves as the group facilitator. The group gives parents the opportunity to discuss their feelings with other parents and staff about having a preterm infant or an infant with specialized needs.
- PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT TEAM (PBT)
The PBT provides anticipatory guidance, emotional support, counseling services and outpatient follow-up to parents experiencing the loss of their infant. Team members-- Registered Nurses from Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, NICU and the Antepartum Units--meet with the families in the Hospital and offer telephone follow-up after discharge. They provide families with reading materials and information about community and national support groups.
- INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
Counseling is provided by Social Workers, Psychologists and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists to meet the needs of families in crisis.
New support groups, facilitated by Certified Social Workers, are being formed at Winthrop as a result of an overwhelming community need.
- PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
This support group is for parents who are dealing with a child who has special medical needs.
- PARENTAL/PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT
This support group is for parents who have experienced the loss of a child secondary to miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal demise or infant death.
For more information call:
Women's Health Services
at Winthrop-University Hospital