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Family and Infant Neurobehavioral Education (FINE) Level 1

11/18/2019 to 11/19/2019
When: November 18-19, 2019
Where: UIC student center west
828 S. Wolcott St
The Thompson Rooms
Chicago, Illinois  60612
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: The NIDCAP Center at University of Illinois
Contact: Jean Powlesland
312 996 1747

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Family and Infant Neurobehavioral Education (FINE) Level 1 

Course Description: FINE (Family and Infant Neurobehavioral Education) Level 1 provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, scope and evidence for family centered developmental care practices. It is intended to enhance practice of front line NICU staff by providing the foundational knowledge and practical skills to deliver relationship based, individualized, neuroprotective, developmentally supportive care. FINE is based on the theories and concepts of NIDCAP (Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program) and has been endorsed by the NIDCAP Federation International as foundational education.

Level 1 topics will include: Central Nervous System Development, Learning to Observe Babies, Family Participation, Stress and Pain, Sleep and Arousal, Sensory Development, Motor Development, Skin to Skin Care, and Early Feeding Experiences. There will be three breakout sessions where skills can be practiced in a simulated environment.


Presenters: Jeffrey Alberts, PhD; Jessica Bowen, MSW, LCSW, I/ECMH-C; Jennifer Hofherr, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT; Bonni Moyer, MSPT; Linda Lacina, MSN, RN; Jean Powlesland, MS, RN.


Course Objectives: at the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence behind developmentally supportive, family centered care and the importance of implementation.
  • Describe the impact of the environment and caregiving on brain development
  • Identify stress and regulatory cues in a premature infant and make a recommendation on how care could better support him/her.
  • Practice developmentally supportive caregiving skills (observing infants at rest and understanding their cues, lifting and turning and diapering)
  • Discuss the importance of state regulation in the infant’s functioning and attachment process.
  • Identify the order of development of the senses in the fetus and how this relates to the infant’s experience in the NICU.
  • Develop a strategy for implementing a reflective stance for daily caregiving practice in order to improve attunement with the infant.
  • Practice developmentally supportive caregiving skills (observing infants during care and understanding how their communication, skin to skin transfers and weighing).
  • Identify 3 ways in which family interaction improves the well-being of the infant.
  • Describe the next steps of the FINE and how this can enhance implementation of developmental care.

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Program Content Area: Acute Care, Pediatrics 
Course Type: Lecture, Lab, Discussion
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Physical Therapists, Nurses, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Respiratory Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Infant Developmental Specialists, Early Intervention Providers, Social Workers, Family Support Specialists and NIDCAP Professionals
CE Contact Hours: 11 Approved CE Hours
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #683-7537 (Approval Period 11/01/19-11/01/20)

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