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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
These programs are intended for health care professionals; however, others may also be interested and are welcome to register. For information on continuing education credits, please contact Sarah Muller-Robbins, RN, MPH, IBCLC, ICCE, Director of Education at email@example.com or use this form.
Cannabis on the Rise: Addressing Use in Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Early Parenting
Half-Day, In-Person Conference
Thursday, April 20, 2023
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
NJ Sharing Network, 691 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ
Cannabis use has been increasing in New Jersey. It is important that nurses, physicians, social workers, lactation professionals, and all those who work with families understand how it can impact the human body and feel confident to educate families on its impact on the developing fetus and breastfeeding baby. Health professionals must also understand how and when to report perinatal substance use. This half-day conference will give attendees the information needed to address cannabis use in the perinatal period. Please see flyer for more information.
Improving the Vaccination Experience: Accessible Vaccination for Neurodiverse People at any Age
Thursday, April 11, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm
People with autism and other developmental disabilities have lower childhood immunization rates than their peers without autism, leaving them vulnerable to many vaccine-preventable diseases. The vaccination visit can be especially traumatic and stressful for these families. Effective strategies exist to reduce pain and anxiety for families during the vaccination visit. This program will provide attendees with information on how to create accessible and neurodiversity-oriented vaccination procedures and practical tips to improve vaccine confidence.
Supporting Perinatal Mental Health When a Child Has Special Needs
Thursday, April 27, 2023
1:00 – 2:00 pm
This webinar will provide an overview of how to approach patient care during pregnancy or postpartum in the presence of a fetal or neonatal diagnosis resulting in disability, chronic illness, or death of an infant. Participants will leave with a better understanding of culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approaches to care and resources that can best support families as they navigate a diagnosis. Lastly, a general overview of risk factors for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and resources will be provided.
Advanced Fetal Monitoring – A Multidisciplinary Approach
Full-Day, In-Person Conference
Thursday, May 18, 2023
7:30 AM – 3:45 PM
Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ
With Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
Founder of Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services, Lisa is a certified nurse-midwife with over 40 years of experience in a wide variety of settings. Also an attorney, her legal background gives her a unique understanding of the impact of law on medicine and nursing. Ms. Miller served as an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Medical School and is published in the areas of EFM, obstetrics, and patient safety. She spends most of her time teaching an evidence- and consensus-based standardized approach to fetal monitoring interpretation & management, based on the NICHD nomenclature.
- Identify knowledge gaps and bias issues in fetal monitoring & labor management
- Apply an evidence-based approach of standardized interpretation and management to intrapartum electronic fetal monitoring
- Discuss the relationship between uterine activity and fetal oxygenation
- Utilize the NICHD terminology and 2 principles of interpretation in an FHR tracings review
- Describe the relationship between documentation & litigation and discuss the concept of “CLEAR” charting
Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated AAP recommendations for reducing infant deaths in the sleep environment
This on-demand webinar is an opportunity for nurses and other health professionals who work with families to learn the updated safe sleep guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Understanding, screening, and supporting individuals in the school setting
This on-demand program is an opportunity for school nurses, pediatric nurses, and other school-based professionals to develop an understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
On-Demand Professional Education
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & EVENTS
June 22, 2022
Live on Facebook
Join us live as Partnership President and CEO Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty welcomes Kevin Cox, FELLAS Program Supervisor, to discuss fatherhood and more.
Ballin’ with the FELLAS Weekly Pick-Up Game
Come play ball with the FELLAS and learn more about the fatherhood program. Each week, the FELLAS team will be at a different Essex County basketball court. Learn more here.
We’re recruiting volunteer ambassadors for Trusted Links! Join us for one of our monthly online training sessions to gain professional skills and learn more about how you can empower your community. This program is open to Black women of child-bearing age living or going to school in northern New Jersey. See program details and get involved.
We offer an array of support group opportunities for women and families. Learn more.
Family Support Programs
Our family support and home visitation programs are operational and accepting referrals. Using tele-health and other virtual tools, we continue to connect with and support expectant and new mothers and their families.
Community-based organizations and health care providers can make referrals to Healthy Families, the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, the Early Childhood Specialist Initiative, and Healthy Women Healthy Families.
Call Connecting NJ and get connected to family support programs:
Bergen & Passaic Counties – 973-942-3630
Hudson & Union Counties – 201-876-8900
Morris County – 973-343-2650
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