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Cheryl A. Milford, Ed.S., Educational/Neonatal Psychologist

  • Speaker Type: Mental Health in the NICU Lecture Pack 2018
  • Country: United States

Cheryl has been a practicing educational psychologist for 37 years. She has spent the last 34 years of her career providing psychological, neurodevelopmental and infant mental health services in neonatal intensive care units and developmental follow-up clinics. Cheryl currently is working with NICUs to provide staff professional development and self-care education. This work nurtures the NICU professional team so they can nurture and support infants and their families. Cheryl is the National Perinatal Association’s Director of Development and Outreach. Cheryl is a member of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, The Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health. She advocates for families with substance use issues during the perinatal period.Cheryl’s passion is helping families and staff to give optimal care to infants and young children. This care provides the infant or child with the foundation they need to live full, rich and healthy lives.

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Caring for the Caregiver: Supporting Optimal Mental Health for NICU Staff
The presentation will focus on the impact of NICU work on the mental health of the staff, how to care for one’s self and co-workers and how to recognize mental health issues. Specifically, self-care issues around sleep, nutrition, exercise and attitude will be discussed. Identifying the signs of compassion fatigue, burnout and posttraumatic stress disorder and how to treat them will complete the presentation.
Presentations: 4  |  Hours / CE Credits: 4  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Education and Communication, Mental Health NICU Staff