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My Story So Far: Life in the NICU and Beyond

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Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Course #: W515

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $150.00

Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project for 2.5 credential hours in the area of Atypical Development and 2.5 hours in the area of Working with Families


Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) save the lives of many babies born prematurely or with life-threatening illnesses. The interventions and experiences that are part of this care leave lasting effects on the newborn and its family long after discharge. This workshop will chronicle a typical NICU journey and investigate the impact of early hospitalization and intensive medical intervention on all areas of a neonate’s development, and on the experience of the parents, siblings, and extended family system.


Jennifer Kemp Berchtold, M.S.

Jennifer Kemp, M.S., earned a master's degree in child development from Erikson Institute. With more than 15 years working in the early childhood field, Kemp has deep experience as a child life specialist and a developmental therapist. She is currently the infant studies certificate programs manager, as well as an Erikson instructor.

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