Upcoming NICU Consortium Education Program Webinars

October 28, 2020, 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Registration Link

The NICU Consortium Education Programs and Webinars provide opportunities for learning about the needs of premature, medically complex, and babies and their families as well as opportunities for networking with others who share the common goal of supporting families transition home from the NICU through a “warm handoff” to essential and knowledgeable community resources and supports. All the education programs are available to attend in-person and by Webinar. The Archived Webinars are available on this page.

  • Meeting Time: 9:00 am to 11:45 am
  • Dates:  Last Wednesday of January, April, July, and October 
  • Location: Because of the COVID 19 Quarantine we will be meeting virtually by Webinar until we are able to resume meeting at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

NICU Consortium Education Program Archives


The NICU Consortium Partnership brings together families, healthcare providers, family advocates, and others to promote a coordinated system of discharge and follow-up for infants and their families transitioning from the NICU to their home and community. Participation in the NICU Consortium Partnership is open to all.  We especially invite families,  providers, and advocates who work with families of babies who have been in the NICU or who need special care. 

NICU Consortium Partnership Membership is encouraged because it helps to support the NICU Consortium Education Programs and the NICU Consortium Partnership efforts to create community support for families who have been in the NICU.

NICU Consortium Partnership Meetings are held twice a year.

SAVE THE DATE January 15, 2021 10:00 am to 12 Noon

NICU Consortium Leadership Council

(The Leadership Council is the Advisory Committee to the Special Kids, Special Care Board of Directors)
Leadership Committee
Chair Petora Manetto-Spratt
Secretary Carolyn Kwerneland
Treasurer Beth Cole
Committee Chairs
Mental Health Emily McNeil
NICU Consortium Education Planning Committee – Kristin Frank
Program Development – Open
Family Engagement and Support – Natalie Gates
Community Representatives
Parents – Amber Minogue
Physician – Sharon Langendoerfer, MD
Renee Charlifue-Smith, CCC, SLP – JFK Partners

National Perinatal Association Videos

For Your Information

The┬áNational Perinatal Association┬áprovides five videos and research articles on “Psychosocial Support for Families in the NICU.”

National Perinatal Association Psychosocial Supports for Families LINK to the Psychosocial program standards for NICU parents

* Peer-to-peer support for NICU parents

* Mental health professionals in the NICU

The videos cover five additional Domains:

* Palliative and bereavement Care