Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment™: COPE NICU Parent Program ©
Available in Spanish . Disponible en Español
- Cost Savings / Decreased Length of NICU Stay for Infants
- 4 day shorter length of NICU stay for preterms 26-34 weeks
- 8 day shorter length of NICU stay for preterms under 32 week
- Improved Parent Outcomes
- Less stress in the NICU
- Stronger beliefs/confidence in their ability to care for their perterm infants
- More developmentally sensitive interactions with their preterm infants
- Less depression and anxiety symptoms during and after NICU stay
- Greater satisfaction with the NICU stay
- Higher readiness for their infant's discharge from the NICU
- Evidence-Based Educational-Behavioral Program
COPE NICU Program Details
The COPE NICU Parent Program is an evidence-based educational-behavioral intervention program for parents who have just experienced the premature birth of an infant. It is designed to begin very early in the course of the NICU admission and extends through the first week after discharge. The program consists of a series of CD’s along with written information and reinforcing activities for parents.
Results of a randomized controlled trial with 260 families showed that this program resulted in positive outcomes for parents which included: less stress in the NICU; stronger beliefs/confidence in their ability to care for their infants; more developmentally sensitive interactions with their infants; less depression and anxiety symptoms; greater satisfaction with the NICU stay and; higher readiness for their infant’s discharge. Positive infant outcomes included: 4-day shorter length of stay in the NICU for preterms 26-34 weeks and; 8-day shorter length of stay in the NICU for preterms under 32 weeks.
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COPE NICU Program Parent Pack
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The program parent pack includes COPE Program information,
COPE NICU Program Parent Information and Activities
This evidence-based program is provided to parents of premature infants within the first days after birth. The content and activities are specifically designed to help parents COPE and help their premies develop and grow.
Chapter 1: Phase 1 Information, 2-4 days after your baby’s NICU admission
Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment: Helping your premature baby to grow and develop
Chapter 2: Phase 2 Information, 4-8 days after your baby’s NICU admission
Helping yourself and your baby: The early NICU days
Chapter 3: Phase 3 Information, 1-7 days before discharge from the NICU
Getting ready to go home together
Chapter 4: Phase 4 Information, 1-2 weeks after discharge from the NICU
Adjusting to life at home with your baby
Each chapter has a Parent Activity section, designed for that Phase.
Parents complete and record activities.
Serves as a memory of their early days with their premature infants.
COPE Program CD
An audio CD is included as part of the program. Studies show that listening to the information along with reading helps comprehension and use of information.
COPE Program Developmental Magnets
These program magnets highlight what parents can expect and how to help their babies grow and develop over time.
Colorful, easy to read, designed to be readily visible in the home.Back to the Top
COPE NICU Program Pricing
For facilities (e.g., hospitals, insurers) please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-607-664-6159 to find out how you can purchase and implement our evidence-based COPE Programs in your facility. Pricing includes training for staff implementing the program.Back to the Top