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Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment: COPE PICU Program ©

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Benefits of COPE Parent PICU Program for Parents and Critically Ill Children

Children:

  • Fewer withdrawal symptoms at 6 months after discharge
  • Fewer overall negative behavioral symptoms and externalizing behaviors (including decreased hyperactivity) exhibited at 12 months after discharge
  • Fewer clinically significant behavioral symptoms exhibited at 12 months after discharge
  • Fewer clinically significant externalizing symptoms exhibited at 6 and 12 months after discharge
  • Greater adaptability of children at 12 months after discharge
Parents:
  • Less stress in the pediatric unit
  • Greater parental anticipation in their children's physical and emotional care on the pediatric unit
  • Stronger parental beliefs/confidence in knowing what children's likely responses to hospitalization are and knowing how to enhance their children's adjustment on the pediatric unit
  • Less parental negative mood after hospitalization
  • Less depression after hospitalization
  • Fewer parental PTSD symptoms after hospitalization
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COPE PICU Program Details

The COPE Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Program is an evidence-based educational-behavioral intervention program for parents whose 2 to 7 year old children are admitted to the PICU.  It is designed to begin shortly after admission to the PICU and extends to 2-3 days after discharge from the hospital. The program consists of educational information and a workbook with activities for parents and their children to perform to ease adjustment to hospitalization and prevent mental health problems.
 
Findings from a randomized controlled trial with 174 parents and their young critically ill children showed positive outcomes for parents that included: less stress during hospitalization, stronger beliefs/confidence in their ability to care for their hospitalized children, greater participation in their children’s care, and less depressive and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after hospitalization.  Children of parents who received the COPE program had fewer behavior problems, less hyperactivity and more adaptive behaviors up to 12 months after hospitalization than children of parents who did not receive the COPE program.

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COPE PICU Program Pricing

For parents, please contact us by email at info@copeforhope.com or by phone at 1-607-664-6159 to find out how you can purchase our program.

For facilities (e.g., hospitals, insurers) please contact us by email at info@copeforhope.com 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.

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