What is a 'High Risk Infant'?
A ‘High Risk Infant’ is used to describe babies who are at high-risk of developmental difficulties including infants born preterm, infants born at term with risk factors (such as neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, neonatal abstinence syndrome, congenital conditions or having undergone complex surgical procedures), and infants receiving palliative care.
Who is the course for?
This NBO course is for professionals working with the high risk infant in neonatal and early intervention settings.
How is it similar and different to the standard NBO course?
Working with high-risk infants and families requires practitioners to have a robust understanding of both neurotypical infant development as well as the normative challenges that transition to parenthood can hold for all parent-infant relationships. Therefore, this course incorporates the same basic curriculum, theoretical content, and certification process as standard NBO trainings. However, the interactive discussion will include considerations of implementing the NBO when working with high-risk infants and their families.
Content will include case studies and videos to illustrate how the NBO can be implemented in practice to support babies and families where additional risks may challenge the infant’s abilities for self-regulation or social interaction and/or the parent-infant relationship.
Later in 2022, we will be introducing a 1-day post-certification training day for NBO practitioners working with high-risk infants and families to support more advanced clinical reasoning and implementation of the NBO in these settings.
Who is the course taught by?
This course is taught by Brazelton trainers who are recognised specialists within this field.
Upcoming course dates for the High Risk Infant NBO Course:
17th and 18th November 2022- 2 day course online