Recording and Resources: In Touch With Experts: LIVE - Dr. Dorothy Vittner - Understanding the neurobiological influences of skin to skin contact
To celebrate Kangaroo Care Day (May 15), we hosted three international guest experts in May 2022.
Click on the name of our guest expert to watch their recording:Livio Provenzi, Ph.D. (Italy) Dr. Agnes Linnér (Sweden) Dr. Dorothy Vittner (USA)For information about the three sessions, click here
Understanding the neurobiological influences
of skin to skin contact
by Dorothy Vittner, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
The Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP): https://nidcap.org/
Publications and independent clinical studies of Kangaroo Care using The Zaky ZAK as the Kangaroo Care Device and publications co-authored by Yamile Jackson, PhD, PE.
Application of a Risk Management Framework to Parent Sleep During Skin-to-Skin Care in the NICU. Authors: Ashley M. Weber, Yamile C. Jackson, Mason R. Elder, Sarah L. Remer, Nehal A. Parikh, Jennifer J. Hofherr, Kristin C. Voos, and Heather C. Kaplan
In Touch With Experts: LIVE is presented by:
in collaboration with
ABOUT KANGAROO CARE DAY: The International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day is an initiative founded by Yamile Jackson, Ph.D., PE, PMP on behalf of her son, Zachary, to improve the care of families through nurturing touch, kangaroo care, mental health, trauma-informed care, and education. It is now celebrated in hospitals globally on May 15th since 2011. Visit www.kangaroo.care.
She also founded Nurtured by Design and engineered The Zaky® www.thezaky.com