As you probably know, we recently held an online chat with a UCP mom, Lenore Eklund, who wrote a book (Release: A NICU Fairytale). Lenore discussed the process of dealing with NICU trauma.
The event went really well! It was attended by several UCP families, friends of families, and educators. Many different experiences and perspectives were shared.
Lenore said she woke up the next day feeling "so invigorated!"
Lenore added, "I think the conversation deepened the understanding of what families experience in the NICU. I also think the connections made between those in attendance will help grow the network of support that is so vital for this medical marathon most of us are on."
Even more exciting--Lenore said that there was talk about creating more space for releasing trauma through art. "It is something I'm really interested in, so I am looking forward to exploring more of this with the community."
Woo hoo! Thanks to Lenore for speaking, Katherine Ball for coordinating, and all the attendees!