Friday, February 7, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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Jose Gonzalez, Education Coordinator 
(323) 210-8505 

Mental Health & Breastfeeding Considerations When Supporting NICU Parents

Please join us for a live webinar on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST for a timely and informative talk about Mental Health & Breastfeeding Considerations When Working with NICU Parents with Dr. Sharon Tan and Stepanie Hazzard. 

Dr. Sharon Tan, PsyD 

Sharon Tan, Psy.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California for the past 10 years. She has experience providing therapy services across all ages and currently works part-time as a Psychologist in the NICU at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital.  She also sees clients in private practice. She has extensive experience in community mental health settings having worked with a contract mental health provider and then eventually with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental health (LAC DMH) where she monitored a program that assessed children initially detained by the child welfare system. At LAC DMH, she was also responsible for building collaboration amongst birth to 5 professionals in the community and organizing trainings on birth to five issues. She is a graduate fellow from the Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program from the University of Massachusetts and was trained by Maternal Mental Health NOW and 2020mom on maternal mental health issues.  Sharon is a California endorsed Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and is passionate about helping young children thrive through nurturing relationships and strengthening communities by building strong families. She is a presenter, trainer, consultant and the title she is most proud of is ‘mother’ of two lovely daughters. 

Stephanie Hazzard, MA

Stephanie Hazzard is a Marriage and Family Therapist who received her master’s degree from National University. She currently works as the Program Coordinator for the Adaptive and Social Skills Department at A Change in Trajectory (ACT). She is the co-president of The San Fernando Valley Mocha Moms and a mother of 3 amazing children. She is currently working on building her non-profit organization called Stir It Up, Inc, which aims to provide crucial mental health support for youth so they can excel in their future endeavors. Ms. Hazzard is passionate about public speaking and working with families, teens, and mothers by helping them achieve their self-care goals.


Mental Health & Breastfeeding Considerations When Supporting NICU Parents


Following the didactic presentations, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 4 risk factors for postpartum mood disorders in NICU moms.
  2. Discuss 2 cultural factors to consider when evaluating and treating postpartum mood disorders.
  3. Identify 3 common presentations of postpartum mood disorders in NICU moms
  4. Discuss 3 successful treatment interventions to consider when someone is identified as symptomatic. 
  5. Explain 2 factors that contribute to building a thriving parent-child relationship in the NICU. 
  6. Assess 2 self-care skills to help with the prevention of postpartum mood disorders.
  7. Analyze and explain the spectrum of feeding methods and identify 2 alternative and supplements utilized in the NICU.

Session description

Please join us for a live webinar on Friday, February 7, 2020, 2019 at 10:00 AM PST for a timely and informative talk about Mental Health & Breastfeeding Considerations When Working with NICU Parents with Dr. Sharon Tan and Stepanie Hazzard. 

Dr. Sharon SY Tan and Stephanie Hazzard  will discuss the intersectionality between maternal mental health and breastfeeding focusing on parents and babies of the NICU. The presentation will cover both clinical and cultural aspects that need consideration when providing support to parents whose baby have visited or currently are in the NICU. Furthermore, the presentation will discuss factors of postpartum mood disorders such as the conversations that are not occuring, treatments available, the importance of self-care, and creating a support system.

Recording Policy

Attendees of this webinar are not permitted to make personal recordings of the webinar for any purpose.  A recording of the webinar will be distributed to you for your own personal use approximately 48 hours after the event ends.  By completing the registration process for this event, you agree to this recording policy and consent that you will use the webinar, the recording, and the associated handouts ONLY for your own education and not share them or any photos or screenshots anywhere, including on social media.  

Cancellation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view at their convenience, therefore no refunds will be granted

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of "General Registration by Check."  No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 1 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 1.5 L-CERP will be awarded.

RD: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.

LCSW/LMFT/LPCC: CEU will be provided by Wellnest