- National NIDCAP¨ Center – Official web site of the NIDCAP¨ Training Program and national office. Heidelise Als, PhD is the National Director. Web site provides a description of NIDCAP¨ Training and all Training Centers.
- Center for Family and Infant Interaction – Originators of the FIRST Training. Site of the Denver NIDCAP¨ Training Center and the FIRST (Family and Infant Relationship Support Training) Training Program and the office of Joy Browne, PhD.
- Future of Children – Promoting effective policies and programs for children by providing objective information based on the best available research.
- March of Dimes Prematurity Page – Provides information regarding high risk pregnancy, newborns and specific information on birth defects.
- Parents of Premature Babies – A nonprofit foundation supporting families with children bon six weeks or more before their due date.
- Zero to Three – Promoting the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting professionals and families. Includes information on brain development, special section for parents and information for child care providers.
- Early Intervention Colorado – Early Intervention Supports and Services
for Infants, Toddlers and Their Family
- Preemie Baby / Preemie Child / Preemie Parent Support
- Parents of Premature Babies Inc.(Preemie-L) – non-profit foundation providing support to families and caregivers of premature babies. Support is offered primarily through the Preemie-L Discussion Forum and the Preemie-L List, where new parents and those with older children can share their stories and concerns.
- Als, H. (l982) Toward a Synactive Theory of Development: Promise for the Assessment and Support of Infant Individuality, Infant Mental Health Journal, 3 (4) 229-243.
- Als, H., (1999) Reading the Premature Infant, In: Goldson, E., (edit) Developmental Interventions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Bacon, H., Richardson, (2002) Attachment Theory and Child Abuse, an Overview of the Literature for Practicioners, Child Abuse Review 10(6), 3787-397.
- Barr, Ronald G., St. James-Roberts, I., Keefe, MR 2001 New Evidence on Unexplained Early Infant Crying: Its Origins, Nature and Management. Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute. www.jjpi.com 1877-JNJ-LINK (565-5465).
- Bennett, FC., (2003) Developmental Outcome. In: GB. Avery, MA, Fletcher, MG MacDonald, Neonatology: Pathophysiology and Management of the Newborn (5th edit) Philadelphia: Lippiincott Williams & Wilkins, 1479-1497.
- Brazelton, TB l992 Touchpoints: The Essential Reference: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development, Perseus Books, Reading, MA.
- Nikki Bradford, (2003), Your Premature Baby: The First Five Years, Firefly Books
- Deborah L. Davis Ph.D and Mara Tesler Stein, (2004) Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey , Fulcrum Publishing: Golden, Colorado.
- Flushman, B.L., & VandenBerg, K.A. (1984, revised 1986) Developmental Steps: A Guide for Parents to Infant Development in the Intensive Care Nursery. Oakland, CA: Children's Hospital Medical Center. (Distributed by Education Programs Associates, Inc., 1 W Campbell Ave. Bldg. C, Campbell, CA 95008).
- Flushman, B., Gale, G., Lackey, S., Sweet, N., & VandenBerg, K. (1991). My Special Start: A Guide for Parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Palo Alto, CA: VORT.
- J Garcia-Prats MD & Simmons Hornfischer, RN, (2000), What to do when your baby is premature, Three Rivers Presses, New York.
- Klein, AH., Ganon, JA (l998) Caring for Your Premature Baby: A Complete Resource for Parents, Harper Perennial, New York.
- DW Linden, E Parolij, & MW Doron, MD, (2000), Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies, Pocket Books New York,
- Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, Mia Wechsler Doron, (2000), Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies, M.D. Pocket Books
- Lisa McDermott Perez, (2007), Preemie Parents: Recovering from the Baby’s Premature Birth ,Praeger, London
- Minde, K., (2000), Prematurity and Serious Medical Conditions in Infancy: Implications for Development, Behavior, and Interventions. In: CH Zeanah (edit) Handbook of Infant Mental Health (2nd edit). New York: Gilford Press, 176-194
- Kimberly A.Powell, Kim Wilson, and Jeffery Thompson, (2001), Living Miracles: Stories of Hope from Parents of Premature Babies, Macmillan Pub. UK.
- Rushing, S., Ment, LR., (2004) Preterm birth: A cost benefit analysis, Seminars in Perinatology, Vol 28 (6).
- Semmler, C (Ed.) (1989). A Guide to Care and Management of Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A Team Approach. Tuscon, AZ: Therapy Skill Builders.
- Semmler, C.J., & Butcher. Understanding My Signals: Help for Parents of Premature Infants. Palo Alto, CA: VORT Corp.
- W. Sears, J. Sears, M Sears, (2004), The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Premature Babies: From Birth to One Year, Little Brown & Co. New York.
- Sell. EJ, Hill-Mangan, LSH., Ratzan, P., 1992 Your Baby and You: Understanding Your Baby’s Behavior, Communication Skill Builders, San Antonio, Texas: 1-800 228-0752 (booklets & video in Spanish and English).
- Jeff Stimpson, (2004), Alex: The fathering of a preemie, Academy Pub. Chicago.
Tracy, AE., Maroney, DI, (l999) Your Premature Baby: Helpful Answers and Advice for Parents, Berkley Publishing Co. New York.
- Amy E. Tracy, Dianne I. Maroney, (1999), Your Premature Baby and Child : Helpful Answers and Advice for Parents, Berkeley Books, New York.
- Jeannette Zaechkin, (2003), Newborn Intensive Care : What Every Parent Needs to Know, NICU Ink, Petaluma, CA
Books for Children
- Evan Early by Rebecca Hougue Wojahn
- Waiting for Baby Joe by Pat Lowery Collins
- No Bigger than My Teddy Bear by Valerie Pankow
- Jacob’s Journal, Evidence of Hope: A Window into the NICU (2006) by Kristine Repino Grace
- My Baby Sister is a Preemie (2005) by Diana Amadeo, The Zondervan Corp.
For more visit Amazon’s neonatology lists & guides
Guidebooks by Professionals
- Family infant Relationship Support Training, (2000) Browne, JV, MacLeod A. & Smith- Sharp, S. Denver, CO. Center for Family and Infant Interaction.
- Early Arrivals, (2007) ZERO TO THREE National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Toddlers and their Families. www.zerotothree.org
- The Magic of Every Day Moments, Zero to Three, National Center For Infant and Toddlers and Families, www.zerotothree.org
- Touchpoints (1992) by T. B. Brazelton, Perseus Books, MA
- Getting To Know Your Baby (2003) by Kathleen VandenBerg, J. Browne, L. Perez, and A. Newstetter. Available at: neonatology.ucsf.edu/sstp
- A Family Guidebook: Supporting Development of Newborns and Infants, Early Intervention Colorado, By J. Browne, A. Talmi, A. Immele. www.eicolorado.org