Join Congressional briefing on preventing mistreatment of Newborn Intensive Care Unit infants

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NASW invites you to participate in a Congressional briefing that identifies strategies to prevent child maltreatment of infants from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The briefing will enhance awareness about NICU families, identify their unique needs and review program and policy solutions that promote positive parenting outcomes.  The briefing will highlight policies and legislation that can support NICU families.

The briefing will be held June 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 121 at the Cannon House Office Building, 27 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. CLICK HERE TO RSVP! 


JaNeen Cross, DSW, Social Work HEALS Policy Fellow, National Association of Social Workers


Jenne’ Johns, MPH, NICU Parent & Author

Chavis Patterson, PhD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Angela Patterson Jones, MD, FAAP, Neonatologists, DC Metro Area

Uma Ahluwalia , MSW, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

 In collaboration with the Congressional Social Work Caucus and supported by NASW Foundation, CSWE, NAPSW, & New York Community Trust


  1. I am not able to attend this year, but this is something I am passionate about. Is this briefing going to be held next year, so I can take the initiative to pre plan to attend?
    Erin Maguire, LMSW
    Little Rock, Arkansas

  2. Good Morning –
    I am reaching out from Glendale, Los Angeles California . I am a clinical educator for Social Work and Case Management at an acute hospital and wish to connect my NICU social worker with this briefing. Is there any way this can be accessed remotely?

    Join Congressional briefing on preventing mistreatment of Newborn Intensive Care Unit infants

    Thank You
    Shannon Fill LCSW

    • Hi Ms. Fill:

      Unfortunately the briefing cannot be remotely accessed. However, we urge you to contact NASW Senior Practice Associate Carrie Dorn ( for a readout.

      Greg Wright
      NASW Public Relations Manager

  3. I want to help people as I am msw student

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