Support Systems: Strategies and Implications for Hospitalized Newborns and Families

Linda L. Flynn, Jeanette McCollum

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This article describes both ideological and theoretical studies of support systems available to handicapped, low-birth weight, and high-risk newborns and their families within the hospital setting. Attention is focused on the time-frame immediately following the birth of the infant. Medical, social service, and educational/ developmental factors influencing the family-unit are addressed. The article discusses extant strengths and weaknesses in each system from a parent's as well as a professional's perspective, along with models of “best practice” and an overview of implications for viable support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-182
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Early Intervention
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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