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Jenene W. Craig, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CNT - Fielding Graduate University. Monroe, GA, US

Jenene W. Craig, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CNT Jenene W. Craig, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CNT

Program Director - Infant and Early Childhood Development | Fielding Graduate University

Monroe, GA, UNITED STATES

Neonatal health; Collaborative, progressive leadership & management with clinical experience in non-profit higher education

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Interview w/ Jenene Craig | Neuroprotective Practice Standards | GOLD Neonatal 2018 Speaker

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Biography

Jenene W. Craig received her PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development, with emphasis in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, from Fielding Graduate University in 2015. She received her BS in Occupational Therapy and her MBA in Business Administration, sustaining a long career in the field of Occupational Therapy.

She has served as Department Chair and Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Brenau University in Georgia, within the Ivester School of Health Sciences. An innovative academic leader, she has played a vital role in fulfilling the university’s mission by working collaboratively with members of Brenau’s community of learning to accomplish the goals of ever-expanding, innovative academic programs, which span five campuses, online and globally. She is currently transitioning the existing MSOT program into an entry level doctorate (ELOTD).

Mother of six grown children, (and a relatively recent “empty-nester,”) she credits her own experience bearing and raising children for the initial spark and longtime fascination with the NICU world. Since 2002, she has worked at Athens Regional Medical Center, (Athens, GA,) training NICU unit doctors, nurses and ancillary staff in Developmentally Supportive Caregiving.

Dr. Craig joined Fielding Graduate University in 2019 as Program Director for the Infant and Early Child Development (IECD) program.

Citing the importance of self-nurturance, Dr. Craig pursues her love of music, playing and performing jazz saxophone and classical oboe.

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning Mental Health Care

Areas of Expertise (5)

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Trauma-Informed Care Infant and Early Childhood Development Parent-Infant Attachment Neonatal Intensive Care

Accomplishments (1)

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (professional)

2018

Education (4)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Infant and Early Childhood Development 2015

Emphasis: Mental health and developmental disabilities

Medical College of Georgia: BS, Occupational Therapy 1982

University of Alaska-Fairbanks: MBA, Business Administration 1988

Honors

Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board: CNT-Certified Neonatal Therapist, Neonatal Care 2017

First in a group of therapists to receive national certification

Affiliations (6)

  • Neonatal Therapists National Certification Board: 2014-2016
  • National Perinatal Association : Board of Directors 2015
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) : Member 1982 - Present
  • Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA) : Member 1982 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Neonatal Nurses (GANN) : Member 1994 - present
  • National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) : Member 2011 - Present

Media Appearances (1)

Interdisciplinary Neuroprotective Practice Standards and Perinatal Mental Health in the NICU

(2018) GOLD Perinatal Conference  online

Annual online conference

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Event Appearances (10)

Trauma-Informed and Neuroprotective Care of the Hospitalized Newborn and Infant / Broadening the Village: The Crucial Role of Transdisciplinary Caring

(2019) Science & Soul Annual Congress  Brugge, Belgium

Trauma-Informed and Neuroprotective Care of the Hospitalized Newborn and Infant

(2018) International Science & Soul Annual Congress  Brugge, Belgium

Improving Staff Knowledge and Attitudes towards Providing Psychosocial Support to NICU Parents

(2019) The 32nd Annual Gravens Conference  Clearwater, FL

Interdisciplinary Neuroprotective Care in the NICU and Perinatal Mental Health

(2018) National Perinatal Association Annual Conference  Loma Linda Medical Center, CA

Infant outcomes, rate of unplanned extubations, feeding protocols, and neonatal therapy FTE staffing

(2018) AAP-invited presentation for Grady Medical Center NICU and hospital leadership  Atlanta, GA

Infant Driven Feeding

(2018) NICU Staff Education Day, Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital  Athens, GA

Diapering Code of Care (with Kimberly-Clark - Huggies Diapers)

(2017) AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health: Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses)  New Orleans, LA

Diapering Code of Care -- A Developmental Approach

(2017) National Association of Neonatal Therapists Annual Conference  Phoenix, AZ

Interdisciplinary Neuroprotective Care in the NICU and Perinatal Mental Health

(2017) National Perinatal Association Annual Conference  Atlanta, GA

Guidelines for Comprehensive Caring and Newborn Intensive Parenting Units of the Future

(2016) Vermont Oxford Network Annual Quality Conference  Chicago, IL

Articles (12)

Improving Staff Knowledge and Attitudes towards Providing Psychosocial Support to NICU Parents through an Online Education Course (2019) Advances in Neonatal Care

Hall, S., Famuyide, M., Saxton, S. Moore, T, Mosher, S., Craig, J., Sorrells, K., Milford, C.

No details available.

Neonatal Therapy: A Review of Current Practice (2019) Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Pineda, R., DeGaetano, S., Craig, J., Fernandez-Fernandez, A., Collette, D.

No details available

Factors Influencing Nurse-Parent Trust in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Qualitative Study (2018) Nursing Ethics

Hassankhani, Negrandeh, Abbaszadeh, Craig, Jabraeili

NE-18-0084

The Nursing and Mothers Experiences of Mutual Trust in Infant Care (2018) Journal of Clinical Nursing

Jabraeli, M., Craig, J.

JCN-2018-0947

Dark and Light-Two sides of Family-Centered Care in the NICU: A Qualitative Study (2018) Clinical Nursing Research

Mirlashari, J., Valizadeh, S., Navab, E, Craig, J.W., Ghorbani, F.

DOI10.1177/1054773818758171

Guidelines for Neonatal Intensive Care OT practice (2018) American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Review

Craig, J., Ludwig, S., Sturdivant, C., Carroll, S.

No details available

The neonatal intensive parenting unit: an introduction (2017) Journal of Perinatology

Hall, S., Hynan, M., Craig, J.

Advance online publication 10 August 2017; doi: 10.1038/jp.2017.108

BOOK CHAPTER 14: Professional Reasoning in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (2017) Clinical and Professional Reasoning / Occupational Therapy, 2nd ed.

Craig, J.W., & Gibbs, D.

Schell & Schell

Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents into Clinical Nursing Practice (2016) Advances in Neonatal Care

Purdy, I.B., Melwak, M.A., Siewert, R., Craig, J., Hall, S.

No details available.

Recommendations for involving the family in developmental care of the NICU baby (2015) Journal of Perinatology

Craig, J W, Glick C, Phillips R, Hall S L, Smith J and Browne J

Vol 35; S5-S8; doi:10.1038/jp.2015.142
A workgroup of multidisciplinary professional organizations and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents was convened by the National Perinatal Association. Six committees (family-centered developmental care, peer-to-peer support, mental health professionals in the NICU, palliative care and bereavement, follow-up support and staff education and support) worked to produce the recommendations found in this supplement. This work, and the meeting on which it was based, were supported by sponsorships from the Wellness Network, Prolacta Bioscience, Division of Neonatology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Brenau University, NICU Parent Support at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO, Hand to Hold Preemie Parent Alliance, Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation, the Rosemary Kennedy Trust and Eden's Garden.

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NICU discharge planning and beyond: recommendations for parent psychosocial support (2015) Journal of Perinatology

Purdy I B, Craig J W, Zeanah P

Vol 35: S24-S28; doi:10.1038/jp.2015.146
A workgroup of multidisciplinary professional organizations and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents was convened by the National Perinatal Association. Six committees (family-centered developmental care, peer-to-peer support, mental health professionals in the NICU, palliative care and bereavement, follow-up support and staff education and support) worked to produce the recommendations found in this supplement. This work, and the meeting on which it was based, were supported by sponsorships from the Wellness Network, Prolacta Bioscience, Division of Neonatology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Brenau University, NICU Parent Support at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO, Hand to Hold Preemie Parent Alliance, Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation, the Rosemary Kennedy Trust and Eden's Garden.

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BOOK CHAPTER 7: Developmental Care (1999) Exam Review and Study Guide for Perinatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care

Craig, J.W., & Harwood, K.

Ed: Harwood, B.
F A Davis, Co., ISBN-13: 978-0803603479

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