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About Tracy Pella

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Connected Forever

Tracy Pella is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Mental Health Therapist. She has advocated for children and families in the mental health and education field throughout her career.

Tracy is the Founder and President of Connected Forever, a non-profit organization based in Nebraska. After giving birth to twin boys at 23 weeks, resulting in Cohen’s passing and Cooper spending months in the NICU, she was driven to establish an organization to support families on a similar journey. Tracy’s professional and personal experience paired with her passion and commitment to support families has made her a valuable resource.

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I combine my professional and personal experience to advocate for families during their NICU journey and/or bereavement.

TOPICS OF EXPERTISE

High-Risk Pregnancy
Multiple Gestation Pregnancy
Pregnancy after Perinatal, Neonatal, or Infant Loss
Pregnancy after Prematurity
Perinatal Mental Health (PPD, PTSD, ASD, etc)
How to Foster Positive Relationships with NICU Doctors and Nurses
Positive Interaction with a Doctor
Positive Interaction with a Nurse
Loss in the NICU
Life After the NICU: Caring for a Special Needs Child
Life After the NICU: Managing Multiple Specialists
Life After the NICU: Transitioning into School Years
Peer to Peer Support
Improving Communication in the NICU

PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Preemie Parent Alliance Summit,  Fort Worth, TX Pella, T.  (2017, September). Combating Compassion Fatigue and Avoiding Burnout

Preemie Parent Alliance Summit,  Falls Church, VA Pella, T.  (2016, November). Navigating the Education System as a Preemie Advocate

Nebraska ASD Annual Conference,  LaVista, NE
Daily, A. & Pella, T.  (2014, April). Collecting Useful Data 101

International Collaborative Research Symposium in Kearney, NE. McFarland,M, Archwamety, T., Shepard, J., England, B., Nguyen, D., Pella, T., Wiles, M.,Jacobson, J., Messersmith, K., Romick-Imig, S., Pinkal, T., Rose, B., Heilbrun,K., & Ruhlman, C. (2011, November). Nebraska State Accountability Test

National Association of School Psychologists Conference, Philadelphia, PA Partridge, T., Nguyen, D., Pella, T., & Wiles, M. (2012, February). Predicting the NeSA-R

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