Professional development and Education


Professional Development​​

Susan Huebner has been the Program Manager for 11 years at Fussy Baby Network Colorado ( and has supported hundreds of families with a baby that is difficult to soothe, help sleep or feed. Through her work at Fussy Baby Network Colorado, Susan has gained extensive experience using FACILITATED ATTUNED INTERACTION, a specialized model of interaction developed at the Erikson Institute of Early Learning in Chicago, Illinois. She regularly speaks to groups of professionals on the use of this model as a way of interacting with at risk infants and their caregivers. Presentations on the FAN (Facilitated Attuned Interaction) can also be provided virtually.

Susan and her team of respite providers have developed a unique, in-home respite care service for an underserved population. She is available to speak to organizations and community groups about our model of respite care and help raise awareness of the need for in-home respite care services for the 0-3 population.

We offer information and education to foster parents on the use of Facilitated Attuned Interactions. We discuss this model of interaction including the key components of collaboration, exploration, capacity building, empathy, and regulation and how to integrate these actions in their role as foster parents.
We provide education on the use of Facilitated Attuned Interactions and our unique model of respite care to social workers, therapists, educators, and health providers.
Nurturing Newborns provides information, case studies and education to providers who work with infants and toddlers on the benefits of in-home respite care to caregivers of fragile children. We highlight the need for respite care and brainstorm ways to fulfill this need in our community.
We collaborate with other organizations in our community to support, encourage and empower parents and caregivers of fragile children.

Education for Families​​

Susan Huebner has been educating families planning to adopt an infant for more than 12 years. She wrote a curriculum in 2010 that addresses preparation for care of a newborn including feeding, sleeping, soothing, expectations and other concerns for new parents. This interactive class includes practice swaddling, feeding, and soothing using a newborn size doll. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado ( provides this class as part of their support to parents planning for adoption.

Education for Families​​​

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