Pediatrics – MA Center for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Learning about Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: FAQs
Education prepares professionals and community members to respond appropriately when an infant or child dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Educational programs conducted by the Center provide physicians and nurses, emergency responders, police officers, hospital emergency department personnel, child care providers, funeral directors, medical examiners, clergy, social workers, students and lay persons with information to assist them in supporting families who have experienced the tragedy of sudden infant or child death.
- What Do We Know About Sudden Unexpected Infant Death?
- Incidence of SUID and SIDS
- Massachusetts Sudden Infant Deaths
- Coming To Terms With Grief
- The Effect of an Infant or Child Death on Other Children
- The Community’s Reaction to Sudden Unexpected Infant and Child Death
- Seeking Support
- Learning About Sudden Unexpected Infant Death. Recommendations for a Safe Sleep Environment.
- What Does a Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? (PDF)
- Bereavement Counseling for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Infant Mortality: Core Competencies for the Health Care Professional (PDF)