SIDS Program Manual SIDS & Infant Death Program Manual and Trainer's Guide Trainer's Guide

Public Relations & the Media

Spokespeople

Physicians

  • Risk reduction measures
  • Medical definitions
  • Why back sleep is recommended
  • Improvement of SUID/SIDS rates
  • Concern that babies may choke on spit-up while back sleeping

Parents & Siblings

  • Personal story
  • Risk reduction measures
  • How a bereavement center supported them
  • How friends and family or church supported them

Counselors

  • Anecdotes about how they have helped families
  • How to work with siblings
  • The bereavement process and how people grieve differently
  • Tips on how to help families in bereavement

Organization Spokesperson

  • Highlight the mission and goals of your center
  • Risk reduction measures
  • National and Statewide statistics on SIDS, infant death and fetal death
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