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SIDS & Infant Death: Trainer's Guide


Education (NIH Publication No. 02-5052, 2001), by the National Cancer Institute. The guide was adapted to provide trainers with the necessary skills, knowledge and materials to conduct effective trainings for multiple audiences on reducing the risk of sudden and unexplained infant death and how to cope with sudden and unexplained infant death. This guide assumes a certain level of knowledge and that users have reviewed the manual at some length.

There are hundreds of PowerPoint slides that can be used for multiple audiences. The slides and handouts include the latest national data available on infant mortality and SIDS. Sample State data slides have been provided with suggestions on how to obtain similar data for any State. Eight custom presentations targeted to specific audiences have been included. Additional resources, including handouts, for each of these trainings are available from NSIDPSC. Included custom presentations are:

  • Public health nurses
  • First responders and emergency service personnel
  • Child care trainers
  • Child care providers (both center- and home-based)
  • Community groups (risk reduction information)
  • Community groups (risk reduction and bereavement information)
  • Trainers
  • Newborn nursery personnel

Training opportunities can range from a 20- to 30-minute keynote address to a one- to two-day workshop. This guide should prepare trainers for both experiences and anything in between. Depending on the audience and the time allotted, trainers may want to customize the workshop or presentation.

If you are interested in customizing your own training, contact the NSIDPSC. To ensure the integrity of information, the NSIDPSC will happily support customization, but will not allow the original slides to be changed in any way.