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


About this Manual

The development of this manual has been guided by numerous talented and dedicated individuals who provided constructive and critical feedback at different phases of this project. Their guidance has been invaluable in producing this manual. It was also guided by a formal expert panel who committed their time and expertise:

  • Lori Ahrens, Acting Director, SIDS Resources, Inc.
  • Deborah Boyd, Executive Director, First Candle/SIDS Alliance
  • Suzanne Bronheim, PhD, Senior Policy Associate, National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
  • Danielle Conti-Owens, Former Program Coordinator for Training and Education, SIDS Resources, Inc.
  • Linda Esposito, PhD, RN, MPH, CNA, Coordinator of Research, Education & Communication, SIDS Center of New Jersey
  • Andrea Furia, Writer/Editor, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Allison Glover, Public Health Educator, Georgia SIDS Project
  • Velma Harris Walker, Program Coordinator for Family Services, SIDS Resources, Inc.
  • Laura Hillman, MD, Neonatologist, University of Missouri Hospital, Medical Director, NSIDPSC
  • Carol Kennedy, Project Director, National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center
  • Mary McClain, MA, Program Coordinator, Center for SIDS, Boston Medical Center
  • Susan Potts, SIDS Coordinator, Florida Department of Health
  • Paul Rusinko, Director, MCHB SIDS and Infant Death Program

First Candle respectfully acknowledges the leadership and vision of Paul Rusinko in the development and publication of this manual and training guide. The enormity and importance of this work has been clearly understood by Paul from the start. His guidance and perseverance throughout this process deserves public acknowledgement and our sincere expression of appreciation.