Our Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource Center works to eliminate sudden unexpected deaths of infants and children under three years old in New York City through education and public awareness. We work with a wide range of health and social service professionals, community leaders, educators, and residents to make up-to-date information available about the risks and potential causes of sudden unexpected infant/child death. We also provide “train the trainer” workshops and offer consultation and counseling to bereaved families, individually and in facilitated support groups.
We collaborate with professionals and community members to increase public awareness through educational presentations on safe sleep practices and infant mortality reduction. The program office is hosted at the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, providing staff with access to families in need of education and/or bereavement support.