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National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention. 2020. Parent interview guidance. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 465 pp. (National Center guidance report)

Annotation: This document describes the value of interviewing childbearing parents/families after the death of an infant, challenges, and steps in the process, including the parental interviewer; locating and contacting families; confidentiality, consent, and ethical considerations; conducting the interview; alternative methods; bereavement support and resources, and self-care. Appendices include sample position descriptions for interviewers, protocols, handouts and forms. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death review, Infant death review committees, Interviews, Manuals

National Center for Fatality Review & Prevention. 2017. Guidance for reviewing deaths of infants/children with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 23 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance to Child Death Review (CDR) and Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams on conducting effective reviews of the deaths of infants and children who had a disability or chronic illness. Contents include definitions of disability and special health care needs; preparing for the review meeting; background and questions for discussion at the review; medical death or natural causes; maltreatment as a factor; death in foster care, group home, institution, or jail/detention facility; mental health services for children in care; death at school or on a school bus; injury deaths; and risk factors. A structure for identifying and addressing gaps in services, policies, or protocols and model recommendations is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Children with special health care needs, Infant death review committees, Infants with special health care needs, Models

Clevenger AA. 2017. Overdose poisoning deaths to children in Virginia, 2009-2013. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 57 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings, conclusions, and recommendations from case reviews of overdose poison deaths among infants, children, and adolescents up to age 17 in Virginia for the five year period between 2009 and 2013. Topics include how overdose is impacting infants and children and their families in Virginia, which children are at risk, where are they at risk, how are they at risk, and what can be done to further promote health and safety in their lives. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 400 East Jackson Street, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 786-3174 Fax: (804) 371-8595 E-mail: OCME_CENT@vdh.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/medical-examiner Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Case studies, Child death review, Child safety, Children, Health promotion, High risk groups, Household safety, Infants, Injury prevention, Opiates, Poisoning, Prescription drugs, Virginia

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention. 2016-2018. Keeping kids alive: A report on the status of child death review in the United States, 2015 [2016, 2017]. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 3 v.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey of state Child Death Review (CDR) program leaders to assess the status of their programs. Tables provide a synopsis of the responses and represent the status of the programs. Trends in child death review are also discussed. Topics include administration, the review process, reporting, and coordination with other reviews. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Administration, Child death, Child death review, Injury prevention, Outcome and process assessment, Prevention programs, Program coordination, State programs, Trends

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention. 2016. Guidance for CDR and FIMR teams on addressing vicarious trauma. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 15 pp.

Annotation: This guidance is designed to help partners engaged in the fetal infant mortality review (FIMR) or child death review (CDR) process address the vicarious trauma (VT) that can result from exposure to child deaths. Contents include the definition, signs, and symptoms of VT; VT and fatality review; the risk factors for VT; and steps to mitigate the impact of VT. Topics include positive ways to respond to VT including what the FIMR/CDR team, can do, what the FIMR/CDR coordinator can do, and how the agency can support the FIMR or CDR program; what individuals can do for themselves; negative ways to respond to VT including what a state FIMR/CDR coordinator can do if a team resists discussion or activities concerning VT or thinks it doesn't need them. Descriptions of articles, self-inventory checklists, presentations, and other resources are also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Infant mortality, Leadership, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Role, Teamwork, Trauma, Trauma care

National Center for Fatality Review & Prevention. 2016. Guidance for reviews of Zika-related fatalities. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 15 pp.

Annotation: This document is intended to inform Child Death Review and Fetal and Infant Mortality Review teams' reviews of fetal, infant, and child deaths known to be related, or potentially related, to Zika virus infection. Contents include an overview of Zika, including transmission, prevalance, and risk factors for pregnant women; preparing for review of cases; questions for teams to consider; and recommendations to health professionals and systems for preventing or mitigating Zika virus infection. Information about the clinical management of a pregnant woman with suspected Zika virus infection is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Infant death review committees, Virus diseases

Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, and Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel. 2014. Alert: Unsafe sleep related deaths are the leading cause of preventable deaths of infants in Connecticut. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Office of Governmental Accountability, Office of the Child Advocate, 8 pp.

Annotation: This public health alert outlines infant fatalities and unsafe sleep conditions in Connecticut and provides recommendations for prevention. Contents include risk factors associated with infant fatality including sudden unexplained or undetermined infant death, case examples, and a definition of an unsafe sleep-related infant fatality. Additional content includes information on how often infants die from unsafe sleeping conditions; the most common unsafe sleep environments in fatality cases; infant fatalities over time and trends; and the Connecticut Department of Children and Families' role in infant death prevention and policy development. The alert includes recommendations for policymakers, in-home service providers, child care providers, pediatricians, and hospitals, and safe sleep guidelines for parents.

Contact: Connecticut Office of Governmental Accountability, Office of the Child Advocate, 999 Asylum Avenue, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06105, Telephone: (860) 566-2106 Secondary Telephone: (800) 994-0939 Fax: (860) 566-2251 E-mail: oca@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/oca Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Connecticut, Infant death, Infant mortality, Policy development, Protective factors, Public awareness materials, Risk factors, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, State programs, Trends

Philadelphia Child Death Review Teams. 2013. Child death review report 2009-2010. [Philadelphia, PA]: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Medical Examiner's Office, 41 pp.

Annotation: This report describes and discusses child deaths that occurred in Philadelphia in 2009 and 2010 and that were reviewed by the Philadelphia Child Death Review Team. The report provides background and an overview of child deaths reviewed during the period and discusses infant deaths, natural deaths, unintentional injury deaths, and intentional injury deaths.

Contact: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 1401 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Telephone: (215) 686-45200 Fax: (215) 686-5212 Web Site: http://www.phila.gov/health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Cancer, Child abuse, Child death, Child death review, Cause of death, Child neglect, Drowning, Firearm injuries, Infant death, Intentional injuries, Poisoning, SIDS, Unintentional injuries

National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths. 2013. Child Death Review Case Reporting System: What's new in version 3.0?. Okemos, WI: National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths, 1 video (60 min.).

Annotation: The webinar describes what's new in Version 3 of the Case Reporting System (CDR) maintained by the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths. The presenters explain how the updated version will make entry of data easier for users and describes new features that the field has asked for. Moderated by Elizabeth Edgerton, Branch Chief, Injury Prevention and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) the webinar is intended for any authorized user of the CDR Case Reporting System. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Data collection, Injury surveillance systems, Multimedia

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013. Sudden unexpected infant death case registry. [Atlanta, GA]: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Annotation: This website collects comprehensive data to characterize sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) cases and to determine which sleep environment factors contribute to SUID. The site shows a map of SUID Case Registry (SUID-CR) state grantees, explains the purpose of the SUID-CR Pilot Program, describes activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the National Center for Child Death Review, and outlines quality-improvement goals and case-registry successes and progress.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Prevention, Programs, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Statistical data, Sudden infant death

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. 2013. A national action plan for child injury prevention: Reducing suffocation injuries in children. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document outlines national goals and actions to further reduce suffocation-related injuries among infants and children. Examples of what can be done are organized within the following six domains: data and surveillance, research, communication, education and training, health systems and health care, and policy.

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Children, Communication, Community action, Consumer education, Data, Goals, Health care systems, Infant death, Infant death review, Infants, Injuries, Injury prevention, National initiatives, Planning, Policy development, Population surveillance, Professional education, Research, Safety, Suffocation, Training

Lullaby Trust. 2013. When a baby dies suddenly and unexpectedly. London, England: Lullaby Trust, 31 pp.

Annotation: This booklet for parents offers a helpline number for residents in the United Kingdom and describes what happens after a baby has died, the post-mortem exam, registering the baby's death, funeral arrangements, memorials, inquests, child death review, financial assistance, grieving, mothers who are on their own, if a twin dies, returning to work, life after the baby's death, helping siblings, grandparents and other family members, if someone else's baby dies in your care, finding and giving support, and having another baby.

Contact: Lullaby Trust, 11 Belgrade Road, London, England SW1V 1RB, Telephone: (020) 7802-3200 E-mail: office@lullabytrust.org.uk Web Site: http://lullabytrust.org.uk Available from the website; contact for muiltple copy cost information.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death, Child death review, Families, Infant death, Public awareness materials, SIDS

National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths, Michigan Public Health Institute. (2012). Examining child fatality reviews and cross-system fatality reviews to promote the safety of children and youth at risk. Washington, DC and Okemos, MI: National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths, Michigan Public Health Insitute, 45 pp.

Annotation: This document presents slides from an August 2012 presentation focused on sharing and discussing information from multiple states and review teams on best strategies for collaborating to improve the outcomes of child fatality reviews, with particular attention to preventable deaths by caregivers. Topics include what fatality statistics reveal, study goals and methodology, systems of reviews, development and implementation of recommendations, accomplishments of fatality review teams, and opportunities for collaboration. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Child mortality, Collaboration, Infant death, Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2012. Public health approaches to reducing U.S. infant mortality. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 video (60 min.). (Public health grand rounds)

Annotation: This 60-minute webcast explores public health approaches to reducing U.S. infant mortality. Topics include addressing racial disparities that still persist, especially in the African American and American Indian/Alaska Native populations, and preventable infant deaths continue to occur. Approaches discussed include addressing the social, behavioral, and health risk factors that affect birth outcomes, such as preterm birth, unsafe sleeping environments for infants, and tobacco smoke.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child death review, Infant death, Infant mortality, Neonatal death, Prematurity, Preterm birth, Research, Risk factors, SIDS, Sleep position, Smoking during pregnancy, Statistical data, Tobacco use

National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths. 2012. The coordination and integration of fatality reviews: Improving health and safety outcomes across the life course. Okemos, MI: National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from the 2011 National Invitational Meeting to address the coordination and integration of fatality reviews across the country. Part one includes descriptions of review processes (their differences and commonalities) and coordination among them; part two summarizes the proceedings from the national meeting; and part three discusses next steps to help ensure the health and safety outcomes across the lifespan, from infancy through adulthood. The report describes the life course framework, highlights state systems of child death review, and provides recommendations to improve coordination of fatality reviews. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Conference proceedings, Model programs, Program coordination, Service integration

Children's Safety Network. 2012. Understanding and utilizing fatal and non-fatal injury data for infants and children ages 0-4. [Newton, MA]: Children's Safety Network,

Annotation: This webinar explains both fatal and non-fatal injury data for infants and children ages 0 through 4 years, with particular emphasis on injury mechanisms, including consumer product-related incidence and cost data for this age group. Suggestions for utilizing data for planning, the implementation of effective injury prevention interventions, and policy development are discussed.

Contact: Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 618-2918 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: csninfo@edc.org Web Site: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child death review, Data, Infants, Injury prevention, Mortality, Research, Young children

National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths. 2011-. Keeping kids alive: A report on the status of child death review in the United States, 20__. National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths, annual.

Annotation: This report summarizes the status of child death review (CDR) programs in the United States. Based on an annual query of state CDR leaders, it contains information on statistics and trends in child death review and discusses ongoing efforts to improve the fatality review process. Included are state-by-state comparisons of review processes, reporting systems used, and coordination with other types of review. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Comparative analysis, State programs, Statistics, Trends

New Hampshire Child Fatality Review Committee. 2011. The State of New Hampshire twelfth report of the Child Fatality Review Committee. [Concord, NH]: New Hampshire Child Fatality Review Committee, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report, which covers calendar years 2009 and 2010, describes the work of the New Hampshire Child Fatality Review Committee, which reviews fatalities of New Hampshire children. The report includes a statement of accountability and discusses activities related to the child fatality review committee, a review and analysis of data, and responses to recommendations from child fatality committee case reviews conducted in 2009 and 2010.

Contact: New Hampshire Department of Justice, Child Fatality Review Committee, 33 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301, Telephone: (603) 271-3658 Web Site: http://www.doj.nh.gov/criminal/victim-assistance/child-fatality-review-committee.htm Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death, Child death review, New Hampshire, Public policy, SIDS, Statistical data, Training

Vos Winkel F. 2011. An examination of Connecticut child fatalities: A ten year review–January 1, 2001 to Janury 1, 2011. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate, 18 pp.

National MCH Center for Child Death Review. 2009, 2010. The status of child death review in the United States in 20__. Okemos, MI: National MCH Center for Child Death Review, annual.

Annotation: This report summarizes the status of child death review (CDR) programs in the United States. Based on an annual query of state CDR leaders, it contains information on statistics and trends in child death review and discusses ongoing efforts to improve the fatality review process. Included are state-by-state comparisons of review processes, reporting systems used, and coordination with other types of review. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, c/o Michigan Public Health Institute, 1115 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (800) 656-2434 Secondary Telephone: (517) 614-0379 Fax: (517) 324-6009 E-mail: info@childdeathreview.org Web Site: https://www.ncfrp.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death review, Comparative analysis, State programs, Statistics, Trends

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.