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Langley M. n.d.. Continuum's Minority Connection Project [Final report]. Atlanta, GA: CONTINUUM Alliance for Healthy Mothers and Children, 32 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce postneonatal mortality rates associated with inadequate parenting skills and poor utilization of prenatal and child health care services. Activities included establishment of a resource mothers program in which church women were trained to assist pregnant women in negotiating the health care and social services systems, and implementation of a teen peer counselor program. The project also established self-sustaining local coalitions to monitor and address problems that contribute to poor pregnancy outcomes. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-196889.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Adolescents, Blacks, Clergy, Community-Based Health Services, High risk groups, High risk pregnancy, Infant Mortality, Low income groups, Postneonatal Mortality, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care, Religious organizations, Rural Populations

Horchler JN, Rice R. 2011. SIDS and infant death survival guide: Information and comfort for grieving family and friends and professionals who seek to help them. (4th ed., rev. and upd.). Hyattsville, MD: SIDS Educational Services, 324 pp. (Continues: The SIDS Survival Guide)

Annotation: This book provides information for parents and other caregivers who have lost a child to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Topics include a definition of SIDS, perspectives from experts, a brief review of research into a diagnostic test, a history of SIDS, and accounts by parents of their experiences. Additional topics include dealing with guilt and anger; grieving and bereavement; the grief of fathers, other siblings, and grandparents; the loss of an infant at the childcare provider's; advice for friends of parents who have lost an infant; planning a funeral and the role of the clergy; advice on grieving and moving forward; dealing with anniversaries and holidays; advice on peer contact and professional help; emergency medical responders and the authorities; and a subsequent baby and the question of home monitoring. Additional information is provided on guilt and risk reduction; dreams and premonitions; and more stories and poems from the experience of losing an infant. The appendices include national and international organizations that provide information, counseling, research data, and grants on SIDS and related topics as well as a bibliography and a suggested reading list. The 3rd edition is available in Spanish.

Contact: SIDS Educational Services, P.O. Box 2426, Hyattsville, MD 20784-0426, Telephone: (301) 322-2620 Fax: (301) 322-9822 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-9641218-0-5.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child care, Clergy, Consumer education materials, Family support, Grandparents, Grief, Home monitoring, Infant death, Parent support services, Parents, Risk assessment, SIDS, Siblings, Spanish language materials

National Center for Cultural Competence, First Candle/SIDS Alliance Program Support Center. 2011. African American Faith Based Bereavement Initiative: Trainers manual. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 1 v.

Annotation: This training manual provides materials to increase the capacity of faith based communities to provide bereavement support impacted by pregnancy or infant losses, to reduce depression and anxiety among families by promoting the use of mental health services, and to promote inter-conceptual care for families experiencing infant or fetal loss. The manual contains a tool kit of materials to conduct an in-person workshop including PowerPoint slides with notes on how to present the materials, handouts, audio-visual presentations, resource lists, and group exercises; as well as materials to provide evaluation feedback. The included trainer's guide provides tips and resources on effective training with adult learners, dealing with strong emotions of participants, a guide to structuring the training, a guide to using the electronic resources provided, and a module by module guide to presenting the training. The volume included a DVD of the curriculum and two other DVDs: Black and Blue: Depression in the African-American Community and Crisis in the Crib: Saving our Nation's Babies. A different version of this information is posted online.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death, Clergy, Fetal death, Grief, Infant death, Manuals, Pregnancy loss, Religious organizations, Resources for professionals, Training materials

Ott KM. 2009. A time to be born: A faith-based guide to assisted reproductive technologies. Westport, CT: Religious Institute, 46 pp.

Annotation: This manual is intended to help clergy and other religious professionals address the complex pastoral, moral, and ethical issues raised by assisted reproductive technologies. The manual provides an overview of the technologies and how they are used, examines traditional religious perspectives on reproduction and fertility, and outlines a model of pastoral care and counseling to help religious leaders effectively minister to individuals and communities. The manual also suggests ways that congregations and denominations can support, educate, and engage in the ethical issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies.

Contact: Religious Institute, 21 Charles Street, Suite 140, Westport, CT 06880, Telephone: (203) 222-0055 Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-893270-58-9.

Keywords: Clergy, Communities, Counseling, Education, Ethics, Fertility, Moral values, Pastoral care, Religious organizations, Reproduction, Reproductive technologies

Sanders DB. 2005. A baby dies, a family grieves: The clergy's response to sudden infant death syndrome. Gold River, CA: California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program, 16 pp.

Annotation: This booklet gives information about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) for clergy and addresses how they can help families whose baby has died. Topics include the importance of listening to parents' words and emotions; what not to say; how to be supportive; making funeral arrangements meaningful; providing continuing support; and getting additional help for the clergy, the family, and the congregation.

Contact: California Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program, California Department of Health Services, CA Telephone: (415) 502-2825 Secondary Telephone: (800) 369-SIDS E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Clergy, Role, SIDS

Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality. 1995. Hold out the lifeline: A compendium of program ideas (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality, 12 pp.

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1988. Resources for clergy in human genetic problems: A selected bibliography. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 29 pp.

Annotation: This bibliography provides an annotated list of resources useful to clergy who wish to counsel and support persons with particular genetic concerns. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHB348, MCHA376; ERIC ED 312 156.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Clergy, Genetic counseling, Resource materials

Baumiller RC, ed. 1988. A workbook for pastoral care of individuals and families with special needs. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 105 pp.

Annotation: This publication contains information to help families deal with practical considerations surrounding the death of newborns under a variety of circumstances, as well as a section on prayer and religious observances relating to physically and mentally handicapped children and their families. It also contains model burial services and a discussion of the role of the clergy in genetic counseling. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHB354.

Keywords: Clergy, Genetic counseling, Infant death, Infants with developmental disabilities, Infants with special health care needs, Parent support services, Pastoral care, Perinatal bereavement, Role

Baumiller RC. 1981. Genetic decision making and pastoral care: An invited conference. Washington, DC: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 53 pp.

Annotation: These papers are excerpted from transcripts of taped presentations of the conference held June 7-10, 1981. Topics covered include the experience of genetic counseling from various points of view, metabolic disease and chromosome syndromes, clergy involvement, statistics and the will of God, prenatal diagnosis, who get prenatal diagnosis, amniocentesis, and moral dilemmas which are acute within a religious tradition.

Keywords: Clergy, Genetic counseling, Pastoral care, Religion. Infant health


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.