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Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support. n.d. . Perinatal bereavement resource catalog. St. Charles, MO: Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, 27 pp.

Annotation: This booklet lists resources about perinatal bereavement that are available from SHARE. For each one, there is a brief description and a cover photo. Special sections include Spanish-language resources and specialty items that can be shared (such as stickers, brochures, and bracelets). Ordering information is included.

Contact: Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, 402 Jackson Street, St. Charles, MO 63301, Telephone: (636) 947-6164 Secondary Telephone: (800) 821-6819 Fax: (636) 947-7486 E-mail: info@nationalshare.org Web Site: http://www.nationalshare.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Perinatal bereavement, Resource materials, SIDS, Spanish language materials

Iowa Department of Public Health, Sudden Infant Death Program. n.d.. Face up to SIDS. Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, Sudden Infant Death Program, 3 items.

Annotation: These three brochures contain information on SIDS prevention. The first brochure, for parents, defines SIDS, provides tips on how to reduce the chance that an infant will die from SIDS, and presents facts about SIDS. The second brochure provides similar information but geared toward child care providers, and the third provides similar information but geared toward grandparents.

Contact: Iowa Department of Public Health, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075, Telephone: (515) 281-7689 Secondary Telephone: (866) 227-9878 E-mail: https://www.idph.iowa.gov/Contact-Us Web Site: http://www.idph.iowa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Passive smoking, Prevention, SIDS. Infant death, Safety, Sleep position, Smoking, Smoking while pregnant

North Dakota Department of Health. n.d.. Your own special goodbye: A guide to arranging a funeral for your baby. Bismark, ND: North Dakota Department of Health, 22 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes, step-by-step, how to make funeral arrangements for an infant who has died. It explains where to begin; describes the choices of cremation or burial, and discusses the various ways that grieving parents can make arrangements that will have special meaning to the family while also allowing others the opportunity to say goodbye. The guide includes lined pages where families are invited to write down their plans for the funeral.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, Telephone: (701) 328-2372 Fax: (701) 328-4727 Web Site: http://www.ndhealth.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Family support services, Funerals, Grief, Guidelines, Infant death

Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program. n.d.. Help for families when an infant or young child dies. Hackensack, NJ: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure is designed for coroners or medical examiners to give to families of an infant or a young child who has died suddenly. It outlines the roles of the professionals that may be involved in investigating the death, gives time estimates for the investigation process, and lists national resources. It can be used for all manners of sudden pediatric deaths. A sample of this brochure is available online; agencies can order a customized version that includes their local information. It is available in three versions: coroner only, medical examiner only, and coroner/medical examiner combined.

Contact: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Foundation, 549 Pompton Avenue, Suite 197, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009, Telephone: (800) 620-SUDC Secondary Telephone: (973) 239-4849 Fax: (973) 559-6191 E-mail: info@sudc.org Web Site: http://www.sudc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Coroners, Death scene investigation, Infants, Medical examiners, Role, Sudden death, Young children

Charlie's Kids Foundation. n.d.. SIDS risk reduction. [Jeffersonville, IN]: Charlie's Kids Foundation,

Annotation: This web page presents a chart of "do and don't" tips for placing baby safely to sleep. Topics include placing baby on their back, alone in a crib with a firm mattress and a fitted sheet, room-sharing, breastfeeding, using a pacifier, and keeping immunizations up-to-date.

Contact: Charlie's Kids Foundation, c/o Pegasus Transportation, P.O. Box 1571, Jeffersonville, IN 47131-1571, E-mail: info@charlieskids.org Web Site: http://charlieskids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Prevention programs, Public awareness campaigns, SIDS, Sleep position

Baby Blossoms [Collaborative]. n.d.. Nothin' but Baby!. [Omaha, NE]: Douglas County Health Department,

Annotation: This public awareness campaign provides information and resources for health professionals, families, and other caregivers on how to put infants to sleep safely to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (including deaths attributed to overlaying, accidental suffocation, wedging, and sudden infant death syndrome). Contents include a tip sheet, brochure, and poster in English and Spanish. Additional resources include a sample safe sleep policy for child care facilities; a safe sleep quiz for parents and other caregivers; a bookmark with tips on comforting a crying infant; and a flyer, poster, insert, and billboard about suffocation.

Contact: Baby Blossoms Collaborative, Douglas County Health Department, 1111 South 41st Street, Omaha, NE 68105, Telephone: (402) 444-7471 E-mail: http://babyblossomsomaha.org/about-bbc/contact-us Web Site: http://babyblossomsomaha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Campaigns, Crying, Infant death, Local initiatives, Primary prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, Suffocation, Unintentional injuries

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 Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program. 2016. Maternal/family interview: Keys to success for the interview process. Washington, DC: National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program, 1 module.

Annotation: This one-hour, online module is designed to provide basic information on maternal interviews and to expand the skill set of health professionals who work with families who have lost a child. Contents include an overview of the fetal-infant mortality review (FIMR) process, strategies to locate and interview mothers, grief support, and self-care for the interviewer. The FIMR process for maternal mortality review and FIMR/HIV is also covered. The module uses an interactive format with tips for success from current maternal interviewers and links to additional resources that provide more depth. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street, S.W.***DEFUNCT***, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (202) 863-2587 E-mail: nfimr@acog.org Web Site: http://www.nfimr.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data collection, Infant death, Interviews, Resources for professionals, Training

National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2016. A report on the status of fetal and infant mortality review in the United States 2015 = U.S. fetal and infant mortality review: 2015 status report. Washington, DC: National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a national survey of state and local Fetal and Infant Mortality (FIMR) coordinators about their FIMR team structure, process, and activities. Contents include information about operations at the local level to examine medical, nonmedical, and systems-related factors and circumstances contributing to fetal and infant deaths. Information about FIMR and child death review collaboration is also included. Survey results are provided in a set of tables following the narrative. [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: Collaboration, Community action, Community based services, County programs, Fetal death, Infant death, Infant death review committees, Injury prevention, Local initiatives, Outcome and process assessment, Program coordination, Systems development, Teamwork

American Academy of Pediatrics, Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 2016. SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: Updated 2016 recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment. Pediatrics 138(5):e20162938,

Annotation: This statement supports a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths. Contents include the recommendations and strength of evidence for each recommendation. An accompanying technical report that discusses the rationale for the recommendations is also available.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Environmental exposure, Health policy, Infant death, SIDS: Sleep position

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

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2014, 2015. What does a safe sleep environment look like? Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death [upd.]. Bethesda, MD: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2 pp. (Safe to SleepĀ® )

Annotation: This handout provides information on crib-safety guidelines and other strategies to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The handout is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-5759, 12-5759(S).

Keywords: Injury prevention, Parent education, SIDS, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, infant death

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Back to Sleep Campaign. 2014. Safe sleep for your baby: Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) (upd. ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 12 pp. (Safe to SleepĀ® )

Annotation: This brochure provides answers to common questions about sudden infant death syndrome and encourages parents and other caregivers to share the messages with everyone who cares for their infant or for any infant under age 1. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. It has also been adapted for outreach to African Americans and American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-5355 (African Americans), 12-7040 (English), 12-7040(S) (Spanish), 12-7462 (American Indians/Alaska Natives).

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks, Consumer education materials, Cultural factors, Infant death, Prevention, Risk factors, SIDS, Sleep position, Spanish language materials

Lorenzo SB. 2014. Infant mortality and pregnancy loss: Resources for families (upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This resource brief helps families find links to care, services, and support and websites for expectant and new parents about ways to help babies survive and thrive, pregnancy loss, losing a baby, and grief. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Bibliographies, Consumer education materials, Electronic publications, Families, Family support services, Grief, Infant death, Infant mortality, Infants, Pregnancy loss, Prevention programs

Children's Safety Network . 2014. Firearm-related injuries among children ages 0 through 14. Newton, MA: Children's Safety Network , 7 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about firearm-related injuries and deaths among infants, children, and adolescents from birth through age 14 in the United States. Contents include data and information on the scope of the problem, the demographics of and circumstances surrounding firearm-related injuries to children, international comparison, and early prevention and safety education. Information on legislation and examples of state efforts to prevent firearm-related injuries to children is also included. A companion fact sheet addressing firearm injuries among adolescents and young adults ages 15 through 24 is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

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: Adolescents, Children, Death, Firearm injuries, Firearm safety, Firearms, Infants, Prevention programs, Protective factors

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

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Safe infant sleep. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides an overview of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the recommended safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths, and strategies for state and territorial health agencies to reduce the rates of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths. Topics include laws and regulations, Cribs for Kids, safe sleep campaigns, WIC messaging, and public health recommendations.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Environmental influences, Infant death, Infants, Injury prevention, Legislation, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Regulations, Risk factors, SIDS, Sleep, Sleep position, State health agencies

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2014. Safe sleep roundtable report. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the discussion and recommendations from a meeting held on January 24, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, to identify priorities around safe infant sleep and develop an action plan to address those priorities. Contents include background on safe sleep; a summary of best practices; and recommendations and next steps for federal partners, state health departments, community organizations, and others. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Infant death, Infants, Meetings, Model programs, National initiatives, Planning, Policy development, Program improvement, SIDS: Injury prevention, Sleep, Sleep position, State health agencies

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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.