SIDS/Infant Loss Resources & Support Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics -
"An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, & social health and
well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, & young adults."
American SIDS Institute -
"A national nonprofit health care organization, dedicated to the prevention of SIDS & the promotion of infant health
through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of Research, Clinical Services, Education & Family Support."
Association of SIDS & Infant Mortality Programs -
"An association of health & human service providers committed to support & risk reduction activities.
Confronting the tragedy of infant death through counseling, education, advocacy & research."
Back to Sleep Campaign -
"Placing babies on their backs to sleep reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This campaign is
sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, the Maternal & Child Health Bureau, the American
Academy of Pediatrics, First Candle/SIDS Alliance, & the Association of SIDS & Infant Mortality Programs."
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia -
"One of the leading pediatric hospitals & research facilities in the world. The nation's first hospital devoted exclusively
to caring for children. The birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine."
CJ Foundation for SIDS -
"A nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to recognizing the special needs of the SIDS community through funding SIDS
research & support services. The Foundation hopes to increase public awareness of SIDS."
Cribs for Kids -
"A safe-sleep education program for low-income moms to help reduce the risk of injury & death of infants due to unsafe sleep
environments. Provide a Graco Pack N Play Crib & educational materials regarding safe sleeping & tips to protect your baby."
First Candle/SIDS Alliance -
"A national non-profit health organization uniting parents, caregivers & researchers nationwide with government, business &
community service groups to advance infant health & survival. With help from a national network of member & partner organizations,
we are working to increase public participation & support in the fight against infant mortality."
Grief Share -
"A special place where you can find help as you grieve the loss of a family member or friend. This group is sponsored by people
who understand what you are experiencing & want to offer you comfort & encouragement during this difficult time."
National SIDS Resource Center -
"Provides information services & technical assistance on SIDS & related topics. Our goal is to promote understanding of SIDS &
provide comfort to those affected by SIDS through information sharing."
Safe Harbor for Kids -
"Abington Memorial Hospital's Safe Harbor program provides free, ongoing grief support groups for children, teens & their
parents or caregivers. This is a caring environment where they can come for support & understanding."
SIDS Center of New Jersey -
"Provide public health education to reduce the risk of SIDS, emotional support to bereaved families & participates in
efforts to learn about possible causes of SIDS."
SIDS Families -
"Created in memory of my son, Jacob, to give families a place to come together & commemorate the lives of babies lost to SIDS.
We offer parents & family members a comfort zone to come to when they need to talk about the baby they love & miss."
SIDS Network -
"A growing collaborative effort of individuals from across the United States & around the world. This site offers up-to-date
information as well as support for those who have been touched by the tragedy of SIDS/OID."
SIDS of Pennsylvania -
"A non-profit organization, governed by a statewide Board of Directors, whose mission is bereavement support for families whose
babies died of sudden infant death syndrome & reducing infant mortality rates throughout Pennsylvania."
SIDS of Southeastern PA -
"The goal of this group is to help give each of us the comfort, support, knowledge & tools we need to help us live positive
lives in the face of such heartbreaking tragedy. We have come together to learn, listen & share in confidence."
The Compassionate Friends -
"A national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, & hope to bereaved parents,
grandparents & siblings. We assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child."
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