Links to Supportive Informtion: About SIDS and Grief
Sudden Infant Death: All of these resources include definitions, resources, history, and current research and support. Some include information about grief specific to SIDS. Some have information in Spanish.
American SIDS Institute
"A Message from the Chairman, Marc Peterzell - Because of efforts by the Institute and other organizations, the sudden infant death rate is at an all time low. Since 1983, the rate of SIDS has fallen by over 50 percent. Sadly, there are still about 2,500 deaths per year in the United States, and thousands more throughout the world." Includes definition, events, memorial page...
CJ Foundation for SIDS
"Recognized as one of the largest, leading SIDS organizations in the country, the CJ Foundation was founded in 1994 by Joel and Susan Hollander in memory of their daughter, Carly Jenna, who died from SIDS in 1993. Since its inception, the CJ Foundation has provided millions of dollars towards SIDS research projects, organizations, support programs and public education and awareness campaigns throughout the nation, making tremendous strides in its fight to eliminate SIDS. Today, the Foundation has become the largest non-government funder of programs meeting the needs of the SIDS community." Grief Specific to SIDS Information
National SIDS Resource Center
"Welcome to the new NSIDRC Web site at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University. Visit often for new resources and features." Grief Specific to SIDS Information. Spanish, too.
First Candle is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival. With help from a national network of member and partner organizations, we are working to increase public participation and support in the fight against infant mortality. Grief Specific to SIDS Information. Spanish, too.
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