Family Support

Professionals trained in bereavement are available to work with families, friends, coworkers, child care providers and other professionals to offer support after the loss of a baby to SIDS or other sudden infant death.  The staff of SIDS Resources offer current medical information about SIDS and help to clarify the diagnostic confusion if the diagnosis is other than SIDS (i.e. accidental suffocation, undetermined,etc.).

Services include:

  • Individual/Family Bereavement Counseling
  • Peer Connections (for parents, grandparents and child care providers)
  • Ongoing telephone and/or email support
  • Home Visits
  • Lending library
  • Support Groups
  • Bi-Monthly Update newsletters
  • Support and information for extended family, friends, co–workers

Our family support staff work with the health care provider network and volunteers to coordinate the best possible support following the death of a baby. Typically about 100 new families receive services each year. All services are provided free of charge.

For more information, contact Lori Behrens at lbehrens@sidsresources.org.