Education

Awareness and education are key to reducing and eventually eliminating SIDS and accidental infant deaths.  By raising awareness of the problem and educating parents and families as well as caregivers on risk prevention techniques, the incidence of SIDS deaths can be significantly reduced.

 

SIDS of Illlinois is committed to educating professionals, healthcare providers, and infant caregivers on how to reduce the risk of SIDS and other infant deaths. The not-for-profit organization achieves this goal through a wide variety of professional partnerships and community outreach programs. Some of the programs are offered in English, and others are in Spanish.  Please feel free to browse through the list of educational services. 

 

The NPO also distributes an Education and Research Update email via Constant Contact to help keep other professionals informed of the latest developments in the quest to eliminate infant mortality in Illinois.

 

If you are interested in a professional workshop for your group, please contact Nancy at the SIDS office at 1-800-432-SIDS

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For Professionals

Education

SIDS of Illinois, Inc is a resource for professionals who have questions about infant safe sleep, tummy time, new products on the market or anything to do with infant sleep safety. Educational workshops and seminars can be scheduled and presented at no charge as long as there are a minimum of 20 attendees. Current research information and studies are available online.

 

Grief

The following grief and bereavement presentations are available: Parental Loss of a Child, Grief of Grandparents, Children’s Grief, and Self-care and Coping. SIDS of Illinois, Inc. is a resource for professionals who can refer families for support, as well as support for the professional who has been touched by infant death.

 

All presentations are given at no charge as long as there are a minimum of 20 attendees. For presentations when there are less than 20 attendees, a fee of at least $100 will be charged. These programs are offered free in Illinois only.

For Families

Having a baby? Do you have questions about the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on infant safe sleep techniques? SIDS of Illinois, Inc. can help!

 

Call the SIDS of Illinois, Inc. office at 630-541-3901 or 1-800-432-7437, and they will help you find the answers you need. You can also email Nancy Maruyama, RN, BSN at nancy@sidsillinois.org and she will assist you.

For Childcare Providers

Beginning January 1, 2012, Illinois has mandated that all licensed childcare providers must have SIDS and Infant Safe Sleep training once every three years to obtain and maintain an Illinois license. This two hour presentation is offered at no charge in Illinois only with a minimum of 20 attendees. For groups of less than 20, a minimum fee of $100 will be charged.  Certificates provided upon request at time of scheduling.


Workshops

 

Safe Sleep for Baby –Two hour presentation that covers basic safe sleep techniques that are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

 

Tummy Time –Two hour program that is designed to stress the importance of tummy time for infants to prevent developmental delays and flat head syndrome (positional plagiocephaly).  Special activities will be discussed that parents and grandparents can play with baby. Program designed by Developmental Therapist.

 

These programs are offered free in Illinois only.

 

Training

WORKSHOPS


Safe Sleep for Baby –One or two hour presentation suitable for community education, parents, grandparents, anyone who has an infant in their life on ways to create a safe sleeping environment for their infants. All recommendations are based on American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) position statement.

 

Preventing Sleep-related Infant Deaths –Geared to the healthcare professional. Current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on ways to prevent sleep-related infant deaths due to overlay, accidental suffocation, entrapment and wedging using evidence based research. Two hour presentation.

 

Tummy Time – Program designed to stress the importance of tummy time for infants to prevent developmental delays and positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome).  Suggestions for activities to promote proper development. Program designed by Developmental Therapist. Two hour presentation.

 

Safe Sleep for the Childcare Provider – Beginning January 1, 2012, all licensed childcare providers must have SIDS and Safe Sleep for Baby training every three years in order to obtain and maintain licensure in Illinois. Certificates provided upon request. Two hour presentation.

 

New Products Update – A look at new products on the market that may be unsafe for use with an infant. How to determine if the product is safe for baby and where to look for up to date recalls. One hour presentation.

 

Parental Loss of a Child –Two hour presentation by a bereaved parent that discusses how to work with the bereaved family in the acute setting. Do’s and Don’ts when speaking with the bereaved family.

 

Greif of Children – Ages and stages of children and how they understand grief and loss. One to two hour presentation.

 

The Unresponsive Infant – The Unresponsive Infant – For law enforcement professionals and first responders. Two hour presentation. What is SIDS? Death scene investigation; working with the bereaved family.

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SIDS of Illinois, Inc. • 6010 Route 53, Suite A • Lisle, IL 60532 

Ph: 630.541.3901 / 800.432.7437

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