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Safe Sleeping for infants. From 2014 Safe Sleep Summit held by Children's Trust of South Carolina. Presentation by Barbara Himes

Safe Sleeping for infants. From 2014 Safe Sleep Summit held by Children's Trust of South Carolina. Presentation by Barbara Himes

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Food for thought: Because every baby deserves a first birthday Food for thought: Because every baby deserves a first birthday Presentation Transcript

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
  • SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!! • Government Agencies •Direct Services •Community Organizations
  • SISTERS United SISTERS United is a community-based initiative with African American sororities who are working together to decrease infant mortality in Arkansas.
  • SISTERS United Four focus areas Safe SleepFolic Acid Breastfeeding Flu Shot
  • ARKANSAS’S SISTERS United ACTIVITIES • Press Conference to Launch campaign • Train the Trainer Conference • PSA & Radio interviews • 14 Websites – 9 Facebook accounts • Hosted community-wide safety showers • Hosted candlelight vigils for babies who Died before their 1st birthday
  • STATE OF OHIO Established a policy • Every program including subgrantees and other state agencies: shall adhere to infant safe sleep standards as endorsed by AAP • All publications shall adhere to safe sleep image guidelines established by First Candle Media Stars criteria
  • OHIO’S PROJECTS WITH PARTNERS •Model safe sleep in hospital settings •SIDS Awareness Bill •Strengthen death scene investigations (CDC) •Utilize Child Fatality Review System
  • INDIANA CHILD CARE RESOURCE and REFERRAL • Legislation was passed that all in home licensed providers receive safe sleep education. • IACCRR trained over 8,000 providers Update every year but updates aren’t mandated.
  • IACCRR SAFE TO SLEEP CHAMPIONS • Provided training to students in high schools and universities • Worked with university students to develop exhibits to use at Baby Fairs and other public venues for public education • Helped foster parents prepare for fostering infants in their community • Trained OB/GYN private practice staff members • Hosted Baby Showers • Engaged with local Child Services and other community agencies in injury prevention training
  • TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
  • TENNESSEE Launched their Safe Sleep Campaign with a Press Conference. All 66 birthing hospitals in Tennessee signed an agreement to adopt a hospital safe sleep policy. First Lady Crissy Haslam promoted the incentive that every baby would receive a safe sleep board book purchased by the Tennessee Health Department .
  • WHAT HAVE OTHERS DONE? • Safe Sleep Quiz – ABC’s of safe sleep – • Storytelling – Youtube mother sharing story • Child Fatality Review – feedback to birthing hospital • Hospital Safe Sleep Display
  • WHAT HAVE OTHERS DONE? • Cribs for Kids • Onesies with Safe Sleep message (ABC) • Government Advocacy - Awareness Day or Month in your community • Safe Sleep Sundays (Pulpit/Vestibule) • Social Media/BLOG • Safe Sleep Awards • Grandparent Power
  • POSITIVE GRIEF TURNING A NEGATIVE INTO A POSITIVE Halo Sleep Sack Charlie’s Kids Board Book
  • SOMEONE IS MISSING
  • WHAT’S NEXT? Call to Action • Locate partners in your community • Use existing resources or adapt those resources to fit your needs • Be creative and address non-traditional constituents We all want the same outcome….. A Breastfed Baby that Sleeps Safely! Key point…..You Can Make A Difference!
  • FIRST CANDLE
  • RESOURCES Safe To Sleep Public Education Campaign materials • http://www.nichd.nih.gov/sts/Pages/default.aspx American Academy of Pediatrics Safe Sleep recommendations • http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/e1341.full First Candle • http://www.firstcandle.org Halo • https://www.halosleep.com Cribs for Kids • www.cribsforkids.org
  • RESOURCES Ohio Department of Health • www.odh.ohio.gov Sisters United • https://www.facebook.com/arsistersunited Charlie’s Kids Foundation • http://charlieskids.org/ Tennessee Safe Sleep Campaign • http://safesleep.tn.gov/ Indiana Child Care Resource and Referral • http://www.iaccrr.org/default.cfm
  • Barb Himes, IBCLC Director of Education & Training barb@firstcandle.org Website - www.firstcandle.org Grief Crisis Hotline - 1-800-221-7437