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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network's
Electronic Newsletter

Reaching Out
Issue 200011
November 26, 2000

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network Electronic Newsletter 200011
November 26, 2000

"May The Peace Of The Season Settle Gently On Your Home"

SIDS Network Web Site Sponsorship

For the month of November 2000 the SIDS Network web site is sponsored by family and friends in loving memory of Eliza Michelle Elias Arpie and all SIDS babies.
http://sids-network.org/arpiegif.htm 

For the month of December 2000 the SIDS Network web site is sponsored by Bright Beginnings in loving memory of Zackary Shane Herkins.
http://sids-network.org/herkinsgif.htm 

Information about sponsorship of the web site can be found at: http://sids-network.org/your_donation_can_help_the_sids_.htm 

Contents:
1. New material from the National SIDS & Infant Death Program Support Center 
2. Great on-line information to help ensure cultural issues are addressed when you are working with people!
3. Facing Holidays and Special Occasions 
4. Exclusive SIDS Network T-shirts
5. Selected RECALLS, ALERTS, and NEWS from CPSC 
6. Internet shopping to support the SIDS Network 
7. Make Holiday Donations to help the SIDS Network

1. New material from the National SIDS & Infant Death Program Support Center

Download materials for use in your program.
"Safe Sleep for My Grandbaby" – a risk reduction brochure for grandparents 
"Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the Child Care Provider" – a risk reduction/general information brochure 
"Emergency Procedures for an Unresponsive Infant" – an emergency drill for child care providers 
“Setting Policy on Infant Sleep Position” – a fact sheet about developing and communicating to parents rules on how infants are placed for sleep.

Visit their web site at:
http://sids-id-psc.org 

2. Great on-line information to help ensure cultural issues are addressed when you are working with people!

The SIDS/ID component of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) has a mission to increase the capacity of SIDS/ID programs health care programs to design, implement and evaluate culturally competent service delivery systems.

The NCCC is a component of the Georgetown University Child Development Center, Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy, and is housed within the Department of Pediatrics of the Georgetown University Medical Center.
http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/cultural.html 

Several ready-to-use, cutting edge resources are available on the NCCC web site: 
 - Rationale for Cultural Competence in Primary Health Care; Includes a Checklist to Facilitate the Development of Culturally and Linguistically Competent Primary Health Care Policies and Structures.
http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/nccc6.html

 - Linguistic Competence In Primary Health Care Delivery Systems: Implications for Policy Makers http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/ncccpolicy2.html

 - Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency; Includes a checklist intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in human service settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment.
http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/nccc7.html

 - Getting Started: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Culturally Competent Service Delivery Systems in Primary Health Care Settings; Designed to assist programs and organizations which are concerned with the delivery of primary and community-based health care, to begin strategic development of policies, structures, procedures and practices that support cultural and linguistic competence.
http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/nccc9.html

 - A Planner's Guide: Infusing Principles, Content and Themes Related to Cultural and Linguistic Competence into Meetings and Conferences http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/ncccplannersguide.html

 - Web & Print Resources
http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/nccc10.html 

Read more about this area on the SIDS Network web site at: http://sids-network.org/nccc.htm 

3. Facing Holidays and Special Occasions

You can read, download, and share a variety of articles related to Facing Holidays and Special Occasions. Those articles are: 

- "Surviving the Holidays After SIDS" http://sids-network.org/survhol.htm

 - "Facing Anniversaries, Holidays, and Special Events" http://sids-network.org/facing.htm

- "Holidays, A Difficult Challenge" http://sids-network.org/difficult.htm

 - Grief Information http://sids-network.org/grief.htm

 - Frequently Asked Questions - Parent to Parent, "What suggestions do you have for facing holidays and anniversaries?
http://sids-network.org/faqfacingholidays.htm 

Please feel free to share any suggestions by sending the SIDS Network an e-mail message with "Facing Holidays and Anniversaries" as the topic to: sidsnet1-at-sids-network-dot-org 

4. Exclusive SIDS Network T-shirts for a limited time

Exclusive SIDS Network Logo t-shirts now available for small donation!

Help ensure continued global SIDS/Infant Death support and education through your donation!

Heavyweight cotton/polyester blend available in L and XL 

- Classic Teal (white heart/gold lettering) 

- Classic Olive (teal heart/black lettering) 

Order now while they last!
http://sids-network.org/shirt_order.htm 

Your help is needed to make this event a success.

5. Selected RECALLS, ALERTS, and NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product

Read the latest Safety Commission recalls, alerts, and news.
The information can be found at: http://sids-network.org/cpsc.htm 

6. Internet shopping to support the SIDS Network

- Shop brand name stores at the SIDS Network on-line store, save and help the SIDS Network (portions of each sale benefits the SIDS Network): http://www.sids-network.greatergood.com/ 

- Buy books through Amazon.com and support the SIDS Network Many books, videos, and other media can be ordered directly through Amazon.com, the leading Internet source of books. A portion of your sale will directly benefit the SIDS Network if you order items by following links from the SIDS Network web site to the Amazon.com web site. A list of suggested books with links to Amazon.com can be found at: http://sids-network.org/books.htm 

7. Holiday Donation to the SIDS Network

Your donation can help the SIDS Network’s award winning Internet services ... throughout your area, across the United States, and around the world!

Each dollar counts. Any donation, no matter how small makes a difference.

A secure credit card donation can be made at: http://sids-network.org/paypal.htm 

or Please mail your donation to:
SIDS Network
PO Box 520
Ledyard, CT 06339

Additional opportunities to help can be found at: http://sids-network.org/your_donation_can_help_the_sids_.htm  and http://sids-network.org/ 

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