Resources / Links

Non-Profit Organizations

Children’s Safety Network

The Children’s Safety Network is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

Cribs for Kids

Cribs for Kids is a safe-sleep education program for low-income families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.

Home Safety Council

The Home Safety Council is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing home-related injuries.

Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC)

The SUDC Program was created to be an international centralized resource for those affected by a sudden unexpected death in childhood, whose cause is left undetermined, unclear or unexplained. It is the only organization worldwide devoted solely to the needs of families and professionals touched by unexplained death in childhood.

Medicolegal Professionals

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) is a voluntary national, not-for-profit, independent professional certification board that has been established to promote the highest standards of practice for medicolegal death investigators.

The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME)

The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners is committed to advancing the accurate determination of the cause and the manner of death through the utilization of science, medicine, and the law.

National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)

The National Association of Medical Examiners is the national professional organization of physician medical examiners, medical death investigators, and death investigation system administrators who perform the official duties of the medicolegal investigation of deaths of public interest in the United States. NAME has endorsed CDC’s Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation training academies and curriculum.

The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)

Chartered in 1940, the National Sheriffs’ Association is a professional association dedicated to serving the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through education, training, and information resources. NSA endorsed CDC’s Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation training academies and curriculum.

Other Resources

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needs.

American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Health Topics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians and is committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The AAP SIDS Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has published this American Academy of Pediatrics SIDS Policy Statement [PDF - 290KB].

National Center for Child Death Review (CDR)

The National Center for Child Death Review is a resource center for state and local CDR programs, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It promotes supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community, and national levels.

The National Conference of State Legislatures

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Several states have SUID-related laws that can be found here.

Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

SUIDI Investigation Dolls

Shaken Baby Dolls: National Center on Shaken Baby