Peer Contacts:Trained peer contacts
offer support to newly bereaved families through phone calls, email,
written communication, and in person when applicable.
here, to learn more about what a peer contact is. In
addition, the Foundation provides parents, grandparents, and child
care providers a grief packet upon notification of an infant's
death. Children's grief materials are also available for
surviving siblings. Please call 866-480-4741 for more
Support groups meet across the state of Iowa.
Some groups meet on a regularly scheduled day, others are by
request. For more detailed information on available support
groups or to request a meeting,
click here. If you
do not see a SIDS support group near you, please contact the
Foundation and we will be happy to help locate an infant loss group
closest to you.
Iowa SIDS Foundation distributes a newsletter three times a year,
typically in March, July, and November. If you would like to
receive this mailing, email your request and complete mailing
address to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call toll free, 866-480-4741. Electronic copies can be accessed
from the list available on the home page of this website.
A vareity of educational safe sleep mateirals
are available free of charge for Iowa families and providers.
Materials, including safe sleep brochures, tear off sheets, posters,
and safe sleep presentations may be requested by contacting the Foundation.
Some items may be previewed by visiting the resource page listed in
the above menu.
A vareity of products, including wearable
sleepsacks for baby, are available for purchase through the
Foundation. Click here
to see available products.
Additional referrals for other professional
services may be available upon request.
The Iowa SIDS Foundation has an educational
display that advocates safe sleep and risk reduction recommendation.
If you are aware of or planning a community health event or baby
fair, we be happy to attend, if possible, to promote the American
Academy of Pediatric's risk reduction recommendations and other safe
Presentation or workshops on SIDS and safe
sleep can be tailored to any group or organization within Iowa
wanting to learn more about research models, risk reduction
recommendations and if applicable, a professional's role in the
event of a SIDS death. Staff or trained volunteers will work
with you to meet the training needs of your organization. For
more information, contact the office at 866-480-4741 or