In 2012, First 5 LA partnered with ICAN Associates for a two-year, $1.5 million Infant Safe Sleeping Campaign to save families from the preventable loss of their infants due to unsafe sleeping practices. During the first year of this partnership, ICAN Associates and First 5 LA worked together to develop a campaign message for professionals and families to increase awareness on the topic of infant safe sleeping.
The Child Abuse Councils partnered with the “Safe Sleep for Baby Campaign” to spread awareness about infant safe sleeping. This will include informing professionals and families on the importance of safe sleeping practices through the use of campaign and training materials available online and in the Safe Sleep for Baby Training Toolkit.
Safe SleepTips Brochure
We invite others to learn more about this topic and join the campaign at www.safesleepforbaby.com. You can learn more about ICAN at www.ican4kids.org.
Additional helpful resources and links:
Los Angeles Child Abuse Councils 2010 Community Assessment Results
6 things every new mom should know about perinatal depression
Cyber Safety for Parents
Child Safety tips at Consumerwatch.com
The Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN) and The National Center on Child Fatality Review (NCFR)
Prevent Child Abuse California
Prevent Child Abuse America
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
International Child Abuse Network
Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Centers
Parent Outreach Project
LA County Safely Surrendered Baby Website
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Find the Children
Safe Kids Worldwide
Back to Sleep Campaign, Information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome