Teaching Child Care Providers to Reduce the Risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
Keeping children safe and healthy is one of the main concerns of parents and child care providers. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 12 months of age. Over 2,000 infants die from SIDS every year in the United States, and almost 15% of these deaths occur in child care settings. A targeted educational training was developed to teach child care providers about SIDS and the importance of safe sleep environments in child care. Statistical analyses indicated significant differences in participant knowledge and self-reported practices on pre- and post-tests.
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Byington, T., Martin, S., Reilly, J., & Weigel, D. (2011). Teaching Child Care Providers to Reduce the Risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The Journal of Extension, 49(2), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss2/18