We believe that it’s important for bereaved families to receive information as soon as possible after their loss. But we also know that it is equally important to continue to “touch” those families often throughout the toughest part of the grief process – the first year. For this reason, our SIDS Survival Kit is more than just a one-time mailing of informative materials. It's a series of mailings, sent at significant times during the first year after the loss.
For Bereaved Parents in AL/TN*
- SIDS and Infant Death Survival Guide: Information and Comfort for Grieving Family and Friends & Professionals Who Seek to Help Them, by Joani Nelson Horchler and Robin Rice. This book contains research materials and news articles on SIDS, as well as poetry and stories of other surviving families.
- The four-part series entitled Journeying through Grief, distributed by Stephens Ministries. Each book describes issues and feelings that people tend to encounter at various points during their grief and offers suggestions on how to handle them. The first book is sent immediately after the loss. The second sent three months after the loss. And the final two books sent at six and eleven months respectively.
*Though we will be focusing our SIDS Survival Kits to those bereaved families in the Alabama and Tennessee areas, we will be available to provide our support and assistance to those that contact us from out of state. Those out of the AL/TN areas can check our SIDS Organization by State page, or contact the national organization The CJ Foundation for SIDS for a bereavement packet.