The Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant and Child Death recognizes how essential it is for professionals to be equipped, prepared, and supported in order to help families in the wake of a young child's sudden or unexpected death. We recognize that even highly-experienced professionals may not always have adequate preparation in this specific field. It can be challenging to understand terminology, and to offer proper language, resources, and guidance. 

Our training and professional development opportunities can be tailored to meet your team's needs and expertise. We provide support, consultation, clinical supervision and trainings to medical providers, social workers, nurses, community health workers, behavioral health clinicians, first responders, legal professionals, funeral directors, and community leaders.

Our menu of training topics can include:

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about SIDS, but were Afraid to Ask
  • Responding to Sudden Infant Death: Strategies for the Professional
  • How to Help Families When There's Been a Death of a Child
  • SUID/SIDS Clinical Interventions for Mental Health Professionals
  • Children and Grief
  • Talking with New Parents about Safety
  • Safer Sleep: Applying Best Practice to Unique Families
  • Self-Care for the Bereavement Professional

For more information, please contact us.