The Safe Sleep Sweep App!

The SICD Resource Center, New York City announces a New Approach to Safe Sleep: The Safe Sleep Sweep App for Android and iOS! 

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New York State Assembly Recognizes 2014 SIDS/SUDC Awareness Day

The NYS Assembly adopted a Resolution designating February 28, 2014, as SIDS/SUDC Awareness Day.  The Resolution, approved on February 26, identifies the need for services regarding SIDS and SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood).  Introduced by Long Beach Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg on the floor of the NYS Assembly, he recognized his constituent, Greg Spina and his son Ethan Gregory Spina who died last year at the age of two years and four months. We thank Assemblyman Weisenberg and Mr. Spina for their efforts to make the public more aware of the causes of sudden, unexpected and unexplained infant and child death and the needs of SIDS/SUDC families.

Would you like to see the Resolution?  Click here!

Mr. Spina and Assemblyman Weisenberg

 Press Release 


Model Educational Program in New York City




(May 2014)- A series of Safe Sleep Train the Trainer workshops took place this spring sponsored by the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) through a partnership with the Casey Family Programs. The Director of the SICD Resource Center New York City Regional Office, Peggy Regensburg, PhD, developed and conducted these training sessions which reached almost three hundred ACS staff. Participants learned Infant Safe Sleep practices and techniques to effectively teach these safety measures.

Check out the link to the NYC ACS Newsletter for more details on this program.    




Other News 

Suffolk County Programs Receive Cribs For Kids® Mini-Grant


(January 2014)— The Sudden Infant and Child (SICD) Resource Center, sponsored by the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University, recently received a grant from Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative that will enable the organization to provide safe sleep education to parents and caregivers along with Graco® Pack ‘n Plays® and crib sheets to families who could not, otherwise, afford safe sleeping environments for their infants.  The SICD Resource Center is one of 40 community organizations across the U.S. to receive funds from the Joseph A. Hardy, Sr. Mini-Grant Program sponsored by 84 Lumber Company.

“This grant will allow us to support the work of our partner, the Suffolk County Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative, which serves communities in need,” said Marie Chandick, SICD Program Director.

“Suffolk County Maternal and Infant Community Health Colaborative (MICHC) educates pregnant women and new mothers about infant health, safety and safe sleep practices in six high risk communities and now can provide a Pack ‘n Play® for those babies who do not have a crib.  The SICD Resource Center provides professional training and educational materials and the SIDS Association of NY will match the grant funds.”

Cribs for Kids®, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is an infant safe-sleep education program that helps to reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.   In addition to safety approved cribs, more than 400 Cribs for Kids® partners throughout the country provide educational materials regarding ‘safe sleeping’ for infants as well as other safety tips to protect babies from sleep-related deaths, including asphyxia, suffocation and SIDS.  For more information visit

The grant is named in honor of Joseph A. Hardy, Sr., who founded of 84Lumber Company in 1956.  In 1992 Maggie Hardy Magerko, daughter of Jo Hardy, was appointed President of 84 Lumber Company, which reached record setting sales and net profit not long after assuming the role.  84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held building materials and services supplier to professional contractors and build-it-yourselfers. The company owns and operates more than 250 stores, component plants, door shops, installation centers and engineered wood product shops in 30 states.




February, 2012 – Marie ChandickDirector of the Sudden Infant andChild Death (SICD) Resource Center, is a member of the Nassau Child Fatality Review Team which has been selected in an inaugural cohort of 20 teams to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) program. NLAPH is a national pilot program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is being implemented by the Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP) at the Public Health Institute (PHI).  The program is focused on improving community health by working with multi-sector leadership teams and providing training through an applied, team-based, collaborative leadership development model. The Nassau Child Fatality Review Team, sponsored by the Nassau County Department of Health, will work on an applied learning project that tackles an important community health issue with the goal of improving community public health outcomes.  The team includes representation from Nassau County Departments of Health and Social Services, New York State Safe Kids and the SICD Resource Center. Over the next year, NLAPH will provide training and support to assist the team in successfully addressing projects focusing on infant safe sleep, infant safety and other preventable infant deaths.




Last updated by dhummel on October 28, 2015