Monday, December 31, 2012

Child Fatalities


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Child Welfare Information Gateway

These results are current as of: December 31, 2012

Organizations that provide information on child fatalities. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children's Bureau/ACYF

1250 Maryland Avenue, SW -- Eighth Floor

Washington , DC 20024

(703) 225-2357

(800) 394-3366

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and the general public to information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.

Every Child Matters Education Fund

1023 15th Street NW

Suite 401

Washington , DC 20005

(202) 223-8177

(202) 223-8499 external link

By employing systematic public education campaigns, the Every Child Matters Education Fund provides opportunities for focusing public attention on children’s issues including the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
The Every Child Matters Education Fund works with children's organizations and volunteers to conduct campaigns of public opinion polling, press outreach, and community and voter outreach. Links to individual State activities are provided.

Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths


Central Administration

2436 Woodlake Circle - Suite 300

Okemos , MI 48864

(517) 324-7342 link

The National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths is a resource center that promotes supports and enhances methodologies to improve death investigations, forensics and services to families. It helps States and communities develop strategies to prevent deaths and serious injuries to children. The Center provides expertise across a broad spectrum of child health and injuries, including infant mortality, SIDS, unintentional injuries, and violence. Other services offered by the Center include the following:

  • consultation and trainings at the State, community and national;
  • manages the web-based National Child Death Review Case reporting system, a database of comprehensive information on the circumstances involved in individual child deaths and compiled by local and State child death review teams; and
  • provides national leadership in building public and private partnerships to incorporate findings from local and State death reviews into policy and program efforts that improve child health and safety.

The Center is operated by the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), a non-profit dedicated to improving community health through collaboration and the use of state-of-the-art community health practices.

National Center on Child Fatality Review (NCFR)


4024 North Durfee Avenue

El Monte , CA 91732

(626) 455-4585

(626) 444-4581

http://www.ican-ncfr.orgexternal link

The mission of the National Center on Child Fatality Review is to develop and promote a nationwide system of Child Fatality Review Teams to improve the health and well-being of children and reduce preventable child fatalities. The Center coordinates and disseminates information about teams and projects, addressing child death, and child death review. NCFR also provides training and technical assistance to local, State, regional, and national projects and teams that address child abuse fatalities and provides data models for systems management. The Center's major focus is improving child safety through the promotion of effective risk assessment, accountability, and the sharing of information on severe and fatal child abuse and neglect.dsfd

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS)

1433 North Highway 1075 West

Suite 110

Farmington , UT 84025

(801) 447-9360

(801) 447-9364 link

General Scope: The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) offers information on shaken baby syndrome, shaken baby syndrome prevention programs, and training for professionals and parents nationwide.
Training Specific: The Online Training Center contains three training modules: the Period of PURPLE Crying® program overview, Basic Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS/AHT) education, and Intermediate Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS/AHT) education. For more information on these training modules, please see link.

Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

National MCH Center for Child Death Review

2438 Woodlake Circle

Suite 240

Okemos , MI 48864

(517) 324-7365

(800) 656-2434 link

The Center for Child Death Review is a national resource center for state and local child death review (CDR) programs. It promotes, supports, and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the State, community, and national levels. It builds public and private partnerships to incorporate CDR findings into efforts that improve child health.
The Center's website links to information on topics including:

  • The Child Death Review Process
  • Technical Assistance and Resources
  • Tools for CDR Teams
  • Child Mortality Data
  • Causes of Child Death
  • Preventing Child Deaths
  • State-Specific Information

The Center is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center (NSRC)

2070 Chain Bridge Road

Suite 450

Vienna , VA 22182

(703) 821-8955

(703) 821-2098

(866) 866-7437 link

The National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics. The Center's goal is to promote understanding of SIDS and provide comfort, through information sharing, to those affected by SIDS. NSRC assists State Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-supported projects, State SIDS programs funded through the MCH Block Grant, policy makers, program planners, parents, family members, the general public, researchers, educators, medical and legal professionals, care providers, and counselors.

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