WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
CJ Foundation for SIDS supports bereavement and counseling services for those families that have lost a baby to SIDS. We are devoted to eliminating the tragedy of sudden unexpected infant deaths, supporting grieving families, advancing medical research, furthering parent and professional education, and advocating for the health and survival of all children.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
When a child dies, you grieve not only the child but also the hopes and dreams you had for him or her. This grief can often be all encompassing, affecting you both emotionally and physically. It is important for you to allow yourself to grieve and acknowledge your feelings. Expressing emotions is part of the healing process. There is no timetable for healing. Each person grieves and heals in his or her own way and at his or her own pace.
We understand that the pain of a sudden unexpected infant death, including SIDS, is overwhelming and at times seems unbearable. Please understand that you are not alone.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
We have gathered some resources that we hope you will find helpful, if not now, then at some point on your grief journey.
- Printed bereavement materials through the mail
- An online Facebook support group called, “Parents Supporting Parents," moderated by a licensed-clinical social worker to ensure a safe and supportive environment.
- A 24-hour hotline
- Reading materials
- List of organizations offering grief support and bereavement services
- Recognition of your baby’s birthday on Facebook and through the mail
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You