23, No. 2
Strengthening the Promotion of Safe Sleep
A review of child fatalities in North Carolina in 2015-16 by the NC Division of Social Services Child Fatality Review Team showed that 31% involved unsafe sleep. The vast majority occurred when a child was co-sleeping with a caregiver in a bed or on a sofa. Often caregivers had a safe sleep option, but did not use it.
To help prevent deaths from unsafe sleep, the NC Division of Social Services urges child welfare workers to:
To learn more on this topic, NC county child welfare professionals should attend the webinar "Child Welfare Practice and Safe Sleep" on June 27, 2018. Register on ncswlearn.org by June 20. If you miss it, soon after the event you will find a recording here: https://fcrp.unc.edu/multimedia/