Keeping Babies Safe while they Sleep
For the last 33 years, Isabella County Child Advocacy Center has been working to support a community where children and their families have a voice, as well as an advocate, as they navigate toward confidence in a safe and successful future. The ICCAC is committed to child advocacy through multidisciplinary team collaboration within child abuse investigations and education programs dedicated to ensuring safe and healthy environments.
The ICCAC is partnering with Cribs for Kids to provide a free “Safe Sleep Survival Kit” to low income families who may not be able to purchase a crib for their infant. The Women’s Initiative Fund provided funding for this program, which is aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths that occur due to unsafe sleep practices.
The survival kit will include a Graco Pack n’ Play, a Halo SleepSack, a Pack n’ Play crib sheet, a pacifier, educational materials with a safe sleep message, and a baby’s first baby book. This program is currently projected to benefit ten families in the community. As a new project in the community, the hope is to educate all parents on the importance of providing a safe sleep environment for their babies.