Critical Program Function: To link parents, families and
caregivers to support
services and ensure access to quality bereavement care.
Program staff may:
- Develop and disseminate information on bereavement service
- Provide bereavement support services
to families affected by the death of an
infant or young child including SIDS, miscarriage, ectopic
stillbirth and neonatal death.
- Provide or foster culturally-
and linguistically-appropriate staff, resources,
materials and communication for bereavement support.
the provision of bereavement services to minority and underserved
families by supporting the development of new organizational
materials and program models.
- Ensure the quality and expand
the availability of in-service training in bereavement
support for professionals and paraprofessionals who may interact
who experience infant death.
- Monitor and evaluate bereavement
support services. Services should be provided
regardless of gender, race, religion, culture, language,
age or sexual orientation.