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Message ID: 8059
Date: 2009-01-29

Author:Lindsay Gross

Subject:Sleep Related Deaths and CPS

In Michigan we are seeing some inconsistency in whether or not CPS is substantiating when a child’s death is the result of unsafe sleep practices. Can other states respond and let me know if their state’s CPS is substantiating for sleep related deaths? If so, are they only substantiating when there are substances involved or if they can prove that the family had been educated on safe sleep? Has your state CPS set out guidelines for how counties are supposed to act in these cases? Thank you for your help, Lindsay Gross Lindsay Gross, MSW Michigan Child Death Review Program Michigan Public Health Institute 2440 Woodlake Circle, Suite 150 Okemos, MI 48864 Phone: 517-324-7336 Fax: 517-324-7365 lgross@mphi.org

In Michigan we are seeing some inconsistency in whether or not CPS is substantiating when a child’s death is the result of unsafe sleep practices. Can other states respond and let me know if their state’s CPS is substantiating for sleep related deaths? If so, are they only substantiating when there are substances involved or if they can prove that the family had been educated on safe sleep? Has your state CPS set out guidelines for how counties are supposed to act in these cases? Thank you for your help, Lindsay Gross Lindsay Gross, MSW Michigan Child Death Review Program Michigan Public Health Institute 2440 Woodlake Circle, Suite 150 Okemos, MI 48864 Phone: 517-324-7336 Fax: 517-324-7365 lgrossmphi.org