Reducing the Risk: Understanding SIDS, Safe Sleep, & Shaken Baby Syndrome

by Audrey Rowland MS, MBA

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old, usually during sleep. Fulfill your licensing requirements for SIDS and crib safety with this 1-hour course. Participants will examine the best practices for safe sleep, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and Shaken Baby. Explore prevention and risk factors, review strategies to support families, and promote protective factors. Participants will learn how to minimize the risk to children within their care.

What's included?

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the ABC's of Safe Sleep
  • Define SIDS
  • List the signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Give strategies to support families and promote protective factors

Course Requirement

This course provides 1.0  hours of professional development for early childhood educators.

Participants are required to view the complete virtual training and complete the quiz. Participants must receive a score of 80% or higher to receive credit for this course.  

Course certificates are emailed upon successful completion of the full training and quiz.

Meet the instructor

Audrey Rowland

Audrey Rowland has over 15 years of experience as an early childhood professional. Drawing from her expertise as a teacher and administrator, Audrey creates resources and provides professional development for early educators, administrators, parents, and policy-makers.

Audrey is grounded in theory and practice that emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice and high-quality early education. She provides a number of content areas with a focus on classroom implementation. She is an engaging speaker and trainer, translating information into application and inspiring teachers and professionals.

Audrey earned a MS from the University of North Texas in Child Development and Family Studies and a MBA from Texas Woman’s University. Audrey is a Master Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (#1743)
Patrick Jones - Course author