Effective as of June 23rd, 2017 Children’s Minnesota will no longer be providing services through the MN SID Center.  The MN SID Center will be moving to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Contact MDH for any questions and support. The monthly support group held at Children’s Minneapolis campus will continue to meet through December 2017.

A compassionate starting point with comprehensive resources

The death of a child is devastating for families and communities. When the death is sudden and unexpected, survivors are traumatized. The grief following a sudden death can be even more intense and prolonged. Parents and many others are deeply affected.

Who we are and what we do

The Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center at Children’s is a statewide program that provides information, counseling, and support to anyone experiencing a sudden and unexpected infant death from any cause. It is Minnesota’s resource for information on strategies to reduce the risk for all sudden unexpected infant deaths including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation and other sleep related infant deaths. The Minnesota SID Center is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health.

We provide comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions, as well as grief resourcesfuneral assistance and support for bereaved families as well as information on how to reduce the risk.

Education and outreach

The Minnesota SID Center conducts training and educational programs on bereavement support and risk reduction strategies for health care providers, child care workers, and other professional and community groups. The Center’s goals are to: