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The next meeting of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana will take place on August 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room C, 302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Nearly all SUIDs deaths involve unsafe sleeping conditions for infants. If you or someone you know is in need of a safe place for an infant to sleep, click here. To search for state licensed and registered child care locations, which are required to have safe sleep training and follow safe sleep practices, click here.
Zero Suicide Academy
The Commission endorses the Zero Suicide Academy, a training program for hospital emergency departments and community mental health centers, focused on changing policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that suicidal patients get the care they need and do not "fall through the cracks." Zero Suicide is an evidence-based approach being adopted statewide in Indiana.
Healthy Pregnancy App
The Indiana State Department of Health released a new mobile application aimed at improving infant and maternal health in Indiana. The free app is called Liv, and promotes early prenatal care and education about pregnancy. It includes interactive calendar and journal features, more than 100 articles, checklists and how-to's based on best medical practices, and links to community resources.
Information Sharing Guide
This mobile-friendly guide summarizes how specific types of information about children and families can be shared between professionals, which parties can share this information, and who can receive the information. Visit the mobile app