To capture the voices and perspectives of families who experienced a loss, and from the clergy and bereavement support professionals who assist after a loss, the following podcasts were developed at First Candle’s 2009 Stillbirth, SIDS and SUID Research and Advocacy Symposium.
Family Perspectives on Stillbirth and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
Three African American parents join together in a candid discussion of their experiences of loss and the supports that they received from the medical and faith communities. They offer their advice to parents who have also lost a child and to the families and professionals who provide support to them.
Perinatal Grief Support for Families – The Role of Clergy, Congregation, and Community
Darryl Owens, M.Div., BCC, CT, sits down for a conversation with two families who experienced perinatal loss. Together, the participants discuss the benefits and limitations of support from clergy, the church community, and individual relationships with God. Mr. Owens also offers advice to fellow clergy on how to provide the best support to bereaving congregants, as well as advice for individuals and families experiencing a loss.
Sherokee Ilse speaks about the importance of peer support programs.
Risk Reduction: Kick Counting and Individualizing Risk
Ruth Fretts, M.D., M.P.H., speaks about researchers and parents joining together to address stillbirth. She covers risk reduction, including kick counting and individualizing a mother’s risk in late pregnancy.
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2010