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The Impact of Infant Loss: Recognizing the Uniqueness of Black Grief Inservice

November 10, 2022

The Healthy Start TA & Support Center (TASC) recently held a 90-minute training on understanding infant loss and African American grief. Throughout the training, participants learned about African Americans’ historical and contemporary experiences with death, including the impact of systemic racism on individuals’ reactions to loss. This equipped participants with an understanding of how best to support communities that are disproportionately affected by infant death. Attendees also gained insight into how some women of color deal with compounded loss and trauma and how to best serve them. The TASC hosted this training in partnership with Dr. Stacy Scott, founder of the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center (GISS), long-time international and community advocate and educator for safe sleep initiatives, and Vice President of Health Equity Innovation at NICHQ.

A flyer describing the training can be found here.


Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, Global Infant Safe Sleep (GISS) Center, VP of Health Equity Innovation, NICHQ