Circle of Support
What is the Circle of Support?
The Circle of Support is a group of individuals who have been touched by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, who are willing to share their time and talents with those who are seeking support and information.
How does this apply to me?
All of us (whether we are parents, siblings, grandparents, extended family, foster parents, day care providers, co-workers, friends, health care providers, first responders, clergy, funeral directors, etc.) need some form of support, whether immediately following the death our precious babies, during a particularly difficult anniversary or milestone date, or years later for no particular reason. It is said that certain dolphins and whales display a social behavior for other dolphins or whales needing support. The healthy ones circle the needy one and provide physical support to help the healing process.
Why might this work for me?
There is no equal substitute for a physical meeting to exchange feelings, or to just listen and talk. Sometimes a phone call to a special person fulfills that need. However, more times than not, a void exists because our emotional needs don't always coincide with meeting dates, there may not be a support network locally available, phone calls are not practical, or we just do not wish to deal with others face-to-face. This portion of the SIDS Network's growing SIDS Information Web Site may help fill that void.
How can I use this Web Site to find support?
There are several options that may help you:
How can I help others?