Communicating Infant Safe Sleep Practices

This eLearning program covers foundational knowledge and skills for communicating safe sleep practices with parents and caregivers. The content details how to safely place an infant to sleep, the importance of following safe sleep guidelines, overcoming barriers to practicing safe sleep, and communicating with caregivers about safe sleep practices. Before attending this eLearning training, learners must complete an online pre-test.


Who Should Attend?

Direct service staff and supervisors in Child Protection, Prevention or Foster Care services.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be able to dispel common myths and misconceptions about infant sleep.
  • Be trained to identify the behaviors that may contribute to sleep-related infant injuries or deaths.
  • Be able to establish and practice infant safe sleep habits.
  • Be able to lead a strengths-based conversation with parents and caregivers around implementing infant safe sleep best practices.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • A 30-minute, eLearning course.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



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