Community Education & Awareness

We raise awareness, engage in public education campaigns and promote positive community norms to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment.

Safe Sleep & 
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness

October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month. In addition to the resources and tools available through the national Safe to Sleep® campaign. Below is a social media toolkit with images and sample posts for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter specific to Colorado.

We’d love to see your posts! As you post, please tag us:

 

Facebook

Suggested Post Date: October 1

Example Post: October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Join us all month long for information and ways to get involved in supporting safe sleep for every baby, everywhere!

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Suggested Post Date: October 2

Example Post: The ABC’s of safe sleep are simple and easy! Babies should be Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib.

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make sure a baby is sleeping safely–just a firm, flat surface, separate from adults or others, and without any bumpers, soft bedding, or stuffed toys.

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Suggested Post Date: October 16

Example Post: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is heartbreaking. SUID describes deaths of infants under age 1 that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, whether explained or unexplained. 

These deaths often occur during sleep, so it is important to take every precaution to ensure every baby, everywhere sleeps safely. 

Learn practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death ➡️ http://bit.ly/2AO7I9J

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Suggested Post Date: October 23

Example Post: Inequities in areas like food security, education, job opportunities, income, clean air and water, safe housing, and transportation are associated with increased infant mortality rates. Due to racist and discriminatory policies and practices, some families experience these community inequities more than others, which leads to significant disparities in infant mortality rates.

Learn more about the inequities that affect infant mortality rate disparities ➡️ https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/safesleep/#social-needs

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Suggested Post Date: October 30

Example Post: Safe Sleep Month is ending, but safe sleep is for every baby, everywhere, all year long! 

Get involved by joining the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership today! ➡️ https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/project/issp/#ISSPGetInvolved

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Instagram

Suggested Post Date: October 1

Example Post:

October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Join us all month long for information and ways to get involved in supporting safe sleep for every baby, everywhere!

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting

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Suggested Post Date: October 2

Example Post:

The ABC’s of safe sleep are simple and easy! Babies should be Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib.

You don’t need any fancy equipment to make sure a baby is sleeping safely–just a firm, flat surface, separate from adults or others, and without any bumpers, soft bedding, or stuffed toys.

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #roomsharing

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Suggested Post Date: October 16

Example Post:

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is heartbreaking. SUID describes deaths of infants under age 1 that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, whether explained or unexplained. 

These deaths often occur during sleep, so it is important to take every precaution to ensure every baby, everywhere sleeps safely. 

Learn practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death at our link in bio.

Link in bio: http://bit.ly/2AO7I9J

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #breastfeeding #infantsafety

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Suggested Post Date: October 23

Example Post:

Inequities in areas like food security, education, job opportunities, income, clean air and water, safe housing, and transportation are associated with increased infant mortality rates. Due to racist and discriminatory policies and practices, some families experience these community inequities more than others, which leads to significant disparities in infant mortality rates.

Learn more about the inequities that affect infant mortality rate disparities at our link in bio.

Link in bio: https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/safesleep/#social-needs

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #breastfeeding #infantsafety

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Suggested Post Date: October 30

Example Post:

Safe Sleep Month is ending, but safe sleep is for every baby, everywhere, all year long! Get involved by joining the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership today at our link in bio.

Link in bio: https://www.illuminatecolorado.org/project/issp/#ISSPGetInvolved

#IlluminateColorado #BuildingBrigtherChildhoods #SafeSleep #SafeSleepMonth #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwareness #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SIDS #SUIDAwareness #BackIsBest #infantsleep #babysleep #babytips #newborn #newbaby #parenthood #parenting #breastfeeding #infantsafety

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Twitter

Suggested Post Date: October 1

Example Post: October is Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Join us all month long for information and ways to get involved in supporting safe sleep for every baby, everywhere! #SafeSleepMonth #SIDSAwarenessMonth

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Suggested Post Date: October 2

Example Post: The ABC’s of #safesleep are simple and easy! Baby should be Alone, on their Back, in a Crib.

You don’t need fancy equipment to make sure baby is sleeping safely–just a firm, flat surface, separate from adults or others, and w/out any bumpers, soft bedding, or stuffed toys.

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Suggested Post Date: October 16

Example Post:

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is heartbreaking. #SUID describes deaths of infants under age 1 that occur suddenly & unexpectedly, explained or unexplained. SUID often occurs during sleep, so take every precaution to ensure every baby, everywhere sleeps safely. #SafeSleep
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Post Date: October 23

 

Example Thread:
Inequities in areas like food security, income, clean air and water, safe housing, and transportation are associated with increased infant mortality rates. Due to racist and discriminatory policies and practices, some families experience these inequities more than others. (1/2)
Learn more about the community inequities that affect infant mortality rate disparities ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Ww5kCG #SUID #SIDSAwarenessMonth #SafeSleep (2/2)
 
 

Suggested Post Date: October 30

Example Post:

Safe Sleep Month is ending, but #safesleep is for every baby, everywhere, all year long! 

Get involved by joining the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership today! ➡️

Community Education & Awareness

>> Download toolkits for other Community Education & Awareness efforts like Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month, and more.

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