Safe Sleep Education
Over the past 5 years, REACH CNY has trained over 200 Health and Human Services Professionals from our Cribs for Kids partner agencies to be "Safe Sleep Educators". In turn, the trained Safe Sleep Educators have distributed over 500 cribs to local familes in need!
If you are a trained Safe Sleep Educator in need of a voucher for a client, please click here to complete the "REACH CNY Cribs for Kids" Referral Form. You may submit the form electronically, or print and fax to REACH CNY at (315) 424-0190. Please call REACH CNY at (315) 424-0009 if you submitted a Referral Form more than 1 business day ago and have not had a response.
** Please note: REACH CNY does not provide cribs directly to familes. Crib vouchers may only be requested by trained Safe Sleep Educators, on behalf of families in need. Families of limited means in need of a safe sleep space for their baby will be referred to the appropriate local partner agency, if not already enrolled in services. **
You can help babies sleep safely by:
Making a tax-deductible donation to the Cribs for Kids program. Click here to see how your donation will be used. Click the button below to make a donation online-- be sure to use the pull-down menu to designate your gift to Cribs for Kids.
2-hour Crib for Kids Safe Sleep Educator Trainings are offered regularly . Click here to view an example of past training topics. Safe Sleep Educator training is most appropriate for Health and Human Service Professionals, including public health nurses, community health workers, health home visitors. Training is mandatory for home-visiting HHS professionals who wish to refer families to the Cribs for Kids program. For information about upcoming trainings, email Kathleen Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call (315) 424-0009 x109.
more information about Safe Sleep initiatives: