General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-3330
  • Address:
    1221 Fulton Mall
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Email Department


Our Location:  1221 Fulton Mall 5th Floor Fresno, CA 93721 559-600-3330

P O Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867

 
 
Parents
 
The sudden death of a child is devastating. After the shock and numbness wears off, you may be left with feelings of depression, anger, or hopelessness. It is important to know that these feelings are normal. It may help to talk with a SIDS parent or public health nurse.
 
Children
 
It is important to remember that children also grieve. Children will go through grief in different ways. Sometimes they feel afraid or guilty. It is important to reassure them and provide them with lots of love and attention during this difficult time.
 
Fathers
 
When a loss occurs, fathers may feel out of control, angry, and may even blame themselves. Fathers need to give themselves permission to grieve as well. A father’s feelings may be different from a mother’s. Men are not always taught how to express emotion and may feel embarrassed to openly cry or discuss feelings.
 
 
Contact
 
Fresno County Department of Public Health
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program
1221 Fulton Mall 5th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
559-600-3330
 
KIDS/SIDS Family Support Group
Deborah Becker 559-299-9165
Ricci Torres 559-497-1480
 
Links
California SIDS Program www.californiasids.com
Angel Babies www.hindshospice.org/AngelBabies.htm
National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center www.sidscenter.org
First Candle SIDS Alliance www.firstcandle.org
Compassionate Friends www.compassionatefriends.org
CJ Foundation for SIDS www.cjsids.com