Pediatrics – MA Center for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Bereaved Parent Support Group
This support group aids in the resolution of the early trauma of grief experienced by parents following the sudden unexpected death of their infant or young child.
Parents need to talk about their baby. They need to talk about the events of his/her life as well as death, feelings related to their own grieving, reactions of other children and concerns about subsequent children.
The support group provides a safe environment for parents to express their feelings, contact with other parents who share their grief and are at various stages of resolution and is a reliable source of information about the cause of death. It also provides an opportunity to help others.
Meetings are held monthly in Boston and Springfield. Any parent experiencing the death of an infant or young child is welcome, as are grandparents, extended family members, friends and babysitters. No pre-registration is required, and there is no fee. View a list of Bereaved Parent Support Group Meetings.