Safe Sleeping Crib Campaign
Family Matters can provide portable infant cribs and information about keeping babies safe during sleep time. Contact us for details.
Safe Sleep for Baby - tips from Indiana Perinatal Network
Many new parents are worried about sudden infant death syndrome, also called SIDS. The best things you can do are:
Learn more at www.indianaperinatal.org
Safe Sleep Campaign- Indiana Department of Child Services
Babies NEED to sleep on their backs, not their stomachs
Learn more at www.in.gov/dcs/2869.htm
The ABC’s of Safe Sleep- tips from Labor of Love
Alone. Infants should always sleep alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns babies should never go sleep with anyone or practice co-sleeping, as this raises the risk for suffocation and other hazards that contribute to SIDS. Alone also means the crib should be empty of toys, stuffed animals, or blankets. Instead, dress your baby in light sleep clothes or use a blanket sleep (but not a blanket) for extra warmth.
Backs. Infants should always sleep on their backs on a firm surface with a tight fitting bottom sheet. Soft surfaces like cushy mattresses or sofas are not safe places for baby to sleep.
Cool Crib. The safest place for a baby is in a crib – not a bed or sofa. A crib should be free and clear of toys, stuffed animals, bumper pads and blankets, and toys. The room should be cool – ideally around 70 degrees.
More information about safe sleep habits can be found in the safe sleep toolkit. by Prevent Child Injury.
Bryson's Time Out - Take Ten
Information and awareness promoting the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome
Pocket Resource Guide
Free Income Tax Preparation
Mondays, February 1st - April 4th provided by USI students
Call 812-464-1718 for appointment and location information.
CONNECTING FAMILIES TO RESOURCES
Download a comprehensive listing of resources and agencies who work with families in Posey County. Every effort has been made to ensure this directory is as accurate as possible. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any listing nor are we liable for damages resulting from errors or omissions in the directory. Please contact us or call 812-838-6875. Download PDF soon
Services & Informational Resources
Image from Prevent Child Injury
Listing of churches in Posey County - Download PDF soon
Backpacks generously supplied by
SABIC, Warehouse Services, Inc. and Anthem
for our annual Backpack Giveaway.
Check our calendar for information.
A quick guide to telephone listings of resources and agencies working with families in Posey County Download Word document soon
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Office: Trinity United Church of Christ, Education Building
505 Mulberry Street, Mt.Vernon, Indiana 47620.
More Info: Call 812-781-2750 and visit www.gobigposey.org
Community Table - Enjoy a FREE meal every Thursday evening
in Poseyville at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Hot meal served every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Poseyville, IN. There is NO CHARGE for the meal.
Call 812-874-2251 with any questions
Limited financial assistance is available through The Salvation Army.
For details, call 812-838-6375.
Family Matters of Posey County