Monday, May 11, 2009

Press Conference Tuesday -- infant safe sleeping campaign

INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND

NEGLECT LAUNCHES INFANT SAFE SLEEPING CAMPAIGN

WHO: SHERIFF LEE BACA, LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT;

DR. JONATHON FIELDING, LOS ANGELES COUNTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH; DR. LAKSHMANAN SATHYAVAGISWARAN, CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER CORONER, LOS ANGELES COUNTY; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DEANNE TILTON, INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT; DIRECTOR TRISH PLOEHN, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES; DR. CAROL BERKOWITZ, TASK PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS; AND CAROL BAKER, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR FIRST FIVE L.A.

WHAT: SHERIFF BACA AND MEMBERS OF THE INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT (ICAN) WILL LAUNCH A COUNTYWIDE INFANT SAFE SLEEPING CAMPAIGN. ICAN REPORTS REVEAL AN ALARMING NUMBER OF CHILD FATALITIES RELATED TO PARENTS WHO SHARE BEDS WITH THEIR INFANTS OR ARE PLACED IN UNSAFE BEDDING.

WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009, AT 2:00 P.M.

WHERE: LOS ANGELES COUNTY HALL OF ADMINISTRATION 500 WEST TEMPLE STREET, ROOM 140

                                        LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012

                                        (THOMAS GUIDE PAGE 634, E-2)

         FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT EXECUTIVE        DIRECTOR DEANNE TILTON, ICAN, AT (626) 455-4585.

 

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