State of South Dakota secondary Archives: on Families & Children

Dennis Daugaard: Infant Mortality Task Force: distribute safe sleep kits

Two years ago, I announced the Infant Mortality Task Force, an effort to reduce infant mortality in South Dakota, led by Linda and the Department of Health. Following up on one of the task force's key recommendations, the state has distributed more than 500 safe sleep kits to families who do not have a safe place for their babies to sleep.
Source: South Dakota 2013 State of the State Address Jan 8, 2013

William Janklow: Supports Bright Start boxes to help new parents

The Bright Start boxes has really been a phenomenally successful program. Those are the boxes that, when we get a birth registration, we mail them out to the families. In them is a CD with Mozart. Itís got an Ages and Stages book. This little book talks about what you should expect to happen at different ages and different stages of a childís life. Itís got a Goodnight Moon book to be read. Itís got a videotape in it on reading. Itís a 20-minute videotape thatís the best thing Iíve ever seen on why it is important that you have to read to children 20 minutes a day. In addition to that, thereís a new health book that weíre adding to it thatís written at the fourth grade level. It is for anybody to understand, listing all kinds of maladies and questions and answers. In it is how to get a library card, and you can also, in South Dakota today, get a prescription from your doctor to get a book. Doctors actually write prescriptions and then we give out books.
Source: State-of-the-State Address to South Dakota House Jan 9, 2001

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