Vernon Parish Coroner's Office to hold Safe Sleep Class in memory of Brentley Rowe

Carly John
Beauregard Daily News

The Vernon Parish Coroner's Office will be holding a Safe Sleep Class in memory of Brentley Rowe Fri Oct 22 at 1:00 pm. 

New and expecting mothers are invited to attend as the Coroner's office shares information on safe sleeping practices, including identifying the risk of SUIDS.

The class will be held at NSU Fort Polk Campus 3329 University Pkwy, Leesville, LA. 

Each mother who completes the class and who is in need of a safe sleep environment in their home will receive a Graco Pack n' Play.

Due to state guidelines and social distancing, only 30 mothers can register for this class.

The class will be held Oct 22

Please wear a mask!

To register, please print and fill out the form located on the Vernon Parish Coroner's Office Facebook then email it, mail it, or drop it off at VPCO M-F 9AM-3PM.

Email whitney@vpplja.com for more information for form assistance. 

Dads, grandparents, caregivers, and nurses are encouraged to attend.

"There have been dramatic improvements in reducing baby deaths during sleep since the 1990s, when recommendations were introduced to place babies on their back for sleep. However, since the late 1990s, declines have slowed. Other recommended safe sleep practices today include eliminating hazards, such as keeping blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and soft toys out of the sleep area. Recommendations also include room sharing but not bed sharing. These practices can help lower the risk of sleep-related infant deaths and accidental suffocation. The Vernon Parish Coroner’s Office, in partnership with Cribs for Kids, provides safe sleep educational training for new and expecting mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers. Our goal is to eliminate preventable deaths in infants.”