2022 Resources for Families

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The NCSBS recognizes that families and caregivers of victims of SBS may need additional support and services during their stay in Philadelphia. The Loews Philadelphia Hotel offers multiple accessible rooms and can accommodate additional requests to help make your stay as stress free as possible. For a guide to navigating accessibility in Philadelphia, please visit this link.

Family Reception

fam rec iconAfter the devastating injury or death of a child due to shaking, families and friends experience overwhelming grief and frustration. This conference provides an opportunity for families to connect with others to create a network of support. The NCSBS would like to invite all families to attend a gathering to honor the children and families affected by SBS/AHT. Light refreshments will be served and this event is open to all conference participants.  Family reception is Monday, October 24th, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Financial Support

financial iconLimited funding is available this year to provide scholarships to families of victims of SBS/AHT. Families who have not attended an SBS/AHT Conference in the past or who have not received a scholarship from the NCSBS will be given priority. These funds shall be used exclusively towards hotel and travel costs. This assistance will be awarded in amounts up to $750. Funds will be reimbursed upon arrival at the conference with copies of all applicable receipts. To apply for the scholarship, please fill out the application found below. A committee will review all applications award based on financial need and desired outcomes of conference attendance.

All applications must be emailed to the address below no later than October 24, 2022. Applying for scholarships does not guarantee you will receive assistance.

pdfDownload the Scholarship Application and fill in the requested fields. Please contact Makensie Dawson at  with any questions.