Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Morris, Teresa

Second Advisor

Fineman, Laurie

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


The focus of this study was to look at cases of co-sleeping deaths and find the similarities between them and determine if these deaths were preventable. The research site for this study was the Riverside County Child Death Review, which meets twice a month to discuss all child deaths in Riverside County, as well as Riverside County Child Protective Services. The study participants chosen for this study were from cases discussed at these meetings. The cases for this study were selected from the Riverside Child Death Review Team from the years 2003 to 2008.

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