Tools for Teams
Many of the tools and resources listed below were developed by child death review team coordinators and advocates across the country.  Their experiences should help assist you in your efforts to develop and maintain an effective team.  Several of the tools come directly from, A Program Manual for Child Death Review which was prepared by The National Center for Child Death Review and child death review leaders and advocates throughout the U.S.  

If there is a tool or resource that you are interested in that is not listed, please send us your suggestions.  

Planning Tools
State Program Tools
CDR Administration Tools
Meeting Tools
CDR Coordinator Tools
Investigation Tools
CDR Reporting Tools
Prevention Tools
Sample Information Request Forms

Planning Tools

  • Planning for a New Child Death Review Team (PDF file)
  • Factors that Contribute to Successful Development of a CDR Program (PDF file)
  • Agenda for First CDR Planning Meeting (PDF file)
  • New Team Member Letter of Invitation (PDF file)
  • Local Review Team Interagency Agreement (PDF file)
  • Review Team Confidentiality Agreement (PDF file)
  • Confidentiality Statement (PDF file)

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State Program Tools

  • CDR Legislation Checklist (PDF file)
  • State Advisory Board Description of Purpose and Function (PDF file)
  • State Advisory Board Agenda (PDF file)
  • State Review Team Process (PDF file)
  • Child Death Review Program Manual (PDF file)

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CDR Administration Tools

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Meeting Tools

  • Guides to Effective Child Death Reviews (PDF file)
  • Glossary for CDR Terms (PDF file)
  • Child Death Review Program Manual (PDF file)

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CDR Coordinator Tools

  • CDR Team Meeting Agenda (PDF file)
  • Meeting Summary Sheet (PDF file)
  • CDR Team Meeting Tracking Table (PDF file)
  • Factors to Help Maintain an Effective CDR Team (PDF file)
  • Child Death Review Program Manual (PDF file)

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Investigation Tools

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CDR Reporting Tools

  • CDR Annual Report Outline (PDF file)
  • Child Death Review Case Reporting System
    • Child Death Review Case Report Form Version 3 (PDF file)
    • The Child Death Review Case Reporting System Version 3:  Systems Manual with Administration(PDF file)

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Prevention Tools

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Sample Information Request Forms 

  • Letter Requesting Assistance of the County Clerk (PDF file)
  • Request for Medical Records (PDF file)
  • Request for Cross-Jurisdictional Assistance (PDF file)

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