Home Module 020 – Shaken Baby Syndrome

Module Overview

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention

Length: 2.5 hours - 2.75 hours
ETO: Health and Safety

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome says, “It only takes a few seconds to change lives forever.” Shaken Baby Syndrome is a family .and community tragedy. It robs a child of a healthy, normal life and cause’s devastation among all family members – the child victim, parents and siblings. Parents must either cope with the death of a child or care for a child with severe disabilities. Home visitors can play a key role in reinforcing prevention through helping parents understand the dangers of violently shaking a baby, the risk factors and the triggers for it, and ways to reduce stress and frustration. All of which may help to reduce the number of children impacted by Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Objectives

By the end of this training Home Visitors will be able to:
•Define Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
•Identify the signs and symptoms of SBS
•Discuss common triggers to shaking a baby
•Explain to parents how to develop a plan for handling frustration, anger, and stress when 
 a baby cries
•Identify resources for SBS prevention


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