Infant Crying and Soothing: Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention

This presentation addresses one of the most serious forms of child abuse. Shaken Baby Syndrome (aka Traumatic Brain Injury) is the term used to describe the signs and symptoms resulting from violent shaking or shaking and impacting of the head of an infant. Approximately 20 percent of cases are fatal in the first few days after injury, and the majority of the survivors are left with permanent disabilities, such as mental and developmental retardation, paralysis and blindness. The presentation lets the audience understand the dangers of violent shaking of a baby and the damage it can cause. Also discussed are past criminal cases and the consequences for the perpetrator.

To schedule a presentation for you school or community group, call ADA Don Xenos at (508) 755-8601.