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Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Toolkit

Description:

Shaken baby syndrome is an often fatal form of child abuse in which an adult violently shakes a baby or young child. An estimated 1,000 to 3,000 cases of shaken baby syndrome, leading to serious injury or death, occur each year in the US. This recently-updated toolkit can be used by local health departments to inform their communities about shaken baby syndrome and prevention.

Toolkit:

Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Child, Injury Prevention, Maternal Health

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

New York State Department of Health

Submitted:

09/07/2011

Modified:

09/15/2011

The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.