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Trainings



The Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program provides free training curriculum, educational materials as well as trainings of trainers for:

  • Healthcare Providers — Nurses, Physicians, Midwives, Doulas
  • School Personnel — School nurses, Guidance counselors, Health/Family and Consumer Sciences Educators
  • Human Services — Parent Educators, Childcare Providers, Correctional Facilities
  • Small group trainings for parents, grandparents, and community members will also be offered

School-Based Curriculum on Shaken Baby Syndrome for Middle and High School Students

School-based curriculum is designed for teachers to incorporate into their health education curriculum.
It is easy to use and introduces students to Shaken Baby Syndrome. It includes classroom discussion ideas, quizzes and Elijah’s Story video. The curriculum educates students about the medical aspects of shaking injuries, what triggers a person to shake a baby, and safe ways to deal with the frustrations and stresses of caring for an infant.Students will develop appropriate coping skills.

DADS 101

Dads 101 introduces new and expectant fathers to the basics of caring for their newborn. Trainings include information ranging from diaper changing to bathing. Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention is covered as well as dealing with the frustrations of infant care, and ways to safely care for a crying baby. Dads 101 helps men feel more comfortable in their roles as fathers, thereby reducing the stresses that can lead to shaking.

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) 101

SBS 101 is designed for the general public and is wonderful for parents, grandparents, and childcare providers. Trainings provide basic introduction to Shaken Baby Syndrome, the cause, and outcomes of shaking a baby, as well as why babies cry, and how to console them. This curriculum helps participants to identify stressors and safe ways to manage their frustrations. It identifies what perpetrators look like, and includes interactive demonstrations and video.

Hospital Education Program for Maternity Services

The hospital education program is designed for nurses and healthcare providers who provide care to new and expectant parents. This curriculum provides the tools and materials needed for healthcare providers to educate parents about safely caring for their newborns. Trainings for parents focus on crying patterns, howto cope with an inconsolable crying infant, and how to deal with their own frustrations. It is comprehensive, yet concise and respects the time constraints health professionals face.