BETTER THE BABY CRY THAN THE BABY DIE
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

5/29/98


A Presentation for Professionals

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ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION:
Cooperative contributions from Family Advocacy Program managers, along with the generous input of many pediatricians and psychiatrists helped form the concept. Originated with the teamwork of Dorothy Forbes (who did all the literature review, and drafted the materials), Marney Thomas, Tom Hanna, and many experts inthe Cornell Family Life Development Center. Disseminated to FAP managers worldwide. Then turned into this powerful presentation by Karen Crowley and the team at Ft. McPherson mailto:crowleyk@forscom.army.mil Issued in conjunction with the 1997-98 Keeping Connected workplan of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Table of Contents

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PORTRAIT OF PROMISE
Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

SBS

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

Ages of SBS Victims

Inflicted, Not Accidental

Clinical Findings Associated with SBS

Clinical Signs of SBS*

More Clinical Signs of SBS

More Clinical Signs of SBS

SBS Triad of Injuries

Who Are The Perpetrators of SBS

How Would You Know If Your Child Has Been Shaken?

Warning Signs

Critical Advice

What Are the Effects of Shaking?

How Does SBS Occur?

Use Common Sense

Caretakers Need to Stay In Top Condition

What Can You Do When Babies Cry?

What To Check

How To Soothe A Crying Baby

If That Doesn't Work: Don't Go It Alone! Get Some Help!

How to Get Help

Regarding Baby Sitters: It is the Parent's Responsibility to:

When All Else Fails

Better that the Baby Cry than the Baby Die.

Video: Portrait of Promise

Question & Answer Period

For Additional Information

Web Author: Tom Hanna

Email: tph3@cornell.edu

Home Page: Army Family Advocacy Online

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