Seminar on Shaken Baby Syndrome
A community-based traumatic brain injury seminar designed to educate parents and the community at large of the risks involved with shaking a baby. The program explains how the brain is affected by violent shaking through the use of a simulator doll and shows how that shaking can lead to permanent disabilities or the death of the child. Children can be damaged from SBS from infancy through five years of age. The program offers an opportunity for open discussion concerning alternative behaviors and/or strategies that parents can utilize when frustrated with a crying infant or young child.