September 17, 2014

New Educational Videos Released on Shaken Baby and Safe Sleep Awareness

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) recently announced the availability of its new DVD entitled Never Shake: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome and Safe Sleep for Your Baby.  The DVD is an updated version of the original Shaken Baby Prevention video released by CTF in 2001.  It will be distributed to all Missouri hospitals to incorporate into their newborn and childbirth programs. The DVD includes English and Spanish versions of the videos and was funded in part by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).  The DVD includes the most current information about the dangers of shaking and abusive head trauma.  The additional chapter on safe sleep provides information to prevent the ever increasing issue of infants dying in unsafe sleep environments.  The DVD will satisfy State Statute 191.748 RSMo that requires all delivering hospitals to offer information to new parents about the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). 
 
The DVD will be available at no cost for Missouri hospitals, child care providers, home visitors, parent educators, health departments, safe crib programs, schools and other child serving agencies to use as an educational tool to share with new parents and other caregivers.  The videos will help increase awareness about how new parents and caregivers can keep children safe by gaining knowledge, reducing their stress levels and providing safe sleep areas.

DVDs may be ordered via the website or by contacting CTF at 573-751-5147 or ctf@oa.mo.gov.

Never Shake: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

 

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