Shaken Baby Syndrome is Subject of Talks ~ Oct. 4 & 5

September 8, 2017

The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Nevada County and the Community Support Network of Nevada County are sponsoring three free presentations about Shaken Baby Syndrome on October 4th and 5th, 2017. The speaker will be Scott Juceam, whose daughter, Hannah Rose, died after she was violently shaken by her babysitter. Scott and his wife founded the Hannah Rose Foundation to help prevent this form of child abuse.

This information is important for parents of all ages, babysitters and other caregivers, and teachers and other service providers who have contact with a wide range of people and can therefore help share it.

Three Options – two in Nevada City on October 4th and one in Truckee on October 5th

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – NEVADA CITY

3:30-5 pm – CSN Partner meeting – for all Community Support Network Partners and any other interested people. Gene Albaugh Community Room at Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City, CA 95959

7-8:30 pm – Early Childhood Educator workshop – for child care providers including babysitters, church and other nursery care providers, and any other interested people. Houser Room, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, CA 95959. This event may be live-streamed to Truckee. We will post an update next week.

Contact for CSN/CAPC: Susan Sanford, csnncorg@gmail.com530-913-0270

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – TRUCKEE

9:30-11 am – Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting – Location TBD

Register for Truckee talk here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eege0sxad39e4552&oseq=&c=&ch=

Truckee location information and any other updates will be posted here: www.communitycollaborative.org 

Contact for CCTT (Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee)/CAPC: Sara Schrichte, bulletin@communitycollaborative.org530-448-6536

About Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome – also known as abusive head trauma, shaken impact syndrome, inflicted head injury, or whiplash shake syndrome – is a serious brain injury resulting from forcefully shaking an infant or toddler or throwing an infant or toddler against an object. It may happen to children up to 5 years of age, but it is most common in babies younger than 1-year-old. Shaken baby syndrome is a form of child abuse. It is never okay to shake or throw a young child. It may not leave any obvious sign of injury, but it can cause permanent brain damage or death. Shaken baby syndrome destroys a child’s brain cells and prevents his or her brain from getting enough oxygen.

Shaken baby syndrome often occurs when a baby won’t stop crying and a parent or caregiver loses control of his or her emotions. Parents and caregivers can help prevent this problem by learning healthy ways to relieve stress and anger. It’s also important to choose child care providers carefully. Parents can educate other parents and caregivers about the dangers of shaken baby syndrome. Shaken baby syndrome is preventable. Help is available for parents and caregivers who are at risk of harming a child.

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