Never Shake a Baby
Never Shake a Baby is a program offered at no charge to local high school and junior high school students, school faculty, day care workers, foster parents, teen pregnancy groups, parenting groups and other organizations.
A CoxHealth representative will spend 50 minutes presenting on the following topics:
- Preventing shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma, the deadliest form of child abuse
- The stress of parenting and how to handle prolonged crying
- Immediate and long-term effects on victims and perpetrators.
The goal of the program is to help future parents and caregivers realize the dangers of shaking a child and that child abuse is 100 percent preventable.
To request a presentation, call 417/269-KIDS or email Michelle.Spering@coxhealth.com.