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Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome: Preventing Abuse Caused by Infant Crying (Workshop 71)
Prevent Child Abuse America and the American Academy of Pediatrics are working together to put child abuse prevention into the general pediatrician's office. Their Georgia State chapters were chosen to develop a crying prevention module designed for use by pediatricians, which would help to prevent shaken baby syndrome and other forms of child abuse caused by infant crying. The goal is to pilot a curriculum and method of health care education that eventually may serve as a national model for implementation in the over 55,000 pediatrician's offices throughout the U.S. This workshop describes the methods and results of this pilot program and demonstrates to both entry-level and experienced prevention and health care practitioners how a prevention curriculum on crying can be successfully marketed to pediatricians and incorporated into routine well-child care.
Sandra E. Alexander, M.Ed.
Pam Brown, M.Ed.
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Randell Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.
Melba Johnson, M.D.
Morehouse School of Medicine
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