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Parent Education Strategies to Prevent Abusive Head Trauma
Dr. Plausci begins the panel presentation with a review of the current level of understanding regarding the epidemiology and risk factors for abusive head trauma, followed by a discussion of hospital-based programs aimed at preventing this devastating form of maltreatment. Dr. Karp presents a method for preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome based upon teaching new parents a neonatal response that calms most crying babies in minutes or less. Lastly, Dr. Barr describes the implications for prevention to be derived from our knowledge of crying and Shaken Baby Syndrome, addressing both what is and what is not likely to be appropriate advice to parents in order to assure preventing rather than risk increasing infant abuse. The session allots time for participant questions.
Ronald G. Barr, MDCM
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP
University of California, Los Angeles
School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS
Wayne State University
Dorothy V. Harris, ACSW
Planning and Learning Technologies, Inc.
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