On Sunday, the Boston Globe ran a story on local efforts to educate parents about the dangers of shaking an infant. We were thrilled that an accompanying piece highlighted guidance and tips for parents of infants, including access to our recently relaunched “All Babies Cry” program!
“All Babies Cry” is an evidence-based, multimedia intervention to prevent Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) by empowering new parents with practical strategies for infant soothing and managing stress. The tool is being integrated into our family support model and is now the basis for all of our training and support around Abusive Head Trauma.
Each year, approximately 1,200 to 1,400 young children nationwide are seriously injured because an adult caregiver vigorously shook them. The effects of Abusive Head Trauma are devastating for the victims and their families. Approximately 25 percent of these young children die while many more live with severe lifetime disabilities. If you know of any new Massachusetts parents who could use a hand with managing stress and infant crying, or anyone who works with new parents, please let them know about this helpful resource.
To access the program, visit www.allbabiescry.com and enter the code ABCMA.