Thursday, April 19, 2012

Can crying save a baby's life?

This month is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In some places, April 15-21 has been designated Shake Baby Awareness Week.

JohnAndrew at 14 months
Shaken Baby Syndrome continues to be an important topic in child abuse prevention. 30% of victims of SBS experience fatal injuries. Of the survivors, approximately 60-75% experience irreversible side effects of the abuse. Most victims are under age 2.

BlogHer contacted me this week about featuring my post in their network. After the touching comments I received on the post, as well as through email and Facebook, I was eager to share, because I realize how many mommas need to hear this message. 

I hope that you will check out the article and share it with friends so that we can all be a part of stopping the devastating losses of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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