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February 2009Vol. 10, No. 1Website Update for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) recently updated its website to provide more comprehensive information on SBS for parents and professionals. SBS is the leading cause of death from abusive head trauma. Common triggers are frustration or stress when a child is crying, and perpetrators in these cases are most often parents or caregivers.

The National Center on SBS provides resources to professionals who work with SBS cases and offers training and prevention programs for parents. The Center's Period of PURPLE Crying® program is the first evidence-based SBS prevention program. This online training is designed to educate parents about the crying patterns that infants experience and the need to use coping techniques to avoid frustration. The program also educates parents about the dangers and sometimes fatal consequences of shaking a child.

To learn more about the National Shaken Baby Syndrome Center, visit the updated website: