Hospital outreach to parents of newborns, teaching them about normal infant behaviors, techniques to calm a crying baby and the dangers of shaking a baby.
PCCT partners with hospitals in Tulsa County to deliver the Never Shake a Baby program to postnatal mothers, fathers, and other caregivers present at time of visitation. In 2011, the Never Shake a Baby hospital visitation program was presented to 2,228 birth mothers, 1,088 fathers, 706 other people present and 2,249 babies were represented (including births to multiples).
The NSB program is presented bed-side to parents and caregivers at area hospitals to families with newborns. Parents receive a copy of the Period of Purple Crying DVD and an information packet with brochures on shaking baby syndrome, PCCT’s Great Beginnings program, and parenting information. Currently, five area hospitals (Hillcrest South, St. John, St. Francis, Hillcrest, and OSU Medical) participate in the Never Shake A Baby program in Tulsa. We deliver the NSB program to about 1500 newborn caregivers in Tulsa County each month.
The NSB program also provides a community education component that is delivered to area high schools, community organizations, and other interested groups. Over 1000 students in 12 area high schools and community organizations have participated in the NSB program since the community outreach began in the fall of 2011.
The Never Shake a Baby program also provides community education through local high schools, community organizations, and other entities presenting information regarding the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
The services are provided by a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Purple Crying – A new way to understand your baby’s crying.
Shaken Baby Syndrome Stats Word File
SBS Overview 2011 Word File