Never Shake A Baby

PCCT Nursing Programs from a New Perspective – A PCCT Board Ambassador Report

NURSING PROGRAMS Chris Smith, M.D. Board Member January 23, 2020 The Period of PURPLE crying…the period in the first few months of life when a baby may experience a Peak in crying, comes and goes Unexpectedly, they Resist soothing, have a Pain-like expression on their face, may be Long-Lasting, and…...

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When Baby Cries, Handle with Care.

If you are a parent or a person who provides care for newborns or infants, you know one thing: babies cry. In many instances, a crying baby is a signal to you that there is a need that requires immediate attention. However, sometimes it remains a mystery to us exactly…...

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PCCT Collecting Knitted Purple Caps to Raise Awareness about Normal Infant Crying and the Dangers of Shaking an Infant

Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants. This summer, knitters across the country will be clicking their knitting needles together to make purple colored baby caps for the CLICK for Babies, Period of PURPLE Crying Caps campaign. The campaign aims…...

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PCCT Collects 2047 Purple Caps!

UPDATE: As of 12/13/13 PCCT has collected 2,105 caps! The Parent Child Center has collected 2047 hats for our 2013 Click for Babies Campaign! The grassroots campaign called, CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps, invites knitters and crocheters across North America to make purple colored baby caps which will be…...

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2013 Click for Babies Campaign Underway

Shaken baby syndrome (SBS), also known as abusive head trauma (AHT), is the most dangerous and most common form of abuse in children under one.  In an effort to spread awareness about normal infant crying, the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants, the Parent Child Center…...

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Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome

Early infant crying, a parent’s tale: Every parent envisions the day when they bring their child home. We all read parenting books and attempt to prepare ourselves for the “life changing” event that is coming. However, no one explains how you are supposed to deal, cope, handle, adapt or even function when…...

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Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is a wonderful, joyful experience. It can also be stressful, tiring and at times overwhelming. If you have feelings of sadness, irritability, crying jags, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety days after having a baby you are not alone. Many moms, anywhere from 20-80% experience “baby blues” (Goodman, S.…...

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Bonding and Attachment

Attachment is defined as the emotional bond between two people. It is the foundation and heart of healthy child development and lays the groundwork for future success in relationships. An attachment can be secure. Meaning that trust is established in the sense a child/infant knows that the parent/caregiver will be…...

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An Update on PCCT’s Never Shake A Baby Program

The Never Shake A Baby program at The Parent Child Center of Tulsa is now reaching over 650 mothers of newborn’s each month in local hospitals in Tulsa County while simultaneously educating hundreds of fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers present during program delivery. Research shows that implementing the Period of…...

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FOX23: How PCCT is working to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

Matthew Eber, with Parent Child Center in Tulsa, says there are multiple reasons why the that abuse happens. [quote]”It could be drugs or alcohol,” He told FOX23. “But a catalyst can always be someone who’s tired. It’s the middle of the night and your baby’s been crying day after day…...

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