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A new threat to our children has been identified

In the past few years, a newly recognized injury to children has been identified. This injury is Shaken Baby Syndrome or "SBS" (also referred to as "Shaken Baby Impact Syndrome" or "SBIS"). Shaken Baby Syndrome is a serious injury and the results can be devastating.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Statistics

One shaken baby in four dies.Some studies estimate that 15% of children's deaths are due to battering or shaking, and an additional 15% are possible cases of shaking.

Of the 37 children that died in Florida in 1995-96 13 died from a combination of Shaken Baby Syndrome/ Head Trauma.

Of the thousands that survive death, serious injury usually occurs."SBS" victims range in age from a few days to a few months old; the average is six months.

More than 60% of the victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome are male.

Almost 80% of the perpetrators of Shaken Baby Syndrome are maleThese Shaken Baby Syndrome Statistics are scary, at best. Please help us spread the word about Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Who We Are

This Shaken Baby Syndrome website is sponsored by The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, Inc. and this is our way of educating the public regarding this syndrome as well as provide support for the victim's families.

This site was designed to share shaken baby syndrome statistics and information as well as ways of coping with a crying baby and information on how to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. We can all get involved in stopping this destructive injury.

FAMILY SUPPORT

We understand that you have a lot of questions about Shaken Baby Syndrome. In an effort to help answer some of those questions, we have compiled a list of shaken baby syndrome resources for you to review. However, you are always welcome to contact our office at any time. We are here to help you.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Organizations

The Shaken Baby Alliance

1201 West Lancaster Street

Ft. Worth Texas 76102

e-mail: info@shakenbaby.com

www.shakenbaby.com

817-882-8686

1-877-6ENDSBS (toll free)

National Institute of Child Health

and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institutes of Health

Bldg. 31, Rm. 2A32

Bethesda, MD 20892-2425

NICHDClearinghouse@mail.nih.gov

http://www.nichd.nih.gov

Tel: 301-496-5133 / 800-370-2943

The ARC

1010 Wayne Avenue

Suite 650

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Info@thearc.org

http://www.thearc.org

Tel: 301-565-3842

Fax: 301-565-3843 / 301-565-5342

Think First Foundation

[National Injury Prevention Program]

5550 Meadowbrook Drive

Suite 110

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

thinkfirst@thinkfirst.org

http://www.thinkfirst.org

Tel: 847-290-8600

800-THINK-56 (844-6556)

Fax: 847-290-9005

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