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.
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
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
Tel: 301-496-5133 / 800-370-2943
1010 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Fax: 301-565-3843 / 301-565-5342
Think First Foundation
[National Injury Prevention Program]
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008