Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that results from violently shaking an infant or from abusive impact to an infant\'s head. Between 1,200 and 1,600 of the nation\'s children suffer from SBS each year. Congressional findings estimate that between one-quarter and one-third of SBS victims die as a result of their injuries, while one-third suffer permanent and severe disabilities, including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, seizures and loss of hearing or vision. To protect the nation\'s most vulnerable citizens from such tragic and preventable maltreatment, the U.S. Congress has introduced the Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Act of 2007 (S. 1204 and H.R. 2052). The bill enables the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national public health campaign that would inform the general public, new parents, child care providers, health care providers and social workers about the risks and dangers associated with SBS. Tell your Representatives and Senators to pass the Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Act! So far none of the New Hampshire State Congress people have signed on to support this Act. Let\'s show them that this is an important issue to us in New Hampshire. There are some links to stories of SBS here in NH on the right hand side of this page. There are also links to all the NH Congress people\'s e-mails in case anyone has time to drop them a line personally asking them to support this.
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Heather DeOliveira, United States6 years ago Comments: There is a great need for raised awareness on this issue, a great many children could be saved from injury and death.With knowledge comes power.thank you.
Angela K Tyrrell, United States7 years ago Comments: No Parent or Care Provider Should Get Away With Shaking A Babie like This
Terri Dutton, United States7 years ago
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