A Journalist's guide to shaken baby syndrome; a preventable tragedy
Corporate Authors:National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
Prevention & Control
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Wounds And Injuries
Child Abuse//Prevention/Press Coverage
Infants///Wounds And Injuries//Prevention/Press Coverage
Shaken Baby Syndrome//Prevention/Press Coverage
Shaken Baby Syndrome/Prevention & Control
Series:Heads up (CDC)
Description:A journalist's "Five Ws" -- The what : Shaken Baby Syndrome -- The who : facts and figures -- The why : triggers & risk factors -- The when (& how) : tips for accurate reporting -- The where : CDC experts & other sources.
"The purpose of this guide is to give journalists and other media professionals access to the pertinent background and resources needed in order to effectively cover the story of SBS as a public health issue. Writing a story on SBS can also help to emphasize that everyone can play a role in preventing SBS. Significantly, coverage of SBS as a public health issue in the news media may foster better understanding of SBS and its triggers. This guide also: Provides tips for coping with a crying baby for parents and caregivers; Reinforces that crying is a normal part of infant development and it will get better; and Educates parents and caregivers on how to calm themselves if they find they are frustrated or being pushed to the limit by a crying baby."
CDC-INFO Pub ID 220853
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