Child abuse has been the leading cause of trauma deaths at Children's Hospital Colorado every year since 2003. The hospital typically admits children each month with signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). SBS is a serious head injury that occurs when an infant or toddler is severely or violently shaken. This shaking often leads to brain damage, hearing loss, blindness, speech or learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities or even death.
Kohl's Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Campaign
The good news, though, is that this abuse is preventable. That's where we come in. Children's Hospital Colorado, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, and Kohl's Department Stores have partnered to bring you the Kohl's Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Campaign in Colorado.
Our goal is to prevent SBS
We believe that to dramatically impact this issue and reduce the problem, we must better educate our community and its leaders. Child abuse and SBS can be prevented, and this program is an important step in taking action.