Resources for Parents


Use these additional resources to learn more about caring for a fussy baby and how to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. Within this list are organizations and networks that can help you calm a crying baby and provide support for parents and caregivers.

Fussy Baby Network® Colorado

877-6-CRYCARE (1-877-627-9227)

All babies cry, but some cry more than others. For parents, caring for a fussy baby can be exhausting and frustrating. There is no quick fix, but there is help. Fussy Baby Network Colorado is a new program for parents who have concerns about their baby's fussiness during the first year of life. The Fussy Baby team is available to talk by phone via a “Warmline” to listen and to provide support and resources.

Infant specialists are also available to meet with you in your home to explore your concerns and offer support. We will talk about your baby's day, think together about strategies to soothe and calm your baby, and explore ways that you can enjoy your baby more and begin to take care of yourself. There is no charge for this service.

Children's Hospital Colorado ParentSmart Healthline

720-777-0123

There is always someone close at hand when you call Children's Hospital Colorado’s ParentSmart Healthline. Caring pediatric nurses are available 24/7 to answer your questions, free of charge.

Families First

1-800-CHILDREN

Visit the website or call the statewide toll-free Family Support Line at 1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373) or in Spanish at 1-866-LAS-FAMILIAS (527-3264) to receive support for both families and professionals. This is a one-stop resource line to learn about local community resources, parent support groups and parent education classes.

Families First has served as a Colorado nonprofit organization for more than 25 years helping to nurture children and strengthen families. The Family Support Line is open daily for support, information and resources.

Shaken Baby Alliance

This is an advocacy website for SBS children and their families working alongside friends and professionals in a community effort. This family and victim support network for families affected by SBS provides medical information, answers to common questions, prevention, family support, support group resources, victim advocacy, recommended reading and links to related websites.

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

This site includes prevention programs and materials, a library of resources, conference information, speaker listings and information targeted to parents, childcare providers, medical professionals, legal professionals, investigation professionals and educators.

Other helpful resources

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

Crimes Against Children Research Center

Parents and caregivers can play a very important role in helping children and adolescents recover from their traumatic experiences. They may feel isolated in their efforts, but they are not alone. Other families have faced similar experiences, and professionals have developed effective ways to help children and families recover from trauma. The resources offered through these pages will help you learn not only about child traumatic stress but about a child's healthy development and ways to seek help.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.

Massachusetts Citizens for Children

Massachusetts Citizens for Children is the oldest state-based child advocacy program in the country. The site provides advocacy for children included Shaken Baby Syndrome resources.