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Child abuse has been the leading cause of trauma deaths for children admitted to 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.
We believe that to dramatically impact this issue and reduce the problem, we must better educate our communities. Child abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome are preventable, and this program gives us a platform to take action.