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Shaken Baby Syndrome:
The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) in collaboration with the Bureau of Genetics and Healthy Childhood has developed a new educational video for expecting or new parents. The DVD has chapters in English, Spanish, and English close-captioned titled “Never Shake a Baby/Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome” and “Safe Sleep for Your Baby.” The DVD meets the qualifications of 191.748 RSMo, which requires all new mothers have an opportunity to view a video on the dangers of shaken baby syndrome before the mother’s discharge from the healthcare facility after delivery. In addition, the DVD has a chapter specific for healthcare providers on the pathophysiology of Shaken Baby Syndrome by Dr. Mary Case, Chief Medical Examiner of St. Louis County. The DVDs are available free-of-charge through the CTF website at http://ctf4kids.org/ and can be shown to parents by healthcare providers, home visitors, and parent educators.
According to the 2009 Missouri Kids Count ranking of 114 counties in our state, with 114 being the worst:
Overall county rankings from 2004-2008 have improved because of community awareness and involvement. Healthy Families Taskforce is just one community organization working to improve the lives of families. Stone county’s ranking improved from 90 to 59, and Taney county’s ranking improved from 83 to 80 as a result of community agencies working together.
Statistics: http://www.oseda.missouri.edu/kidscount– 2009 Databook link
The national Low-Income Housing Coalition reported the following statistics in 2010:
National Low Income Housing Coalition, http://www.nlihc.org/oor/oor2010/
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