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Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a condition diagnosed from a set of symptoms: subdural hematoma, retinal hemorrhage, and brain swelling. It is a form of child abuse that typically does not have visible external trauma, often fatal, and can lead to severe brain damage and lifelong disability. Mortality is estimated at 15% to 38% or an average of 20% to 25%. It is believed that a significant number of deaths identified with child abuse cases are due to shaken baby syndrome. Children who survive shaken baby syndrome often suffer negative consequences of varying degrees including visual impairment or blindness, motor skills impairment, and cognitive difficulties.

This category features a number of references and online resources involving Shaken Baby Syndrome including listings of organizations and support or advocacy groups dedicated to addressing the problem and eliminating or reducing the number of cases of SBS.
  • The Matty Eappen Foundation

    Information about Shaken Baby Syndrome - its fatal nature, symptoms, and ways of prevention.

  • National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Offers information, ideas and answers for parents and caregivers who are struggling to cope with a crying baby.

  • SBS Prevention Plus

    Commercial sites offers products designed to help educate the public about the risks of baby shaking.

  • Shaken Baby Alliance

    Working to provide support for victim families, advocate for justice for victims, and increase SBS awareness.

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome Defense

    Provides medical details of subdural hematomas and retinal hemorrhages, as well as legal remedies, and lawyer information.

  • The Shaken Baby Syndrome Myth

    Offers a dissident view of Shaken Baby Syndrome, serving (in part) as a "justice call" site for John Laverty, a person said to have been falsely accused and unjustly imprisoned for SBS.

  • Shaken Baby Task Force

    Group offers details on victims, tips for childcare, anger management resources, and donor opportunities.

  • Shaking a Baby Shatters Lives

    Nonprofit organization created to provide education and promote awareness on the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Also raises funds to provide medical equipment and other resources for children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

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