Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In Wisconsin, Shaken baby simulators available for community ed | Shaken Baby Syndrome

Last year in Wisconsin, reportedly almost half of children who died or were seriously injured due to abuse were under three-months-old.

The majority of these cases reportedly involved shaken baby syndrome. In the nation, between 1,200 and 1,600 children each year die as a result of shaken baby syndrome.

In an effort to help prevent these incidents, the Pierce County Citizen Review Panel, one of four panels in the state set up to fulfill mandates of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, has reportedly purchased two shaken baby simulator dolls from Realityworks in Eau Claire for use in the community.

The dolls are intended to educate people on the damage done when a baby is shaken. They are weighted like a real infant with heavy heads and little neck support. The heads are transparent and the different centers of the brain are labeled.

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If you have any questions or concerns about what can be done to help babies who have been shaken, or families of babies who have died, please call Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm toll-free for free consultation at (888) 592-5437 (KIDS), click on contact us here, or use the web form provided at http://www.keanelaw.com

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