Monday, April 27, 2009

Never Shake a Baby

Seems like it's either Pickle Day or Fork Lift Operator Month or some such, every time the calendar page turns over.

This month is one we might take notice of: National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Here's something you can do in observance that is so easy it barely counts as bold. But it's important: Go to the site of the Child Abuse Prevention Center and take the Never-Shake-A-Baby pledge, on the right below the kiddo with enormous eyes and a pacifier. Raising awareness of the danger will help to educate and pacify babysitters and parents who have run out of patience.

Here are a few other actions you can take. Intervening in child abuse is truly bold.



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5 comments:

chris said...

Peggy,

Thank you so much for making this post raising awareness on the dangers of shaking a baby. We are hopeful that your post will continue to spread the word on this important initiative.

Chris

Kristi Bare said...

Thank you for caring about child abuse and spreading the word on the horrors of shaken baby syndrome.

Best regards,
Kristi Bare
PR consultant
Child Abuse Prevention Center

Bonnie said...

Thank you so much for raising awareness and educating others about this very violent form of child abuse that affects many vulnerable infants and children each year. As the mother of a child who was diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome, your efforts are very appreciated.

Sincerely,
Bonnie Armstrong, Tiffany's Mom &
Executive Director, The Shaken Baby Alliance

martha said...

I have worked with the Child Abuse Prevention Center. They provide life changing care and education for the moms. It is hard to believe, yet true, that some people don't know you shouldn't shake a baby!
Thank you for helping.
Martha Stowe
Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation

Peggy Payne said...

Wow, I feel very thanked. I hope everyone who visits here goes to the link in the post and clicks on the pledge to help raise awareness.