Healthy Families provides parent information about the dangers of shaking an infant or child. The organization provides demonstrations with the use of dolls that have special mechanisms in the head to illustrate the dangers and injury patterns associated with shaking an infant. Healthy Families have resource staff that provide support for parents and help develop personal plans for coping with frustrations that parents encounter while raising infants and children. Coping strategies are discussed to deal with babies and children when they cry, have difficulty with toilet training, and demonstrate cranky behavior during illness and wellness. The teaching also includes recognition of signs and symptoms of shaken baby syndrome and how to help if abuse is identified in others.  

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