In Texas, Rep. Mike Villarreal introduced a bill requiring healthcare providers that are involved in perinatal care to provide parents of newborns a manual containing information to promote infant safety. The manual will contain information regarding post-partum depression and shaken baby syndrome. The proposal is to help promote safety information and resources for parents. The manual will be written in both English and Spanish and will be included with other perinatal discharge instructions. The manual will be available both in print and on-line.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission developed a guide for parents educating them about child development. Proposals for funding are being considered.