Monday, September 29, 2014
Posted by: Niki Bornes
The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) has recognised the Shaken Baby Prevention Project as an 'Inspiring Prevention Initiative' during National Child Protection Week. The Project, based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, has been awarded a NAPCAN 2014 'Play Your Part' Award. These awards recognise initiatives that prevent child abuse and neglect by promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.Since 2001, the Shaken Baby Prevention Project has expanded nationally and internationally with a short film and associated resources to support and educate parents, carers and professionals about responding safely to crying babies and the dangers of shaking a baby.
The project team consists mainly of Social Workers, many of them NSW Branch members including Jenny Rose (NSW Branch President), Martine Simons-Coghill (Coordinator of the Brain Injury Practice Group), Sue Foley (ISPCAN Councilor) and Fran Tolliday. Sue and Jenny recently attended the ISPCAN (International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Conference in Nagoya, Japan to presents as part of a symposium on Shaken Baby Preventions.