Saturday, February 28, 2009

Good News Ohio: New SBS Prevention Materials

Last year, Ohio passed Claire’s Law, which mandated the development and distribution of education materials.

The SBS Workgroup announced today that they have created a Shaken Baby Syndrome Web page on the Ohio Department of Health Web site. Link

Currently, the page has a teaching tool and parent certificates. New resources, features and materials, including a Spanish-language version, will be added when they are available.

As the act of creation generally tends to take some time, and there are a lot of materials available already, I hope they will be borrowing and adapting things to fill those gaps - such as some of the resources linked to on this page

The Ohio webpage will be used to distribute materials to new and expectant parents via hospitals and birthing centers, obstetricians’ and pediatricians’ offices, child birth educators and Help Me Grow. Licensed child care centers, type A homes and certified type B family child care homes are required to provide the materials to their staff.

The SBS Workgroup asks everyone to spread word about the Ohio Web page and prevention materials by sharing the news via listserves or e-mails to colleagues.

(Thanks to Jon Fishpaw for the update!)

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