Saturday, February 28, 2009

O Canada!: Ontario SBS Prevention Program Expanding

Good news from the good folks at the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation: they're looking to expand the SBS prevention program

Better news: there's still time to apply on-line!...
ONF launches Shaken Baby Syndrome Request for Applications

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has launched a Request for Applications aimed to expand its Shaken Baby Syndrome program by offering start-up support for health care facilities and communities interested in implementing this best practice intervention. The primary goal of the ONF is to prevent and reduce the incidence of Inflicted Infant Head Trauma (also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome) by working with a greater number of partners involved in providing information, education and training to parents and caregivers. 
The deadline for online application is March 2, 2009, at 4 p.m.

The purpose of this project is to broaden and evaluate the implementation of the Upstate New York Shaken Baby Prevention Program, described as a best practice in Volpe and Lewko (2004). The ONF notes that the major strength of this program lies in its simplicity and ease of implementation. The educational program is short and easy to introduce to parents, making it straightforward for busy neonatal nurses and educators to put into practice. Another strength of the program is its focus on both parents, with close attention paid to educating fathers and father figures.

See the Request for Applications or visit the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation website. Click on the Prevention tab then the Funding Opportunities menu item to search for this initiative.

More information
For questions or clarifications, contact Hélène Gagné at or 416-422-2228, ext. 206.

No comments: