Shaken Baby Syndrome, or SBS, is a form of abusive head trauma that occurs when a person shakes a child, usually to stop the child from crying.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, SBS “results from extreme rotational cranial acceleration induced by violent shaking or shaking/impact, which would be easily recognizable by witnesses as dangerous.”
The Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator™ is an instructional aid created to help increase awareness of the injuries involved in Shaken Baby Syndrome, and to help reduce the incidence of SBS through education.
This curriculum introduces the Shaken Baby Syndrome Simulator™, presents documented information about SBS, and provides activities and discussions designed to educate students and communities about this devastating and preventable injury.
Shaken Baby Syndrome — A Preventable Tragedy