New Law Shines Prevention on Shaken Baby Syndrome

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LITTLE ROCK, AR — In response to a new state law, the Arkansas Department of Health is providing education materials to show the effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
   
Health officials are now using three baby dolls to educate the public about the dangers of shaking a baby as well as drinking and doing drugs during pregnancy.

The dolls provide realistic demonstration and show areas of damage.

“The lights begin to show where the baby has damage, whether it becomes unconscious or not, but as you continue to shake the baby, what will eventually happen is this. The baby will stop crying and its little brain would’ve knocked back and forth within its skull,” said Teresa Belew Arkansas Dept. of Health

If you’re interested in learning more about the program, you can contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 501-683-0707

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