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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:19

Watch the Stories Unfold

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is honored to share the personal stories of those affected by Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. Please take a minute to watch these short video clips and learn from a few of the countless victims and their families that have been devastated by this preventable form of abuse.

 

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Published in Donate
Friday, 10 September 2021 11:23

Donor Spotlight

Philip Schweigert has been a long-time donor to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, supporting our mission to prevent shaken baby syndrome and promote the well-being of infants. We talked with Philip to find out more about him and where his generosity stems from.

What are you most passionate about? Why?

Philip SchweigertFamily, children; their well being and the world we’re leaving for them. Bicycles. As to why; I have a wonderful family, and two terrific grandchildren. They are amazing people and mean so much to me. I’ve worked with children with severe disabilities for nearly 45 years. So children are a big part of my life and pretty much what got me up in the morning!  The world seems like such a mess at times and I think that how we care for it and for one another especially our children is vitally important. Bicycles have always been a strong interest of mine, for alternative transportation, recreation, and more recently now a new vocation as a trained bicycle mechanic. 

How would someone describe you?

I can only imagine what some might say! Others might say short with a short fuse at times. I do hope that they might say that I’m passionate, dedicated, and an advocate for children

What might someone be surprised to know about you? 

I practice Tai Chi. I worked on the railroad.

If you could change the world, what would you do? 

Reverse the effects of climate change. Help to insure that families have the means (food, shelter, healthcare) to adequately care for their children. Insist that government work for the people rather than their party or special interests.

What first got you interested in being a donor for our organization?

I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Barr and hear him speak on the issue of shaken baby syndrome/AHT. I felt that it was important to increase awareness of SBS and how to prevent it. I was also afforded the opportunity to speak at your  conference on two separate occasions  about my experiences working with children with severe disabilities who were the victims of SBS.

Why are you supporting the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome? 

I am supporting NCSBS because I believe that children should be safe from harm.Through my bicycle business I purchase, refurbish, and resale bicycles  providing affordable bicycles, and alternative transportation, while raising money for the mission  of protecting children and strengthening families. 

Is there anything else you'd like to share? 

NCSBS, Keep up the good work! ALiM Cycles; For Kids’ Sake.

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Published in Donate
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 17:47

Attention on Prevention

Attention on Prevention podcast brings in guests to talk about the prevention of child and infant maltreatment as well as delve into other parenting issues. We'll bring in families of victims of abuse and victims themselves to discuss their stories, world experts in various medical fields to discuss current research and past experiences as well as other guests with legal and prevention backgrounds. Brought to you by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. You can find each month's episode here on our website or wherever you get your podcasts.

 
Published in Learn More
Wednesday, 21 June 2023 12:56

2024 Salt Lake City

Nineteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma

Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

September 15, 16, 17, 2024

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is pleased to announce our nineteenth biennial conference will be in Salt Lake City on September 15-17, 2024. Nearly 30 years after we hosted our first conference, we will again call Little America Hotel home for 3 days in the gorgeous weather and colors of the Rocky Mountains in the fall. 

We are incredibly excited to host in our home state. The hotel underwent an extensive $30 million renovation during COVID, and the property is amazing. Guests will love the free downtown train zone, walkability of the city, vibrant nightlife with bars and endless dining options. The temperatures in the fall are outstanding and you won’t be disappointed with the colorful mountain views from the downtown streets! The room block is now open! Reserve your room using the link in the Venue section below. Conference registration will open in January 2024. We will host a variety of learning opportunities, focusing on those working in the fields of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, investigation, prosecution, or rehabilitation of victims of shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma.

 

2024 Registration Prices*

 Physicians $595  
 General $495  
 Students $250  Will need a field of study/year and affiliation to register
 Families of Victims $250  
 Groups of 5-9*                 $425 per
 attendee
 Will need to register together and pay on a single transaction
 Groups of 10+*                 $375 per
 attendee
 Will need to register together and pay on a single transaction

 

*Registration rates include access to all keynote, breakout sessions and opening reception. The NCSBS will provide two breaks per day which includes coffee and snack items. Lunch is on your own.

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City
Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:54

Conference Loyalty Program

Conference Loyalty Program

Don't forget that if you attended our 2022 International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) in Philadelphia, you are eligible to receive 10% off the registration fee for our upcoming 2024 conference in Salt Lake City. Our Conference Attendee Loyalty Program introduced at the Philadelphia conference rewards our frequent attendees and places attendees in three tiers*:

  • Ally: Earn 10% off registration fees after attending one conference
  • Supporter: Earn 15% off after two conferences attended
  • Champion: Earn 20% off after three conferences attended

* Attendance credit begins with the 2022 Philadelphia conference.

Email Trachelle at  or call 801-447-9360 ext.112 if you have any questions.

 

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City
Friday, 06 October 2023 11:55

Thank You, David & Chantel

For the past decade, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome has had the privilege of being led by two fantastic Governing Board members. After such a long commitment to the organization, Chantel Chase and David Lloyd are stepping down and they will be greatly missed.

David Lloyd joined the board in 2013 and held numerous positions including most recently Board Chair. During his tenure, he supported the transition of two executive directors, supported the NCSBS through the trials brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and shared his overall passion for the protection of our most vulnerable population. David held many esteemed roles during his professional career including counsel for the Child Protection Division of Children’s National Medical Center, director of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Health and Human Services, and the director of the Family Advocacy Program for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His wealth of knowledge helped shape the NCSBS into what it is today. His wealth of knowledge and lifelong commitment to protecting children helped shape the NCSBS into what it is today.

Chantel Chase joined the board in 2014 also serving a wide array of positions including most recently Vice-Chair. Chantel joined us during the early part of her career at Zion’s Bancorporation. With her unwavering dedication and commitment, Chantel quickly rose positions within the financial institution and the NCSBS benefited from the knowledge she gained with each new role. She became a champion and role model for women in business and was recognized for her work on a local and national level. Chantel helped the NCSBS evolve their financial operations to be as efficient and conservative as possible without impacting any of the vital programs we offer. We are so excited to watch Chantel continue to support growth of Utah businesses with her new role as Director of Business Banking Loan Center.

The NCSBS is incredibly fortunate to have had David and Chantel share their knowledge, passion and hearts with the Center to grow our outreach and develop our programs to better serve families and keep our babies safe from harm. Thank you for your unwavering support during success and challenges. Thank you for your dedication to protecting children world-wide. Thank you for everything.

Published in Connect
Tuesday, 05 September 2023 10:56

Welcome, New Board Members

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is thrilled to welcome two new members to our Governing Board. Ashley Shreeve is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Goldenwest Credit Union. She brings a wealth of knowledge of both the HR needs to best serve the organization and employees but also experience in the financial world which will ensure the NCSBS operates with fiscal responsibility. Click the button to read Ashley's full bio.

Margaret "Meg" Walker has dedicated her career to family maltreatment prevention. As a nurse she has served many roles like home visitor, Nursing Director, as well as overseen research, program and policy development. As an advocate for the well-being of infants, children and their families, Meg will guide the NCSBS as we develop, update and implement SBS/AHT prevention programs throughout the world. Click the button to read Meg's full bio.

We are so honored to have such an esteemed Governing Board. Their guidance and oversight guarantees the NCSBS will be able to continue to grow and works towards our vision to prevent shaken baby syndrome and improve the overall care of infants.  If you are interested in supporting the NCSBS, please reach out to our Development Director at .

Published in Connect
Wednesday, 21 June 2023 15:33

2024 Conference in Salt Lake City

Announcing our Nineteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) coming to Salt Lake City, UT on September 15, 16 and 17, 2024. We're going back to our roots at the Little America Hotel, where our very first conference took place in 1996. The hotel recently underwent an extensive $30 million renovation, and the results are stunning.

We will soon be accepting abstracts for the conference in the following areas:

  • Latest medical diagnostic and treatment of SBS/AHT cases
  • Evidence-based and creative SBS/AHT prevention initiatives
  • Investigative and legal procedures and techniques
  • Support for families and rehabilitation services for victims of SBS/AHT

Stay tuned to our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest information on the conference.

Published in Connect