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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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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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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.

 
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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.

 

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This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers
(Approval #886545124-3249) for 15 continuing education contact hours

The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs: New Jersey, New York, West Virginia

 

Pre-Conference NCSBS x NYC OCME Collaboration: Baby Bootcamp for Trauma Investigators

September 14, 2024 : 9:00A - 12:30P

This symposium will provide invaluable training and information for medical, legal, judicial, and law enforcement professionals on the basics of pediatric trauma investigation. The cost to attend this pre-conference bootcamp is $150 or can be combined as an add-on ticket to the SBS/AHT conference for $125. Register for the bootcamp and conference at the link in the following section.

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

2024 Resources for Families

The NCSBS recognizes that families and caregivers of victims of SBS may need additional support and services during their stay in Salt Lake City. The Little America Hotel offers multiple accessible rooms and can accommodate additional requests to help make your stay as stress free as possible. For a guide to navigating accessibility in Salt Lake City, please visit this link.

Financial Support

Limited funding is available this year to provide scholarships to families of victims of SBS/AHT. Families who have not attended an SBS/AHT Conference in the past or who have not received a scholarship from the NCSBS will be given priority. These funds shall be used exclusively towards hotel and travel costs. This assistance will be awarded in amounts up to $750. Funds will be reimbursed at the beginning of the conference with the submission of all applicable receipts. To apply for the scholarship, please fill out the application found below. A committee will review all applications award based on financial need and desired outcomes of conference attendance.

Scholarships are available thanks to the generous support of:
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Applying for scholarships does not guarantee you will receive assistance.

pdfDownload the Scholarship Application and fill in the requested fields. Please contact Trachelle Hilton-King at  with any questions.

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City
Wednesday, 03 July 2024 14:16

Conference Approved for 15 Social Worker CEUs

Nineteenth International Conference on SBS/AHT Approved for Fifteen (15) Credit Hours

We are thrilled to announce an update regarding our upcoming conference, We are now offering Continuing Education Units (CEU) for social work professionals! This CEU opportunity is designed to enrich one's knowledge and professional development in the field for social work, providing valuable insights and practical skills that you can apply directly to your career!

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers
(Approval #886545124-3249) for 15 continuing education contact hours

The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs: New Jersey, New York, West Virginia

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Pre-Conference NCSBS x NYC OCME Collaboration: Baby Bootcamp for Trauma Investigators

September 14, 2024: 9:00A - 12:30P

This symposium will provide invaluable training and information for medical, legal, judicial, and law enforcement professionals on the basics of pediatric trauma investigation.

Attendees of this conference will learn:

  • The fundamentals of medical findings/injuries commonly associated with sudden, unexplained death in babies and toddlers.
  • How the quality of the police investigation impacts the interpretation of the medical findings/injuries in abby and toddler fatality cases
  • Medical, legal and law enforcement investigative approaches through case examples.

The cost to attend this pre-conference bootcamp is $150 or can be combined as an add-on ticket to the SBS/AHT conference for $125.

Click this button for the speaker lineup and for the latest information on the boot camp program. Click for More Info

Click this button to register for the boot camp and/or the conference. Register for the Boot Camp and Conference

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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 .

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