Jocelyn Kearl

Jocelyn Kearl

Friday, 04 March 2016 16:35

Meet Kyra

Four-month-old Kyra was taken to the emergency room when she started having seizures. Doctors diagnosed Kyra with abusive head trauma, and her father was arrested after admitting to shaking her when he grew frustrated with her crying. Remarkably, Kyra is overcoming the odds and developing on track. Her story serves as the inspiration behind One Shake Is All It Takes, an organization dedicated to the prevention of SBS.

Friday, 04 March 2016 16:34

Meet Grayson

Grayson was born a happy, healthy, beautiful boy. When he was less than three months old, Grayson was hospitalized for abuse inflicted upon him. Unfortunately, there were several signs of abuse before the diagnosis of AHT.

Friday, 04 March 2016 16:34

Meet Austin

Austin was shaken near to death on December 7, 2000 when he was just 2 ½ years old and would spend the next 2 ½ weeks in a coma. Austin fought to survive, regaining consciousness just before Christmas.  Now a teenager, Austin can barely walk and struggles every day with depression and extreme anxiety. Austin doesn’t know that life isn’t this hard for everyone. He doesn’t know how to give up or stop trying.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:22

Additional Resources

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Support Groups

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State-Specific Resources

Please click on a state to see a list of crime victim, disability, and support group resources specific to that state.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:21

National Resources

Below are a list of resources that are available nationally across the United States. Click on your state below for local resources.

Victims of Crime

These links will lead to national crime victims services that are available to victims of crimes and their caretakers.

Disability Resources

These links will lead to the national disability resources that are available to person with disabilities and their caretakers.

Support Groups

These links will lead to online support groups for parents, caretakers, siblings, and survivors of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:11

Implementation Map

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:56

What is… the Period of PURPLE Crying program?

What is the Period of PURPLE Crying program?

The Period of PURPLE Crying program is an evidence-based shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma (SBS/AHT) prevention program available since 2007. The program has two aims:

1. To support parents and caregivers in their understanding of early increased infant crying
2. To reduce the incidence of SBS/AHT

The program approaches SBS/AHT and infant abuse prevention by helping parents and caregivers understand the frustrating features of crying in normal, healthy infants that can lead to shaking or abuse. The program provides the opportunity for parents to learn about the crying characteristics from over 50 years of research on normal infant crying conducted by Dr. Ronald G. Barr, and other scientists worldwide.

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What are people saying about the PURPLE program?

Read testimonies from parents and healthcare professionals using the program first hand.

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Read testimonies from parents and healthcare professionals using the program first hand.

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Period of PURPLE Crying Program Overview

The Program Overview will guide you through the steps to implement the Period of PURPLE Crying program in your organization.

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The Program Overview will guide you through the steps to implement the Period of PURPLE Crying program in your organization.

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PURPLEcrying.info, a website for parents

A website for parents that offers additional information written by world renowned, published child development experts.

PURPLEcrying.info

A website for parents that offers additional information written by world renowned, published child development experts.

PURPLEcrying.info

Over 2,000 Implemented Sites

Click to view a map of locations where the Period of PURPLE Crying program is being distributed to parents and caregivers.

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Click to view a map of locations where the Period of PURPLE Crying program is being distributed to parents and caregivers.

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What is CLICK for Babies?

CLICK for Babies is a public education campaign to increase awareness and educate others about the Period of PURPLE Crying and the importance of never shaking a child. During the campaign, communities donate handmade purple caps to go alongside the Period of PURPLE Crying program education materials.

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CLICK for Babies is a public education campaign to increase awareness and educate others about the Period of PURPLE Crying and the importance of never shaking a child. During the campaign, communities donate handmade purple caps to go alongside the Period of PURPLE Crying program education materials.

Learn more

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:33

Research

Over the last several years, the body of scientific research with the Period of PURPLE Crying has grown significantly. The NCSBS and our partners are committed to continuing to improve and strengthen the PURPLE program through on-going evaluation. Continued research with the program is what drives many of the changes and enhancements that are made to the program content and to the model. Our overall aim is build a program that is highly effective in improving parents and caregivers understanding of normal infant crying and ultimately reduce the incidence of SBS/AHT.

The following is a list of published research with the Period of PURPLE Crying. This list continues to grow, so check back often for new published research.