Prevent Child Abuse America advocates for promoting a shared societal responsibility for the healthy development of children and providing all families with the support and resources they need.
Any time there is evidence a child has been injured, the cause of the injury should be evaluated appropriately by a medical professional.
When evidence of shaken baby syndrome is present, we believe the following questions should be asked:
- What role did stress or other emotional issues like frustration play in this situation and how do we as a community and as a nation ensure that adequate services, information and help are available to parents and/or caregivers when they are needed and as long as they are needed?
- What opportunities exist to change the culture and norms of our nation to reflect the real value we all should place on children having loving, healthy and stable experiences?