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Pediatric abusive head trauma (AHT), or shaken baby syndrome, is a severe form of child abuse that most often involves infants. In these Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Prevention trainings, participants will learn the early signs of maltreatment and the various injuries and conditions that may result from vigorous shaking, slamming, or impacting the head of an infant or young child.

They will also be provided tools for dealing with a crying infant and ways to share information with parents to prevent abuse from occurring. Training objectives are to review the statistics of abusive head trauma; to define and describe abusive head trauma and its associated injuries; to discuss risk factors and prevention, and to understand the outcomes for victims.

Kentucky’s child abuse pediatricians will present the trainings — Dr. Melissa Currie in Louisville and Dr. Christina Howard in Lexington. FREE Continuing Education credits are pending for social worker, early childhood educators, nurses, dentists, and dental hygienists.

Register for the training in Louisville at 9:30AM on October 4th HERECEUs will be available for Social Work.

Register for the training in Lexington at 1:00PM on October 4th HERECEUs will be available for Early Childhood Education.

To raise awareness and release a new resource on this issue, there will be a press conference to kick-off each event followed by the 2-hour training.