Shaken baby prevention

23 October 2015

A programme will be held in Gisborne and Te Puia Springs next week to teach people who are working with parents of infants. The Shaken Baby Prevention Programme gives a unique opportunity to provide effective, simple and consistent education about infant crying and the harm caused by shaking a baby.

On average, 20 babies are admitted to hospital around New Zealand every year with such injuries. There is evidence that many more babies in the community may be shaken than are admitted with a recognised head injury.

The programme will be presented by:

Kati Wilson - National Coordinator, Shaken Baby Prevention Programme, ADHB


Thursday 29 October 2015

Hauora Tairāwhiti, Tangata Rite Building

9:30am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Friday 30 October 2015

Te Puia Springs Hospital Board Room

9:30am – 11:30am

Friday 30 October 2015

Hauora Tairāwhiti, Corporate Services

2:00pm – 4:00pm


The presentation comprises of a two hour training session so anyone who attends will be able to provide the Shaken Baby Prevention programme in their own practice or organisation.

Copies of the DVD and educational resources will be available.

To register contact Nicki Dever 021 407 404

Hauora Tairāwhiti - Women, Child & Youth Clinical Care Group