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OUR MISSION
To promote public awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome, advocate justice for the victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome, and provide support, guidance, understanding and compassion for the families of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
National Shaken
Baby Coalition
652 Frederick St.
Edwardsville, IL
62025-1223

Current Board Members
  • Debbie Dycus, Cofounder/Illinois, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Denise Isings, Cofounder/Washington State & Arizona, Vice President
  • Michele Poole, Cofounder/Florida
  • Janet Simmons, Cofounder/Illinois, President
  • SBS Organizations
    The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    The Children of SBS
    The Skipper Initiative
    The Kierra Harrison Foundation for Child Safety
    Shaken Baby Prevention
    Shaken Baby Association
    The Shaken Baby Alliance
    Don't Shake Jake
    Project COPE
    Matty Eappen Foundation
    Reagan's Rescue Fund


    Family Participation Opportunity

    Dear Friends:

    The National Shaken Baby Coalition cordially invites you to participate in our fourth production for the family reception presentation to be shown at the Eighth North American Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome in 2010. Our first presentation included the pictures and stories of 42 SBS victims, the second 62 and the third 80, but sadly there are so many more pictures and stories that need to be included. We are striving to include as many families as we can to give a more accurate accounting of the number of families impacted. It is also a way to pay tribute to our SBS victims.

    If you would like to participate, please CLICK HERE for the photo release form, fill it out, send it back and include a picture(s), share your story and return to me no later than August 1, 2010 to allow time for production. Photos will not be returned unless requested.

    One free copy of the DVD will be given to each family that submits a photo and story. We also ask that if you know of other SBS families to please pass this information along to them also, as they might not be on our mailing list.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email and I would be more than happy to assist you.

    Sincerely,
    Debbie Dycus
    Cofounder, Secretary/Treasurer



     Latest News

    Information


    Dear Friends:

    The National Shaken Baby Coalition cordially invites you to participate in our fourth SBS Family Tribute DVD that will be shown at the Eleventh International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 12-14, 2010.

    Our first tribute included pictures and stories of 42 SBS victims, the second 62 and the third included 80. Sadly there are so many more stories that need to be included. We strive to include as many families as we can to give a more accurate accounting of the number of families impacted. It is also a powerful way to pay tribute to our SBS victims.

    If you would like to be included and have not participated in the past, please complete the photo release form, include a picture(s), share your story and return to me no later than August 1, 2010 to allow time for production. Mailed photos will not be returned unless requested. If you have participated previously, please send me any pictures you would like to add to this year’s DVD. If you do not submit any new pictures, the previous pictures submitted will be used again. If your contact information has changed since you originally signed your photo release, please email me your updated information to insure you get your copy.

    As always, one free copy of the DVD will be given to each family that participates. We also ask that if you know of other SBS families, please pass this information along to them also, as they might not be on any of our mailing list.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email (info@shakenbabycoalition.org) and I will be more than happy to assist you.

    Sincerely,
    Debbie Dycus
    Cofounder, Secretary/Treasurer

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    It is with sad hearts that we report Taylor Nicole Rogers, great niece of Debbie Dycus, Cofounder of the National Shaken Baby Coalition passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 1:45pm at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.

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    SBS Prevention Act 2008

    S.1204 - A bill to enhance Federal efforts focused on public awareness and education about the risks and dangers associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome.
    Sponsor: Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] (introduced 4/25/2007)
    Cosponsors (9)
    Related Bills: H.R.2052
    Latest Major Action: 4/25/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

    Please contact your Senators to sign on as sponsors of this Act. Our goal is to get every state on board.

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    Contact info for federal legislators:
    HOUSE OF GOVERNMENT

    Contact info for Senate:
    SENATE.GOV

    For the text of the bills: (search-shaken)
    VIEW THE TEXT OF THE BILLS

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    "National SBS Awareness Week"

    The third week of April 2006, 2007 & 2008 were recognized by the US Senate as National Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week.

    2006 Awareness Week (Senate Resolution 439)


    2007 Awareness Week (Senate Resolution 163)

    2008 Awareness Week (Senate Resolution 518)

    Start planning now to contact your representatives in January 2009 to enact this resolution for the third week of April 2009 in your own state.

    Our goal is to have all 50 states represented. Congratulations to those who enacted the resolution in their individual state also.

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    Shaken Baby Syndrome Advocates Receive Awards at the 14th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference

    Janet Simmons, Decatur, and Debbie Dycus, Edwardsville, were presented with 2008 Friend of Children Volunteer Awards at Prevent Child Abuse Illinois' 14th Annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference in Oak Brook on November 20, 2008.

    Janet and Debbie were acknowledged for their volunteer efforts as cofounders of The National Shaken Baby Coalition.

    The coalition provides public awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome and online support for families and friends who have been affected by the syndrome.

    Both Janet and Debbie have testified before Illinois legislators and have presented at workshops throughout the state to educate about the dangers of shaking an infant.

    Janet's daughter, Kristina (age 10) and Debbie's niece, Taylor (age 9) were each shaken when they were infants and they each suffered devastating injuries from those incidents.

    Janet and Debbie take their children with them as they go to daycare centers, high schools, and civic groups to educate the public about Shaken Baby Syndrome.

    More than 500 child abuse prevention advocates were present as Janet and Debbie received the 2008 Friend of Children Volunteer Awards for their courageous and generous advocacy on behalf of Illinois children and families.


    Over the past ten years, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) has hosted and collaborated on the largest conferences on shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma (SBS/AHT) in the world. These North American and international conferences bring together the top world experts to present, and brings together individuals from all fields that work with and are affected by injuries inflicted on infants and young children through shaking.

    Eleventh International Conference on
    Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma
    September 12, 13, 14, 2010 Atlanta, Georgia

    Conference Registration Info Link:

    http://www.dontshake.org/sbs.php?topNavID=5&subNavID=38&navID=452

    Sponsored by:
    The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    http://www.dontshake.com/


    Shaken Baby Coalition

    Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the collection of signs and symptoms resulting from the violent shaking of an infant or small child.

    It is a form of child abuse.

    In America last year, approximately 1,200 - 1,400 children were shaken for whom treatment was sought. Of these tiny victims, 25 -30% died as a result of their injuries. The rest will have lifelong complications.

    It is likely that many more babies suffer from the effects of SBS and no one knows, because SBS victims rarely have any external evidence of trauma.

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