Seattle Children's Shaken Baby Awareness
Jamie Thompson sits next to her 8 year old son, Colby, who requires 24-hour care after suffering abuse at the hands of a babysitter. The daily effort Thompson and her family goes through to care for Colby can cloud the memories of the happy baby he used to be. “It is a big problem. The consequences of what can happen to these kids is phenomenal and the part that is so concerning to us is that it is preventable,” said Christine Baker, program coordinator for the Period of PURPLE Crying, an education program promoted by Seattle Children’s Protection, Advocacy and Outreach Program.
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