training topics

training topics

abusive head trauma prevention

Abusive Head Trauma is the name for injuries to an infant’s brain caused by vigorous shaking and/or blunt impact to the head.

This kind of violent behavior most often happens as a result of a caregiver’s extreme and overwhelming frustration in response to a baby’s incessant crying. The effects of Abusive Head Trauma are devastating for the victims and their families, but we know that Abusive Head Trauma can be prevented.

trainings:

all babies cry: train the trainer

all babies cry: community module

all babies cry: information webinar

 

all babies cry - train the trainer

length: 6 hours

This one-day training program prepares community professionals to conduct Abusive Head Trauma prevention trainings in their agencies and communities. The training provides participants with an understanding of Abusive Head Trauma, including its definition, causes, and consequences.  Participants will also learn methods of engaging parents and other caregivers in strength-based discussions related to understanding and responding effectively to infant crying and to calming themselves in situations where they may be frustrated or overwhelmed with an infant’s crying.  Finally, participants are prepared to deliver a half-day community training module in their agencies and communities.

 

all babies cry - community module

length: 3 hours

This half-day training is designed for a wide range of community professionals who work with families with infants and young children. It provides participants with an understanding of Abusive Head Trauma, including its definition, causes, and consequences.  Participants will also learn methods of engaging parents and other caregivers in strength-based discussions related to understanding and responding effectively to infant crying and to calming themselves in situations where they may be frustrated or overwhelmed with an infant’s crying.

 

all babies cry - information webinar

length: 3 hours

This webinar will explore the formative research and development process that resulted in "All Babies Cry" (ABC). It empowers new parents with practical demonstrations of infant soothing and clear strategies for managing normal stress in parenting. Webinar participants will learn about the ABC program components and opportunities for community based implementation in Massachusetts. 

Visit our training calendar to see the upcoming training schedule or email Anitza Guadarrama-Tiernan.