'Don't Shake the Baby': Towards a Prevention Strategy


Sampson, Alice and Shepherd, Julie 2000. 'Don't Shake the Baby': Towards a Prevention Strategy. British Journal of Social Work. 30 (6), pp. 721-735.
AuthorsSampson, Alice and Shepherd, Julie

This paper reports on the findings of a study on the extent to which carers felt like shaking, and shook, their babies and young children and the circumstances surrounding the feelings and/or actions of shaking. The research was designed to inform a 'Don't Shake Your Baby' campaign planned by the prevention sub-committee of the London Borough of Newham's Area Child Protection Committee. The main findings from interviews with 83 mothers, and self-completion questionnaires completed by 152 secondary school students, are discussed. Recommendations for a prevention programme are suggested in light of the findings.

Keywordsbabies; carers; Don't Shake Your Baby; Newham; intervention; prevention programme; social work; child abuse; Shaken baby syndrome; SBS; encephalopathy; research perspective
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Journal citation30 (6), pp. 721-735
Accepted author manuscript
Web address (URL)http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/30/6/721
Publication dates
PrintDec 2000
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Jun 2009
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Shepherd, J., Sampson, A., (2000) ''Don't Shake the Baby': Towards a Prevention Strategy' British Journal of Social Work 30 (6) 721-735.

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