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Safety

New York State Office of Children & Family Services

1-800-345-KIDS
(1-800-345-5437)

1-518-473-7793

ocfs.ny.gov

Go to the “Prevention” tab and click on “Keeping Children Safe” including coping tips and information about shaken baby syndrome.

New York State Department of Health–Bureau of Injury Prevention

1-518-473-1143

www.nyhealth.gov

Search for “Child Injury Prevention” to find safety fact sheets for children from birth to 19 years and toolkits on several topics including shaken baby syndrome.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov

An excellent list of safety concerns, both in and out of the home, visit the website and look for “Safety in the Home and Community” sections by age group.

National Safety Council

www.nsc.org

Key safety tips can be found at the “At Home & In the Community” page.

Kids Health

www.kidshealth.org

Find information on baby proofing your home and other safety tips. Look for the “First Aid and Safety” section.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

www.dontshake.org

Offers awareness programs to prevent infant abuse such as the Period of PURPLE Crying by helping parents understand the frustrating features of crying in normal infants.