Preventing Abusive Head Trauma: The Crying Connection

Stop child abuse before it starts.



Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is a serious form of child abuse, most commonly triggered by crying. By explaining why babies cry, identifying frustration thresholds, and providing tips on how to cope with infant crying, this proactive program is a must-see for anyone who has an infant in their care. Featuring relatable and diverse families, Preventing Abusive Head Trauma provides parents and caregivers with clear, up-to-date information and easy steps to take to help avoid a preventable injury.

Content Includes:

  • Crying – crying is normal and all babies do it, description of AHT, animation of effect on baby’s brain from shaking or blunt force
  • Taking a Time Out – describes frustration threshold and losing control, how to take a time out and put baby in a safe place, choosing the right caregiver, symptoms of AHT, importance of calling 911 immediately
  • Creating a Plan – make a checklist of baby’s physical needs, effective soothing techniques, asking for help, eating well, getting enough sleep, exercise

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Closed Captioning

English Only

Release Year


Program Length

15 min.


Ages 13-Adult

Number of Volumes

Single Volume

Program Consultants

Antonia Chiesa, MD • Kristi Conroy BA, IBCLC • Mark Dias MD, FAANS, FAAP • Tamara Drechsler-Corbeil, RN,, MSN • George Lithco • Sandy Nipper BSN RN • Teresa Olsen, M.Ed. • Roxy Swoboda, ICCE, BA • Abby Waldbaum MA • Edie Wilkerson, RN • Kathryn Wells, MD • Lane Volpe


  • I’m impressed with the quality and appeal of this video.
    It’s wonderful to show clear, concise information regarding this very important topic.

    Kristi R. Conroy, BA, IBCLC, CCST
  • Not only does this film educate about this important issue, but it offers concrete steps
    to parents and caregivers of infants on how to avoid AHT.

    Roxy Swoboda, ICCE, BA

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