Article on shaken baby syndrome wins 2018 Article of the Year award
BCIRPU’s publication on the effectiveness of the Period of PURPLE Crying program in BC has received the 2018 Article of the Year Award from the journal Child Abuse and Neglect.
This study investigates the rates of shaken baby syndrome (SBS) in BC and shows that the program was associated with a 35% reduction in the number of children under two admitted to BC hospitals with shaking-related injuries.
“On behalf of my co-authors, we were thrilled to be notified that our article describing a program to prevent abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome implemented in British Columbia was chosen as the 2018 Article of the Year,” said Dr. Ronald Barr, lead author of the study.
Read more on the BCIRPU website.