Journal Article

'Don't shake the baby': towards a prevention strategy

J Shepherd and A Sampson

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 30, issue 6, pages 721-735
Published in print December 2000 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online December 2000 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
'Don't shake the baby': towards a prevention strategy

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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.

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Subjects: Social Work

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