Abusive Head Trauma Prevention training (formerly titled Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Training)
Pre-registration required. Additional fee applies: $100
Becca Elbert, Assistant Director
Child Care Partnership a program of Western Dairyland
This 2-hour course will provide teachers with the Train the Trainer to become an approved trainer of Abusive Head Trauma Prevention training (formerly titled Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Training). Upon completion of this training, participants will be included on the WI DCF Approved Trainers list.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is one form of Abusive Head Trauma. AHT also includes injury, not only to the brain, but to the skull and spinal cord, which can result from shaking or from inflicting trauma on the head by other means, such as throwing, intentionally dropping, striking, or other forms of impact. Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Training for Child Care Providers addresses the latest information on:
- Abusive Head Trauma
- The Period of Purple Crying
- Strategies and challenges of soothing
- Coping with frustration
- Having a plan and educating others
As of September 1, 2020, department-approved trainers offering a stand-alone class, department-approved agencies providing non-credit, department-approved, entry-level training courses (Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care), instructors of Wisconsin Technical College courses for credit, and high school teachers of the DPI Assistant Child Care Teacher course must begin using the new AHT Prevention Training for Child Care Providers developed in partnership by the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, in consultation with the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Department-approved SBS trainers who have previously completed an SBS Train the Trainer session are not required to complete the new AHT Prevention Train the Trainer but are encouraged to do so. All department-approved trainers must begin to implement the new AHT curriculum as of September 1, 2020.
More information can be found here: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/ccic/aht-training
List of currently approved trainers: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccic/pdf/aht/aht-trainers.pdf