The Wisconsin Legislature’s 2006 Prevent Violence Against Children Act went into effect in April 2007. The Act required that all child care providers working with children under age 5 years receive training in Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention and how to manage crying, fussing, or distraught children. Wisconsin’s required Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Prevention Training for Child Care Providers has been updated and renamed Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) Prevention Training for Child Care Providers. By September 1, 2020, department-approved SBS 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 no later than September 1, 2020. 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
Date of the training is Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (register and pay by 8/3/21). No late registrations will be taken.
The cost is $50 per person for 2 hours of training. You will need a computer with a camera and audio capabilities and be able to connect to Zoom for the training. The connection and handouts will be sent via email before the training itself.
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