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Social Media Toolkit - Preventing Abusive Head Trauma

This social media toolkit is intended to help educate parents and community members about preventing abusive head trauma. For research concerning abusive head trauma please refer to our updated bibliography or visit CALiO.org.

Questions about this toolkit?  Contact Pam Clasgens pclasgens@nationalcac.org

Instructions

For Text: Highlight text. While text is highlighted, right click and choose copy. Navigate to social media page and in space intended for text right click the mouse and choose paste.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IMAGES. Save file to computer. Upload video to social media page from saved location.

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Parenting is a tough job.

You do not have to face this stress alone! Alabama's Parenting Assistance Line is there to help you cope while keeping your child safe and well.

Call or text today: 866-962-3030

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Stressed? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Worse?

Help is available! Call or text Alabama's Parenting Assistance Line at 866-962-3030 for an empathetic ear, confidential conversation, and suggestions from the experts. Outside Alabama, call the Fussy Baby Warmline at 888-431-BABY (2229) or the Parent Stress Line at 800-632-8188.

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All babies cry and parents get frustrated sometimes.

Try these tips to soothe baby during this difficult time.

If you’re feeling frustrated, put baby in a safe place for a few minutes and focus on calming yourself down.

Remember, it's okay to ask for help. You aren't in this alone.

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A crying baby, who will not calm down, can add to any parent's stress.

Don't wait to reach out for help.

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Grandparents are such an important part of a baby's development!

You can help ease the stress of your grandchild's parents by offering some free snuggle time with baby.

It's a win-win-win for you, baby, and the proud parents!

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The saying "it takes a village" is more than just a catchy phrase. We can all help lower the stress level of new parents!

By offering to help with cleaning, run errands, or by bringing over a meal you are making a difference.

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Bringing home a newborn is an exciting and stressful time for a family.

And you can help lift some of the burden during the first year at home by offering to take on some chores, dropping off food, even lending an ear.

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Any new parents in your life? You can make a huge difference for the parents and baby!

Offering to help around the house and with errands can make a huge difference during the stressful points in this journey.

Offering a kind word lets the parent know they aren't alone.

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