All Children Deserve Great Childhoods! 
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Winter, 2016


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Jeremy Goeckner
Director of
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Kristin Kaufman
Prevention Specialist
Central Region
Free Happiest Baby on the Block Training   

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Prevention Specialists are available to provide Happiest Baby on the Block training to parents and caregivers throughout Illinois. This training teaches parents Dr. Harvey Karp's 5 S's as well as providing information about Shaken Baby Syndrome and safe sleep environments for babies.

Schedule your training today.
If you are a certified educator and require assistance or want to become certified, please feel free to contact PCA Illinois at (217) 522-1129 for more information.   Need materials in Spanish or have other questions?   Email us.

For More Information About the Happiest Baby Program Contact:  

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois  
 528 South 5th Street
Suite 211 
Springfield, IL 62701
 (217) 522-1129
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Watch your inbox for more information and ideas for planning your April 2017 child abuse prevention awareness activities.
Happy New Year
Start the new year out with a training that helps to protect children from child sexual abuse. 'Stewards of Children' is a child sexual abuse prevention training for adults, especially those in youth serving organizations. For more information and to schedule your training contact Jennifer Samartano at 630-701-4710 or
Shaken Baby Syndrome Workshops

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) can happen when an infant or young child is violently shaken. The results can be deadly!
Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Community Workshops educate parents, grandparents, caregivers, and the public about the dangers of shaking an infant. Shaken Baby Syndrome Train-the-Trainer Workshops provide professionals and volunteers the skills and materials needed to become comfortable conducting Community Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention presentations.
To schedule a Shaken Baby Syndrome Train-the-Trainer or a Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Community workshop email Belinda Farr. Both the Train-the-Trainer and the Community presentation are free and meets the DCFS requirements for Licensed Home Day Care Providers.

Visit the PCA Illinois website for the most current information on SBS and other prevention programs  

Shaken Baby Syndrome