Winona State University's National Child Protection Training Center Receives Grant

In partnership with the Shaken Baby Alliance and Center for Effective Discipline, WSU's NCPTC has received a grant worth up to $45K to produce educational materials on shaken baby syndrome.
By: Winona State University Communication Office
Feb. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- The National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University, in partnership with the Shaken Baby Alliance and Center for Effective Discipline, has received a grant from the Matty Eappen Foundation to provide prevention education to address abusive head trauma and shaken baby syndrome.

The $15,000 grant is renewable for up to three years, for a total of $45,000.

NCPTC will produce 12 national prevention webinars based on the “When Babies Cry” curriculum. Webinars will teach the dangers of shaking a baby and give caregivers a plan of action if they feel overwhelmed or frustrated. The webinars will also address typical behaviors in children and tools for coping.

Each 1.5-hour pre-recorded presentation will be followed by a live 30-minute question and answer segment. Webinars will be presented free of charge.

The curriculum will also include classroom objectives, handout materials and brochures in both English and Spanish so that it can be used by classroom teachers and other training professionals.

The target audience will be high school students, pregnant and parenting teens, high-risk parents, childcare referral agencies, and childcare training programs.

The webinars will be offered a minimum of four times per year for three years.

“We are honored to receive this grant and we look forward to expanding our child abuse prevention initiatives. Each year, as many as 2,000 children are killed by a caretaker and most of these cases involve abusive head trauma to an infant. Many of these fatalities can be prevented. We are hopeful this grant will prevent significant injury or death to many children,” said Victor Vieth, Director of the National Child Protection Training Center.


About the National Child Protection Training Center

The National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) strives to end child abuse, neglect and all other forms of child maltreatment in three generations through education, training, awareness, prevention, advocacy and the pursuit of justice.  NCPTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on educational curriculum development and training for child protection professionals across the country. 

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Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive, regional public university with more than 8,500 students. Its mission is to educate and enlighten our citizenry at a distinctive institution: a community of learners improving our world.
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