our programs
Safe Baby Program

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois offers 3 programs underneath the "Safe Baby Program" umbrella. Read on to learn more!

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Trainings

Shaken Baby Syndrome occurs when an infant or young child is shaken forcefully. Shaking can cause serious brain injury and even death! PCA Illinois provides trainings that help participants understand the signs, effects, and causes of SBS, and the impact SBS has on families and society.

Safe Sleep Program

Safe sleep habits are crucial when caring for a baby. 111 sleep-related deaths occurred in Illinois in 2020. Unsafe sleep is the leading cause of death for children one year old and younger. 

This tragedy is preventable! Remember the ABCs of safe sleep: babies should be Alone, on their Backs, in a safe Crib.

Happiest Baby on the Block Program

Happiest Baby Classes

 

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois is excited to offer Happiest Baby on the Block parenting classes. Several options are available to bring this incredible resource to your program, agency or organization.

  • Prevent Child Abuse Illinois can provide a Happiest Baby on the Block class for your new and expectant parents. Class participants will receive a Parent Kit that includes The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD, Soothing Sounds CD and a swaddling blanket.

  • A second option is a short informational presentation for your directors and staff introducing the Happiest Baby on the Block techniques including how your staff can become Certified Happiest Baby Educators.

Resources

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois has compiled and provided PDF resources to help parents better understand how to deal with crying babies. Click the links below to learn more.

Learn more about crying.

20 Ways to Cope with Crying

Ways to Relax

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PCA ILLINOIS' SAFE BABY PROGRAMS OR TO SCHEDULE A TRAINING CONTACT:

Belinda Farr

bfarr@pcaillinois.org

773-371-6500

708-609-4736