On Saturday, July 1, 2023, the Evergreen Learning Coach Russelle Mae Ignacio, conducted a two-hour training on the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT). Eleven child care providers in Saipan attended this health and safety training via remote learning.
The training on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma is crucial to child care programs that provide services to children under two years old and is one requirement of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. This Act requires all child care programs receiving Child Care Development funds to implement health and safety provisions that address the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma as it is one of the most common cases of child abuse in the United States.
This training is made possible through funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care, CNMI CCDF Program under the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs.