PADA Popup Chat #29 – Power to Protect Programme
PADA Popup chats are free, short sessions to promote up-to-date and relevant information about perinatal mental health. Join our Zoom chat for a live, interactive session where you can ask questions from our subject expert, giving you more tools for yourself, and to help whānau and families in the perinatal period of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.
PADA Popup Chat #29
Power to Protect
with Sheila Fowlie
Rāhina Monday – 15 Ākuhata August – 10:30am – 11:30am
Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) or Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of head injury in children under 2 years of age. Around 20 to 30 infants and children are admitted in New Zealand hospitals each year as a result of SBS, and this number is rising. One in five of these children will die and those who survive will have permanent brain damage. Recognising this as a national health crisis and believing that ‘Prevention is better than cure’; the specialist team at Te Puararuhau developed a primary prevention programme.
This programme provides a unique, evidence-based opportunity to provide effective, simple, and consistent education about crying infants and the harm caused by shaking a baby. It is information that every parent and caregiver of a baby needs to know, and has been shown to reduce the incidence of AHT.
We invite you to take a journey with Sheila Fowlie to explore the incidence, causes and impact of this devastating injury on our tamariki, whānau and New Zealand society. Together we can discover the positive steps we could all take towards protecting our most vulnerable.
“Never Ever Shake A Baby
It is normal for babies to cry, and it’s normal for caregivers to get frustrated. Have a plan for what you will do if your baby keeps crying and you become upset or frustrated. It is never ever OK to shake a baby. Make sure that all the people who care for your baby know this. Never leave your baby alone with anyone that you think might lose control.”
For this and more information go to KidsHealth.org Never Ever Shake A Baby.
Sheila Fowlie is the National Coordinator, Nurse Specialist for the Power to Protect Programme (P2P). The Power to Protect Programme is developed and a part of the Te Puaruruhau- Child Protection unit at Starship Child Health in Auckland New Zealand. Her role as the national coordinator for P2P is to provide leadership, coordination and support for the implementation and evaluation of the Power to Protect Programme at a national level. Sheila graduated with the degree in Bachelor in Comprehensive Nurse and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Nursing.
Learn more about Te Puaruruhau – Child Protection Power to Protect Programme here.
PADA Popups are free, short sessions to promote recent and relevant information about perinatal mental health. The information is educational and not clinical advice. We will be using Zoom – please make sure you have this loaded on your device and register your details register your details using this link. The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event. Maximum of 500 people. The session will be recorded for those that are unable to attend. Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Please note by registering for this event you give permission for the recording to be shared on the PADA website and public social media. Your face and comments may be seen and heard. Our target audience is healthcare providers as PADA’s role is to provide tools/training/networking to those supporting families suffering from anxiety or depression during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. We want to provide as much support to those working on the frontline – let us know if you are interested in presenting or ideas of presentations you want to hear.