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ICON – Babies cry , you can cope

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December 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

“Babies cry, you can cope!”  

ICON is an evidence based programme adopted by health and social care organisations in the UK  which aims to raise awareness of infant crying, including how to cope, in a bid  to support  parents/carers, reduce stress and prevent abusive head trauma in babies. 

Research shows that some parents and caregivers can lose control when a baby’s crying becomes too much. Some go on to shake a baby with devastating consequences. Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) causes catastrophic brain injuries, which can lead to death, or significant long-term health and learning disabilities.  

This session aims to look at what ICON is and why it is so important to spread the simple ICON message. It will look at how we currently share ICON information and encourage all practitioners to consider how they can strengthen this advice and support with the parents they work with .


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