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Report to Congress: Feasibility of Uniform Data Collection on "Shaken Baby Syndrome" or Abusive Head Trauma

Published: November 30, 2015
Categories:
Research
Topics:
Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare

This report represents the HHS response to the requirement to conduct a feasibility assessment of the mandated report on shaken baby syndrome, referenced herein primarily as AHT, the more inclusive term recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The assessment included a literature review on incidence of AHT; identification of related federal activities, including activities authorized under CAPTA; stakeholder discussions; and broad consideration of benefits and costs involved.