Children's Hospital Colorado

Additional Resources for Parents

Use these additional resources to learn more about caring for a fussy baby and how to prevent shaken baby syndrome (SBS). Within this list are organizations and networks that can help you calm a crying baby and provide support for parents and caregivers.

How to report child abuse or neglect

Call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-264-5437 (1-844-CO-4-Kids). The hotline is designed to provide one, easy-to-remember toll-free phone number for individuals to use statewide to report suspected child abuse and neglect. 

The hotline serves as a direct, immediate and efficient route to the counties which are responsible for accepting and responding to child abuse and neglect inquiries and reports. All hotline calls will be routed to the county where a child resides. 

Order free SBS prevention brochures

We provide free brochures to community partners to educate about the dangers of shaking a baby and the importance of making a plan to prevent SBS. You can either request brochures be mailed to you, or download a copy now (.pdf).

1-877-627-9227 (877-6-CRYCARE)

All babies cry, but some cry more than others. For parents, caring for a fussy baby can be exhausting and frustrating. There is no quick fix, but there is help. Fussy Baby Network Colorado is a program for parents who have concerns about their baby's fussiness during the first year of life. The Fussy Baby team is available to talk by phone via a “Warmline” to listen and to provide support and resources.

Infant specialists are also available to meet with you in your home to explore your concerns and offer support. We will talk about your baby's day, think together about strategies to soothe and calm your baby, and explore ways that you can enjoy your baby more and begin to take care of yourself. There is no charge for this service.

720-777-0123

There is always someone close at hand when you call Children's Colorado's ParentSmart Healthline. Caring pediatric nurses are available 24/7 to answer your questions, free of charge.

1-877-695-7996 for English

1-866-527-3264 for Spanish

Families First Colorado has served families and professionals as a Colorado nonprofit organization for more than 25 years helping to nurture children and strengthen families. The Family Support Line is a one-stop resource line to learn about local community resources, parent support groups and parent education classes.

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

This site includes prevention programs and materials, a library of resources, conference information, speaker listings and information targeted to parents, childcare providers, medical professionals, legal professionals, investigation professionals and educators.

Shaken Baby Alliance

This is an advocacy website for SBS children and their families working alongside friends and professionals in a community effort. This family and victim support network for families affected by SBS provides medical information, answers to common questions, prevention, family support, support group resources, victim advocacy, recommended reading and links to related websites.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

Crimes Against Children Research Center

Parents and caregivers can play a very important role in helping children and adolescents recover from their traumatic experiences. They may feel isolated in their efforts, but they are not alone. Other families have faced similar experiences, and professionals have developed effective ways to help children and families recover from trauma. The resources offered through these pages will help you learn not only about child traumatic stress but about a child's healthy development and ways to seek help.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.

Massachusetts Citizens for Children

Massachusetts Citizens for Children is the oldest state-based child advocacy program in the country. The site provides advocacy for children included Shaken Baby Syndrome resources.

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