Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Prevention Program



ONF SBS Prevention ~ Phase II

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has recently expanded its Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention initiative with “Phase II” - designed to provide optimal support and prevention information to a greater cohort of parents and caregivers; to develop leaders in health care and community-based prevention of inflicted infant head trauma (SBS) across Ontario; and to create centres of excellence that will act as resources and central sites for other health care settings and communities in their regions.

We welcome new partners from ~

  •  Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) and Chatham-  Kent Public Health Unit (CKPHU)
  •  Haldiman-Norfolk Health Unit
  •  Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS)
  •  Huron County Health Unit
  •  Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU)
  •  Peel Children's Aid
  •  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  •  Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
  • William Osler Health Network (Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital)

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This website provides information and support to team members and communities across Ontario who are part of the province-wide implementation of the ONF Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program - for both Phase I and Phase II.

This research program is funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, with Principal Investigator Dr. Richard Volpe, Professor and Projects Director, Life Span Adaptation Projects, Laidlaw Research Centre, Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto.

The links on the left provide access to the program's background; to resources offered by community team members and by the staff at the University of Toronto; and to other national and international websites that may be of additional support.

Final Report Phase I
Preventing Inflicted
Infant Head Trauma:
A Best Practice Implementation

Now available

Life Span Adaptation Projects - Institute of Child Study - University of Toronto

45 Walmer Road, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2X2