National ICON week is here and there is lots of information and a wide range of resources to share with colleagues, in team meetings so that key messages can be shared with families.
The second annual ICON week (26 to 30 September 2022) is here to raise awareness of infant crying and how to cope to support parents/carers and prevent serious injury, illness and even death of young babies as a result of Abusive Head Trauma that happens when someone shakes a baby.
ICON is a programme adopted by a range of organisations in the UK, including in East Sussex, to provide information about infant crying, including how to cope, support parents/carers, and reduce stress.
This year’s ICON Week is focusing on sharing ideas and best practice.
More than 15 webinars are taking place throughout the week with speakers from the military, police, primary care, parent ambassadors, health visitors, and the education section. These are open to everyone, and the access details are below.
You can also use the ICON Resources – Infant crying is normal – ESSCP webpage to access more information relating to keeping babies safe.