Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), previously known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is a devastating form of child abuse.
The ICON Programme is a preventative programme, based around helping parents cope with a crying baby. The word ‘ICON’ represents the following message:
I – Infant crying is normal
C – Comforting methods can sometimes soothe the baby
O – It’s OK to walk away
N – Never, ever shake a baby
ICON Launch Event
On 18th November 2020 a virtual launch event was held across Sussex to share the key messages from ICON and let professionals know about the programme and how it can prevent babies from suffering abusive head trauma.
Further ICON Information: