Child Safety

The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara  is committed to prevention and safety for children of all ages.

Safe Sleep

Every year babies in New York die under circumstances where an unsafe sleep position may have played a role.

Keep your baby safe. Follow the ABCs of safe sleep:

A – Alone. Baby should sleep Alone.

B – Back. Put baby on their Back.

C – Crib. Put baby in a safe Crib

For more information contact the New York State Department of Health or the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Watch this new video on safe sleep and reducing the risk of SIDS.

See our Safe Sleep page.

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome or Abuse Head Trauma (AHT) is a form of child abuse that happens when an infant or toddler is violently shaken. Victims of AHT often have bleeding on the brain and brain swelling. Frequently, the abuser shakes the baby in response to the baby’s crying.

What you can do:

  • Hold your child close
  • Turn on music
  • Give your baby a warm bath
  • Take your baby for a walk or a ride in the car
  • Get support for yourself – talk to a family member or friend or have someone you trust care for the baby.

For more information contact the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Additional Resources

Consumer Safe Products Safety Commission

NetSmartz (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

New York State Safe Kids Coalition

Prevent Child Injury

Safe Kids USA