Beyond the Headlines: Child Abuse

Show topic: Child Abuse

March 28, 2010
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings
Show topic: Child Abuse

This week's episode talks about the terrible consequences that can result from child abuse and neglect. And we'll share with you some valuable resources that promote healthy families and the mental health of children.

If you're a parent and you need help, don't hesitate to call right away - it's FREE and confidential!

  • 24-Hour Parental Stress TALK Line: 415-441-KIDS (5437)
  • United Way's Help Line: 2-1-1 or 800-273-6222

Studio Guests:

Katie Albright
Executive Director, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

Harvey Karp, M.D.
Author, "The Happiest Baby on the Block"

Chris Stewart, M.D.
UCSF Pediatrician
Director of Inpatient Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital
Co-Director, Child Abuse Rotation for Residents

Betty Creary
Community Outreach Manager, United Way's 2-1-1

Additional Resources

UCSF publishes a brochure on how to stop a baby from crying, and not shaking a baby. Brochure is in English, Spanish and Chinese. This link takes you to the San Francisco Shaken Baby Prevention Project:

The 24-Hour Parental Stress TALK Line 415-441-KIDS (415-441-5437) is a free, confidential 24-hour counseling and crisis line for parents, run by the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. Learn about the Center's programs, including respite care, counseling and a parent drop-in center at:

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Dial 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Upcoming Events

Free Lecture by Dr. Harvey Karp (on how to calm a crying baby)
SF Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Project
SF Child Abuse Prevention Center
April 29, 2010
2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, 3333 California Street, San Francisco
Sign up using the form, as seating is limited. Details are on the form at this link:

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
13th Annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon
April 30, 2010
11:00 a.m. Registration; 12:00 p.m. Luncheon
Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco

Additional Resources
Dial 2-1-1 for local social service resources

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