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What is Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome? 

Once termed Shaken Baby Syndrome, Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma is the third leading cause of head injury among children in the United States and is the leading cause of serious head injury in the first year of life according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .  Abusive Head Trauma can be cause by shaking a child, hitting their head against a hard object or a combination of shaking & impact.  Inconsolable crying is the #1 reason people shake an infant. Other reasons include potty training difficulty, feeding problems, and interrupting an activity the caregiver is trying to complete.

News and Updates

  • Executive Director, Dan Luetje, is recognized for his service


    In recognition of Dan Luetje's commitment to the community and for his outstanding service, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has contributed $250 to One Shake Is All It Takes on Dan's behalf as part of the Dollars for Doers program for Blue Cross employees.

    Dan began volunteering with One Shake Is All It Takes in 2015, becoming our Executive Director.  As our Executive Director, Dan is responsible for the overall strategic and operational responsibility for One Shake Is All It Takes staff, programs, expansion, volunteers and execution of our mission.

    "Blue Cross employees donate thousands of volunteer hours in fulfilling our purpose of making a healthy difference in people's lives," said Michael Jones, director of Internal Communications and Community Relations.  "Through the Dollars for Doers program, our employees can make an even greater impact on their communities.  Blue Cross is pleased to support their efforts."

    As part of the Blue Cross Dollars for Doers program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota will award $250 to eligible nonprofit organizations for which a Blue Cross employee volunteers 40 hours or more per calendar year.

    Thank you Dan! 


  • We are currently seeking Board members!


    2016 is the start of a new year with new opportunities for you to help prevent child abuse!

    Our organization is currently seeking Board Members who can expand our capabilities and strengthen our connections in Minnesota while pursuing our
     mission.  We believe that this work has never been more important than it is today.

    If you would like more information on current openings or would like an application, please contact Kelsie by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 651-212-5977 ext. 6

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