National ICON week.
National ICON week – 25 - 29 September 2023 - week of webinars
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) Harrow are delivering a webinar on:
- 25 September 2023 2-2.30pm
- 28 September 2023 1-1.30pm
Details about the national ICON week of webinars programme can be found here.
What ICON stands for
ICON is all about helping people who care for babies to cope with crying.
The idea for the ICON programme and the different interventions within it was conceived by Dr Suzanne Smith PhD following a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship to USA and Canada in 2016 which included the study of effective interventions and research into the prevention of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT).
Research suggests that some lose control when a baby’s crying becomes too much. Some go on to shake a baby with devastating consequences. Suzanne found that the most effective evidence-based programmes studied provide a simple message that supports parents/caregivers to cope with infant crying.
Apart from preventing AHT, most people who have ever cared for a baby appreciate some advice about how to comfort a crying baby and how to cope when it goes on for a long time.