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“Our goals are to help students get into careers and to help the ones that do make the mistake of becoming pregnant before graduating high school.”

Chrissy Storms, FACS Teacher, Warren Central High School, Bowling Green, KY

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“If we’ve helped prevent teen pregnancy, if we helped girls develop that self-confidence and self-esteem they need to know what’s best for them, we’ll have been successful.”

Deb Hester-Harrison, President, Girls Inc. of Memphis, Memphis, TN

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“These products provide a consistent, safe experience for students before going into a clinical setting.  They have the opportunity to handle these babies in different ways; to know what is safe; and how to bathe and swaddle them; to understand how to approach them.”

Jessie Daniels, NAU Skills Lab Coordinator, National American University

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“There is definitely an element of fun at first. However, once the students begin to try to complete different tasks, they begin to see the issues of aging in a different light. It is important to keep bringing them back to this reality.”

Kathy Thompson, LVN, Health Academy, La Sierra High School, Riverside, CA

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“I wanted to be able to teach my students to be more understanding and empathetic with the aging process once we made it into our clinical rotation at the local nursing home. I wanted them to understand why the residents moved so slowly and I wanted them to learn to be patient and kind while working with them.

It is so important to get these kids to understand the pains and aches that our elderly generation feel every day, so that they can provide better care for our aging population.”

Miranda Kessler, RN-BSN, Health Occupations Instructor, Nicholas County Career a

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“The Babies are a wonderful addition to any program dealing with teenage parents who are unaware of the day-to-day demands of an infant.”

Teresa Kelly, Program and Clinical Director, Children’s Home + Aid, Bloomington, IL

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“There is a substantial amount of child abuse in NM, and a need for education as a potential preventative measure, given the significant morbidity and mortality in our state,” said Christopher Torrez, MD, Pediatric Resident Physician, PGY 3 at UNMH . “The doll leaves a lasting impression on our parents. Often, when we complete the 7-month follow-up, one of the things they remember the most is interacting with the doll.”

University of New Mexico Hospital Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention and Awareness

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