Red Hook Police Department – Baby Safe Haven Program

 

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After the tragic event that happened in Columbia County this past week it is very important that everyone passes on information regarding the Baby Safe Haven Program. According to officials with the Baby Safe Haven Program this was the third baby to be abandoned in the state this month. Under the state law, anyone with a newborn up to 30 days old can give up their baby confidentially to a hospital, fire department or a police department.

PLEASE SHARE, people need to know that there’s a way for newborns to be saved.

1 Comment

  1. Sadly there will be 100 deadly newborn abandonments across the country in any 18 month period you choose, from recent start date to 18 months out.
    That’s 100 dead newborns!
    What is the response of the major safe haven awareness campaigns across the country? You’re seeing exactly what they do in this article. The same exact response to deadly newborn abandonments took place just weeks ago in Illinois. Same in Indiana, New Jersey, Michigan, South Carolina, and most of those states these where deadly abandonments happened multiple times in the last six to twelve months. California has 5 or more abandonments per year. They have multiple funerals, and a dedication of a park to the safe haven children by a 70 year old county supervisor.
    Where isn’t this endless set of senseless tragedies taking place? Massachusetts. We’ve had only one deadly newborn abandonment in the last 8.75 years!
    What is Massachusetts doing to stop 90% of newborn abandonments? That’s right we’ve stopped 90% of newborn abandonments!!
    We use standard demographic marketing of our Baby Safe Haven law!! It’s teen and 20 year olds that use the laws, and they are the ONLY ones you see out in the media promoting Baby Safe Haven in Massachusetts!
    NEVER do you see a 50+ year old official using a shaming message against Generation Y or Z. It’s peers helping peers in crisis. AND IT WORKS!!
    We NEVER use safely surrendered babies or children to mock teens who are in crisis and need to make tough decisions.
    All the states who use the old advocates, old so-called “experts,” old officials and old politicians to exclusively promote their laws have the HIGHEST numbers of newborn abandonments!
    And every single one of those states does this exact same strategy again and again when another deadly newborn abandonment takes place. It’s insane!
    They all know that Massachusetts has stopped 90% of these tragedies, but they refuse to follow a program that puts teens and 20 somethings out in front of the press every single time. The old officials, and so-called experts, see their face time as more important over the death of the next newborn. And there will be another deadly newborn abandonment again, sometimes in just weeks, because they can’t communicate with Gen Y & Z. It’s insane!!
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    Introducing just a few of the young people who will inform their peers across the country following our Massachusetts model.

    The originator of the MA campaign with over 100 media coverages for Baby Safe Haven: http://youtu.be/k3dn_DPodPw & http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1750474/boston_s_view_singer_renee_marcou & http://youtu.be/sPl0NOyV4ro & http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20080921/News/309219734 & http://youtu.be/xAC9QMw27v4

    A 15 year old in Massachusetts: https://youtu.be/QtGy8dD_54w

    Here’s 16 year old in Wichita, KS, on radio, TV, and front page newspaper coverage: http://youtu.be/npu_8TcIKMk & http://ksn.com/2014/07/01/baby-safe-haven-awareness-campaign/ & http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/05/3540671/wichita-teen-a-spokesperson-for.html

    This 20 year old is the only bilingual spokesperson/advocate for any Baby Safe Haven law in the US. In Chicagoland en Espanol: https://soundcloud.com/dtvpro/kiararivera-on-la-ley-1079-chicago & http://youtu.be/5UxXYlfhS2g

    18 year old in Danbury, CT, on radio and another front page newspaper story and in the last 24 hours: http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/newborns-death-underlines-importance-safe-haven-laws-30960.shtml & http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2015/11/29/officials-say-baby-safe-haven-is-the-answer-for-abandoned-newborns.html And: https://soundcloud.com/dtvpro/despina-drougas-on-98q-baby-safe-haven & http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/A-safe-haven-for-unwanted-babies-5663837.php

    16 year old in Knoxville, Tennessee: http://youtu.be/qtmypoHp3Vw

    In Los Angeles, SOTs for TV news use: 1 – http://youtu.be/Nv5nlJzS4yE 2 – http://youtu.be/7hHOI7yajL4

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