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I Think This Child Has Been Abused: Being Prepared for What to Do Next
July 19, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WEBINAR SERIES OVERVIEW
According to the National Survey of Children Exposed to Violence, over 60% of children are exposed to violence. These experiences can impact physical, mental, and behavioral health long into adulthood. The American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on toxic stress expands upon this, noting the significant impact on the development of the brain when experiences like exposure to violence cause significant toxic stress in a child’s life.
The medical home is a place that can represent safety, access to resources, and continuous care for a child and family who has experienced violence. But medical home teams need to be prepared.
This Webinar series is intended to provide a strong foundation for medical home teams (pediatricians, physicians, nurses, front office staff, etc) to more effectively identify children and adolescents exposed to violence-and get them the appropriate care they need to heal and restore hope for a bright and successful future.
NEXT WEBINAR: THURSDAY, JULY 19TH – 12 NOON – 1 PM (CENTRAL TIME)/1 pm Eastern/11 am Mountain/10 am Pacific
This 2nd session in a series of 6 Webinars will be led by Suzanne Haney, MD, FAAP – an experienced child abuse pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect- will address the many issues that arise when a pediatrician suspects child abuse. She will discuss the issues that need to occur in the office setting, referrals that need to be made, and a general overview of the legal issues that accompany the identification of child abuse.