Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma and Safe Sleep for Social Work Professionals - Online

Workshop Content Available: August 10, 2020- December 31, 2020 Once you register and submit payment, you will receive immediate access to training. Instructions will be sent via email in confirmation message. (Please be sure to check junk/spam) By taking this course, you will receive 2 CEUS for its completion. By enrolling you have agreed to reviewing all course materials and completion of a program evaluation in order to receive credit. You are responsible for reviewing the webinar, supplemental videos, and completing the quiz after you have reviewed all materials.
When Aug 10, 2020 08:00 AM to
Dec 31, 2020 05:00 PM
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Dr. Melissa Currie

With Dr. Melissa Currie as its leader, the Department of Pediatrics is actively involved in a number of local and statewide coalitions formed to end child abuse, including Kosair Charities' Face It Movement. Dr. Currie is a founding member of the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel, appointed by Governor Steve Beshear. The Kosair Charities Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine faculty and staff sit on a number of state and local committees that impact the safety of children, including the state public health child fatality review, which is chaired by Dr. Currie, the local Jefferson County Child Fatality Review Team, Community Human Trafficking Task Force, State Children's Justice Act Task Force, and the Jefferson County Citizens Review Panel. Dr. Currie is also the founding chairperson of the Jefferson County Physical Abuse Multidisciplinary Team, and program faculty regularly staff the Sexual Abuse Multidisciplinary Team. Dr. Currie has written the core content for statewide training modules for nurses and other professionals that are being provided as a result of House Bill 285, and she was instrumental in the passage of HB157 this session, which requires continuing medical education about child abuse for doctors in Kentucky who see children. Dr. Currie is also a regular presenter at the School of Medicine's Cultural Competency Workshop, where she addresses the disproportionate treatment of African American children in the child welfare system.

Workshop Description

This training will cover the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma as defined in KRS 620.020. Topics will include definition of pediatric abusive head trauma and the injuries and conditions that accompany it. It will also include information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for working with families to prevent inflicted injury.

Course Objectives:

  • Review statistics of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT)
  • Define and describe Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma and its associated injuries
  • Describe the anatomy of the infant head and brain
  • Recognize early warning signs of child physical abuse
  • Review the range of outcomes for victims of PAHT
  • Identify risk factors associated with PAHT
  • Identify specific strategies for awareness and prevention of PAHT
  • Understand prevention of sleep-related deaths


Cost:  $60

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