Paid Advertisement by Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) has partnered with the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF) to promote primary and secondary child abuse and neglect prevention in Ohio through FREE regional presentations in several Ohio communities this fall.
Child abuse and neglect experts will present an Ohio AAP original self-assessment on the topic in communities around the state. Regional presentations of an Ohio AAP self-assessment are a succinct, on-demand format that fits into the busy schedules of physicians and other health care professionals. Personal experiences and expertise of presenters ensure attendees have opportunities to ask questions and get the most from this educational activity.
Presentations dates include:
Thursday, November 3, from 1–4 p.m.
Akron Children’s Hospital in the Considine Auditorium
Speaker: Paul McPherson, MD
Monday, November 7, from 1-4 p.m.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Family Safety and Healing
Speaker: Megan Letson, MD
Sunday, November 16, from 1-4 p.m.
Toledo Mercy Children’s Hospital
Speaker: Randall Schlievert, MD
Friday, November 18, from 1-4 p.m.
Hyatt Place Cincinnati (Blue Ash), from 1-4 p.m.
Speakers: Kirsten Simonton, MD, and Amanda Brownell, MD
Monday, November 21, from 1-4 p.m.
Riverview Conference Center, Chillicothe, OH
Speaker Kathi Makoroff, MD
The Child Abuse and Neglect Part II self-assessment is designed to prepare primary care physicians to identify children at risk, and provide tools for practices to promote safe environments for all of Ohio’s children. The program is available for any physician or other health care professional with a desire to improve the prevention of child abuse in their practice. During each three-hour regional presentation around the state, the trainer will provide the participants with knowledge to facilitate their answering the self-assessment questions; at the close of the session, attendees will have knowledge and hard copies of tools to take back to their practice to address the topics of the self-assessment.
- Explaining common terminology in the process of child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment in pediatric practice
- Presenting best practices for the evaluation of risks for child abuse and neglect in pediatric health care settings
- Providing education to parents and caregivers on methods to prevent child abuse and neglect
- Applying primary and secondary prevention techniques for child abuse and neglect in pediatric health care settings
- Assessing family need and making appropriate referrals to necessary resources to reduce risks for abuse and neglect
- The protective factors of knowledge of parenting and child development, and concrete support in times of need.