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

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. 



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

Continuing Education Credits
CEU : Hours - 2


Registration $55

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Approved by

Kentucky Board of Social Work



Format of Workshop

Enrollment takes 3-5 Business days to complete after registration. We will sponsor an account for each registrant in order to access course materials in Blackboard. (Learning Management Site) You will be sent a user ID/Password and instructions on how to access CEU. This process cannot be expedited. Please be sure to allow for processing time in order to access Online CEU workshop.

About Us

The Kent School Continuing Education program is dedicated to assisting social workers in meeting their professional development needs, maintaining and improving professional competence. We strive to provide trainings that are innovative, engaging and in line with the Kent School's mission of addressing complex social problems through education, research and service to create a just and better world. Our continuing education program demonstrates to the community, prospective students and alumni, our commitment to them, not only inside the classroom but once they are out in the field. In becoming one of the top research social work programs in the country, we provide tools to support your practice in addressing societies most difficult problems.


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