Oral health professionals play a unique and important role in the prevention, recognition, and reporting of child maltreatment. Join the Kosair Charities Face It Movement and Delta Dental of Kentucky for FREE training on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma prevention and recognition.
Pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT), or shaken baby syndrome, is a severe form of child abuse that most often involves infants. In these Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Prevention & Recognition trainings, participants will learn the early signs of maltreatment and the various injuries and conditions that may result from vigorous shaking, slamming, or impacting the head of an infant or young child. Participants will also be provided with tools for dealing with a crying infant and ways to share information with parents to prevent abuse from occurring.
Training objectives are to explain the statistics of abusive head trauma; to describe and explain abusive head trauma and its associated injuries; to discuss risk factors and prevention, and to understand the outcomes for victims.
REGISTER for the FREE virtual training with pediatric forensic nurse Carla Hay on Friday, October 8th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET. In addition to the training, participants will learn about the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition and discuss immediate action steps to ensure Kentucky children are safe from maltreatment. Please register with an email address that will allow incoming correspondence.
*2.4 *CEUs are AVAILABLE for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Emergency Medical Service providers, Medical (CME), and Nursing.
CEUs are PENDING for Kentucky Social Workers, Psychologists, Family Resource Center Coordinators (FRYSC), Early Childhood Educators, and others. We will provide updates as CEUs are approved. Requirements for successful completion – must be present for the full 120 minutes in order to receive CEUs
These trainings are provided for free with the support of Kosair Charities. If you would like to support their work on child abuse prevention, please consider designating a donation to their child abuse prevention fund at kosair.org/donate/.