Educational Webinars and Slideshow Presentations


Assessing Trauma Survivor Risk Profiles and Using them to Foster Resilience
A large number of factors affect responses to trauma, including characteristics of individuals (genetic or biological tendencies, developmental level and experiences, past trauma exposure, life stress at the time of trauma), aspects of traumatic stressors (e.g., severity), early posttrauma emotional responses, and posttrauma life experiences and resources (such as social support, financial resources, and posttrauma life stress).
The presentation includes discussions of how assessing risk factors and determining an individual’s risk profile can allow clinicians to target trauma survivors’ vulnerabilities in order to reduce or minimize them. Examples of clinical options for addressing particular risk factors will also be discussed.

Webinar on Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia with NIMH’s Judith
On September 9, 2013, Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health, will give a live presentation titled “Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia – The Study and Treatment,” as part of a webinar sponsored by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. She will discuss her research concentrating on brain development in childhood and adolescence and the treatment of childhood-onset schizophrenia.

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns – Reducing Early Elective Deliveries
As part of the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns effort, the CMS Innovation Center hosted a webinar to discuss why it is important to reduce early elective deliveries and share best practices on how reducing early elective deliveries improves the health of mothers and newborns across the country. Individuals representing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the March of Dimes, providers and payers conveyed examples of successes and how reducing early elective deliveries can be accomplished. All interested providers and payers were invited to attend this event.

Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Public Health Priority
The goals of this webinar are to develop a shared understanding of how the prevention of child maltreatment not only promotes optimal development but also reduces disparities in health and explore the important role public health agencies play in improving the health of children and families by preventing childhood abuse and neglect.

EMPOWERING TO EXCEL: Why a child's success begins at home
By Veronica Boodhan | June 17, 2012
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I Think This Child Has Been Abused: Being Prepared for What to Do Next
Suzanne Haney, MD, FAAP—an experienced child abuse pediatrician and member of the Section on Child Abuse and Neglect— leads this 2nd Webinar in the series of 6. She will address the many issues that arise when a pediatrician suspects child abuse. Dr Haney 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.
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Beyond the First Exposure: The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Toll of Violence (ARCH
In the first Webinar in this series of 6, Andrew Garner, MD, FAAP—a general pediatrician and co-author of the AAP policy statement and technical report on toxic stress—will provide information on the physiologic effects that can result from exposure to violence, particularly in regards to brain development. Information on the physical, mental, and behavioral health impact that a child experiences will also be discussed. Denise Dowd, MD, MPH, FAAP will provide an overview on the current efforts at the Academy to incorporate this new understanding in the care provided in the medical home to children exposed to violence.
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Translating Developmental Science into Healthy Lives:
Realizing the Potential of Pediatrics by Andrew Garner, MD., PhD., FAAP.
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Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence:
Understanding the Prevalence and Impact of Violence on Children and How to Respond, by Denise Dowd, MD, MPH, FAAP.
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The Right Intervention: What Works for Children Exposed to Violence.

Betsy McAlister Groves, MSW, LICSW—founder of the Child Witness to Violence Project in Boston—provides an overview of the latest evidence-based treatment options that are available to help children who have been exposed to violence find healing and hope for a strong future.
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