2020 Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition Conference in March

The 2020 Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition Conference will help improve health care workers’ recognition of high-risk situations to enhance child abuse and neglect prevention efforts.

The conference will be held March 20, 2020, at Norton Children’s Hospital, in the S. Randolph Scheen Family Conference Center.

The conference is intended for physicians, physician extenders and nurses in pediatrics, family medicine and emergency medicine, as well as therapists and social workers.

The curriculum is designed to help attendees:

  • Recognize high-risk situations for neglect and child abuse.
  • List community resources/support for prevention.
  • Identify tools for prevention of child abuse.
  • Discuss the criteria for Child Protective Services case referrals.
  • Describe the Child Advocacy Center experience and interdisciplinary approach to child abuse management.

To register, visit NortonHealthcare.com/Register-CME or call (502) 629-1234, option 4.

Program Agenda

7:30 a.m.        Registration and breakfast

7:55 a.m.        Welcome and opening remarks

8 a.m.              Keynote presentation: Community-based Strategies for Preventing Child Neglect Anita Barbee, Ph.D., MSSW
(This lecture is a part of University of Louisville Grand Rounds. Attendees can view the presentation live in the Wade Mountz Auditorium at Norton Hospital or broadcast to the S. Randolph Scheen Family Conference Center.)

9 a.m.              Break

9:15 a.m.        Online Sexual Exploitation: Current Trends, Prevention Tips and Tools
Maj. Jeremy Murrell; Lt. Mike Bowling

10:15 a.m.      Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Safe Sleep
Tina Ferguson

11 a.m.            Criteria for CPS Cases/Reporting Tips
Jennie Green, M.D., FAAP; Crystal Wilder, MSSW

Noon               Lunch

12:30 p.m.      Corporal Punishment and Alternatives

Kelly L. Dauk, M.D.

1:15 p.m.        Family Members as Traffickers: Child Trafficking in Kentucky

Jennifer Middleton, Ph.D., LCSW

2 p.m.             Break

2:15 p.m.        Acute Evaluation of Sexual Abuse

Vinod B. Rao, M.D., FAAP

3 p.m.             Child Advocacy Center Experience/Interdisciplinary Approach to Child Abuse Becky League, MSSW; Vinod B. Rao, M.D., FAAP

4 p.m.             Wrap-up

4:05 p.m.        Adjournment

Continuing Education Credits


Accreditation: Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Norton Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information related to CME, contact the Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical Education at (502) 446-5955 or cme@nortonhealthcare.org.


Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Approved Provider: Norton Healthcare, provider number 4-0002-12-20-125. The program has been approved by Norton Healthcare for 8.4 contact hours, which expires 12/31/2020. KBN approval of a continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Nursing participants must attend a minimum of one hour, attest to the number of hours of attendance and complete the evaluation to receive contact hours.

For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, R.N., SANE-A, AFN-BC, at (502) 446-5889 or sally.sturgeon@nortonhealthcare.org.

Social workers

This activity will provide seven hours of continuing education units (CEUs). Norton Healthcare is an approved provider for social worker credits through the National Association of Social Workers, Kentucky chapter (NASW-KY). Approval: NASWKY#032020

Location and Parking

The S. Randolph Scheen Family Conference Center is on the first floor of Norton Children’s Hospital, 231 E. Chestnut St. in downtown Louisville. Self-parking is available at any Norton Healthcare garage located on the downtown medical campus. Parking costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

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