15th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment 2021
At the Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, it is our mission to protect children and promote healthy families. We strive to accomplish this mission by adhering to standards of excellence in assessment of child maltreatment and in medical care of vulnerable children. We also work in collaboration with and in support of the efforts of other child protection professionals, by providing acute and primary medical care, case management, medical consultations, court testimony and SCAN and multidisciplinary team meetings.
All individuals who touch the lives of maltreated children to include but not limited to Physicians, Advanced Practice Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Care Workers, Social Workers, Child Protective Services, Councilors, Advocates, Case Workers, Law Enforcement, Attorneys and Judges
• To provide information and skill-building for Child Protection/Welfare Professionals and those concerned about the well-being of our children
• To provide a forum for sharing information by national and local experts
• To provide an opportunity for inter-agency staff networking
Thursday April 29, 2021
9:00-9:15 am Opening Address Dr. Rachel Berger
9:15-10:15 am Keynote- Dr. Andrew Gardner- What Happens in Childhood Does Not Stay In Childhood
10:30 -11:30 am Workshop 1
11:30-12:30 pm Workshop 2
12:30 pm Adjournment
Friday April 30, 2021
8:00- 9:00 am Keynote- Mathew Sandusky- the resilient Soul
9:15-10:15 am Workshop 3
10:15- 11:15 am Workshop 4
11:30- 12:30 pm Workshop 5
12:30- 12:45 pm Closing Remarks
WORKSHOP SESSION I 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM PRESENTER(S)
1A. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Shenoa Jamieson
1B. WELLNESS SESSION- Increasing Compassion Satisfaction Steve Wize
1C. Recognition of Burns due to Physical Child Abuse Carmen Combs 1D. Integrating the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Systems when Treating Jessica Gahr and Clyde Schneider Adolescents Who Have Sexually Offended
WORKSHOP SESSION II 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM PRESENTER(S)
2A. You've Been Served" - Testimony by Medical Professionals in Child Abuse Cases Jen DiGiovanni and Jennifer Clarke
2B. Motivational Interviewing- Steve Wize
2C. Supportive Approaches in working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Joanne Goodall Youth and Their Families to Prevent Abuse
2D. HIS’s Prepare and Predict Forensic Interviewing Methods MAX Malbouf and Jen Ginsburg
WORKSHOP SESSION III 9:15 AM-10:15 AM PRESNTER(S)
3A. Law Enforcement Perspective on The National Drug Threat Assessment Brian Dempsy
3B. Interviewing and Detecting Deception - Part I: Interviewing Brian Kohlhepp
3C. Bigger, Badder, Bolder and Louder: What Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Patrick McKelvey are Trying to Tell You About Their Grief
3D. STI Testing and Treatment Updates for Sexual Assault Karin Wickwire
WORKSHOP SESSION IV 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM ____ _PRESENTER(S)
4A. What’s in a Name? Understanding Shaken Baby Syndrome, Inflicted Rachel Berger Childhood Neurotrauma, Abusive Head
4B. Interviewing and Detecting Deception - Part 2: Detecting Deception Brian Kohlhepp
4C. No One Does a Perfect Interview: The Importance of Resiliency for Michele Thames and Christine Rouse Forensic Interviewers
4D. Wellness in the COVID-19 Crisis Susie Balcom and Emma Fornari
WORKSHOP SESSION V 11:30- 12:30 PM PRESENTER(S)
5A. Just Below the Surface: Identifying and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Maya Ragavan Power and Control Tactics
5B. HIV and the Child/Adolescent Victim of Sexual Abuse Karin Wickwire
5C. Beyond Kit Collection: The Lab’s Role in Sexual Assault Cases Stephanie Nickolas
5D. HIS Human Trafficking Jen Ginsburg and Max Malbouf
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.25 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 7.25 continuing education credits.
Other health care professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 7.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 7.25 ASWB
- 7.25 Attendance