16th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment 2022
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
Schedule of Events
Thursday April 28, 2022
9:00-9:30 am Opening Address Dr. Rachel Berger
9:45-10:45 am Keynote – A Family Centered Approach to Partner Violence
11:00-12:00 pm Workshop 1
12:15-1:15 pm Workshop 2
1:15 pm Adjournment
Friday April 29, 2022
8:30- 9:30 am Keynote- Dalton Bacco “Living the Dream”
9:45-10:45 am Workshop 3
11:00-12:00 pm Workshop 4
12:15- 1:15 pm Workshop 5
1:15 pm Adjournment
WORKSHOP SESSION I 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
1A. Internet Safety, Cyberbullying and Sexting - Richard Dibello
1B. Vaping-Trends, Substance and Toxicity - Michael Lynch
1C. Supporting Staff Through Trauma-Informed Supervision Part 1 of 2 - G. Stoffer/C.Kubica/C.Jeong
1D. Nurses’ Moral Distress as They Care for Victims Suspected of Child Maltreatment - Angela Karachacian
1E. PA Licensure Child Maltreatment Training Part 1 of 2 - R. Berger/J.Wolford
WORKSHOP SESSION II 12:15 PM- 1:15 PM
2A. Keeping Your Investigation Victim Centered Part 1 of 2 - J. Ginsburg/M. Malbouf
2B. Pediatric/Adolescent Sexual Abuse Investigation - Brian Kohlhepp
2C. Supporting Staff Through Trauma-Informed Supervision Part 2 of 2 - G.Stoffer/C.Kubica/C.Jeong
2D. Updates on State Laws Affecting Pediatric Child Maltreatment - Karin Wickwire
2E. PA Licensure Child Maltreatment Training Part 2 of 2 - R. Berger/J.Wolford
WORKSHOP SESSION III 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
3A. Law Enforcement Perspective on Drug Trends - Brian Dempsey
3B. Normal Does Not Mean Nothing Happened - Jennifer Clarke
3C. Sibling Sexual Abuse - Caitlin Evan
3D. Moving from Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement - Shenoa Jamieson
WORKSHOP SESSION IV 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
4A. Forensic Photography Review for the Novice and Non-Medical - Karin Wickwire
4B. Your Practice & Child Protective Services- Working Effectively - H. Sahud/V. McCaskey
4C. Assessing Youth with Suicidal Ideations & Self-Harm Behaviors Part 1 of 2 - Kelsey Bero
4D. UpStander Training Part 1 of 2 - Rickquel Tripp
WORKSHOP SESSION V 12:15 PM- 1:15 PM
5A. Keeping Your Investigation Victim Centered Part 2 of 2 - J. Ginsburg/M. Malbouf
5B. Eye Trauma and Child Maltreatment - J. Clarke/A. Eichman
5C. Assessing Youth with Suicidal Ideations & Self-Harm Behaviors Part 2 of 2 - Kelsey Bero
5D. UpStander Training Part 2 of 2 - Rickquel Tripp
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 companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
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 7.5 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 7.5 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 7.5 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 7.5 continuing education credits.
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.
- 7.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 7.50 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.
- 7.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 7.50 ASWB
- 7.50 Attendance
Conference Registration is required.
Registration will be completed online at
One Day Registration- Thursday April 28, 2022
One Day Registration- Thursday
Registration Fee $25.00
One Day Registration- Friday April 29, 2022
One Day Registration- Friday
Registration Fee $25.00
Two-Day Registration April 28-29, 2022
Registration Fee $40.00
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