"Child Abuse: Pediatricians and Child Protection Services - Working Together to Protect Children"

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Child Abuse affects: A Public Health Crisis

Child Protection Team


Philip Colaizzo, M.D., F.A.A.P. Medical Director, Child Protection Team of Palm Beach, and Board Certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics

Tracy Piendle, B.S.W. and Susan Sims, M.S. Sr. Case Coordinators, Child Protection Team of Palm Beach

Dates & Locations

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Palm Beach Airport Hilton, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach

Schedule of Meeting

5:30 - 6:45 Reception & Registration
6:45 - 7:00 Business Meeting
7:00 - 9:00 Child Abuse Presentation

Overall Goal of the Program...

Improve detection, reporting and follow through of suspected cases of child abuse. Review how to handle suspected abuses, medical exams, patient history, and how, when and where to report. Pediatricians need to be aided by the professionals of Children Protection Services who are specifically trained in all areas of child abuse including neglect, sexual and physical abuses. Through this presentation on Child abuse pediatricians will improve patient care by referring those in need to Children's protection services and letting the experts handle these unfortunate cases and getting the abused child the best care possible.


Presented by Phil Colaizzo, M.D. At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to: Recognize cases of suspected child physical abuse, neglect and child sexual abuse. Document injuries appropriately, understand your responsibilities as a mandated reporter. Collaborate effectively with the investigative processes, child protective services (CPS) and law enforcement agencies.

Objectives presented by Child Protection Team: Senior Case Coordinator/Trainers: Tracey Piendle & Susan Sims: Report the incidence of child abuse in Palm Beach County. Review the appropriate procedure to report suspected child abuse. Discuss the response to a report, what happens to reports, what to do if the response is not satisfactory. Communicate how are these children followed and treated in the system once identified.

Target Audience

Members and Guests of the Palm Beach County Pediatric Society, Pediatric Dentists, and any healthcare provider who treats pediatric patients.

Category 1 AMA-PRA (2.0 hours)

CME/CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Palm Beach Pediatric Society. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meeting Registration Information

Cost: $85.00 per person for Provider members ($50 2015 Dues + $35 Registration Fee)
$75.00 per person for non-members, some limited members & guests

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Regular registration deadline: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Late fees will apply if registering past February 22, 2015. All participants must be pre-registered & prepaid.

If you have any questions, please call your MJN Rep who volunteers their time to help: Susie Graham 561-371-0458, Jamie Lorne 561-699-4144 or Casey Laughlin 772-216-1607

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