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Recognizing and Responding to Children at Risk  for Primary Care

ADVISORY BOARD

* Mesa Baker MD, FAAP – Child abuse pediatrician

* Allan R. DeJong MD, FAAP – Board Chair, SCAN Pediatric Advisor, Medical Director, Children at Risk Evaluation Program, Nemours Hospital for Children

Adelaide Eichman, MD, FAAP – Pediatrician, Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital UPMC

*Lori Frasier, MD, FAAP – Division Chief of Child Abuse Pediatrics, Center for the Protection of Children, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Teresa Olsen M.Ed – Director, Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Program, PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Cathleen PalmFounder and Director, The Center for Children’s Justice

Renee Riddle, MD, FAAP – Pediatrician, Tower Health, Reading Hospital

David Turkewitz MD, FAAP – Director of Newborn Care, West Penn Hospital

 

* Board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics

Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

A program of the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE? CALL 1.800.932.0313

 

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The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has been the trusted source for health care providers to receive exceptional in-person mandated reporter training since 1999. The SCAN Program was the first state-wide child abuse education program in the country for health care providers and has been replicated in over 20 states. Since our initial training targeted to primary care providers, the SCAN Program has expanded to include hospital staff, school nurses, and Emergency Medical Service Providers. Each training curriculum is designed to address the clinical and legal aspects of child abuse recognition and reporting that are specific to our audience. SCAN presentations are essential for all those in the health care setting so that everyone plays a role in protecting children. Our presentations are also the ideal solution for mandated reporters needing training that is approved under Act 31 for license renewal and Act 126 for school personnel.

 

The SCAN Program is proud of our dynamic presentation teams that include physicians with expertise in child abuse assessments, emergency department nurses, accredited EMT Instructors and county Children & Youth workers. The presentation team has served as a model of the collaboration that is possible – and needed –between the medical community and child protective services. Having all presentations occur on-site has also provided an opportunity to put a face to the child protective services system and for local connections to be made. Health care providers who have participated in a SCAN presentation frequently comment on the renewed clarity of their role in recognizing and reporting suspected abuse and also their understanding and appreciation of the Children & Youth investigative process. We are grateful to the PA Department of Human Services for grant funding that allows health care providers to receive a SCAN presentation for no charge.

 

ABOUT US

Through collaboration and funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has led the way in developing effective child abuse education and prevention programs since 1998. This is an overview of our program.

 

Child Abuse Education

Our target audience includes medical professionals who are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics currently offers four educational programs designed to help professionals recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect of children. Each of the programs is provided on-site and free of charge, including training materials.

 

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Primary Care

 

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Hospital Staff

 

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for School Nurses

 

Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for Emergency Medical Service Providers

 

COLLABORATION IS KEY

 
 

PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS

Through collaboration and funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has led the way in developing effective child abuse education and prevention programs since 1998. This is an overview of our program.

Child Abuse Education

Our target audience includes medical professionals who are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics currently offers four educational programs designed to help professionals recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect of children. Each of the programs is provided on-site and free of charge, including training materials.

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Primary Care

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Hospital Staff

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for School Nurses

Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for Emergency Medical Service Providers

 

HOSPITAL STAFF

Through collaboration and funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has led the way in developing effective child abuse education and prevention programs since 1998. This is an overview of our program.

Child Abuse Education

Our target audience includes medical professionals who are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics currently offers four educational programs designed to help professionals recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect of children. Each of the programs is provided on-site and free of charge, including training materials.

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Primary Care

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Hospital Staff

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for School Nurses

Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for Emergency Medical Service Providers

 

 

Recognizing and Responding to Children at Risk for Primary Care Providers

 

This was our first program, created in 1999, and it utilizes the EPIC model - Educating Physicians in their Community. EPIC focuses on peer to peer education that takes place at the pediatric or family medicine location and includes the entire office staff. This program for primary care is designed to encourage change in the day to day practice procedures. Conducted by a presentation team of a physician and local Children and Youth worker, the two hour PowerPoint presentation is approved under Act 31 and eligible participants can receive continuing medical education credit. As an approved training for license renewal under the Department of State, practices are encouraged to schedule this during a once-every-two-years extended office lunch break. As an incentive to have all office personnel participate, reimbursement of low cost meal expenses is offered. Each practice site receives a Child Abuse Office Kit which includes contact information for Children & Youth as well as Child Advocacy Centers, prevention materials, tip sheets and more.

 

SCHOOL NURSES

Through collaboration and funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has led the way in developing effective child abuse education and prevention programs since 1998. This is an overview of our program.

Child Abuse Education

Our target audience includes medical professionals who are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics currently offers four educational programs designed to help professionals recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect of children. Each of the programs is provided on-site and free of charge, including training materials.

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Primary Care

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Hospital Staff

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for School Nurses

Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for Emergency Medical Service Providers

 

Through collaboration and funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics has led the way in developing effective child abuse education and prevention programs since 1998. This is an overview of our program.

Child Abuse Education

Our target audience includes medical professionals who are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law. The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics currently offers four educational programs designed to help professionals recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect of children. Each of the programs is provided on-site and free of charge, including training materials.

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Primary Care

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for Hospital Staff

Recognizing & Responding to Children at Risk for School Nurses

Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Education for Emergency Medical Service Providers

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS