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91. Presenter - Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP

8/17/2018, 9:00 AM Registration / 9:25 AM - 12:00 PM Presentation


The CARES Institute

Takes Pleasure in Announcing:

Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP

Experts in Child Abuse and Neglect Lecture Series

Intended audiences: This presentation is intended for mental health professionals (including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers of of all levels, and licensed counselors), child protection workers, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, physicians, nurses, and all other disciplines not listed. Space is limited. No cost to attend.

This presentation has been made possible by continued support from
Wakefern Foundation.


9:25 am
10:55 am
11:00 am
Neglected Children: Controversies and Challenges
Medical Child Abuse (aka Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy)
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  • Neglected Children: Controversies and Challenges by Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP

  • Program Description:

    This presentation will cover: (1) the importance of child neglect, (2) controversial aspects of defining neglect, (3) challenges in assessing and addressing the problem, and (4) ideas on prevention.

    Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

    1. summarize the importance of neglect.
    2. apply important definitional considerations in their approach to neglect.
    3. comment on the key principles for assessing and addressing neglect.
    4. summarize the useful approaches regarding prevention of neglect.
  • Medical Child Abuse (aka Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy) by Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP

  • Program Description:

    This session will cover: (1) the different ways medical child abuse (MCA) may present, (2) ideas regarding what underlies the problem, (3) considerations for evaluating MCA, (4) barriers to the diagnosis, and (5) principles for treatment and prevention.

    Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

    1. explain the many ways MCA may present.
    2. apply an understanding of underlying factors to approaching the problem.
    3. explain how MCA should be evaluated.
    4. describe barriers to the diagnosis
    5. explain the important aspects for treatment and prevention.
    Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Families at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Dubowitz is a clinician, researcher and educator, and he is active in the policy arena. His main interests are in child neglect and prevention. Dr. Dubowitz led the development of the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model, building upon the opportunities in pediatric primary care to help prevent abuse and neglect. He edited Neglected Children: Research, Practice and Policy as well as the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect′s World Perspectives on Child Abuse from 2012 to 2018, and he co-edited the Handbook for Child Protection Practice as well as International Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Dubowitz has over 200 publications and he has presented at many national and international conferences. He is a Past-President of the Helfer Society, an honorary international group of physicians working in the child maltreatment field. He has served on the Executive Council of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and on the national boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and of Prevent Child Abuse America.

    Requesting Assistance: If you require assistance with hearing, vision or mobility to make this conference accessible to you, please contact the office at (856) 566-6744 three (3) weeks prior to the conference.

    Accredidation: Please contact the CARES Institute at (856) 566-6744 or for information about continuing education credits.

    Attendees must attend the entire conference, complete the evaluation for each session and an overall conference evaluation inorder to earn CE credits. Attendees that meet this requirement will receive their certificate when they sign out.

    Attorneys: This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 3 general credits.

    Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Society of New Jersey through the joint providership of Atlantic Health System and the American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter. Atlantic Health System is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    AMA Credit Designation Statement: Atlantic Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NJ Social Workers: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #125 Course #1944 from 07/30/2018 to 07/30/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 2.5.

    Nurses: Cooper University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center′s Commission on Accreditation. Successful completion of the program requires attendance for the full session and completion of an evaluation form. This activity provides 2.5 contact hour(s).

    Registration deadline: August 16, 2018


    The Conference Center at Mercer
    1200 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor, NJ 08550

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