EPIC CAN programs concentrate on delivering the emerging data and related information, screening tools, quality improvement strategies, and locally-based linkages to the pediatric medical home that are essential in advancing efforts to reduce and prevent the occurrence of child abuse and neglect in communities throughout New Jersey. Our program is designed to enhance pediatric awareness, skills and knowledge for: recognizing and reacting to risk factors, behavioral indicators and triggers of abuse and neglect, augmenting anticipatory guidance, increasing evidence-based screenings across well-child visits and reacting expeditiously to sentinel injuries (TEN 4 FACES) in children under four years of age.
This Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)- approved quality improvement program is designed to educate pediatricians on best practices for reducing the risk factors for child abuse and neglect across the pediatric age span through the use of evidence-based screening tools, caregiver and patient education materials and skill building resources, anticipatory guidance and linkages to community-based, family strengthening resources. This 6 month long project provides a wealth of knowledge on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as well as 25 MOC points.
A free 1.5 hour program focusing on recognition and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect and provides guidance on linking families to community resources. Our primary goal is to increase practice team recognition of child abuse and neglect among patients in primary care settings as well as encouraging appropriate provider reports to the DCP&P hotline, foster linkages to community-based supports and services and when necessary lead to referrals to the Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Centers (RDTCs) through DCP&P when appropriate. 1.5 CME and CNE credits are provided.
A free 1.5 hour presentation similar to SCAN for primary care providers, addressing the unique challenges of recognizing and reacting to suspected child abuse, neglect, and exploitation within the Emergency Department setting. 1.5 credits of continuing medical education are provided.
A free 3-hour program emphasizes the unique perspective of EMTs and how they can contribute to reducing child abuse and neglect. EMS providers have the unique opportunity to enter individual’s home where children may reside, allowing them to effectively screen and report suspected child abuse and neglect as well as families in need of services. 3 CEU credits are provided.
A free 1.5 hour training explaining the role dental professionals have in identifying suspected child abuse and neglect. The will learn the facial and oral injuries associated with child abuse and understand when dental diseases may indicate care giver neglect or child abuse. Through this training dental professionals will learn their role in reporting abuse and neglect and how they can help a family through community resources. 1.5 credits of continuing education are provided.
A free1.5 hour presentation similar to SCAN for Emergency Departments, addressing the unique challenges of recognizing and reacting to suspected child abuse, neglect, and exploitation within the Urgent Care setting.