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2018-2019 Educational Webcast Series

Upcoming CHAMP Webcast, March 13

No Hit Zones: Creating Safe Spaces to Address the Most Prevalent Risk Factor for Child Abuse
Stacie LeBlanc, MEd, JD
Director of the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center (NOCAC) and the Audrey Hepburn CARE Center
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern time


We are experiencing technical difficulties with the handout. Here is a link to the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center website that has information about their No Hit Zone materials.

The purpose of this educational webcast is quality improvement.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the harms of corporal punishment, the most prevalent risk factor for child physical abuse.
  2. Explain the No Hit Zone policy and learn how to implement in medical facilities and other youth-serving organizations.
  3. Summarize communication strategies with families and co-workers in a non-judgmental manner regarding the harms of physical discipline and the purpose of the No Hit Zone.

Please use the Registration Form, as pre-registration is required for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM Award. Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 12th.

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals who may respond to suspected child abuse.

This activity has been planned and implemented by Dr. Ann Botash, Upstate Medical University. She and the speaker, Ms. LeBlanc, have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

SUNY UPSTATE Medical University is accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
UPSTATE Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy
To ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all certified CME activity UPSTATE Medical University requires that all planners, faculty and individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Detailed disclosures will be made in writing prior to speaker presentations.

Americans with Disabilities
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SUNY Upstate Medical University seeks to make this program accessible to all. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate equally in this program, please contact the SUNY Upstate Civil Rights Coordinator at 315-720-8157.
Register Online – Registration Form
Please register before the deadline, Tuesday, March 12th
After your registration form has been processed, you will receive an email with information about how to access the webcast directly from customer care at GoToWebinar.

Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) Evaluation form
Please use this evaluation link, to give feedback after the webcast. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM Award requires a registration form and a completed evaluation, which is due on Friday, March 15th.

CHAMP partners with the SUNY Upstate Office of Continuing Medical Education to provide CME credits.

Please use the CME weblink for tracking CMEs:

Or, send an email request to providing a range of dates that you would like a CME transcript to cover and they will send you a transcript of past CME awards.

Please allow 3 weeks for CME processing after a given educational webcast is presented, before transcript requests are made.


Updated Resources

The Child Victims of Human Trafficking feature now includes a Resources section. These resources include New York State and Federal Websites, Organization Websites, and Journal Articles and Publications.
View these resources.

The Resources for Professionals feature has been updated. It includes information regarding Education and Training, Written Materials for Professionals, Parenting Information, and Websites.
View these resources.

Child Victims of Human Trafficking

On November 4, 2017, a New York State law regarding the identification, management and reporting of child trafficking victims went into effect. CHAMP has added a Child Victims of Human Trafficking feature to this website in order to support NYS pediatric medical providers and facilities. Content includes information on the law; child trafficking cases that let pediatric medical professionals evaluate and update their knowledge of issues related to identifying and managing cases that are suspicious for child trafficking; and a sort course, Trafficking of Children. See this new feature.

Child Abuse Fellowship Training Program

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) program in collaboration with the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center announce a new ACGME accredited 3-year Child Abuse Fellowship training program to begin in 2018.

Applications will be accepted through ERAS at .

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is a major pediatric referral center for a 17 county area covering one-third of New York State. The CARE program was the first child abuse program in the region and is led by two board certified child abuse pediatricians. Fellows have exciting research opportunities and can tailor clinical experiences to include specialized hopsitalist and general pediatrics training.

For more information contact JoAnne Race, Fellowship Program Administrator,, 315-883-5615.

CDC Child Abuse Technical Package

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a technical package to help states and communities prioritize strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. These evidence-based strategies include those focused on prevention as well as approaches to lessen immediate and long-term harms. The strategies are intended to work in combination and reinforce each other. They include:
  • Strengthen economic supports for families
  • Change social norms to support parents and positive parenting
  • Provide quality care and education early in life
  • Enhance parenting skills to promote healthy child development
  • Intervene to lessen harms and prevent future risk
To download Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities (PDF), click on this link to the CDC page. There you will find a link to the document.

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