Education for Child Abuse Medical Providers

Caring with Compassion


Taking care of ourselves is essential for the unique role we play as a child abuse medical professional. When we are fully present with ourselves and practice what we need for our own well-being, only then can we be fully present for the children and families we care for. We have prepared a presentation to give you an opportunity to pause, reflect, and expand your self-knowledge and perspective on the role you have. Becoming more rooted in your role—through deepening your understanding of compassion in your work—will allow the growth of your branches toward their highest potential.

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Mandy A. O’Hara, MD, MPH, TCTSY-FM is a board certified child abuse pediatrician, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and a CHAMP Faculty Member. She is a published researcher on the topics of child neglect, physical abuse, secondary traumatic stress and provider well-being, and has created education materials regarding Trauma-Informed Care. She also leads regional and national efforts in medical provider wellness. As a long-standing yoga and meditation practitioner and Reiki Master, she brings a holistic view to her work from a lens of compassion for all. She is a certified Facilitator of Trauma Sensitive Yoga and has been offering this practice to address medical workplace traumatic stress. Her narrative medicine essays, which reflect compassion in her work, can be found on LITMED, an online magazine for arts and literature in medicine.

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Permission to use these materials for teaching purposes is given as long as this attribution is included: "Source: Mandy A. O’Hara, MD, MPH, TCTSY-F. Used with permission of the NYS CHAMP Program."