Child Abuse and Trauma Conference ARCHIVED

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Join us for UT Health Science Center’s Child Abuse and Trauma Conference. This one-day conference, designed for physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, mid-level practitioners, social workers,counselors, teachers, therapists, child protection workers, CASAs, and anyone with a desire to learn about the relationship between child abuse, trauma, behavioral health, and chronic health, will feature highly qualified, credentialed national experts addressing some of the most innovative and relevant topics in child abuse and trauma. Lectures will be followed by the opportunity for questions and answers.

If you have questions about the conference, call (903) 877-7250.

WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2018

WHERE: UT Health Science Center | 11937 US Hwy. 271 | Tyler, Tx | Louise and Joseph Z. Ornelas Academic Amphitheater


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7:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:50 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

8:00 a.m.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Implications on Health
Speaker: David L. Corwin, M.D.

8:40 a.m.

Mechanisms by which Stress and Trauma Change Biology
Speaker: Idan Shaley, Ph.D.

9:20 a.m.

Putting Trauma Awareness into Effective Evidence-Based Practice
Speaker: Lucy Berliner, MSW, HCSATS

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

A Call to Action/Panel Discussion
Panel Members: Dr. Corwin, Dr. Shaley, Lucy Berliner
Facilitator: Dr. Jeffrey Wherry

10:45 a.m.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT):New Developments in Promoting Healthy Families
Speaker: Anthony Urquiza, Ph.D.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Served

12:00 p.m.

Healthcare Provider’s Approach to Child Abuse
Speaker: Jamye Coffman, M.D.

1:15 p.m.

Psychiatric Issues in Abused Youth
Speaker: David L. Corwin, M.D.

2:00 p.m.

Differential Diagnosis, Screening, and Assessment
Speaker: Jeffrey Wherry, Ph.D.

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

Child Abuse in the Digital Age
Speaker: Investigator Chris Meehan

4:00 p.m.

Conference Conclusion, CE Certificates Issued


ETHICS: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has designated this conference for 1.0 hour of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. **

CME: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To obtain 6.0 contact hours, you must sign in, attend the entire activity day, and complete the evaluation tool.

SOCIAL WORKERS 6 CEUs: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is an approved provider of continuing social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Provider #7326

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS 6 CEUs: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed profession counselors by the Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners. Provider #3011


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Director, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
Clinical Associate Professor,
University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, Washington

Medical Director
Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment and CARE Team
Cook Children’s Hospital | Fort Worth, Texas

Child & Adult Forensic Psychiatrist
University of Utah School of Medicine | Salt Lake City, Utah

Investigator. Criminal Investigations Unit
Collin County Sheriff’s Office | McKinney, Texas

Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health
The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
Penn State University | University Park, Pennsylvania

Clinical Professor / Director of Mental Health Services and Clinical Research
PCIT Training Center and the CAARE Center
University of California | Davis, California

Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, ABPP
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
UT Health Science Center | Tyler, Texas


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Directions to UT Health Science Center

Getting Around UT Health Science Center

The conference will be in the Louise and Joseph Z. Ornelas Academic Amphitheater, which is on the 3rd floor of the Academic Center (Zone G in the map below).


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Registration Form

If you are a medical professional, please complete the following form to register and pay online for the UT Health Science Center Child Abuse and Trauma Conference, Friday, April 27, 2018.