COCAN Educational Opportunities

Child Abuse and Neglect​

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Educational Opportunities​

AAP Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider
March 2-5, 2019 San Antonio, TX. If interested in receiving more info and the schedule when ready, e-mail Tammy Hurley.

The Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider Course will assist health care providers and those working in or with child servicing agencies to identify children who have experienced adversity, trauma and toxic stress and will discuss their presentation and the risk factors involved.

You should attend if you are a health care provider interested in:

  • Addressing toxic stress and resiliency in the children, adolescents and families you serve

  • Creating better approaches to addressing social determinants of health and building resilience in children, families, caregivers, and providers

  • Developing your practice, your hospital, your clinic as a "trauma informed" endeavor

  • Networking with other professional who recognize the importance of adverse childhood experiences in health outcomes across the age of continuum

  • Applying the latest human development science to your practice​​

For detailed course information and to register, click here.​​

2019 Inter-CAP: An International Course on Child Abuse Pediatrics
June 3-6, 2019  Vienna, Austria

The AAP is sponsoring the 3rd Inter-CAP course in beautiful Vienna, Austria which is open to all health professionals who provide health care to children and are concerned about child maltreatment. All aspects of the clinical assessment and evaluation of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and neglect, will be covered. The teaching will be delivered by international leaders in the field, and will include didactic talks, workshops and small group discussions.  For more information and to register, visit

Online Courses

Looking for ABP MOC Part 4 Credit in Child Physical Abuse? ABP Approved Quality Improvement Project for Child Physical Abuse

The Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatric's COCAN, is now home the the newest American Board of Pediatrics approved Performance in Practice (Part 4) Module for Maintenance of Certification. The intent of the myQIportal PA project is to improve documentation & diagnostic accuracy of child physical abuse evaluations.
MOC Credits Earned: 25Cost: 

For more information & registration visit the Midwest Regional CAC website or contact the Midwest Regional Medical Academt Coordinator, Kim Martinez​, or by phone at 952/992-5278.

Stop, Look, Listen: Separating Fact from Fiction in Cases of Physical Child Abuse
SLL is an interactive teaching tool designed to increase clinician confidence in recognizing and reporting cases of physical child abuse and improving collaboration between the medical community and child welfare agencies. Funded by a grant from the NIH's Institute of Child Health and Development, the tool is targeted to primary care physicians.

  • Opportunity to earn 8 hours of Category 1 CME credits. 10 MOC Part 2 credits are available through the AAP. Click here .

  • Learners can opt for CME only through or register for both activities together at ShopAAP

Child Abuse: Abusive Head Trauma and Cutaneous Injury
The COCAN has developed two Pedialink modules to assist with training residents and others on identifying child abuse. It takes about an hour to complete both and each qualifies for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  There is no cost for residents.  A fee of $24 for other AAP members.

Child Abuse Medical Provider Program (CHAMP) Child Abuse Courses
Free courses include Child Abuse Reporting: The Basics, Adolescent Sexual Assault: Consent Issues, Fractures and Child Abuse, and Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse. Optional CME and MOC credit have a fee of $35 each. Registration is required. 

FREEWebinar Series on Human Trafficking
The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children and the Governor's Office for Children and Families is presenting a Web-based training series on human trafficking. It aims to educate professionals on sex trafficking of children and teens. The series includes six individual modules which will be presented via live webinars. Interested professionals may attend any of the webinars and do not need to complete all six. The modules do not need to be completed in order; however it is recommended that learners with limited knowledge of this topic complete the Introduction module prior to others in the series. All webinars are free!​

Wisconsin Child Abuse Network (WI CAN) Educational Series
The WI CAN Educational Series consists of statewide, web-based lectures on various topics related to child maltreatment delivered by subject matter experts.  The target audience consists of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, other allied health professionals, law enforcement officials, social workers and attorneys. The goal of the educational series is to improve the recognition of child maltreatment and management of cases when child maltreatment is a concern. Webinars are held on the third Friday of each month.

​QI Opportunities​

​There are two ABP approved quality improvement opportunities related to identification of child abuse available:​
  • Quality Improvement Project for Child Sexual Abuse. Qualifies for MOC Part 4 credit for Performance in Practice. Cost is $250 to complete the module.

  • Quality Improvement Project for Child Physical Abuse. This quality improvement project is approved by the ABP and qualifies for MOC Part 4 credit for Performance in Practice (25 MOC Credits Earned). The cost is $250.​​

Interested members, should visit for more information and to register.

The following recordings are from the 2015 Peds 21, The Trauma-Informed Pediatrician: Identifying Toxic Stress and Promoting Resilience, at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition. The presentations explain how pediatricians can identify and address toxic stress in the lives of their patients and families and access resources to promote resilience, providing children and adolescents an opportunity to live a health life. 

Keynote Address: An Unhealthy Dose of Stress
Speaker: Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP 

Early Childhood Education & Pediatrics: Collaborating to Address Toxic Stress
Speaker: M. Denise Dowd, MD, MPH, FAAP

Common Behavioral Presentations of Trauma in Pediatric Practice
Speaker: Heather Forkey, MD, FAAP

Identifying Toxic Stress in Your Pediatric Practice 
Speaker: Robert Gillespie, MD, MPHE, FAAP

Toxic Stress: Practical Approaches to Supporting Children and Families
Speaker: Lawrence Wissow, MD, MPH, FAAP

Community Resources Connection Panel: Models of Providing Care - Question & Answer
Speaker: Drs Nadie Burke Harris, Robert Gillespie, Lawrence Wissow

Building Healthy, Resilient Children
Speaker: Robert Block, MD, FAAP ​​​​​​​​

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