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Virtual Team Meeting


Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (CARE) Network

New Provider Training 

Sunday, May 2- Monday, May 3, 2021 

Training Virtual!


Join us at the CARE Network New Provider Training and learn about Colorado’s new medical response to child abuse! Registration is free and CME and NCPD credit will be available.

The CARE Network invites all physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses who have a commitment to children and want to be a “designated provider” to attend the new provider training. Participation is required to join the Network but is also open to providers interested in expanding their knowledge about identifying & treating child maltreatment.

Faculty for this two-day intensive training include child abuse, community pediatric, nursing and behavioral health experts. The curriculum provides education on the recognition, reporting and referral of child abuse. This two-day training is specifically designed to help medical professionals provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art forensic evaluations to children who may be the victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect.

Becoming a designated provider provides access to the full network which includes continuing education and mentoring. The members of the network collaborate with other multidisciplinary team members to recognize, respond, refer, report and reduce the incidence of child maltreatment. Providers are also compensated for examinations through enhanced payments.

Target Audience: 


Physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners


  • Diagnose common child maltreatment associated conditions

  • Review mental health screening recommendations for the child maltreatment population

  • Discuss the multidisciplinary approach to child maltreatment care


Training Topics Include:

  • Physical abuse: abusive head trauma, fractures, bruises/burns, neglect, medical child abuse

  • Sexual abuse: exam techniques, physical findings, sexually transmitted infections, outcomes/therapy, disclosure process, forensic evidence collection

  • Behavioral health: screening and the impact of trauma to the brain


What to Expect:

  • Participants are expected to attend both days of training on Sunday, May 2nd and Monday, May 3rd

  • Participants are expected to complete mandatory reporter training by May 2nd HERE

  • Participant will be given CME or NCPD upon completion of the training

  • Registration is free

Continuing Education Credit:

The Kempe Center is partnering with Children's Hospital Colorado to provide CME and NCPD for participants. 

CME Credit:

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Final credit designation is currently pending.

NCPD Credit:

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Final credit designation is currently pending.


Training Is Virtual!

In light of the current circumstances related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and guidance from Federal and state governments, the CARE Network New Provider Training will take place using a virtual format.


We are working hard to create a robust interactive learning experience and will be publishing the agenda, training resources and instructions on how to participate prior to the training. All you will need to participate is internet, a computer and a working webcam. If you are worried that you will encounter issues with this new virtual format, or need a webcam, please let us know.


We are excited to offer this introductory training for designated providers and it is our intention to have an in person meeting this fall to foster connection and collaboration for members of the CARE Network.

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