Professional Education

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The Center for Children's Health is committed to providing education to professionals in our community. Browse the listings below to find training and events with a focus on keeping our community safe.

Together with professionals in our community, we want to reduce the effects of ACEs and prevent child abuse, while also promoting and nurturing protective factors.

Early Detection Training

Learn to identify signs of child abuse and neglect and arm yourself with knowledge that could save a child's life by taking our Early Detection of Child Abuse and Neglect training.

Our free online training provides continuing education credits for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, radiology techs, Child Life specialists, social workers, police officers, fire fighters, teachers and school nurses.

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Child Abuse and Neglect 101

25 mins. (Virtual - Recording)

This educational video, presented by the Child Protective Services (CPS) Liaison at Cook Children's Medical Center, is available for community professionals. This training will define types of child abuse and neglect and how to recognize the signs, as well as the process for reporting suspected abuse and what to expect from CPS after a report is made.

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The Current Status of Child Abuse and Neglect in Texas

19 mins. (Virtual - Recording)

This educational video, presented by the Child Protective Services (CPS) Liaison at Cook Children's Medical Center, is available for community professionals. This training will identify the goals of CPS and Child Protective Investigations (CPI) in Texas as well as discuss current data related to child abuse and neglect and the process and requirements for reporting suspicions of abuse.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101

40 mins. (Virtual - Recording)

This recorded training will define what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are and identify key terms related to ACEs. Viewers will understand the long term impact of ACEs on individuals and the community as well as consider strategies to prevent the impact of ACEs. Additionally, the trainer will illustrate the difference between ACEs and Positive Childhood Experiences.

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Asthma 411: How COVID-19 has impacted kids with asthma and their families

1 Hour (Virtual- Zoom -Recording)

An annual educational event for those participating in Asthma 411. Learning objectives: Describe the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on asthma patients in Fort Worth. Identify red flags for students with asthma. Discuss communication between school nurses and primary care providers. Identify the importance of interprofessional collaboration amongst the healthcare team.

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Asthma 411: Addressing Exercise Induced Asthma

1.5 Hour (Virtual- Zoom-Recording)

An annual educational event for those participating in Asthma 411. Learning objectives: Identify signs and symptoms of respiratory distress in asthma. Discuss asthma 411 standing delegation order algorithm. Understand pulse oximetry and the pathophysiology of hypoxemia in asthma.

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Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, Recognizing and Responding: Denton County Strategy

4 hours (Virtual - Zoom)

Learning objectives include: identify at least 3 stakeholders involved in the Denton County Protocol for Care Coordination of CSEY victims; gain understanding of the CSE-IT tool and training and how it is used to identify victims and refer for services; recognize signs of complex traumas and appropriate interventions; identify risk factors for male victims of sex trafficking; recognize the impact of victimization on CSEY victims. Target audience: professionals

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Encapsulated: The link between substance use disorders & mental health

4 hours (Virtual - Zoom)

Learning objectives include: recognize at least 3 ways a co-occurrence of mental health illness and a substance use disorder can impact the type of interventions provided to children and families; and describe at least 3 strategies parents & professionals can use to help children who have parents with a substance use disorder. Target audience: professionals

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Responding to COVID-19 as a Community

3 hours (Virtual - Zoom)

Learning objectives include: explain the benefits, pitfalls, and dangers of the increased utilization of the internet; describe at least three coping skills community members can use to respond to the stresses of COVID-19; and describe how mindfulness can be utilized practically to reduce stress. Target audience: professionals

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Ask the Docs About Prenatal Oral Health: Safety of Dental Treatment and COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

1 hour (Virtual - Recording)

Safety of Dental Treatment and COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy will explore: Safety of routine dental care for pregnant patients including use of X-rays, pain medications, and local anesthesia. Questions about the COVID-19 virus and vaccines.

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Train the Trainer Session 1: Oral Health Matters for Moms-to-Be

2 hours (Virtual - Recording)

This is a 2-hour recorded training for professionals in the community who would like to know more about oral health, safety of care during pregnancy, how to identify the signs of tooth decay, and the importance of coordinating care for pregnant teens and women early to keep mom and baby healthy.

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Train the Trainer Session 2: Growing Cavity Free Kids

2.5 hours (Virtual - Recording)

This is a 2-hour recorded training for professionals in the community who would like to connect oral health with overall health by deepening their understanding and skills about oral health and its importance and connection to overall health, identifying early signs of tooth decay, risk and preventive factors, and sharing tips and resources with parents.

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Delta-8 Discussion

1 hour (Virtual - Recording)

A virtual presentation from Dr. Shaker of the North Texas Poison Center to discuss Delta-8. Delta-8 is a trending topic in our community right now due to the legal standing of it throughout the state. As access to this product becomes more readily available, the chance for a poisoning can occur. The password to view this videos is: Poison1222

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