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Shield Our Children from Harm: Stronger Teams for Safe Families

The 17th annual Shield Our Children from Harm Professional Conference will be a virtually interactive webinar. It is a joint effort between the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the Child Advocacy Center of Grafton and Sullivan Counties at DHMC, and The Family Place Child Advocacy Centers of Windsor County.

Activity Details
Start Date: April 6, 2021
End Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm each day
Location: Virtual
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event has closed. For questions, please e-mail Karen.G.Lee@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online only. There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required for planning purposes.  

Preregistration required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics

April 6, 2021

9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction & “Unsung Hero” Awards
9:30 am - 11:00 am Cognitive Bias” from a Multidisciplinary Team Perspective
~ Antoinette L. Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA FAAP
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Possible is Seldom Definite and Only Sometimes Probable: Communicating Uncertainty
~ Antoinette L. Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA FAAP

Session 2: Taking the High Road – Ethical Challenges and the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Part 1
~ Dan Powers, LCSW

Session 3: ACEs, Resilience, and Trauma-Informed Care for the Entire Family – Implications for Practice
~ Linda Douglas, MSEd, Trauma Informed Services Specialist

Session 4: COVID-19, impact on Child Abuse Prevention and Best Practices During A Pandemic NH
~ Panel: Cliff Simmonds; Joy Barrett; Joseph Ribsam Jr.
12:30 pm  Optional Networking Lunch

April 7, 2021

9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome to Day 2
9:15 am - 10:15 am Best Practices in the Children’s Advocacy Center Model
~ Chris Newlin, MS, LPC
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Taking the High Road – Ethical Challenges and the Multidisciplinary Team, Part 2
~ Dan Powers, LCSW

Session 2: Psychological Maltreatment and Child Advocacy Centers
~ Resmiye Oral, MD
~ Moira O’Neill, PhD, RN

Session 3: Testimonial Skill Building
~ David Rotman, JD
~ Thomas P. Velardi, JD

Session 4: COVID-19, impact on Child Abuse Prevention and Best Practices During A Pandemic
~ VT Panel: Joseph Sampsell, Janet Carroll, Brittany Preston, Laura Wargo & Abby Tassel
11:30 am - 11:45 am  Break
11:45 am - 12:45 pm  What Dr. Seuss Knows about Doing THIS Job! Wellness/Survival and the Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Child Abuse!
~ Dan Powers, LCSW
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm  Optional Networking Lunch
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this activity, at least 75% of participants will be able to discuss three evidence based practice changes in the care and treatment of children who are at risk for abuse and neglect.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 5.75 contact hours.

Social Workers: Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH. Please contact Karen Lee at (603) 653-6896 or email Karen.G.Lee@hitchcock.org to find out if an authorization number has been issued.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

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