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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Prevention & Recognition Virtual Trainings

September 30, 2020 - October 8, 2020

Pediatric abusive head trauma (AHT), or shaken baby syndrome, is a severe form of child abuse that most often involves infants. In these Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Prevention & Recognition trainings, participants will learn the early signs of maltreatment and the various injuries and conditions that may result from vigorous shaking, slamming, or impacting the head of an infant or young child. They will also be provided tools for dealing with a crying infant and ways to share information with parents to prevent abuse from occurring.

Training objectives are to review the statistics of abusive head trauma; to define and describe abusive head trauma and its associated injuries; to discuss risk factors and prevention, and to understand the outcomes for victims.

REGISTER for one of the FREE virtual trainings being provided on the following dates and times with Kentucky’s leading child abuse experts.

*CEUs are available for Kentucky Social Workers, Nurses FRYSC coordinators, Early Childhood Educators, Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Emergency Medical Service providers.* 

  – Wednesday, September 30th at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET with Dr. Christina Howard, Child Abuse Pediatrician
  – Thursday, October 1st at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET with Carla Hay, Pediatric Forensic Nurse
  – Thursday, October 1st at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET with Carla Hay, Pediatric Forensic Nurse

  – Wednesday, October 7th at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET with Dr. Melissa Currie, Child Abuse Pediatrician
  – Thursday, October 8th at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET with Dr. Jaime Pittenger, Child Abuse Pediatrician

NOTE: Dentists and Dental Hygienists are invited to participate in a specialized training on Friday, October 2nd — details and registration HERE.

Thank you to the following organizations for partnering with the Face It Movement in hosting these trainings: Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C), CASA of Ohio Valley, The Center of Owensboro -Daviess County, Grow Baby Grow, Family Enrichment Center, Family Nurturing Center, University of Kentucky Pediatric Forensic Medicine, and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

These trainings are provided for free with the support of Kosair Charities. If you would like to support their work on child abuse prevention, please consider designating a donation to their child abuse prevention fund at