Physical Abuse Prevention – Is It Possible?

This presentation will cover abusive head trauma prevention programs, parenting programs targeted at discipline and high-risk time periods in childhood, and new parent education. It will examine if any of these programs have an impact and how this impact can be measured.

This presentation was originally recorded at CRASH: Injury and the Child, May 15, 2015 Chicago, IL.

Medium: Video with PPT, eLearning

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for primary care providers and specialists interested in injury prevention, treatment of acute injury, and recovery from injury for pediatric patients.


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Cite examples of existing physical abuse prevention programs;
  • Describe the measurable impact or outcomes of existing physical abuse prevention programs;
  • Discuss future efforts at physical abuse prevention. 
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Veena Ramaiah, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Child Protective Services Liaison


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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