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It Really Is "Normal to be Normal" in Child Sexual Abuse webinar

Wednesday, April 25, 2018  
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Connecting you with experts in the field of child abuse

Date Title Instructor Time
6/28/2018 It Really Is "Normal to be Normal" in Child Sexual Abuse Karen Farst, MD 1:00-2:30 pm C

Brief Overview: 

A child abuse pediatrician will describe the medical evaluation for a child suspected of having been sexually abused with emphasis on why physical and laboratory findings are often absent. Reasons why children typically delay disclosure will be presented with accompany published references. Strategies and techniques for court preparation when a case of suspected child sexual abuse with a normal exam is being presented for civil hearing or criminal trial will also be discussed. Resources and literature references will be provided for the attendees.

Expert Presenter: Karen Farst, MD, MPH, is a child abuse pediatrician at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She is an associate professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and director for the university's Center for Children at Risk. She is a past president of the National Children's Alliance Board of Directors. She earned her B.A. and M.D. from Texas Tech University and then completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UAMS. Following a child abuse fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, she completed a Masters of Public Health from Fay Boozman College of Public Health at UAMS.

Continuing Education Credits

This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 1.5 hours CEU, 1 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers, and 1.5 CLE by the Minnesota Board of CLE.

Accessing the Live Webinar

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