MOC Part II – Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

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Step 1 - Review ABP Activity Profile

Sponsor(s): American Academy of Pediatrics – Ohio Chapter

Title: 2016 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention – Self-Assessment

Description: Pediatricians and others caring for children who may be in need of child abuse and neglect prevention in primary care pediatrics should be aware of and use best practices in child abuse and neglect prevention for pediatrics with the goal of increasing awareness of risks, recommendations, and pathophysiology for primary and secondary prevention in Ohio. Primary healthcare providers can identify children at risk and often prevent the occurrence of future abuse or neglect if they are properly educated on how to mitigate these risks.

The 2016 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Self-assesment contains 50 questions that address  common terminology in the process of child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment in pediatric practice; guidance for the primary practitioner on specific topics and terminology in sexual abuse, human trafficking, physical assessments; best practices for the evaluation of risks for child abuse and neglect in pediatric healthcare settings; educating parents and caregivers on methods to prevent child abuse and neglect; applying primary and secondary prevention techniques for child abuse and neglect in pediatric healthcare settings; assessing family need and making appropriate referrals to necessary resources to reduce risks for abuse and neglect; and the protective factors of Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and Concrete Support in Times of Need.

Completion Criteria: Please allow for 5 to 7 hours to read the reference material and answer the questions. Once you begin the assessment, you have until the end of the calendar year to complete it, but are not required to complete it in one sitting. Please note: answers may not save when exiting an incomplete assessment; if concerned about ability to return, we recommend that you keep a list of the answers that your provided to enter later should your answers not save. You must answer all of the items AND answer 80% of them correctly in order to receive credit for this assessment.

Credit Assignment Criteria: Upon completion of the activity, you will be required to enter your American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Diplomate number*, state and birthdate (MM/DD). Your ABP Diplomate number can be found in your ABP online profile. If you are unable to locate this number, you may look it up by clicking here or please contact the American Board of Pediatrics [Telephone: (919) 929-0461, Business Hours: (8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET Monday – Friday), E-mail: [email protected]].

  • You will be prompted to pay a $15 activity fee if you are non-Ohio AAP member.

*Please note that your American Academy of Pediatrics member ID number is not accepted for MOC Part II credit reporting.

Please allow up to 7 business days for MOC Part II and CME credit to be accessible in your ABP Diplomate Profile.

Your credit will be entered into the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), this system will transfer your credit into your ABP profile.

Resources: Reviewing the resources is a requirement to complete this assessment. To visit the resources and slides associated with this activity, click here.

Activity Contact: Elizabeth Dawson, Phone Number: 614-846-6258, [email protected]

MOC Credit Approval Period: 10/21/2016-10/20/2019

MOC Type/Value: Part 2 – 20 Points

CME Available: Yes

Fee for Non-Ohio AAP Member: $15.

Step 2 - Review Enduring CME Information

2016 MOC Part II Self-Assessment – Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Pediatricians and others caring for children who may be in need of child abuse and neglect prevention in primary care pediatrics should be aware of and use best practices in child abuse and neglect prevention for pediatrics with the goal of increasing awareness of risks, recommendations, and pathophysiology for primary and secondary prevention in Ohio. Primary healthcare providers can identify children at risk and often prevent the occurrence of future abuse or neglect if they are properly educated on how to mitigate these risks.

The 2016 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Self-assesment contains 50 questions that address  common terminology in the process of child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment in pediatric practice; guidance for the primary practitioner on specific topics and terminology in sexual abuse, human trafficking, physical assessments; best practices for the evaluation of risks for child abuse and neglect in pediatric healthcare settings; educating parents and caregivers on methods to prevent child abuse and neglect; applying primary and secondary prevention techniques for child abuse and neglect in pediatric healthcare settings; assessing family need and making appropriate referrals to necessary resources to reduce risks for abuse and neglect; and the protective factors of Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and Concrete Support in Times of Need.

Target Audience: The target population for this program is pediatric healthcare providers, with a specific focus on pediatricians who provide primary care in Ohio.

Objectives: Following completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Utilize common terminology in the process of child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment in pediatric practice;
  2. Utilize guidance for the primary practitioner on specific topics and terminology in sexual abuse, human trafficking, physical assessments;
  3. Present best practices for the evaluation of risks for child abuse and neglect in pediatric healthcare settings;
  4. Provide education to parents and caregivers on methods to prevent child abuse and neglect;
  5. Apply primary and secondary prevention techniques for child abuse and neglect in pediatric healthcare settings;
  6. Assess family need and make appropriate referrals to necessary resources to reduce risks for abuse and neglect;
  7. Utilize the protective factors of Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and Concrete Support in Times of Need.

Needs Assessment/Gap:

Violence is an important public health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 53,000 children are murdered each year and the prevalence of forced sexual intercourse and other forms of sexual violence involving touch, among boys and girls under 18, is 73 million and 150 million respectively.

For 2014, there were a nationally estimated 702,000 victims of abuse and neglect, resulting in a rate of 9.4 victims per 1,000 children in the population. The youngest children are the most vulnerable to maltreatment. In FFY 2014, 52 states reported that more than one-quarter (27.4%) of victims were younger than 3 years.

Studies conclude that professionals that have contact with children report only half of the incidents that may be abuse or maltreatment/neglect. The reason for this low report rate was confusion or misunderstanding about the laws and procedures and a lack of knowledge or awareness of warning signs. The study also found the professionals are often influenced by their professional beliefs values and past experiences.

While a variety of child abuse and neglect topics are available for CME and/or MOC credit, the proposed program is unique in the focus on educating non-specialist pediatric healthcare providers on methods of primary and secondary prevention. Previous policy statements and research have found that pediatric medical providers have the opportunity to improve gaps in this type of care through training integrated into standard professional development.

Accreditation Statement: 

The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Ohio AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 20 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit

Faculty List:

Kathi Makaroff, MD, FAAP
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

Lori Vavul-Roediger, MD, FAAP
Dayton Children’s Hospital

Disclosure: It is the policy of the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. This information is used to plan future activities.

The following faculty have no financial relationships other than listed above with commercial interests relevant to the content of this activity:

  • Kathi Makoroff, MD, FAAP
  • Lori Vavul-Roediger, MD, FAAP

The CME staff, meeting planners, editorial staff, planning committee, and CME committee reviewers other than listed above do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Off-label Disclosure: This educational activity does not contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

Medium & Education Instructions for Internet/On-Demand Learning:

Please allow for 5 to 7 hours to review the PowerPoint, read reference materials and answer the questions.

You must answer all of the items AND answer 80% correctly in order to receive credit for this assessment.

Dates of original release, most recent review or update, and termination date:  

  • Release Date: 10/21/2016
  • Expiration Date: 10/20/2019

Commercial Support Acknowledgement: There is no financial support to acknowledge for this activity.

CME Credit for this activity is available as a member benefit for individuals who are current members of the Ohio AAP. Individuals who are not current Ohio AAP Members will be asked to join the Chapter, or pay a $15 CME Administration Fee. Additional information will be provided on the confirmation page after completing this activity, as well as in the follow-up email that will be sent to you. 

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Step 3 - Review Self-Assessment Instructions


To visit the resources and slides associated with this activity, click here.

You will have two chances to correctly answer each question. Please be aware that by clicking on the circle to the left of your desired response, you are submitting that response to be graded by the system. If you are not prepared to have your response to a particular question submitted to the system, do not select any of the answers.

If you fail to answer the question correctly on your first attempt, you will be given the link to the reference where additional information can be found on that particular question. Clicking on the link will open this resource in a new window/tab. When you are ready to provide your second response to the question, please select the “Retry” button, and then proceed to select the answer that you believe is correct.

Following a correct response or your second response to a question, whichever comes first, you will select the “Next” button to advance to the next question. You can review previous questions by selecting the “Previous” button, however you will be unable to modify your answer if you have already provided 2 responses to that particular question.

This activity consists of 50 questions; successful completion will result in earning 20 Points of ABP MOC Part II Credit.

Step 4 - Launch and Complete Assessment

Please be advised that once you begin the quiz questions, you cannot save your progress. Do not close your browser, as your work will be lost.

If you do not achieve a score of 80% or higher, you have the option to re-test by going back to this pagePlease feel free to send any questions/comments/concerns to Elizabeth Dawson.