MOC Part II – Good4Growth – Self-Assessment


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Step 1 - Review ABP Activity Profile

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

Title: 2015 Good4Growth Self-Assessment

Description: The 2015 Good4Growth Self-Assessment contains 50 questions that address the connection between early life adverse events, toxic, stress, and social-emotional skills in terms of health, mental health, academic achievement and economic outcomes. Outlining the ways of supporting the parent/child relationship in primary care practice, highlighting attachment theory. Using shared creative play as a means of enhancing parent-child interactions and using purposeful play as a means to enhance the fundamental motor skill development.

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:].

  • 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,

MOC Credit Approval Period: 9/1/2015 – 9/1/2018

MOC Type/Value: Part 2 – 20 Points

CME Available: Yes

Fee for Non-Ohio AAP Member: $15.

Speciality: Child Abuse Pediatrics; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Step 2 - Review Enduring CME Information

2015 MOC Part II Self-Assessment – Good4Growth

This course is designed to show the connection between early life-adverse events, toxic stress and social-emotional skills in terms of health, mental health, academic achievement and economic outcomes. It will outline ways to support the parent/child relationship in primary care practice, highlighting attachment theory. It will also discuss using shared creative play as a means of enhancing parent-child interactions and using purposeful play as a means to enhance the fundamental motor skill development.

Target Audience: The target audience is pediatric healthcare providers, the majority of whom are general pediatricians and subspecialty pediatric physicians.

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

  1. Describe the pediatric research showing the connection between early life adverse childhood events, toxic stress, and social-emotional skills in terms of health, mental health, academic achievement and economic outcomes.
  1. Outline the ways of supporting the parent-child relationship in primary care practice, based on attachment theory principles.
  1. Characterize the benefits of using shared creative play as a means of enhancing parent-child interactions and using purposeful play as a means to enhance the fundamental motor skill development of the child.
  1. Define alternate strategies to help address problem cases in which basic parenting support is not working.

Needs Assessment/Gap: Good4Growth™ (G4G) is a focus on forging stronger relationships between a child and their caregivers. Our goal is to develop a solid foundation in early childhood by strengthening three key pillars:

  • Caring Environment—providing a nurturing relationship between the child and their caregivers.
  • Healthy Food — teaching kids healthy behavior on making the right decisions for nutrition and food.
  • Creative Play— making sure kids get abundant opportunities to develop fundamental motor skills and exploration during play throughout their day.

Recent research has illuminated the many ways that early childhood experiences influence a child’s physical health, mental health, and cognitive development, as well as their academic and social success throughout their life span. Adverse childhood events (ACEs) and toxic stress can be devastating for a child, particularly for children in poverty. On the other hand, studies also show that strong social-emotional skills that arise from nurturing relationships with caring adults can counterbalance the negative impact of stress on a child. This type of parenting entails more than just bonding. It is centered on how the child and parent communicate and engage with each other.

Primary care physicians have multiple opportunities to shape the parent-child relationship during the early years. However, it requires developing different health supervision goals, including grounded in fostering parental sensitivity to-and interaction with – the developing child.

This self-assessment has been developed to introduce clinicians to a whole new way to practice, using the well-established Promoting First Relationships TM strategy.

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 enduring 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:

Robert Murray, MD, FAAP
Professor, The Ohio State University

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:

  • Robert Murray, 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: November 1, 2015
  • Expiration Date: October 31, 2018

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

Feel free to review the below videos and slides presented by Dr. Robert Murray prior to complete the assessment.
Part 1:

Part 2:

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 page. Please feel free to send any questions/comments/concerns to Elizabeth Dawson.