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. 

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

Activity Contact: Elizabeth Dawson, Phone Number: 614-846-6258, edawson@ohioaap.org

MOC Credit Approval Period: Expired

MOC Type/Value: None

CME Available: No

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.

Faculty List:

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

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.

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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.

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.