Date: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Presenters: Marian Camden, PsyD;
Ann Gushurst, Esq;
Barbara Shindell, LCSW;
Kathryn Wells, MD; and
Carolyn Witkus, Esq
Topic: Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse
Anticipated Education Credits: 4-6
10:00 am -12:30 pm: Psychological Maltreatment of Children in the Context of Divorce
Presenters: Marian Camden, PsyD, Barbara Shindell, LCSW, Ann Gushurst, Esq, Carolyn Witkus, Esq.
Physical and sexual trauma are real and horrifying. Equally harmful and very difficult at times to assess is psychological maltreatment. In this presentation, we review the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, learn about the ways in which psychological trauma and abuse impact the child’s developing brain and body, and what it looks like to observers. We will explore what we mean by child abuse, domestic violence/coercive control, and alienation and how they impact children and adults systemically as well as psychologically. The legal system plays a role in all of this, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill, and we will be talking about ways to work within the system to be as effective as possible for children.
12:30-1:30 Lunch break
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Medical Considerations of Child Maltreatment
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn (Kathi) Wells, MD, FAAP
Understanding the medical aspects of child maltreatment is important for all practitioners involved in domestic relations matters. In this presentation, we will explore how to recognize the medical aspects of child abuse, and what to do if and when signs abuse arise. This presentation will also focus on how sexual abuse presents in children: disclosures, recantations and language children use around sexual abuse based on age and development. Finally, we will discuss medical child abuse, neglect, failure to thrive, and the effect of substance abuse on children.
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9457 S. University Blvd. PMB #716
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Cancellations prior to November 25, 2021 will be honored, less a $25 service charge. Cancellations after that date will not be refunded but substitutions may be made.