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April 9, 2012

First Annual Symposium: Child Sexual Abuse: A Public Health Perspective

4-9-2012 National:
WHEN:
April 27, 2012
WHERE:
John Hopkins University
Thomas B. Turner Building
Baltimore, Maryland
DESCRIPTION
Effective public policy regarding the problems associated with child sexual abuse (CSA) requires a strong collaborative approach that includes both a criminal justice and a public health perspective. Primary prevention can only be accomplished by learning more about the etiology of sexual disorders, such as pedophilia, that can predispose child sexual abuse, and more about how to prevent and optimally treat them. A public health perspective can help by advancing knowledge about etiology, psychopathology, treatment of both victims and offenders, and about prevention. Historically, most resources dedicated to CSA are directed toward law-enforcement efforts and tertiary prevention efforts aimed at known offenders. Far fewer resources are directed toward primary and secondary prevention of CSA, despite the significant social and financial benefits of preventing harm before it occurs. Developing a broader conceptualization of CSA as a public health problem is a necessary first step toward generating interest in and funding for the development of effective prevention practices. Thus, the aim of this conference is to provide attendees with a more comprehensive perspective of CSA as a public health issue with the need for prevention of sexual harm and not only intervention following the occasion of sexual harm.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This activity is intended for medical and legal professionals in Hygiene and Mental Health, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Law, Law Enforcement as well as other professionals who desire a more comprehensive perspective of child sexual abuse.

OBJECTIVES
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
• Describe the effects of legal policies on preventing sexual harm.
• Describe the effects of CSA on survivors.
• Provide accurate information on the treatment and recidivism rates of offenders and juveniles who cause sexual harm.
• Provide a comprehensive rationale for moving beyond a legalistic-only view of sexual offending toward a broader public health conceptualization of child sexual assault.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 8 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is authorized by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a provider of continuing education. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program. A certificate for 8 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this Child Sexual Abuse conference.

The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 8 credit hours of Category 1 or 8 CEUs of continuing education for social workers and associates licensed in Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 8 contact hours for non-physicians.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Continuing Medical Education credit is being requested from another applicable medical specialty organizations.

More information and Program Schedule in the Brochure
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