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CME: Learn latest science, best care for children with trauma, toxic stress :

January 29, 2019

Explore the impact of trauma and toxic stress on brain development and overall development of children and youths at Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider Course: Addressing Childhood Adversity and Building Resilience March 2-5 at the Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas.

Learn the latest human development science, and recognize clinical presentations and effects of trauma in patients and families. Approaches to care, healing and resilience, self-care and collaboration also will be addressed.

The keynote presentation “Pediatricians as Leaders in Addressing Toxic Stress and Trauma in Children” will be given by Colleen A. Kraft, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, AAP immediate past president. Other session and faculty highlights include:

  • “The Biology of Adversity and Resilience,” with Andrew S. Garner, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP;
  • “Addressing Trauma in Refugee and Immigrant Children,” with Andrea E. Green, M.D., FAAP;
  • “Treating ACEs is a Walk in the Park…Unless the Park is Unsafe: Frontline Tips from Bedside to Curbside,” with Anu N. Partap, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP;
  • “Supporting Children and Youth After School Violence,” with Brandi Burque, Ph.D.;
  • “Medical Trauma: Prevention and Response,” with Briana A. Woods-Jaeger, Ph.D.;
  • “Medications and Trauma,” “Sleep and Trauma” and “Decision Pathway for Treatment,” with Brooks R. Keeshin, M.D., FAAP;
  • “Practical Tips for Guiding Children and Families Impacted by Trauma,” with Heather C. Forkey, M.D., FAAP;
  • “Mindfulness for Physicians,” with Jon A. Courand, M.D.;
  • “Indicators of Human Trafficking,” with Jordan Greenbaum, M.D.;
  • “Just Below the Surface: Intimate Partner Violence Power and Control in Pediatric Healthcare Settings,” with Kimberly A. Randell, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP;
  • “Parental ACEs,” with M. Denise Dowd, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP;
  • “Why Didn't You Tell? Understanding Sexual Abuse Disclosures,” with Nancy D. Kellogg, M.D., FAAP;
  • “Early Life Adversities as Social Determinants of Health and Community Engagement to Address it,” with Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett, M.D., Sc.D.;
  • “Tension, Tears and Teenage Tantrums: Responding to Trauma in Everyday Primary Care,” with Robert J. Gillespie, M.D., M.H.P.E., FAAP;
  • “Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth,” with Veenod L. Chulani, M.D., FAAP; and
  • “Corporal Punishment: Parent and School Discipline as Sources of Trauma,” with Stacey Patton, Ph.D.

Earn up to 25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and up to 25 Maintenance of Certification Part 2 credits. Register by Feb. 2 to save $150. Visit

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