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91. Presenter - Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAPThe CARES Institute
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Intended audiences: This presentation is intended for mental health professionals (including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed counselors), child protection workers, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, physicians, nurses, and all other disciplines not listed. Space is limited. No cost to attend.
Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP
Experts in Child Abuse and Neglect Lecture Series
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Neglected Children: Controversies and Challenges by Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP
Neglected Children: Controversies and Challenges
Medical Child Abuse (aka Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy)
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This presentation will cover: (1) the importance of child neglect, (2) controversial aspects of defining neglect, (3) challenges in assessing and addressing the problem, and (4) ideas on prevention.
Participants will be able to:
Medical Child Abuse (aka Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy) by Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP
- summarize the importance of neglect.
- apply important definitional considerations in their approach to neglect.
- comment on the key principles for assessing and addressing neglect.
- summarize the useful approaches regarding prevention of neglect.
This session will cover: (1) the different ways medical child abuse (MCA) may present, (2) ideas regarding what underlies the problem, (3) considerations for evaluating MCA, (4) barriers to the diagnosis, and (5) principles for treatment and prevention.
Participants will be able to:
Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Families at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Dubowitz is a clinician, researcher and educator, and he is active in the policy arena. His main interests are in child neglect and prevention. Dr. Dubowitz led the development of the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model, building upon the opportunities in pediatric primary care to help prevent abuse and neglect. He edited Neglected Children: Research, Practice and Policy as well as the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect′s World Perspectives on Child Abuse from 2012 to 2018, and he co-edited the Handbook for Child Protection Practice as well as International Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Dubowitz has over 200 publications and he has presented at many national and international conferences. He is a Past-President of the Helfer Society, an honorary international group of physicians working in the child maltreatment field. He has served on the Executive Council of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and on the national boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and of Prevent Child Abuse America.
- explain the many ways MCA may present.
- apply an understanding of underlying factors to approaching the problem.
- explain how MCA should be evaluated.
- describe barriers to the diagnosis
- explain the important aspects for treatment and prevention.
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