Thursday, December 2nd 2021

8:15 AM

presented by MAO Behavioral Health & Medical Advocacy and Outreach

VIRTUAL TRAINING
Thursday, December 2, 2021

8:15 AM – 12:45 PM – 4.25 CONTACT HOURS POSSIBLE

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
$50 PER PERSON ($25 FOR STUDENTS)
(includes audio/video learning experience, course materials
and Certificate of Completion with contact hours)

Partial credit will not be offered. Additional instructions associated with confirmation of credit may be provided at the time of training.

Refund Policy: Registration fees are nonrefundable. MAO does retain the right to consider each situation on a case by case basis entirely.

Internet, Computer &/or Smart Phone Required. Instructions provided via email prior to training.

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Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of public health in the treatment of pediatric health care
  • Discuss the importance of prenatal STD screenings and treatment in preventing pediatric infections
  • Describe how early intervention rehabilitation services are used to assist children from birth to three years old with developmental and cognitive disabilities.
  • Explore behavioral health and treatment options that are available to children diagnosed with mental health disorders
  • Discuss the role of MAO’s HOPE Clinic Program in serving pregnant moms and babies who are living with HIV
  • Discuss community approaches to address infant mortality in Alabama
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Virtual Training Agenda (Subject to change.):

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Welcome and Overview of the Day, CE Instructions and Training Evaluation
Presenter: Elana Merriweather, Ed.S., LPC, Director of Behavioral Health
Medical Advocacy and Outreach/Copeland Care Clinic

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
A Public Health Perspective on Pediatric Health Care
Presenter: Wes Stubblefield, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP
District Medical Officer, Northern/Northeastern Districts
Alabama Department of Public Health

Topic Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of public health disparities that impact pediatric health in Alabama
  • List and describe pediatric immunizations that are used to prevent the spread of infectious and communicable diseases
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric health care and treatment.
  • Explain the evolving role of medical and behavioral health providers in promoting positive health outcomes with pediatric patients

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Perspectives on STI Prevention with Prenatal and Pediatric Patients
Presenter: Agnes Oberkor, DrPH, CRNP, DTM
Consultant, Lead Trainer, Congenital Syphilis Coordinator
Division of STD, Alabama Department of Public Health

Topic Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of pediatric STI cases in Alabama
  • Discuss the role of public health and the Division of STD in preventing pediatric infections
  • List different treatment options that are available for health care providers who treat pediatric patients

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Perspectives in Early Childhood Rehabilitation
Presenter: Mary Beth Vick, MA, Early Intervention Rehabilitation Specialist
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

Topic Objectives:

  • Provide a snapshot of babies born with disabilities in the United States and Alabama
  • Discuss programs and services offered through ADRS Children’s Division.
  • List and describe common cognitive and developmental issues impacting children from birth to three years old in Alabama
  • Explain how early intervention services are used to assist children with special needs and their caregivers

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Community Perspectives on Pediatric Patients with Special Needs

Perspectives in Pediatric Mental Health  (11 AM – 11:45 PM)
Presenter: Cynthia “Cindy” M. Jones, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) Director, Children’s of Alabama

Topic Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of pediatric mental health cases in Alabama
  • Identify and discuss common mental health disorders that are diagnosed from birth and early childhood
  • Explain mental health treatment options that are available for pediatric patients
  • List community resources that are available to assist health care providers, parents and caregivers of pediatric patients

A Social Service Perspective on Pediatric Patients with HIV – (11:45 AM-12:15 PM)
Presenter: Jennifer Thompson, LICSW, PIP, PMH-C Director of Social Services, Medical Advocacy and Outreach

Topic Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of pediatric patients living with HIV in Alabama
  • Discuss services offered through the MAO HOPE Clinic for pregnant and post partem moms
  • Explain how to engage  and link pregnant moms with HIV to MAO HOPE Clinic services

A Community Engagement Approach to Reducing Infant Mortality (12:15 PM – 12:45 PM)
Presenter: Honour McDaniel, MPH
Director, Maternal and Infant Health, March of Dimes

Topic Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of infant mortality in Alabama
  • Discuss community initiatives to assist moms and babies who are born with special needs
  • Explain services that are available through the March of Dimes Foundation

12:45 PM         
Question/Answer, Wrap-Up, Evaluation & CE Announcements
Presenter: Elana Merriweather, Ed.S., LPC, Director of Behavioral Health
Medical Advocacy and Outreach/Copeland Care Clinic

Registration Assistance:

Should you have questions about this training and its content, email kbarnett@maoi.org.

Should you experience difficulty with the online registration process email info@maoi.org.

Contact Hours/Credit Statement (s) (As of 11/16/21.):

Counselors:  Medical Advocacy & Outreach (MAO) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6882. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity has been approved for up to 4.25 contact hours for counselors.

Social Workers: Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO) has been approved by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners as a provider of Continuing Education for social workers, Provider No. 0134. Exp. 3/31/2023. This activity has been approved for up to 4.25contact hours (clinical) for social workers.

Nurses: Medical Advocacy & Outreach is an approved continuing education provider of the Alabama Board of Nursing, ABNP 1554, exp. 10/24/2024. This activity has been approved for up to 4.25 contact hours for nurses.

Conflict of interest:

There is no conflict of interest for anyone in a position to control content for this activity.

Joint Providers:
This activity is provided independently by MAO.

Instructions for Claiming Continuing Education Credit:
To receive credit, learners must complete the requirements listed here.

  1. Use your full name and email address when logging in to view the webinar. The name you enter in the GoToWebcast system is the name that will print on your Contact Hours certificate.
  2. When prompted, provide your discipline, state, and license number, (if applicable). Failure to provide complete and accurate information will delay issuance of CE credit.
  3. Remain logged in for the full duration of the webcast. Partial credit or individual session credit will not be offered. Learners who join more than ten minutes late or log out more than ten minutes early will not be eligible to claim CE credit.

Following the presentation, a continuing education contact hours certificate will be emailed to all attendees who successfully complete the requirements for earning credit. Certificate emails are automated and will come from donotreply@webcasts.com. Please add this email address to your contacts to ensure that you receive your certificate.

For questions regarding Continuing Education, please email ContinuingEducation@maoi.org.