Child Abuse Prevention Symposium

TGH Muma Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Prevention Symposium (CAPS) 2024

Wednesday, APRIL 3, 2024

Location: Valdes Family Auditorium, Tampa General Hospital 

This six-hour virtual and in-person, instructor-led event for multiple disciplines is designed to increase understanding of the pediatric patient suspected of abuse or trafficking. The event will cover various topics: red flags associated with non-accidental trauma, identifying potential victims of pediatric human trafficking and community resources, human trafficking in our already at-risk youth, choosing safe caretakers and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma-informed care for multidisciplinary health care workers. We will also have Derek Clark, nationally recognized motivational speaker, author, and survivor of child abuse to close this year’s symposium. This symposium is being offered for 6 CEUs/CMEs.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of child advocacy members, physicians, APPs, nurses, and other health care professionals who care for pediatric child abuse patients.


USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Relevant Financial Relationships

Prior to the activity, USF Health will disclose and mitigate all relevant financial relationships that relate to the content of the activity.

A link will be sent to the email provided for online attendees.

2024 TGH Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Prevention Symposium (CAPS)
  • 6.0 continuing education hours for RN, APRN, CNS, LPN, CAN, RRT, CRT, SW, PT, OT, Psychology, EMT, PM + Chaplin & HUC can submit to your boards)

  • 6.0 continuing medical education FBM hours

Florida Board of Nursing, FBN Provider Number 2581

Conference Agenda:

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - In-person arrival/sign in Valdes Family Auditorium. Light Breakfast provided 
8:00 a.m. - 8:02 a.m. - Housekeeping- CEU/CME procedure: Anne Blevins, RN/Kristyn Carter, APRN
8:02 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction: Keith Thatch MD
8:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Adverse Childhood Experiences-Living in a Land of Giants (1ceu/cme): Dr. Jennifer McCain 
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Human trafficking and the Juvenile Justice System (1ceu/cme): Dr. Katherine Gomez PhD
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Pediatrics (1ceu/cme): Redefining Refuge
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Lunch provided
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Shaken Baby and Picking a Safe Caretaker- (1ceu/cme): Lisa Colen 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Red Flags in Child Abuse (1ceu/cme): Dr.’s Carol Lilly and Howard Rogers 
2:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - The Power of Resilience and Redemption: From Brutal Trauma to Triumph. (1ceu/cme): Derek Clark
3:10 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Wrap-up: Dr. Keith Thatch
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Pinwheel planting-Rose Garden: Bikers Against Child Abuse (B. A. C. A.)

Additional Information: Registrations must include full symposium payment to be processed. Please provide a valid email address as this will be how you receive your link to the symposium. All confirmations and other communications will be sent via email. All sales are final; refunds will not be permitted.

Tampa General Hospital reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics, or schedules.

Kristyn Carter, APRN, and Anne Blevins, RN
Phone: 813-844-8012

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