CARE Network Annual Provider Training

May 2, 2022
The deadline to register for this event is April 10, 2022. 

The goals of this training are to increase local capacity for behavioral health and medical expertise in recognizing, assessing, and responding to childhood risk for maltreatment and trauma.  By training and supporting designated providers at this conference, they will be able to go back to their communities with improved practice. 

Best practice standards will be addressed throughout the training. This will improve both access and quality of care for patients.  At the conference providers will have the opportunity to learn referral process and system-based protocols for working with other family-serving agencies, such as social services.  After the conference, process barriers will be further alleviated by continued ongoing support from Kempe child abuse experts for case consultation, ongoing education and policy coordination.

This training will emphasize behavioral health practices based on the previous year’s program evaluation (both case and provider level) data.  For children impacted by the trauma of abuse, it is well known that poor emotional and developmental outcomes are serious risks.  Behavioral health symptoms and delays can present in nuanced and varied ways, making identification and management difficult. This training will address how practitioners can utilize evidence-based assessment tools and treatments to address these barriers.  Trauma-informed approaches (treating patients with a sensitivity regarding their experiences) will be emphasized.


Target Audience


The Annual Provider Training is oriented towards current CARE Network:

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the developmental consequences of maltreatment and trauma and then identify assessment strategies during problem-based learning sessions.
  • Demonstrate skills to teach brief, in-office behavioral health interventions.
  • Characterize successful practices for cross-system collaboration.
  • Identify evidence-based practices for assessing children referred to CARE Network.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/02/2022 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
05/02/2022 - 4:30pm MDT
Annual Provider Training
May 2, 2022
7:00amBreakfast & Registration
8:00amRound Table Check-Ins
8:30amWelcome & Schedule Overview
8:45amComplex Developmental Trauma
Presented by: Lou Felipe, PhD
9:40amComplex Developmental Trauma Breakout Groups
10:10amComplex Developmental Trauma
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD & Lou Felipe, PhD
10:40amSkills Refresher
Presented by: Laurel Niep, LCSW
11:35amSkills Refresher Breakout Groups
12:00pmLunch Break
1:00pmCross System Collaboration
Presented by:
Eagle County, CO, Antonia Chiesa, MD, Lou Felipe, PhD & Ron Mitchell
1:45pmCross System Collaboration Breakout Groups
2:25pmInfant Mental Health
Presented by:
Ashley Sward, Psy.D., IMH-E® (III-C)
3:00pmSexual Abuse Visual Diagnosis
Presented by:
Denise Abdoo, PhD, CPNP
Skills & Practice Application
Presented by:
Lou Felipe, PhD

CARE Network Logistics & Closing Remarks

The Hythe Vail
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail 81657
United States


Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations will be covered by the Kempe Center for CARE Network providers. 

Faculty & Planning Committee Members


Denise Abdoo, PhD, CPNP
The Kempe Center Child Protection Team
Children's Hospital Colorado

Antonia Chiesa, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director of Health Care Services, The Kempe Center 
Children's Hospital Colorado

Lou Felipe, PhD
Assistant Professor, Deputy Director, START Clinic
CU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Sarah Hunt
Systems Outreach Coordinator
The Kempe Center

Terri Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor
CU School of Medicine
The Kempe Center

Ron Mitchell
Deputy Director
The Kempe Center

Laurel Niep, LCSW
Bilingual Therapist, START Clinic
Professor, CU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry


Financial Disclosures

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This offering for 6.75 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.


A general certificate of attendance will be available after the completion of the online evaluation. Claim only credit commensurate of your conference attendance.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD


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