CARE Network Annual Provider Training

May 8, 2023
The deadline to register for this event is April 7, 2023. 

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 (MD, DO)
  • Psychologists (PsyD, PhD)
  • Advanced Practice Providers (PA, NP)
  • Licensed Behavioral Health Providers (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, APN)
  • Nurses (RN practicing as SANE or FNE)

Learning Objectives

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

  • Differentiate between complex developmental trauma and developmental disability.
  • Identify assessment tools that can be used when working with patients with a developmental disability who have experienced trauma. 
  • Characterize successful practices for cross-system collaboration.
  • Recognize evidence-based practices for assessing children referred to CARE Network.

Learner Outcome: 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will self-report increased knowledge related to improving patient outcomes. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 Attendance
  • 6.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/08/2023 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
05/08/2023 - 4:30pm MDT
Annual Provider Training
May 2, 2022
7:00amBreakfast & Registration
8:00amRound Table Check-In
8:30amWelcome & Schedule Overview
8:45amTrauma and Dev Delay
Presented by: Jodi Zik, MD
10:15amTrauma and Dev Delay
Presented by: Jodi Zik, MD
12:00pmLunch Break
1:00pmCross-System Collaboration
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD, Ron Mitchell
1:45pmCross-System Collaboration Groups
2:30pmSecondary & Vicarious Trauma
Presented by: Ashley Sward, PsyD & Jodi Zik, MD

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, MSN
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – University of Colorado School of Medicine
The Kempe Center Child Protection Team
Children's Hospital Colorado

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

Lou Felipe, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry  – University of Colorado School of Medicine
CU Medicine Psychiatry  – Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment (START)

Terri Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry  – University of Colorado School of Medicine
The Kempe Center

Ron Mitchell
Deputy Director
The Kempe Center

Jodi Zik, MD
Senior Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Medial Director, Trauma-sensitive Assessment and
Treatment Services for Kids (TASK) Stress, Trauma, Adversity
Research and Treatment (START) Center

Violette Klesta
Consultation Services Program Coordinato
The Kempe Center


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 with distinction 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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