CARE Network New Provider Training

May 2, 2022 to May 3, 2022
The deadline to register for this event is April 10, 2022. 

The CARE Network invites all prospective CARE Network providers to attend the New Provider Training. Participation is required to join the Network but is also open to providers interested in expanding their knowledge about identifying & treating child maltreatment.

Faculty for this two-day intensive training include child abuse, community pediatric, nursing and behavioral health experts. This two-day training is specifically designed to help medical and behavioral health professionals provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art evaluations and assessments to children who may be the victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect.​

Target Audience

The New Provider Training is oriented towards the following types of providers:

  • 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:

  • Accurately screen for occult injuries and diagnose physical abuse through case-based learning. 
  • Exhibit appropriate use of forensic evidence collection kit in the assessment of child sexual abuse. 
  • Determine fitting treatment plan for a child with a positive behavioral health screen. 
  • Demonstrate trauma-informed best practice standards in behavioral health assessments for maltreated children. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.75 Attendance
  • 13.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/02/2022 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
05/03/2022 - 4:30pm MDT

New Provider Training
May 2, 2022


Breakfast & Registration

8:00amWelcome & CARE Network Overview

Physical Abuse: Bruises, Breaks, Burns & Belly Trauma
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD

Power & Control Dynamics
Presented by: TBD


Abusive Head Trauma
Presented by: Nichole Wallace

Power & Control Dynamics
Presented by: TBD


Infant Mental Health & Attachment
Presented by: Ashley Sward, 
Psy.D., IMH-E® (III-C)


Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD & Lou Felipe, PhD

11:25amNeglect Breakout Groups
12:00pmLunch Break

Cross-System Collaboration
Presented by: Eagle County, CO, Antonia Chiesa, MD, Lou Felipe, PhD & Ron Mitchell


Cross-System Collaboration Breakout Groups

2:25pmCourt & Testimony
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD

Social Determinants of Health: Key Things to Consider
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD



New Provider Training
May 3, 2022

Physical Abuse: Visual Diagnosis
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD

Behavioral Health: Connecting the Dots
Presented by: Lou Felipe, PhD


CARE Process Model
Presented by: Lou Felipe, PhD

Sexual Assault
Presented by: TBD




Referrals & Warm Hand-Offs
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD & Lou Felipe, PhD

12:00pmLunch Break

Sexual Abuse: Disclosures & Exam Techniques, STIs, Forensic Evidence Collection & Visual Diagnosis
Presented by: Denise Abdoo, PhD, CPNP & Antonia Chiesa, MD

Presented by: TBD


Suicidality: Risk & Assessment
Presented by: TBD


Documentation: Medical
Presented by: Antonia Chiesa, MD

Documentation: Behavioral Health
Presented by: TBD

4:00pmCARE Network Overview & 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 providers who attend the training with the intention to join the CARE Network.

Providers who attend the training to expand their knowledge in identifying and treating child maltreatment and DO NOT plan to join the CARE Network will need to cover accommodations. 

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 13.75 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 13.75 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.


A general certificate of attendance will be available to all other care providers after the completion of the online evaluation. 

Available Credit

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


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