CARE Network New Provider Training 2024

Keystone, CO US
May 7, 2024 to May 8, 2024
The deadline to register for this event is April 4, 2024.

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.

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, and evidence-based practices will be reviewed. 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. 

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

  • Characterize successful practices for cross-system collaboration.
  • Devise an evaluation for a child with sexualized behaviors. 
  • Formulate effective communication regarding the results of a child.

Learner Outcome

After attending this educational event, participants will report increased knowledge and confidence in applying evidence-based practices to their work setting to diagnose common child maltreatment, the associated conditions of trauma, and CARE Network components such as compensation, evaluation submission and required educational activities. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 13.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/07/2024 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
05/08/2024 - 4:30pm MDT
Keystone Lodge & Spa
22101 US Highway 6
Keystone, CO 80435
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, 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

Leslie Choi, CPNP, PMHNP-BC
Senior Instructor/START Clinic, Department of Psychiatry

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

Ron Mitchell
Deputy Director
The Kempe Center

Laurel Neip, LCSW
Instructor, CU School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Ashley Sward Psy.D., IMH-E (III-C) 
Assistant Profession, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Warm Connections Program
Clinician, START Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine


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 13.00 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 13.00 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. 

Completion Criteria

Logging attendance and completing an evaluation within 14-days are required to obtain credit. 

Available Credit

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


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