Child Abuse Recognition CME Program

This CME satisfies the State of PA licensing requirements for Child Abuse Recognition Training. The method of delivery for the Child Abuse Recognition Continuing Medical Education Program will be an On-Demand 2 hour program. The training session is provided visually by PowerPoint presentation and in audio by hearing the speaker’s voice.


Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
Martin A. Finkel, DO, FAAP
CARES Institute, RowanSOM

Child Maltreatment
Laura K. Brennan, MD, FAAP
CARES Institute, RowanSOM


General Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the “disease of sexual victimization” providing a framework to view this form of maltreatment and enhance the potential to make a diagnosis.
  • Appreciate the spectrum of physical findings that support the diagnosis of sexual abuse and the differential concerns.
  • Develop knowledge and skills in the how to’s of talking with children of various ages in a developmentally appropriate manner regarding their victimization.
  • Develop an understanding of the child protection system and services
  • Develop an understanding of the responsibilities of a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse and neglect, and become familiar with the process for making a report of suspected abuse and neglect in Pennsylvania
  • Develop an appreciation of the risk factors for and indications of child abuse and neglect

Method of Participation

For successful completion of this activity and awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity session and complete an attestation form, pre-test, post-test and an evaluation form. The post-test must have a passing grade of 70 to submit to the AOA for Category 1B credit.


Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. RowanSOM designates this On-Demand CME for 2 Category 1-B credits and will report the CME credits.


Consistent with the mission and vision of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, the school's Continuing Medical Education provides this program of education with the goal of improving the quality of patient care by providing lifelong education opportunities for physicians and healthcare providers.


PLEASE NOTE that the dates for the current AOA CME cycle started January 1, 2016 and will end December 31, 2018.  The AOA requires all members to earn 120 credits over a three year cycle of which 30 CME credits should be recorded in AOA Category 1-A and the remaining 90 credits may be accumulated in any category 1-A, 1-B, 2-A or 2-B.

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