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Safe and Healthy Families ECHO

A Discussion on Child Abuse and Provider Resources

Hannah Keating
Series Coordinator 


Session time:

Every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursday 

12pm-1pm MST

University of Utah Health is pleased to announce the new Safe and Healthy Families ECHO.  This twice monthly series brings experts in child physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, child welfare, and ethics together to present on a diversity of topics of interest to those who work with potentially abused children.  Topics will be of interest to healthcare providers who care for children (pediatricians, family medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, nurse practitioners and physician assistants), social workers, mental health providers, child welfare workers and administrators, and lawyers.  Learners in these disciplines are invited and encouraged to attend and participate to create a multidisciplinary learning community.

Sessions are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month with bonus ethics sessions on the fifth Thursdays of the month. 

Past sessions have included cutaneous mimics of child abuse (pediatric dermatology), genital trauma and unusual mimics (pediatric gynecology), legal challenges in cases of suspected child abuse (law), child abuse prevention in institutional settings (quality improvement and policy), multidisciplinary care for children after abusive head trauma (pediatric rehabilitation and physical medicine), chronic pain and medical overutilization, and advances in care coordination for children in foster care.

CME is available for participants in the live sessions.  Some sessions will be recorded for later viewing based on topic and presenter preferences.

Register now to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. You'll be prompted to download and add a meeting notice to your calendar.

Meeting ID: 913 8412 1436      Passcode: 516771


Continuing Medical Education

Each Safe and Healthy Families learning session qualifies for 1 hour of CME credit. A CME code is included in the agenda for each meeting.

Full instructions for claiming CME are available in the CME Learner Information Packet.

Current Calendar

2022-2023 ECHO Series - Safe and Healthy Families

Date Title Presenter Recording Link
9/8/2022 Using the Electronic Health Record to Improve  Rachel Berger, MD, MPH View this Recording
Identification, Evaluation and Reporting of Child Maltreatment University of Pittsburgh
9/22/2022 Working with Children Undergoing Alleged  Anna Kate Marsh, MA View this Recording
Abuse Examinations: The Child Life Specialist’s Role Primary Children's Hospital
10/13/2022 Broadening Research Impact through Porcia Vaughn, MSIS  View this Recording
Targeted Literature Searching UofU Safe and Healthy Families
10/27/2022 Retinal Hemorrhage and Head Trauma

Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE

View this Recording
  Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
11/10/2022 Biomechanics of Abusive Head Trauma Brittany Coats, PhD View this Recording
   UofU Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
12/8/2022 Keeping Patients Safe from Sexual Abuse  Toni Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP View this Recording
in the Health Care Setting   UofU Safe and Healthy Families
1/12/2023 Research Highlights on Julie Valentine, PhD, RN, SANE-A, FAAN View this Recording
Adolescent Sexual Assault Cases Brigham Young University College of Nursing 
2/9/2023 Coming Out of the Margins: Supporting LGBTQ+ Kirsten Simonton, MD   
 Youth in Complex Social Systems  Child Abuse Pediatrics, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
2/23/2023 Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse Hans Reinemer  
   Pediatric Dentistry, University of Utah
3/9/2023 Genetics Diagnoses and Child Abuse Natasha Shur  
3/23/2023 Fast Talk on FAST MRI Screening Nick Stence, Dan Lindberg  
3/30/2023 Ethics Topics Larissa Hines  
4/13/2023 Substance Use Screening and Response for Children in State Care Mary Greiner  
5/11/2023 Public Benefit Programs and Child Maltreatment Hank Puls and Clare Anderson  
5/25/2023 The CAP Gap: Medical Care for Children with  Amanda "Bird" Gilmartin  
Suspected Maltreatment in Rural Regions  

The Occupational Hazards of Child Abuse Pediatrics

Andrea Asnes   
 and How to Manage Them Yale School of Medicine 
6/22/2023 Epigenetic Changes Associated with Child Maltreatment Mary Clyde Pierce  
6/29/2023 Ethics Topics Larissa Hines  

Clinical Team

Kristine Campbell, MD, MSc

Associate Professor

Division of Child Protection and Family Health

Department of Pediatrics

Staff profile

Antoinette Laskey, MD, MPH, MBA


Division of Child Protection and Family Health

Department of Pediatrics

Staff profile
Past Calendars

2021-2022 ECHO Series - Safe and Healthy Families

Date Topic Moderator/Presenter

Intergenerational Poverty                                       

(View the recording)

Tracy Gruber                                        Director, Dept of Human Svcs, Utah
1/13/2022 Psychotropic Oversight for children in foster care (View the recording) Beth Gargaro (University of Utah)

Indian Child Welfare Act  

(View the recording)

Alisa Lee (Utah DCFS) and                   Heather Tanana (University of Utah)

Children with medical complexity 

(View the recording)

Nancy Murphy (University of Utah)

How the study of near fatalities assist in preventing fatalities

(View the recording)

Joanne N Wood (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
3/24/2022 Child abuse peds research methods: Cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies (View the recording) Heather Keenan (University of Utah)
3/31/2022 Ethics topic in child abuse pediatrics (View the recording) Larissa Hines (University of Oklahoma)
5/12/2022 Skull fracture biomechanics Tagrid Ruiz and Brittany Coats          (University of Utah)
5/26/2022 Child maltreatment in military populations (View the recording) Alex Hatch (USAF, San Antonio)
6/9/2022 Therapeutic approaches to family violence Jana Fulmer and Martha Burket Fallis (Amethyst Center for Healing)
6/23/2022 The TEN-4 FACES Brusing updates (View the recording) Mary Clyde Pierce (Lurie Childrens, Northwestern University)
6/30/2022 Ethics topic in child abuse pediatrics Larissa Hines (University of Oklahoma)
Resources and References

Resources and References

American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Child Abuse and Neglect 

Policy and Practice Statements


American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care

Policy and Practice Statements


American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect. The New York Foundling, whose mission offers an expansive array of services for under-served children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities provides the resources necessary to rebuild lives and rebuild families.


Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides information, research resources and programs to prevent child maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences (ACE). The Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities  represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent child abuse and neglect.


Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light is a primary prevention program whose mission is to engage adults in the prevention of child sexual abuse; to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults; and to provide adults with information to recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.


Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow. From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. We also work with advocates, policy makers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.


National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) offers information on shaken baby syndrome, shaken baby syndrome prevention programs, and training for professionals and parents nationwide.


Nurse-Family Partnership in new window)

The Nurse-Family Partnership represents an approach to the long-established service strategy of the home visiting model that improves the health and social functioning of low income, first-time mothers, their babies, and families.


Parents As Teachers in new window)

Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children's lives, from conception to kindergarten. Parents as Teachers develops curricula that support a parent's role in promoting school readiness and healthy development of children. Providers are offered practical, hands-on applications for parents in real-world situations.


Prevent Child Abuse America   Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s oldest and largest organization committed to preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens. They promote programs and resources informed by science that enable kids, families and entire communities to thrive—today, tomorrow and for generations to come. ​



Safe Environment for Every Kid aims to strengthen families, support parents and parenting, and thereby promote children's health, development and safety — and help prevent child abuse and neglect.



Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. Zero to Three is dedicated to advancing current knowledge, promoting beneficial policies and practices, communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences, and providing training, technical assistance, and leadership development.