About This Program

This activity is designed to create a learning community for pediatric primary care providers and allied health professionals who provide care to military-connected children. It will address the diagnosis, management, and treatment of developmental, emotional, and behavioral health conditions in children ages 0-8, with an emphasis on the unique needs of military children and their families.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing care informed by the unique needs of military children and their families
  • Screening and management of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Strategies to collaborate with schools and community resources, including IFSP, IEP, and EFMP navigation
  • Developmental delay, intellectual disability, and autism
  • Dysregulation, disruptive behavior, and anxiety

Participants are expected to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation.

Hub Team

Charles Conlon, MD, FAAP

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician
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Joyce Nolan Harrison, MD

Child Psychiatrist

Andrea Israel, PhD

Psychologist
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Mallory Finn Legg, Esq.

Special Education Law Attorney
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Mary L. O'Connor Leppert , MB, BCh

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician

T. Brian Marcoux Jr., DO

Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Who Should Participate?

Military and civilian medical providers (MD, DO, NP, PA), psychologists, social workers, early childhood mental health consultants, and early childhood professionals who work with military children.

Eligibility

Military and civilian professionals in Georgia who work with military children and their families

Commitment

Dates and Times TBD

Pre- and Post-Test

This series will include a pre- and post-test that will be used to understand its effectiveness and for program evaluation.

Those interested in earning ABP MOC Part 2 credits through their participation must complete the post-test questions with a passing score of 75% within 3 attempts.

Continuing Education Credit Information

Description

This activity is designed to create a learning community for pediatric primary care providers and allied health professionals who provide care to military-connected children. It will address the diagnosis, management, and treatment of developmental, emotional, and behavioral health conditions in children ages 0-8, with an emphasis on the unique needs of military children and their families. The program’s infrastructure is built on the “hub and spokes” design known as the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model. Each ECHO session includes case-based learning and didactic instruction in an “all teach, all learn” environment.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, early childhood mental health consultants, early intervention specialists, and early childhood professionals.

Objectives

After attending this activity, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Recognize the prevalence and comorbidity of developmental, behavioral, and emotional disorders in children ages 0-8.
  2. Identify children at risk for developmental, behavioral, and emotional disorders.
  3. Utilize evidence-based practices in the management of developmental, behavioral, and mental health disorders.
  4. Identify resources to address developmental, behavioral, or mental health concerns in young children of military service members.

Accreditation Statement

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 156 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.           

ABP MOC Statement     

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American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 156 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.        

Policy on Speaker and Provided Discourse   

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

In Partnership With

The Center for Deployment Psychology, a Center of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Schedule

TBD

For more information, contact Janna Steinberg, ECHO Coordinator Steinbergj@KennedyKrieger.org