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Stop Look Listen: Separating Fact from Fiction in Child Abuse

May 19, 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Lucy Bruell, MS1, Danielle Laraque, MD, Elizabeth Kachur, PhD2
1L.A. Bruell, Inc., 2Medical Education Development

This presentation will introduce Stop Look and Listen (SLL), an interactive online training program that is designed to increase physician competence, confidence and comfort in recognizing and reporting physical child abuse.  The virtual cases feature interactions with patients, parents and other family members, consultants, child protection workers and legal professionals. Learners have the opportunity to explore multiple pathways towards effective case management.

SLL guides learners through clinical challenges in a simulated environment that is safe and that enhances their ability to address this critical public health issue. Using six “virtual cases,” learners move through a series of clinical encounters and the concomitant investigative processes. Each is based on a real-life case and is designed to illuminate specific areas within the general topic of child abuse, such as interaction with the legal system, bruise patterns characteristic of abuse, and children witnessing episodes of intimate partner violence. A pre- and post-test allows learners to see how well their choices match those of child abuse experts. Up to eight Category I CME credits are provided.   

The project was developed by an interdisciplinary team of child abuse experts and instructional designers with support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (R44HD065495-­-02A1).