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Abuse, Neglect and Trafficking: Professional Responsibility
Abuse, Neglect and Trafficking: Professional Responsibility

Speakers: Denise M. Messina, RDH MDH, BS, Bridget M. Wright, MACPR, BSDH, EFDA

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description: The presenters will discuss the physical, behavioral, and emotional indicators of both child and elder abuse and neglect. We will highlight the characteristics typically presented by parents or caregivers that may lead the dental team member to suspect abuse. The presenters will guide attendees through case studies leading to greater insight to identify potential abuse and neglect. The presenters will identify federal and regional resources available to assist the oral health professional while providing support to the survivor. Additionally, the attendees will explore risk factors and indicators for suspected human trafficking victims in their communities. (Trigger Warning: Some material in this course may involve content that may be triggering to some attendees. If needed, please take care of yourself during the presentation.)

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the signs of child and elder abuse and neglect.
  • Examine the signs of human trafficking and other types of family violence.
  • Identify the role of the oral health professional in legal reporting and providing support for the survivor.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: February 21, 2024

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2024–Dec. 31, 2024). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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