Beyond the Pandemic: Lasting Impacts on Pediatric Health

Live Interactive Webinar

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8 am to 12:30 pm 

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the health and wellbeing of children. Health care professionals have a unique opportunity to support physical, social, and emotional changes brought about by the pandemic. This innovative half-day conference brings nationally-renowned pediatric experts to present on how professionals can engage children and families to move beyond the acute phase of COVID and address issues of long-haul sequelae of COVID infection, early childhood development, mental health symptoms and interventions, and centering pediatric health equity in times of uncertainty and rapid change.  

Registration provides access to any or all the four sessions. Each individual session will be recorded and available to registrants for two weeks after the live event. Separate certificates of completion will be available for each session.

This conference is $25 

Registration is FREE* using the code PMCHMH for Partnership member hospitals, NJ Department of Health staff, NJ Department of Children and Families staff, and staff at northern New Jersey-based community non-profit organizations (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties only.)  

*Please note: The free registration code is available only to those who work for qualifying organizations. Registrants who do not qualify for the free code can contact Sarah Muller-Robbins at srobbins@pmch.org to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

We’d like to thank the our distinguished committee for organizing this robust day of discussion.

  • Dr. Judy Aschner – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Dr. Helen Kest – St. Joseph’s Health
  • Dr. Rina Ramirez Alexander – Zufall Health
  • Dr. Joseph V. Schwab, Jr. – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School/University Hospital

 


About the Conference

Featured Presenters

Living in a Post-COVID World- Katharine Clouser, MD, FAAP

This webinar will focus on long haul COVID in the pediatric population and associated diagnoses among COVID positive children. It will include a review of the risk factors associated with symptomatic pediatric COVID infection and notable trends in infection rates.

Dr. Clouser is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Pediatric COVID Recovery Center at Hackensack Meridian Health. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine and has published extensive peer-reviewed work throughout the pandemic on COVID-19 in the pediatric population, including risk factors and outcomes in children and adolescents with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to pediatric COVID trends, risk factors, and long haul COVID symptoms and intent to change practice by incorporating the information into professional practice.

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Supporting Early Childhood Coping and Resilience Jayne Singer, Ph.D. IECMH-E®

Behavioral and emotional self-regulation is essential to healthy child development. Practitioners and parents sharing observa­tions of children’s behavior together strengthens collaboration and relationships that promote emotional well-being. The workshop will include strategies for supporting young children’s coping and resilience as they strengthen their emotional competence in relationships. These activities will support skills and well-being in service of capacity to serve young children and their families.

Dr. Singer is a clinical psychologist and Endorsed® Infant- Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Mentor with more than 40 years of experience with young children and families in hospital, school, and community-based settings. She is Past President of the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an International Facilitator of the Brazelton Touchpoints Approach and the Newborn Behavioral Observations system. At BTC, she serves as the Director of Developmental and Relational Health as well as Director of Clinical Training; where she spearheaded the Early Care and Education Initiative as an adaptation of the Touchpoints Approach to infuse preventive social-emotional health into early education. She is the primary author of the Touchpoints in Early Care and Education Reference Guide and the Touchpoints in Reflective Practice guides for practitioners and mentors. www.brazeltontouchpoints.org

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to the impact of increased stress on early childhood development and strategies for supporting young children’s coping and resilience. Participants will self-report an intent to incorporate strategies to enhance early childhood emotional and behavioral self-regulation into professional practice.

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Beyond the Pandemic: Anxiety, Depression & Youngsters – Danielle Forshee, Psy.D. 

This webinar will review the impact of the pandemic on anxiety and depression in the pediatric population. Attendees will learn how to differentiate between everyday worry and anxiety, will learn concrete skills regarding how to listen to youngsters about difficult feelings, and will learn concrete tips regarding how to intervene and assist youngsters in the moment they are struggling with anxiety.

Dr. Forshee is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in clinical and forensic psychology practice with a focus in high-conflict matters including the assessment and treatment of high-risk behaviors, psychiatric disorders, and high-conflict family problems within and outside of the family court system. Throughout her career, Dr. Forshee has developed and provided over 50 trainings on psychological disorders, suicide and risk, non-suicidal self-injury and de-escalation strategies for law enforcement, hospital systems, attorneys and Judges, the NJ American Academy of Pediatrics, NJ Pediatric Collaborative, Prevent Child Abuse NJ, and Association for Justice.

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of the session, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to identifying mental health problems in young people and how to intervene and assist youngsters when struggling with anxiety. Participants will self-report an intent to change practice by incorporating information learned into practice.

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Thriving in the Midst: Centering Pediatric Health Equity – Eurnestine Brown, Ph.D.

This webinar will define key terms for centering pediatric health equity, examine the influence of racism, inequities, and disparities on pediatric health, care, and well-being, and discuss strategies to elevate pediatric health equity with children, families, and communities in times of uncertainty and rapid change.

Dr. Eurnestine Brown is the Program Director and the first Director of Relational Equity and Belonging at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Division of Developmental Medicines’ (DDM) Liaison, to the Office of Health Equity and inclusion (OHEI) at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Brown’s specialty areas include adolescent pregnancy and prenatal development, children/families experiencing poverty, racial, gender, and health inequities, parental socialization practices and early childhood socioemotional development, Early Head Start/Head Start, and resiliency. www.brazeltontouchpoints.org

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related addressing disparities in pediatric health and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

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Target Audience
Pediatric Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Pediatricians, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists 

Disclosure/Commercial Support 

The planners and speaker do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity. 

Successful Completion 

To receive contact hours for each continuing education session, the registrant must sign-in for the webinar, attend the entire presentation (as defined by at least 50 out of 60 minutes), and complete and submit an evaluation for that session. A certificate of completion will be distributed for each session within one week of the live event. 

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours 

Each program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours.  

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number: P194-2/20-23. 

Approval status does not imply endorsement by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, NJSNA or by ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity. 

Member of the New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health? 

Earn Infant Mental Health Endorsement® competency hours for two of the sessions: “Supporting Early Childhood Coping and Resilience” and “Addressing Pediatric Health Disparities”. 

Unable to attend the entire live event?  

Registrants will receive an email with a link to access each session webinar recording from June 17, 2022 until July 1, 2022.  

Successful Completion of the Recorded Program:  To receive contact hours for each of the recorded continuing education sessions, the registrant must log in with the link received via email after the live event, view the entire presentation, and complete and submit an evaluation. A certificate of completion will be distributed electronically within one month of receipt of the evaluation. 

Registration

Questions? Contact Sarah Muller-Robbins at srobbins@pmch.org

Course Agenda

8:00 – 8:15 am: Welcome

8:15 – 9:15 am: Living in a Post-COVID World with Katharine Clouser, MD, FAAP

9:15 – 10:15 am: Supporting Early Childhood Coping and Resilience with Jayne Singer, Ph.D. IECMH-E®

10:15 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 – 11:30 am: Beyond the Pandemic: Anxiety, Depression & Youngsters with Danielle Forshee, Psy.D.

11:30 – 12:30 pm: Thriving in the Midst: Centering Pediatric Health Equity with Eurnestine Brown, Ph.D.

 

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