Annual General Membership Meeting Featured Presentation
Understanding Trauma and Ways of Healing
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Join the Partnership for our Annual Meeting and an exciting presentation by Joshua Sparrow, M.D., DFAACAP, Executive Director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, and a leading expert in the treatment of trauma. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Sparrow will define the difference between traumatic events or experiences from trauma effects. He will identify differentiating characteristics of trauma that contribute to variations in traumatic effects, and how these apply to COVID-related trauma. Dr. Sparrow will also outline approaches to healing, provider self-care and wellness, resilience and individual, family and community level protective factors.
We are grateful to St. Joseph’s Health for their support of this event.
About the Presenter:
Joshua Sparrow, M.D., DFAACAP, is executive director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) in the Division of Development of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he also holds an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sparrow’s care in the 1990s for children hospitalized for severe psychiatric disturbances, often associated with physical and sexual abuse, and for developmental delays aggravated by social and economic deprivation, prompted his interest in the social determinants of health, and community-based prevention and health promotion. He is principal investigator on numerous foundation grants and has lectured nationally and internationally, written numerous scholarly papers, as well as books and articles for the general public. He has advised government agencies, nonprofits, and philanthropies, is a board member of Parents as Teacher and serves on the advisory boards of the Association for State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiative and Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting.
At the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, his work focuses on cultural adaptations of family support programs, organizational professional development, and aligning systems of care with community strengths and priorities. Examples include collaborative consultation with the Harlem Children’s Zone and Tribal Early Head Start/Head Start Programs among others. BTC provides professional and leadership development, organizational learning and change, and research and evaluation for family-facing professionals in pediatrics, early childhood, infant mental health, home visiting, and child welfare. BTC is home to the Touchpoints Approach, the Brazelton Institute (Newborn Behavioral Observation and Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale), Family Connections, and the BTC Research and Evaluation team. www.brazeltontouchpoints.org
Physicians, Residents, Midwives, Nurses and other related healthcare professionals.
The planners and speaker do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity.
Statement of Need
To bring updates in the field to practicing physicians
At the close of the lecture, participants should be able to:
- Define trauma and distinguish traumatic events or experiences from trauma effects.
- Identify differentiating characteristics of trauma that contribute to variations in traumatic effects, and how these apply to COVID-related trauma.
- Explain approaches to healing, provider self-care and wellness, resilience and individual, family and community level protective factors.
This activity has been planned an implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) through the joint sponsorship of St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and The Partnership of Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to understanding trauma and ways of healing and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.
To receive contact hours for this continuing education program, the registrant must attend the entire virtual presentation and complete the online evaluation. A certificate of completion will be sent electronically approximately one week after the program.
Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours
This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours.
The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P194-2/2023
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.
Questions? Contact Sarah Muller-Robbins at 973-268-2280 x 100 or email@example.com