The Multidisciplinary Role of Medical Professionals in Child Trauma Cases

Des Moines, IA US
December 5, 2012

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.


7 amCriminal, Negligence, or Accident - Child Fatality and Severe Trauma Cases: A Multidisciplinary Response
Lisa Bender, LMSW
  1. Differentiate the DHS, medical and legal roles and responsibilities for reporting and documenting child trauma cases.
  2. Utilize resources available from law enforcement, legal, DHS, medical examiners, medical primary care, first responders, and child protections centers in the identification, intervention, and treatment of child maltreatment.
7:15 amChild Trauma and Fatality Cases: What Role Do Medical Professionals Play?
Ken McCann, DO
  1. Distinguish various types of child maltreatment and the signs and information to gather to determine whether maltreatment has occurred.
  2. Identify the medical professional’s responsibility and process to report child maltreatment.
7:45 amQuestion and Answer Session
8 am Adjourn

Supporting Materials


Lisa Bender, DHS
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Program Manager, Iowa Department of Human Services

Lisa Bender, LMSW, has been with the Iowa Department of Human Services since September of 2010.  Prior to her position with IDHS Lisa spent more than 10 years working on the private, non-profit side of child and family welfare and juvenile justice.  Lisa’s experience includes working in the fields of community-based corrections, youth prevention, adolescent substance abuse treatment, supportive housing, community development, non-profit management, higher education, and academic research.  Lisa completed both her undergraduate degree and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Iowa, School of Social Work.  In 2006 Lisa was awarded the University of Iowa, School of Social Work’s Director’s Award as an “Outstanding MSW Graduate” recognized for her scholastic achievement, leadership, and community service contributions.

Ken McCann, DO
Blank Regional Child Protection Center

Dr. McCann is a board-certified pediatrician who received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  He completed his residency in pediatrics at Blank Children’s Hospital. After residency, Dr. McCann completed a fellowship in child abuse pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.  Dr. McCann has experience evaluating children of all ages for child physical abuse, child sexual abuse, child physical and medical neglect, and medical child abuse (formerly Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy). Dr, McCann has worked as part of multidisciplinary teams to evaluate child abuse and has testified as an expert witness in child physical abuse and child sexual abuse trials.

The speakers have indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for 1.0 hour of Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.2 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.20 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/05/2012 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
12/05/2012 - 8:00am CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.20 IBON


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