Individuals of all age groups can be affected by family violence. Family violence includes child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, as well as abuse and neglect of disabled persons, vulnerable adults, and the elderly. Approximately 75% of physical abuse involves injuries to the head, neck, and mouth. Orofacial injuries resulting from family violence are often easy to identify in the dental setting. This basic-level course will enable all members of the dental team to recognize the physical and behavioral signs and symptoms of family violence, differentiate indicators of trauma from normal conditions or accidental injuries, and easily adapt clinical protocols to include identification and intervention for victims of family violence. By applying their knowledge of symptomology and providing appropriate intervention, every member of the dental team can help stem the epidemic of family violence.
AGD Subject Code: 155 & 156
Pennsylvania Dental Professionals - This course is not approved to fulfill your child abuse recognition and reporting requirement.
Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
Connecticut – Course #L0719 fulfills your domestic violence requirement.
Florida – Course #L0720 fulfills your domestic violence requirement.
Maryland – Course #L0721 fulfills your abuse & neglect requirement.
New York – Course #L0722 fulfills your child abuse reporting requirement.