April 11, 2019
April is Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness Month
1. Free EIIC Webinar: Child Abuse Screening
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Featuring Dr. Adelgais, Program Director for Colorado EMS for Children Program, and Dr. Lindberg, a child abuse specialist and researcher at the University of Colorado.
2. Child Abuse Screening Tool: TEN 4 Faces P
3. Florida EMSC Communication Cards: Updated Spanish Version Available!
If you suspect abuse or neglect, these cards can help you communicate with a frightened child. 

Did you know that 10-15% of Floridians over age five speak a language other than English at home or speak English less than “very well”? Communication cards are a great tool for EMS agencies, hospitals and EDs to use in caring for children or communicating with the family or caregiver. The cards are also a helpful resource when assessing and treating nonverbal, autistic or non-English speaking patients of all ages.

To request a set, please email pedready@jax.ufl.edu or call 904-244-8617
4. University of Colorado's Identify Child Abuse Website & Learning Modules
These online educational modules and case studies assist healthcare providers in determining the difference between accidental and intentional injuries in children.

5. Florida Mandatory Abuse Reporting
Mandatory abuse reporting requirements for medical personnel vary by state, but all states impose requirements to some level.

When in doubt, REPORT to 1-800-96-ABUSE (DCF Hotline)

6. PEDReady Resource Bags
If you are the Pediatric Champion or Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) for your agency/ED, please contact us at pedready@jax.ufl.edu or call 904-244-8617 to receive your free FL PEDReady Resource bag! 
Thanks for being a Pediatric Champion!
The Florida PEDReady Program
pedready@jax.ufl.edu | 904-244-8617