Annual Child Maltreatment Symposium 2020

Thursday and Friday, October 22-23, 2020
"A Window into the Psychosocial"

The Protective Services Team invites all professionals whose work involves interaction with child abuse and neglect to the 2020 annual symposium.

This is a continuing education event designed to educate physicians and professionals from all disciplines who care for children. Presented by internationally and nationally known experts in the area of child maltreatment and sponsored by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, this symposium aims to help medical and other professionals expand their knowledge about child maltreatment.



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Continuing Education


  • Describe how trafficked/exploited persons may present for medical care
  • Recall 3 aspects of a trauma-informed approach to patient care
  • Recall the definitions of human trafficking and describe which populations are at highest risk.
  • Identify important cultural components associated with females genital mutilation immigrants policies
  • Discuss immediate and long-term medical complications associated with female genital cutting
  • Review clinical signs, symptoms, and physical exam findings associated with female genital cutting in pre-pubertal and pubertal girls
  • Discuss pediatric female genital cutting case scenarios in the context of medical, ethical, and legal approaches.
  • Describe the impact that domestic violence has on children and the differences between child maltreatment and children's exposure to domestic violence.
  • Discuss the correlation between domestic violence and child maltreatment.
  • Describe difference components associated with prosecuting and investigating child torture
  • Describe and name the four criteria for diagnosis within the fetal alcohol spectrum.
  • Discuss the three primary domains of functioning affected by prenatal substance exposure.
  • Describe attachments as a dyadic process.
  • List three factors that affect attachments behaviors in pregnancies complicated by substance use and misuse.


Accreditation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™*. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: Continuing social work education credit and continuing legal education credit will be also available.

* Subject to change


This year's symposium will take place virtually. 

Pricing Rates


  • 2-day: $220
  • 1-day: $120

Government/Nonprofit Employees, Lurie Children's Employees and Trainees:

  • 2-day: $120
  • 1-day: $60

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