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Child Abuse Prevention and Education (CAPE) Day

April 23rd 2019

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women Conference Center

About the Event

The purpose of CAPE Day is to improve outcomes of child abuse victims through education on child abuse recognition, treatment, and prevention. In our community and throughout the nation, child abuse and neglect continue to be serious problems. A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, and 4 children die as a result of abuse every day.

This conference will offer opportunities for nurses, social workers, and child life specialists to apply principles of evidence-based best practices to improve child abuse victim care, and develop strategies to prevent children from becoming abuse victims in the future.

Costs: Free for Texas Children’s employees, $60 for non-employees

Registration deadlines: April 2, 2019

CME/CNE details and accreditation statements (if applicable):

Texas Children's Hospital is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 7.67 contact hours.

Requirements for Successful Completion

To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must:

  • Complete the pre-course self-assessments
  • Attend the entire activity
  • Sign the attendance record
  • Complete a participant evaluation
  • Print your contact hour “Certificate of Successful Completion” once you have completed the online evaluation.

Please note this survey and certificate retrieval closes 7 days after the activity date


  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Registration
  • 8:00 am - 8:45 amResilience: The importance of self-care when treating victims of abuse (Mary Brandt, MD, Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Medical Ethics; Allison Bell, LCSW, Manager Employee Assistance Program; Chaplain James Denham, BCC, Spiritual Care)
  • 8:45 am - 9:45 am - Red flags: How to recognize abuse and neglect (Erica Figueroa, LMSW, Public Health Pediatrics Social Worker; Sharon Record, RN MSN CPNP, SANE-P, Public Health Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner; Alicia Sandoval Alexander, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Public Health Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner)
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am - BREAK
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 amWho does what when? Coordination of care (Reena Isaac, MD, Medical Director- Forensic Nurse Program; Erica Figueroa, LMSW, Public Health Pediatrics Social Worker; Sandra Rosinski Russel, LMSW-AP, Public Health Pediatrics Social Worker; Deborah Kumar-Misir, LMSM, Well-Being Specialist; Varrell Milburn, Centralized Placement Unit Coordinator Specialist V, PMN Specialist; Cheyne Day, Security Services Assistant Director; Lee Donovan, Sergeant, Houston Police Department Special Victims Division Crimes against Children Unit)
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - On the back end: Perspectives of the DA & ME (Michelle Oncken, JD, Harris County Assistant District Attorney, Division Chief - Mental Health and Child Fatality Division; Jennifer Ross, MD, Assistant Medical Examiner)
  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - LUNCH
  • 1:00 pm - 1:45 pmMedical child abuse: An overview (Marcy Donaruma, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics)
  • 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm - Injury prevention in child abuse: Upstream approaches (Christopher Greeley, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics and Head of the Section of Public Health and Primary Care)
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - BREAK
  • 2:45 pm - 3:30 pmSexual assault: Forensics and human trafficking (Reena Isaac, MD, Medical Director- Forensic Nurse Program; Casey Weary, BSN, RN, SANE-P, Child Abuse Pediatrics Patient Care Manager; Kellee Walker, LPC Supervisor, Vice President of Foster Care, Adoption and CST Services)
  • 3:30 pm - 4:25 pmWhat can we do? Ways you can get involved to reduce abuse and neglect (Nancy Correa, MPH, Sr. Community Initiatives Coordinator; David Wesson, MD, Associate Surgeon-in-Chief)
  • 4:25 pm - 4:30 pm - Blessing (Chaplain James Denham, BCC, Spiritual Care)

Contact Information

Katherine Gautreaux