Putting on your Trauma Lens - Heather Forkey, MD

This On-demand, recorded webinar will highlight common developmental-behavioral conditions, their etiology, identification, and management. 

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of pediatricians, family practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and health care professionals providing direct care to children.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the role of attachment or safe, stable and nurturing relationships in resilience and trauma 
  • Identify the long-term impact of repeated stimulation of fight or flight and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis at the molecular, cellular and organ level and the physiologic and behavioral effects. 
  • Discuss trauma’s impact on development through prioritization of developmental tasks and skills of survival at the cost of developmental tasks dependent on availability of safe attachment.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 Ethics
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Virtual Course
Dallas, TX
United States

Heather Forkey, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

has a financial relationship (Financial Stake) with AAP Press - book royalty;.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, “Putting on your Trauma Lens” has been designated by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for a maximum of 0.75 credit hour(s) in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA
  • 0.75 Attendance
  • 0.75 Ethics


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