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2015 Webinar Series

   

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2015 Current Vaccine Updates
Tuesday, December 15th 12:10 - 1:00PM
This year’s vaccine update will review current ACIP recommendations for influenza, Tdap, pneumococcal and meningococcal serogroup B vaccines. It will also provide an overview of the flu season to date including the pre-booking of state supplied influenza vaccine, the distribution of flu vaccine thus far, and coverage levels from the 2014-15 influenza season.  In addition, we will give a snapshot of vaccine wastage reported to the state Immunization Program. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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ACCESS MH Part 3 “What do I do now?”
Assessment, Triage and Referral of Behavioral Crises in Primary Care

Thursday, December 10th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Pediatric behavioral health emergencies where patients may present with potential threats or behaviors of harm to self or others are unfortunately all too common. Primary care providers that we have met with have identified a lack of training, resources and practice readiness to deal with these issues as a significant barrier to pursuing screening and addressing mental health issues in their practice.

In this Webinar we will review some of the relevant statistics and presentations pertaining to these safety issues. We will review how behavioral health clinicians may assess these risks in a clinic, ED or EMPS service and then review how you may apply this to screen, assess risk, and triage. 
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Update on Statewide Neonatal CMV Screening
Tuesday, December 8th   12:10 – 1:00PM
New legislation that requires screening for congenital CMV infection in neonates who fail their hearing tests is becoming active in January 2016. In this talk we will review the background to the legislation as well as the rationale behind CMV screening and the limitations of the available literature in guiding management. The steps that should occur as part of the CMV screening process will be outlined and discussed. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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How to Unlock the Secrets of Baby Behavior for Parents and Caregivers. Strategies to Improve Parental Competence in Understanding their Infant's Cues, Crying and Sleep Patterns 
Tuesday, December 1st 12:10 – 1:00PM
What is Secrets of Baby Behavior? SBB is a clinic intervention, developed by the University of California at Davis Human Lactation Center in partnership with the California WIC Program, to increase parents' knowledge of normal infant behavior, including sleep expectations and crying. SBB strategies help parents and caregivers respond appropriately to their infant's cues and crying and normalize their expectations for newborn sleep; thereby reducing the use of food as a behavior management approach. This leads to reductions in overfeeding, promotes longer breastfeeding duration, and decreases the early weight gain velocity linked to childhood obesity. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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ACCESS Mental Health Part 2: Developmental and Behavioral Health Screening in the Pediatric Primary Care Office
Wednesday, November 4th  12:10 – 1:00PM
Screening in the pediatric office for developmental and behavioral health is an important part of pediatric care. A majority of mental health conditions go undetected for many patients. Screening can help identify developmental delays, decrease inappropriate referrals and help facilitate early interventions to improve overall outcomes for patients and their families. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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Autism Update 2015: 
How pediatric professionals can ease the journey from childhood to adulthood
Wednesday, October 28th  12:10 – 1:00PM
Individuals on the Autism Spectrum present many challenges to pediatric providers.  From the time of diagnosis, families should be educated on what to expect over the lifespan and how to plan for the various transitions that occur.  Due to evolution of legislation, changing service models, and shrinking supports, it is even more critical that families start planning as soon as possible.  The pediatrician plays an important role in educating the family and advocating for appropriate services.  The purpose of this talk is to assist the pediatric provider in this endeavorRegister Online or Download Registration Form

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HPV Vaccine: Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, October, 8th 12:10 – 1:00PM
Vaccines against human papillomavirus have been available for adolescents in the US since 2006 but uptake remains suboptimal. Reasons for this are likely complex and multifactorial. The purpose of this presentation is to review evidence for strategies that work to increase coverage and identify opportunities that can be implemented in Connecticut. Register Online or Download Registration Form

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ACCESS-Mental Health (Part 1):
Anxiety Disorders & School Avoidance

Thursday May, 28th 12:10 – 1:00PM
Everyone feels anxiety some of the time including young children. It is important to recognize the signs of anxiety and differentiate the types of anxiety disorders in order to properly assess, diagnose and ultimately help children and families who suffer from anxiety. School can sometimes be a cause of anxiety and can lead to school avoidance. There are functions and cycles of school refusal that are important to understand in order to get students back to school quickly. Our program will address these topics as well as review cases to help health providers gain a better understanding of these behaviors.  Register Online or Download Registration Form

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Early Brain Development
How Promoting Literacy is Key to Early Brain and Child Development

Speaker: Dipesh Navsaris, MPH, MSHS, PA, MS(LIS), MD
Tuesday, Feb. 24th  12:10 – 1:00PM
Promoting literacy is key to early brain and child development. Health providers trained in the developmental strategies of early literacy can help parents and care-givers understand the importance of creating the right conditions for early childhood development. Our program will look at the early brain including the genetic prenatal and neurodevelopment factors. It will also talk about how socio economic environment affects the developing brain as well relationships.
Why reading? Reading is the fundamental skill for learning. An early awareness by children that print conveys information can help unite the child’s oral language development and their initial attempts at reading and writing. Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with clinicians to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
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