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Course Presenter

Jenifer Goldman Fraser, PhD, MPH

Target Audience

The target audience for this learning activity includes social workers, mental health care providers, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, registered nurses, health educators, and case managers. This module would also be of interest to those professionals outside the healthcare field but involved with the child welfare system including child welfare managers, dependency/family court judges and attorneys.

Program Description

The video is based on a Comparative Effectiveness Review (CER) from AHRQ's Effective Healthcare (EHC) Program, summarizing evidence for interventions addressing maltreatment among children exposed to trauma.

Overall Learning Purpose/Goal

The overall purpose is to inform learners about the comparative effectiveness of parenting interventions, and trauma-focused treatments targeting children 14 years of age and younger.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify interventions that have been evaluated specifically with maltreated children.
  2. Recognize which interventions resulted in improvements in child mental and behavioral health outcomes, and which interventions resulted in improved child welfare outcomes.
  3. Discuss which interventions represent first-line treatment choices for abused and neglected children, based on the strength of the evidence.

    • For Pharmacists: Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.
    • For Registered Nurses: Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

Credit Available

  • Case Managers – maximum of 1.0 clock hours
  • Certified Health Education Specialists – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Nurse Practitioners – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Registered Nurses – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Pharmacists – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Faculty & Credentials

Jenifer Goldman Fraser, PhD, MPH
Associate Director for Research and Program Development Child Witness to Violence
Project at Boston Medical Center

Jenifer Goldman Fraser, PhD, MPH, is the Associate Director for Research and Program Development for the Child Witness to Violence Program (CWVP) at Boston Medical Center. CWVP is a nationally recognized clinical, advocacy, and outreach program that specializes in trauma treatment for young children exposed to domestic and other forms of violence. The program specializes in therapeutic work with both the primary caregiver and child together to heal the effects of trauma on the parent-child relationship.  Dr. Goldman Fraser is a developmental psychologist with expertise in infant mental health, child trauma, and implementation and dissemination of evidence-based intervention. She was the Principal Investigator on a translational research study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examining effective dissemination of a systems integration approach to improve outcomes for young children in foster care. She currently serves in a leadership role on two large-scale systems improvement efforts in Massachusetts that focus on addressing child trauma: the Boston Defending Childhood Initiative (funded by the Department of Justice) and the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (funded by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families).  She is also the project director for the Boston Site of the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a multisite collaboration to raise the standard of care for traumatized young children that is part of the larger SAMHSA-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network.


Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hayes, Inc. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-14-187-H01-P) Type of Activity: Knowledge

Nursing Continuing Education
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 0.0 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
Hayes, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 140928. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

Certified Health Education Specialists Continuing Education
Sponsored by Hayes, Inc., a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum entry-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.0.

Case Manager Continuing Education
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

If you have questions about the presentation, please e-mail us at: Educationservices@hayesinc.com.


  • This educational activity has been funded by AHRQ.
  • There has been no outside commercial support for this activity.
  • Presenter(s) and planning committee members have no conflicts of interest, relevant financial relationships, or sponsorships to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Criteria for successful completion 

  • Each participant must complete an evaluation and must successfully pass the posttest with a grade of 75% or higher to obtain the CE credit.
  • For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks

Required Hardware/Software

AHRQ requires a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome). Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Powerpoint, Windows Media Player, and Real Networks Real One Player.