Register for Child Health Conference by October 9, 2013

National, Regional and Local Experts to give workshops at Child Health Conference

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - Athens, Ohio—Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) and Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC) expect more than 75 child health professionals in the fields of nursing, social work, counseling and psychology at a one day conference this year, scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at Ohio University’s Baker Center Ballroom. The Child Health Conference is a professional development opportunity for local and regional agencies collaborating to focus on the young Appalachian child. Dr. Judy Cameron of The University of Pittsburgh will deliver the keynote address, “The Effect of Toxic Stress on Children’s Brain and Behavior”. For registration and CE information:

Other local and regional workshop presenters are: Stephanie Harris, Director of Development, Ohio State Legal Services Association, presenting “Medical/Legal Partnership: Connection to Health”; Teresa Varian B.S., Development Director, Gallia-Meigs Community Action, presenting “Introduction to the Individual Lens of Bridges Out of Poverty”; Julie Owens, Ph.D. & Nina Andrews, MS presenting ”Universal School-Based Screening for Social, Emotional, and Behavior Challenges in Young Children”; and Holly Raffle, Ph.D. MCHES & Alison Murphy, RD, LD presenting ”Uncovering Culturally Competent Approaches for Reaching Appalachian Women about Health Issues”.

Continuing Education Credit

CHEAO (OH-049/10-1-14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program meets the criteria for 6 hours of nursing CE credit.

Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. is a provider of CPEs for Counselors and Social Workers for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapists Board. Provider number is RCS070803. This program has been approved for 4.5 hours Counseling CEU and 6 hours for Social Work CEU (Medical Legal Partnerships and Bridges Out of Poverty will not fit criteria for counseling credit).

Area Health Education Center at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine is an OPA MCE approved Provider #316402113 This program meets the criteria for 6 hours of psychology CE credit.

Nursing, Psychology, and Social Workers must attend the entire conference and complete the evaluation form to receive CE credit.

Counselors must attend the 9:00 am - 12:00 pm presentation and attend one of the 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm presentations and complete the evaluation form to receive CE credit.