Project TEACH

Two Special Topics in Pediatrics: Working with Aggression and Identifying Trauma

Dates: Nov 04, 2019 - ongoing

Number of Credits: 1.00


This free, CME-certified webinar provides clear tools to help you effectively screen for and treat pediatric trauma and agression. Traumatic stress can be a component of multiple psychiatric disorders and is much more common than previously thought. The effects of stress in the body are associated not just with psychiatric symptoms but also with symptoms of chronic cardiovascular diseases and other chronic, debilitating disorders.Failure to diagnose and treat the effects of trauma can lead to significant morbidity and mortality with increasing suicide rates in the population of adolescents. Further, the accurate characterization of aggression is necessary to provide treatments -- of which there are many -- to reduce morbidity, criminal behavior, addiction, and personality disorders in adulthood. This webinar will describe the presenting problems, discuss comorbidities that are common, and provide a treatments that can be used.In addition, aggression is one of the most common psychiatric or behavioral presenting problems for pediatric providers. Aggression can be a common final pathway of multiple diagnoses, including PTSD and depression.This webinar is presented by Project TEACH, a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.


  • Althoff, Robert, R, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program participants will be able:

  • To describe the phenomenology of aggression in children and adolescents
  • To discuss the management of aggression in children and adolescents
  • To discuss the presentation of trauma-related illness in children and describe their progression to adult disorders, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric.
  • To review the risks and benefits of treatment of trauma-related disorders in children and adolescents

Target Audience

The target audience for this event is: psychiatrists, primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, nursing professionals, residents, and other mental health, primary care and pediatric clinicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Designation Statement

    McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Other Professions (self-claim) Statement

    Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Other Professions (self-claim) Designation Statement

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.We recommend physician assistants and nurse practitioners select this certificate.