Mission Statement

The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship ECHO exists to create a virtual community of Child Abuse Pediatric Fellowship training programs that will strengthen CAP Fellowship programs across the country, and even internationally. The collaborative effort allows for teaching through didactic lecture, peer reviews, case presentations, and board reviews.  The CAP Fellowship ECHO strives to create a forum that allows for teaching the topics outlined in the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications for the sub-specialty Child Abuse Pediatrics in an effort to optimize the education of fellows across the country.


Purpose

The CAP Fellowship ECHO follows the topics outlined in the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications for the sub-specialty Child Abuse Pediatrics. The curriculum will offer didactic lectures, peer reviews, case presentations, and board reviews. The purpose of the weekly meetings is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and create an educational community for Child Abuse Pediatricians and CAP fellows.

Following the education, the learner will be able to:

1.  Feel confident in their ability to treat and diagnose sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and medical child abuse

2. Benefit from a close network of Child Abuse Pediatricians and Fellows across the US and Canada

3. Speak knowledgeably on the topics which are outlined in the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications for the sub-specialty of Child Abuse Pediatrics

The CAP Fellowship ECHO facilitators are staff members of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children. CAP Fellowship facilitators work to ensure open communication amongst team members and assist in the coordination of activities central to the functioning of the CAP Fellowship ECHO and its mission.

The CAP Fellowship program utilizes the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model. Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians to provide better care to more people, right where they live. Project ECHO focuses on case-based learning combined with traditional didactic presentations. The Project ECHO model increases access to specialty consultation, facilitates professional interaction with colleagues, and offers Continuing Education Credits.

Meet the Team

Physicians:

  • Verena Brown, MD FAAP
  • Tamika Bryant, MD FAAP
  • Stephen Messner, MD FAAP

Program Coordinator:

  • Charlotte Guest

Register

To register for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship ECHO or learn more about the program, register here