The AAPCA1 CAPET Committee aligns with the AAP Resilience Project and COCAN to improve care and outcomes of children and families through the prevention, education, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The committee will engage our local providers, families, and communities to build partnerships with child- and family-serving organizations, educate the pediatric community, support policy and research activities, and promote a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach.
The committee will utilize a trauma-informed, strengths-based, public health approach to Prevention, Education and Treatment:
- Primary Prevention: “Prevent”
- Awareness campaigns, family-focused, family strengths, resilience, social/community connectedness/supports, parenting support (Period Purple Crying, Triple P), Home Health/NFP, corporal punishment (“Hit No More”, “No Hit Zones”), SDOH/ACEs screening
- Secondary Prevention: “Protect”
- “Pink flags”, high risk children/families, siblings/contacts with abuse and/neglect, family violence, high SDOH/ACEs
- Tertiary Prevention: “Heal”
- Identify children with suspected maltreatment, community and family linkages, prevent future maltreatment (therapy, community and family support and engagement, high-risk behaviors)
The committee meets quarterly.
Casey L. Brown, MD, MPH, FAAP, Rachel Gilgoff, MD, FAAP & Aparna Kota, MD, FAAP
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