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   Moms & Cops: Focusing on Families


Broadcast Date:  March 11, 2015
Course Code:  A104




Assistant Chief Maurita Bryant
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

Frank A. Ghinassi, PhD, ABPP
Vice President, Quality and Performance Improvement
Director, Psychology Department
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the UPMC Behavioral Health Network
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Associate Professor in Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Program Description:

The Moms & Cops program is designed to help local law enforcement agencies, service agencies, and community advocates identify families at risk and to help those families to access the services they need. This social change collaborative provides an educational model for addressing the following areas of need:
  • Early and effective perinatal and infant care
  • Early detection and intervention of domestic or intimate partner violence
  • Recognition and prevention of child physical or sexual abuse, and neglect
  • Recognition of the impact of trauma on children
  • Prevention strategies to help reduce violence in the community and to keep families safe

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a better understanding of available resources to help combat the victimization of women and children.

  • Recount at least two preventative actions that can help keep women safe.

  • Develop a better understanding of the lethality assessment tool.

  • Recount at least three things to avoid during pregnancy.

  • Recognize the importance of child safety and nurturing in homes and neighborhoods.


Target Audience:

This introductory program is directed toward clinicians, law enforcement,families, and other professionals from both the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields.

Continuing Education Credits:

CADC 2.0

NCC 2.0

Psychologist 2.0
SW 2.0
CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer CADC, NCC,  Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

If you have questions, please contact
Nancy Mundy at mundynl@upmc.edu.

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for 2.0 continuing education hours.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC's Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist. These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC, and LMFT renewal.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

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