ECHOing across Virginia

Protecting children through equal access to child abuse resources

A series of child abuse identification and evaluation educational programs led by specialists at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

VDH Project ECHO logoThe Virginia Department of Health Project ECHO® connects community providers with specialists in regular, real-time, collaborative sessions revolutionizing medical education and exponentially increasing workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities.

About Project ECHO®

This series consists of six 90-minute programs that include a lecture, question and answer period and case presentation. The series will be offered three times, with a maximum of 30 participants each session. CME units will be provided for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and social workers practicing in Virginia.

Learn more, view session details and register:

February 25, May 20 and August 12, 2021
Soft tissue injuries in child physical abuse: Bruises and burns

March 11, June 3 and August 26, 2021
Intrabdominal injuries, fractures and child torture

March 25, June 17 and September 9, 2021
Child neglect, failure to thrive and ingestions

April 8, July 1 and September 23, 2021
Abusive head trauma

April 22, July 15 and October 7, 2021
The response to child abuse and neglect: How the system works

May 6, July 29 and October 21, 2021
Child sexual abuse


Join accreditation logoIn support of improving patient care, VCU Health Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

VCU Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

VCU Health Continuing Education designates this activity for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

VCU Health has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.This activity is designated for 1.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

IPCE credit logo This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.