Pediatric Head Trauma


The pediatric head trauma continuing education course is designed to provide social workers with information about pediatric abusive head trauma and to meet the Kentucky requirement for re-licensure of social workers. (Note: The term “shaken baby syndrome” will also be used; it is widely used in the literature and is a recognized term although shaking alone may not account for all injuries.) After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the background and history of pediatric head trauma
  2. Identify the risk factors, clinical presentation, and physical findings of pediatric abusive head trauma in children
  3. Describe how social workers can educate families, the public, and work with other healthcare professionals about pediatric abusive head trauma and help reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of children

This is 1.5 hour course approved by the KY Board of Social Work under sponsor number KSWB SP2020037.  The course is self-study and passing quiz is required.

Course Information

Course Instructor

Hank Cecil, LCSW Hank Cecil, LCSW Author

Hank Cecil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky. He is an active member of the KY Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). He received his Master of Art in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Kentucky. He holds a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MHI) from Northern Kentucky University, a Master of Science in Information Systems, and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management from Murray State University.


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