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Training NameUnderstanding Medical Aspects of Abusive Head Trauma
Training Description

This presentation will define Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome, addressing the AAP policy statement in 1999 and the 2018 Consensus Statement on Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Young Children. The presentation will also cover the common defenses occurring in Abusive Head Trauma cases, such as: rebleed theory, retinal hemorrhages are nonspecific, caused by a short fall, it is impossible for shaking alone to cause brain injuries, it is impossible for shaking alone to cause brain injuries absent a neck injury, and the lucid interval theory. This presentation will provide research to challenge these defense theories. This presentation will cover other strategies to rebut these theories including establishing a timeline, gathering a comprehensive medical history and factual information which rule out these defenses.
These trainings will be offered on a virtual platform. Links will be sent near the date of the training.

Training LocationVirtual Training Platform
Training Start Date / Time2023-09-22 / 01:00 PM
Training End Date / Time2023-09-22 / 02:15 PM
CE CreditsThis training has been approved by the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and the S.C. Commission on CLE for 1.25 hours.

If you have questions about the training, please contact Daniel Ford by email at or by phone at 8035767235.

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