Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) for the 33rd International Symposium on Child Abuse is sponsored by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC).  Continuing education is offered to all registered attendees at no additional cost for approved sessions only, which are denoted as approved for CE in the workshop description and the Symposium Conference App.  Participants must scan-in and scan-out to each approved workshop to receive credit. It is the responsibility of participants to check the regulations of their state licensing jurisdictions for continuing education requirements.

Continuing Education (CE) verification will be emailed to participants that applied for CE 4-6 weeks after Symposium.

Hours

Up to 6.00 contact hours are available per day. Continuing education is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full workshop attendance required for each session. Partial session credit is not offered.

Application

Participants wishing to make application for continuing education must indicate so during conference registration.  Alternatively, a paper or electronic application form will be available onsite at check in.

Certificate

CE verification is emailed to continuing education applicants following completion of electronic workshop evaluations.  All participants are required to scan-in, and scan-out of each workshop.   

Questions

All questions regarding the program, continuing education for your discipline and/or state, learning objectives, presenters, or for grievance issues, contact the National Children’s Advocacy Center at: conted@nationalcac.org

Non-Credit Events

CE is not awarded for the Opening Plenary, breaks, or lunch.

Skill Levels

Workshops are offered for beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

Instructional Methodology

Lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, case-study, research presentation, large and small group discussion methodologies are used.

ADA

The NCAC adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and similar state, federal, and local laws.  NCAC provides appropriate accommodations to training participants with legally-recognized disabilities, including physical, visual, and auditory disabilities.  If you require special accommodations, please contact Amy Boyd at aboyd@nationalcac.org

Grievance Policy

While the NCAC CE Program attempts to anticipate issues and assure fair treatment for all participants to conduct and experience valid and successful CE activities, there may be occasional issues which require intervention and/or action on the part of NCAC’s CE Program.

If a participant is not satisfied with the CE Program for any reason, the participant should submit a written complaint or grievance to the National Children’s Advocacy Center, Attn: Training Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or via email at conted@nationalcac.org  within 30 days following completion of the CE program (e.g., event, course, scheduled training).  The NCAC Training Center shall address participants’ complaints and grievances in accordance with the procedures outlined below in this statement of CE Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Grievance Policy Procedures:

  • To register a complaint or grievance (e.g., refund request or complaints about course content, facilities, non-receipt of certificates, or any matter/occurrence) related to the CE Program, submit a written, detailed complaint or grievance to the National Children’s Advocacy Center Training Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or via email at conted@nationalcac.org within 30 days following completion of the CE Program.
  • The CE Program will respond in a timely and ethical manner.
  • Complaints will be reviewed by the CE Program Coordinator and the CE Advisory Committee and responded to in writing within 30 days after receipt of written complaint.
  • The written response will document the complaint/grievance and the involvement of each member of the CE Advisory Committee in the discussion and resolution of the issue; and
  • The written response will inform the complainant that if there is a dissatisfaction with the resolution proposed by the CE Program, he/she may request a fair hearing for due process review or mediation by a neutral party.
  • A record of all written complaints/grievances and the CE Program’s written response to these are kept on file in the CE Program Office and reported to necessary CE approval boards during renewal application. Summary information is shared with CE Advisory Committee and utilized to improve future courses.
Marriage-Family Therapy

The 33rd International Symposium on Child Abuse has been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. Sessions approved for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The National Children’s Advocacy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No.SP-2803.

Nursing

The 33rd International Symposium on Child Abuse is approved for a total of 30.6 ABN Nursing CE’s. Huntsville Hospital is a board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Our approval status is valid through Dec. 12, 2017. Provider Number: ABNP0278.

Legal

This conference has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 18 hours. Attorneys residing in other states are responsible for checking with their State Bar to determine if CLE credit approved by the Alabama State Bar is accepted for credit by their State Bar. CE not offered for pre-conference workshops.

Medical

Huntsville Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Huntsville Hospital and the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Huntsville Hospital is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Counseling

Only specific workshops of the 33rd International Symposium on Child Abuse have been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. Sessions approved for NBCC credit are clearly identified in the workshops description, in the App. The National Children’s Advocacy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No.SP-2803. In the printed program guide, workshops not approved for NBCC credit are marked with an asterisk* next to the workshop title.

Law Enforcement

This training is eligible for continuing education credit from the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC).

Social Work

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886746741-8415) for up to 24 continuing education contact hours

Psychology

Credit is not offered.

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