WI CAN Educational Series

The WI CAN Educational Series consists of statewide, web-based lectures and case-based discussions on various topics related to child maltreatment delivered and led by subject matter experts. The target audience consists of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, other allied health professionals, law enforcement officials, social workers and attorneys. The goal of the educational series is to improve the recognition of child maltreatment and management of cases when child maltreatment is a concern. Webinars are held on the third Friday of each month.

Learning Objectives

  • Improve detection of child maltreatment.
  • Understand the health care provider’s role in reporting and evaluating children suspected of being maltreated.
  • Appropriately consider other conditions that could be mistaken for child maltreatment.
Upcoming Webinars
All webinars occur 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sept. Cancelled
Oct. 18, 2019 Attempted strangulation in child maltreatment Lynn Cook, MSW, CAPSW
Sara Haberlein, PNP
Nov. 15, 2019 Sentinel injuries and child protection Lauren Krukowski, MSW
Sam Wagner, JD
Jennifer Yates, RN, MSN, APNP
Dec. 20, 2019 Outcomes on abusive head trauma and child maltreatment Kimberly Zvara, MD
Jan. 17, 2020 Reading and interpreting medical documentation: Tips for non-medical professionals Emily Erickson
Lynn K. Sheets, MD

Register for Webinars

Live WI-CAN webinars are hosted through GoToWebinar (click here for minimum system requirements). Once you are registered for the annual series, you will receive email reminders both one week and one day prior to the webinar. The email reminders contain the link to join the meeting at the scheduled time, the third Friday of each month at 12pm CST.

How to register for the 2019 series (Once each calendar year)

  • Click the registration link and follow the on-screen instructions. You will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar after you register.
  • You will receive a reminder email from GoToWebinar 1 day and again 1 hour before each session.
  • If you do not plan to attend, just ignore the reminders. Do not cancel your registration.
  • To join the live webinar, click the Join Webinar button in the reminder email.

View On-Demand Webinars

Continuing education credit may be claimed for some recorded webinars. Click here to view our library of on-demand webinars. (Note: Per the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, attorneys may not claim credit for viewing recorded presentations.)

View and claim credit for on-demand webinars

  1. To watch the video, click either the title or the thumbnail.
  2. Click the handout link to view or download the PDF.
  3. If continuing education credits are available, click on the Claim Credit link.
  4. Click Login and enter your user name and password if you already have an account. Click Register or Create Account if you do not yet have an account.
  5. On the Register tab, enter the access code provided in the video and click Unlock.
  6. Click on Take Course.
  7. Click the Evaluation radio button and then Start.
  8. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the evaluation.

Claim Continuing Education Credits

The WI CAN Educational Series offers continuing education credits through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education (OCPE) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Each person wanting to claim credits must create an account with OCPE. Continuing education hours are available for social workers, nursing contact hours, allied health care professionals, attorneys (live webinars only), and law enforcement officers. For more details, see the Statements Regarding Eligibility dropdown.

Create an Account with OCPE (One time only)

  1. Go to https://ocpe.mcw.edu/.
  2. Click “create account” in the upper right corner.
  3. Fill in the requested information. Items marked with * are required.
  4. At the bottom of the form, click Create New Account.
  5. On the My Account page, click the Edit tab and then click Mobile.
  6. Enter your cell phone number. (You will use your cell phone to report your attendance.)
  7. Click Confirm Number. You will receive a confirmation code via text message.

Report your Attendance (for each session)

  1. Each session has a unique SMS code.
  2. Report your attendance by texting that unique code to 414-206-1776.
  3. The code will be displayed at the beginning and end of each session.
  4. You may report your attendance any time after 12:30pm.
  5. Go to https://ocpe.mcw.edu/wi-can-educational-series-2019 and login.
  6. Scroll down and choose the session title.
  7. Click Take Course to enroll.
  8. Click Evaluation and then Start.
  9. After completing the evaluation, you will get a message confirming your submission.
  10. To print a certificate, click Certificate and then Download.

Statements regarding Eligibility for Continuing Education Credits

ACCME Accreditation Statement: The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals: The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 2.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Attorney legal credits: The Wisconsin Department of Justice Statewide Education and Training (SPET) program requests continuing legal education (CLE) approval for WI CAN webinars through the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners. Approved WI CAN webinar CLEs can be applied towards the requirement for Wisconsin attorneys’ license maintenance. Attorneys are encouraged to register in Ethos and complete an evaluation but it is not required. Kathy Ardellini will submit names to WI DOJ SPET. CLEs are not available for on-demand recordings.

Nursing Contact Hours: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who have successfully complete each monthly activity will receive 1.0 nursing contact hours. Nurses who successfully complete each quarterly activity will receive 2.0 nursing contact hours.

Social Workers: WI CAN webinars are approved as Category I continuing medical education hours, which can count towards continuing education hours for social workers.


Contact Us

For help with registration, on-demand webinars, or claiming continuing education credit, contact elizabeth@cacsofwi.org.