Rasmussen College Takes Part in Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Annually, the American Association of Medical Assistants recognizes the contributions medical assistants make to overall health care delivery effectiveness. This year, the Rasmussen College Mokena/Tinley Park campus will honor Medical Assistants with a variety of activities during Medical Assistants Recognition Week between October 15th and the 19th.

To kick off the week of activities, Rasmussen College, in partnership with Advocate’s Healthcare, Childhood Trauma and Treatment Program, will host Stewards of Children Training developed by Darkness to Light. Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by shifting the responsibility from children to adults. This is accomplished through an award winning media campaign which raises public awareness and directs adults to educational tools, which will teach them to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

On Monday, October 15th from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., participants are invited to take part in arming themselves with the necessary tools for helping children. Continuing education credits are available. This training is beneficial for professionals in the medical field, service agencies, education and justice studies.

Medical assistants are often at the forefront of identifying signs of concern. They are there to help protect children. In order to protect children, educating medical assistants in the signs of sexual abuse and positive ways to talk to children, up to age 18, can help us all.

This event is open to the public and CEUs, CPDUs and CDUs are available for a variety of professions. The registration fee is $25 payable to CTTP and can be paid the day of the event. Space is limited, so register today. To register, please call Laura Bailon at 815-534-3300.

The Rasmussen College Mokena/Tinley Park campus will also be sponsoring brown bag lunch and learns on the field of Medical Assisting and Autism Awareness during the week of October 15th. Rasmussen College will also sponsor a health fair. Please contact the campus for further details at 815-534-3300.

For more information on the Stewards of Children Training through Childhood Trauma and Treatment Program, click here.

For more information on Medical Assistant Recognition Week, please visit the American Association of Medical Assistants website.

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Julie Lawrence

Julie Lawrence is the Academic Dean at Rasmussen University in Mokena, Illinois. She has worked in the education field for more than 20 years. She continues to be an advocate for children through work in partnership with agencies such as CTTP and Advocates United for Joliet Children to help protect our future.

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