Counseling Adolescents About Sexual Coercion and Abuse

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Resource Description: 

This course provides effective prevention and intervention strategies to address adolescent and young adult sexual coercion and abuse. Participants will learn to create a safe environment that facilitates disclosure of coercion and abuse, frame questions to assess for both sexual assault/abuse and more subtle forms of coercion, and respond to disclosures in ways that support and respect adolescent clients and comply with reporting requirements.


This course is designed for clinical and other staff, both novice and experienced, who directly interact with adolescent clients, including clinicians, nurses, medical assistants, and counselors.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify elements in the interview approach to encourage disclosure
  • Recognize patterns that may indicate coercion or abuse
  • Explain prevention approaches to encourage healthy relationships


This course will take about 1.5 hours to complete.


  • Erica Monasterio, MN, FNP-BC, Clinical Professor - Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Family Health Care in the School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
  • Faculty Consultant/Trainer - Futures Without Violence's Project Connect: A Coordinated Public Health Initiative to Prevent Violence Against Women


The course is FREE of charge. It requires a brief registration process (se below) and participants can request a Certificate of Completion and/or continuing nursing education (CNE) at no charge upon completion of an online evaluation.

Continuing Education (CE)/ Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

  • There is no fee for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit.
  • Participants who wish to receive a CNE certificate must complete an online evaluation and submit a request for a CNE certificate.
  • Upon successful completion of this CE activity 1.5 contact hours will be awarded.

Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes:

  • Completing the entire CE activity;
  • Completing the online evaluation;
  • Submitting an online CE Request.

JSI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


FPNTC is supported by the Office of Population Affairs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The information presented does not necessarily represent the views of OPA, HHS, or FPNTC member organizations.

Questions? Contact FPNTC



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