Counseling Adolescents About Sexual Coercion and Abuse

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Resource Description: 


About this Independent Study

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.

Target Audience

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.


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

Continuing Education (CE)
A $12 fee is charged for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit. For participants who wish to receive a CNE certificate, they must complete an online evaluation and submit payment.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this CE activity 1.5 contact hours will be awarded. This activity was originally released on August 1, 2015 and is available for continuing education credit until February 1, 2018. Reviewed/updated January 31, 2016.

Successful completion of this continuing nursing education activity includes the following:

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




CE Offered: