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Dr. Monagas completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Her dissertation examined the impact of social support on the adjustment of Latino sexually abused children. Dr. Monagas also has a Master’s in Educational Psychology and a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University, and she has completed the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Case Consultation Project. Since 2009, Dr. Monagas has been a full-time professor in the Center for Child Advocacy at Montclair State University, where she currently supervises the practicum experience for undergraduate Child Advocacy majors and teaches the related course in which child advocacy terms, concepts and principles are applied both in their workplace and in class discussion In addition, Dr. Monagas has provided training in bullying prevention as part of the Anti-Bullying Certificate Program that was offered at MSU. She also teaches Seminar in Child Advocacy, Introduction to Child Advocacy, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Introduction to Public Child Welfare in both on-campus and online formats.