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Nydia Monagas

Clinical Specialist, Social Work and Child Advocacy

Dickson Hall 369
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Nydia Y. Monagas, Psy.D., is a Clinical Specialist in the Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy at Montclair State University, where she supervises the practicum experience for undergraduate Child Advocacy and Policy majors and teaches several courses including Child Abuse and Neglect and the senior capstone courses. She is also the Executive Director of the New Jersey Children’s Alliance (NJCA), a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of child abuse, neglect and family violence. Dr. Monagas serves on several statewide Boards, including the Protection Subcommittee of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Child Advocacy Center-Multidisciplinary Team Advisory Board. Dr. Monagas previously worked at the St. Clare’s Center for the Protection of Children and at the Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Diagnostic Center conducting psychological evaluations and treatment for children and families involved with Child Protective Services. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She also has a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University.

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