JPHC CE: Child Sexual Abuse Victimization and Parenting

1.0 NAPNAP contact hour. This continuing education activity is offered free to NAPNAP Members. For nonmembers, this continuing education activity rate is $10. Pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) care for children who have experienced sexual abuse or are being parented by a sexual abuse survivor, often without PNP awareness of the trauma exposure. It is crucial for PNPs and all pediatric health care providers to understand the relationship between sexual abuse victimization and parenting to better advocate for vulnerable children and their caregivers. This continuing education article will explore sexual abuse victimization and its’ potential impact on adults who parent with a focus on implications for practice.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour.

Keywords: Intimate partner violence, domestic violence, children, trauma Child Sexual Abuse Victimization and Parenting

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Analyze the presentation of parents who experience childhood sexual abuse.
2. Evaluate the impact of childhood sexual abuse victimization on parenting behaviors.
3. Describe the potential consequences of parental childhood sexual abuse in children.
4. Explore practice implications to address parental childhood sexual abuse and other psychosocial traumas in pediatric patients and their parents.

Course summary
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Gail Hornor, Forensic Nursing Specialist, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Hilliard, OH.


Gail Hornor, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P,
International Association of Forensic Nurses, 7708 West 54th
Ave., Apt. 207, Arvada, CO 80002 


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