Saribel Garcia G Quinones


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Saribel Garcia G Quinones


Clinical Associate Professor

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433 First Avenue
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New York, NY 10010
United States

Saribel Garcia G Quinones's additional information

Saribel Quinones, DNP, PNP-BC, is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. For more than 20 years, she has been in clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care. She has taught pediatric nursing in the undergraduate program and pediatric primary care in the graduate programs for over ten years. She is passionate about health promotion and disease prevention as an advocate of immunizations, healthy eating, and physical activity both in the classroom and in clinical practice. 

As a specialist in child maltreatment, Quinones has worked in child advocacy centers in both New York and Florida. She is the chair of the Child Maltreatment and Neglect special interest group of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Her mission is to help provide every child with a safe and nurturing environment so that they may reach their maximum growth and development.

Quinones received her DNP from Columbia University and MSN and BSN from the University of Miami.

DNP - Columbia University
MSN - University of Miami
BSN - University of Miami

Primary care
Underserved populations
Vulnerable & marginalized populations

Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International


Building a Safe and Healthy America: Eliminating Corporal Punishment via Positive Parenting

Hornor, G., Quinones, S. G., Boudreaux, D., Bretl, D., Chapman, E., Chiocca, E. M., Donnell, C., Herendeen, P., Kahn, D., Loyke, J., Morris, K. A., Mulvaney, B., Perks, D. H., Terreros, A., & VanGraafeiland, B. (2020). Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 34(2), 136-144. 10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.09.008
Abstract corporal punishment (CP) is associated with negative short-term and long-term children outcomes. However, many caregivers continue to administer spankings and other forms of CP. Pediatric nurse practitioners are in a unique position to affect change in parental behavior related to CP use and other parenting practices. This article will summarize the research on the dangers of CP and the corresponding benefits of positive parenting. It defines positive parenting and offers resources pediatric health care providers, including pediatric nurse practitioners, can use to educate both themselves and caregivers about specific discipline techniques appropriate to each developmental stage. Finally, it suggests practice strategies pediatric nurse practitioners can use to help caregivers replace CP and other harsh parenting practices with positive parenting to build a safe and healthy America.

An Educational Intervention for Health Care Providers

Quinones, S. (2020). In Ending the Physical Punishment of Children. American Psychological Association.

Teaching Essentials Communication Strategies for a Comprehensive Well-child Visit Using Simulation with Family Nurse Practitioner Students

Nahum, J. L., & Quinones, S. (2020). In Innovative Strategies in Teaching Nursing 1st edition (1st ed.). Springer.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Update for the Forensic Nurse

Hornor, G., Quinones, S. G., Bretl, D., Courtney, A. B., Herendeen, P. A., Lewin, L., Loyke, J. A., Morris, K., Schapiro, N. A., & Williams, S. (2019). Journal of Forensic Nursing, 15(2), 93-102. 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000243
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is the sexual abuse of children through buying, selling, or trading their sexual services. This may involve engaging a child under the age of 18 years in prostitution, pornography, stripping, exotic dancing, escort services, or other sexual services. CSEC is a problem of epidemic proportions throughout the world including the United States; however, the actual number of CSEC victims in the United States is unknown. Studies indicate that most child victims are seen by a healthcare provider while being trafficked and that many victims receive care at a pediatric hospital within 1 year of their identification as a victim. CSEC is a significant pediatric healthcare problem. It is vital that forensic nurses possess a thorough understanding of the problem and be poised to better identify, intervene, and prevent CSEC. In this article, we focus on risk factors commonly experienced by victims, recruitment strategies used by traffickers, indicators to identify child victims, and intervention and educational strategies of relevance to forensic nurses.

An educational intervention for health care providers.

Hornor, G., Quinones, S. G., Bretl, D., Chiocca, E., Donnell, C., Doughty, K., Marshall, B., & Morris, K. (2019). In Ending the physical punishment of children: A guide for clinicians and practitioners. (pp. 81-86). American Psychological Association Press. 10.1037/0000162-009

Nursing Care of a Family in Crisis: Maltreatment and Violence in the Family.

Quinones, S. (2018). In In Pillitteri (Flagg). Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family (8th ed.).

Nursing Care of a Family when a Child has an Unintentional Injury

Quinones, S. (2018). In In Pillitteri (Flagg). Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family (8th ed.).

Child Maltreatment Screening and Anticipatory Guidance: A Description of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice Behaviors

Hornor, G., Bretl, D., Chapman, E., Herendeen, P., Mitchel, N., Mulvaney, B., Quinones, S., & VanGraafeiland, B. (2017). Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(6), e35-e44. 10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.05.006
Introduction Given the number of children affected by child maltreatment and the dire consequences that can develop, prompt identification of child maltreatment is crucial. The purpose of this study was to describe pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) practice behaviors related to screening and providing anticipatory guidance for child maltreatment and its psychosocial risk factors. Method The Risk Assessment Survey was developed for this study by 12 PNPs, all of whom were members of NAPNAP's Child Maltreatment Special Interest Group to ensure face validity; all 12 PNPs were content experts in child maltreatment. The content of the survey was derived from key characteristics from the evidence on child maltreatment. The survey was emailed to the more than 8500 NAPNAP members. Results Two hundred forty-three PNPs responded to the survey, which represents a response rate of 3%. Approximately half of the participants (n = 121; 51%) stated that they never/rarely ask parents questions about domestic violence, more than one-fourth (n = 71; 30%) reported that they never/rarely ask parents questions about discipline, and half of the responding PNPs (n = 120; 50%) reported that they perform an ano-genital exam at well visits. Discussion This study demonstrates that a significant number of PNPs do not routinely screen for child maltreatment and psychosocial risk factors. This is especially true in regards to sexual abuse screening and anticipatory guidance.

Corporal Punishment: Evaluation of an Intervention by PNPs

Hornor, G., Bretl, D., Chapman, E., Chiocca, E., Donnell, C., Doughty, K., Houser, S., Marshall, B., Morris, K., & Quinones, S. G. (2015). Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(6), 526-535. 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.04.016
Introduction: Corporal punishment (CP) is defined as the use of physical force with the intention of causing a child to experience pain but not injury for the purpose of correction or control of the child's behavior. CP has been linked to a variety of negative consequences for children, including physical abuse, eternalizing behavioral problems, and slowed cognitive development. Many American children continue to experience CP at the hands of their parents and other caregivers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate learner attitude toward CP before and after implementation of a pediatric nurse practitioner-designed educational intervention and influences upon learner attitude and beliefs about CP. Method: This study used a pre- and postsurvey design to assess learner attitude about CP before and after participation in an educational intervention. Influences upon learner attitudes and beliefs regarding CP were also described. Learners (N = 882) were health care providers. Results: Nearly all learners (n = 747; 84.7%) stated that the way their parents disciplined them influenced their attitudes toward CP. Fewer than one fifth of learners who were also parents (n = 126; 14.4%) reported that their child's health care provider had ever discussed child discipline with them. Prior to the educational intervention, more than one third of learners (n = 351; 39.88%) endorsed spanking as sometimes necessary, yet significantly fewer learners (n = 251; 28.9%; p < 001) made this statement after the educational intervention. Child discipline management was included in the health care provider education for fewer than half of learners (n = 365; 41.4%). Discussion: The potential for experiencing CP as a child to result in negative consequences for children has been well documented, yet many American parents continue to use CP as a form of child discipline, and some pediatric health care professionals continue to endorse its use. Pediatric health care providers, including nurses and pediatric nurse practitioners, need to be educated about child discipline and CP. All pediatric health care providers need to advocate for the use of positive parenting principles and discourage the use of CP.

Abusive head trauma

Quinones, S. G., & Blevins, R. O. (2010, September 1). In Journal of Forensic Nursing (Vols. 6, Issues 3, pp. 157-158). 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2010.01081.x