The APSAC Alert is a digital publication of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
Its purpose is to provide a brief summary of a critical body of empirical research directly informing multidisciplinary
child abuse practice, including professionals who work in mental health, social service, health, and the law.
This library contains Alerts dating back to 2010. Many issues of the APSAC Alert are available in Spanish.
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2016 SummerThe Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Child victims of commercial sexual exploitation are regularly seen in the healthcare setting, but are not identified. Most child victims of commercial sexual exploitation will not self-identify if asked. Having a high index of suspicion for possible indicators could result in early identification of at-risk children.