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APSAC Alert

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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Directory

In the listing below, click on a year and issue number to see the articles in that publication.

2018

2018 August

Screening for Social Determinants of Health

(Michelle Lopez, MD, MPH, Claire Bocchini, MD, MS)

Pediatricians are increasingly recognizing the importance of the conditions in which children are born, live, age, and go to school.


2018 March

Munchausen by Proxy

(Brenda Bursch, PhD)

APSAC has recently published national guidelines that reflect current knowledge about best practices related to the identification, reporting, assessment, and management of Munchausen by proxy (MBP), defined as abuse by pediatric condition falsification, caregiver-fabricated illness in a child, or medical child abuse that occurs due to psyshopathology in the abuser.


2018 May

Summary of the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Global Human Trafficking and Child

(Jada Ingalls, DO, MS, Lauren Burge, MD, Reena Isaac, MD)

The blight of trafficking children for labor and sexual exploitation is a violation of basic human rights and represents a global public health issue.


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