The APSAC Advisor is a peer reviewed quarterly news journal for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.
The APSAC Advisor provides succinct, data-based, practice-oriented articles that keep interdisciplinary professionals
informed of the latest developments in policy and practice the field of child maltreatment. It is designed to highlight
best practices in the field and publish original articles and current information about child maltreatment for professionals
from a variety of backgrounds including medicine, law, law enforcement, social work, child protective services, psychology,
public health and prevention in the U.S.
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1993 Number 1
Many studies, wise parents and experienced clinicians tell us that experiences of abuse will influence dramatically how these children grow up - but how? How do experiences change development?
Developmental Considerations in Forensic Interviews With Adolescents
In the past eight to ten years, many articles and books have been written regarding the special developmental considerations for interviews with children who are suspected victims of child sexual abuse.
Psychometric Issues for Practitioners in Child Maltreatment
Child protective services workers, prosecutors, and judges are sometimes called on to make far reaching decisions about children on the basis of incomplete or contradictory information.
Development of a Database for Child Protection Teams
The Child Protection Team (CP1) at Duke University Medical Center is a multidisciplinary group that evaluates children from Durham and surrounding areas of North Carolina referred for concerns of abuse or neglect. As our program grew, we began to seek a database that would suit our needs for reporting and research.
A College-Wide Prevention Program on Child Abuse and Neglect
In response to the growing problem of child abuse and neglect, Spelman College, a historically Black institution, launched an innovative child abuse prevention program which targets its student population.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in the African-American Community Without Reinventing the Wheel
Mehany Medical College, the oldest historically black medical college in the United States, held its 3rd Annual Lloyd C ElamMental Health Symposium in Fall, 1992 The symposium provides a forum for state-of-the-art discussions on current issues of mental health among leading child sexual abuse authorities, researchers, medical students and faculty representing the diverse African American community.
The purpose of Journal Highlights is to alert readers to current literature on child abuse. Selected articles from journals representing the variety of disciplines reflected in APSAC's membership are presented in the form of an annotated bibliography.
APSAC Advisor 6(1): Full Issue