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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1995 Number 1
The Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) seems to have met a need by clinicians and researchers to evaluate sexual behavior in sexually abused children.
Most investigators would agree that crimes against children are among the most difficult cases encountered by law enforcement. These cases routinely have no physical or medical evidence, no witnesses, and a victim who may be viewed as less credible than the adult defendant.
Numerous child welfare professionals have called attention to the fact that children from families with alcohol or other drug (AOD) problems are overwhelming the service delivery capacities of the child protective services (CPS) system.
Many of the most important decisions affecting the lives and safety of abused children are made by judges. These decisions are informed by what the particular judge believes to be true about child abuse. And those beliefs are significantly shaped by the amount and quality of the knowledge the judge has acquired about the subject.
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.