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APSAC Advisor

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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Directory

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1995 Number 2

Defining and Differentiating Child Neglect

(James Gaudin, Jr.)

Child neglect continues to be the most frequently reported and substantiated form of child maltreatment, accounting for 47% to 65% of all child abuse reports (American Humane Association, 1988; USDHHS, 1988; 1994).


Current Trends in Child Abuse Reporting and Fatalities: NCPCA’s 1994 Annual Fifty State Survey

(Deborah Daro)

To determine the volume of child abuse reports and the availability of child welfare resources, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (NCPCA) initiated an annual national telephone survey of child protective service (CPS) agencies in 1982.


Measurement in Child Abuse Research: A Survey of Researchers

(Rochelle F. Hanson, Daniel W. Smith, Benjamin E. Saunders, Cynthia Cupit Swenson, and Lori Conrad)

Everyone agrees that good research is necessary to answer questions about such important issues as the causes and effects of child maltreatment and the efficacy of our attempts to intervene. But how well are child maltreatment researchers able to define and measure the phenomena that concern us?


The Role of Child Interview Specialists

(Paul Stern and Bill Walsh)

Effectively interviewing a child suspected of being a victim of sexual abuse is a difficult task that requires special skills and sensitivity. This author believes that in criminal investigations the primary investigative interview should be conducted by a specially trained Child Interview Specialist (CIS).


Implementing the Family Preservation and Support Services Program: An Opportunity for Child Welfare System Improvement

(Joan Levy Zlotnik)

In the Spring of 1995, throughout the United States, groups of professionals, parents, and advocates met with state child welfare officials leaders to develop a plan for the use of funds states will receive from the Family Preservation and Support Services (FPSS) Program (created as part of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993).


Journal Highlights

(Thomas F. Curran, Editor )

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.


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