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 3
“The Backlash” in Sociological Perspective
This has been a hard year for child advocates. As I talk to people, I would say the mood ranges from discouraged paralysis to sky-is-falling panic.
The “Abuse Excuse”: Limits of the Child Abuse Defense
Cases in which battered women have killed were the first cases in which a prior history of abuse was used as a criminal defense,
The Mental Health Needs of Children Entering the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Case Workers
This article offers a guide for case workers to the specific mental health needs of abused and neglected children entering the child welfare system.
Implementing Racial Diversity Initiatives in Agencies Serving Maltreated Children
Professionals in the field of child maltreatment confront multiple challenges as they attempt to provide the best possible services to children and families. In particular, agencies that serve clients who are racially different from the providers run the risk of offering services which may be counter to the prevailing culture of the 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 8(3): Full Issue