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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1996 Number 1
Assessing Children’s Competence to Take the Oath: Research and Recommendations
The spotlight on children's performances as witnesses once on the stand has obscured the issue of whether they are able to qualify to take the stand. Most courts require that a witness must first take the oath in order to testify. In its simplest form, an oath is a promise to tell the truth. Taking the oath presupposes that one understands what it means to tell the truth, and that one appreciates one's obligation to tell the truth when promising to do so.
Caseworkers, Computers and Risk Assessment: A Promising Partnership
Just as child protective services (CPS) professionals at long last are beginning to accept computers as useful tools that can support their work with clients, a new, more challenging vision is emerging.
Introduction to CANDIS: A Database of Standardized Measures
As the field of child abuse and neglect matures and its scientific knowledge base grows, the use of standardized measures as part of a comprehensive approach to assessment is evolving as a standard component of practice.
Getting Connected: Child Abuse Resources on the Internet
Cruising the information superhighway? Still waiting to see if it turns out to be a fad? This article will tell you how to gain access to some of the information about child maltreatment already available to users of the Internet.
APSAC Advisor 9(1): Full Issue