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 4
One intervention frequently used to protect children who are at risk for maltreatment is placement in out-of-home care. Nationally, approximately 75% of children placed in out-of-home care are there primarily because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment.
The sexual victimization of children is a highly emotional issue. Publicity and controversy over complex topics such as repressed memory, satanic ritual abuse (SRA), and suggestibility of children have divided and polarized many child advocates, the media, and the American public.
Sexual behavior continues to be one of the most valid markers of sexual abuse in children (Kendall-Tackett, Williams, & Finkelhor, 1993). This is the primary reason for our continued refinement of a measure, the Child Sexual Behavior Inventory-3 (CSBI-3), to assess sexual behavior in 2- to 12-year-old children.
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.