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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1997 Number 1
This year marks the 35th anniversary of The Battered Child Syndrome paper by Henry Kempe and his colleagues, and three decades of the child protection system as we know it. Probably this is not a bad time to ask: If they had to do it over again, would the founders of this system do it the same way?
Home visiting is a promising strategy to provide assistance to families with a variety of problems Though both public health research and practice tend to approach home visiting as a "one size fits all" treatment strategy, families who receive home visiting services differ in their demographics, supports, resources, and requirements.
Child abuse and substance abuse frequently have been linked. Many prevention efforts have addressed this connection (e.g., a program several years ago by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse [NCPCA] to saturate the Chicago market with anti- substance abuse and anti-child abuse messages).
The challenges that child protective services (CPS) workers and supervisors face are daunting: on a daily basis, they must make sensitive, complex, and difficult decisions on which the welfare, and sometimes the lives, of children hang in the balance. Further, these decisions often must be made in urgent and extreme conditions under the glare of increasingly critical media and legislative scrutiny.
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.