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 2
Charging Battered Mothers With “Failure to Protect” Is Often Wrong
Charging battered women with "failure to protect" their children is common in many child protective services (CPS) agencies. A woman's disclosure of her own abuse may lead to her being charged with "failing to protect" her children because, as the primary caregiver, she "allows" them to be exposed to a dangerous environment. Even after a woman has taken repeated steps to protect herself and her children, one incident of re-contact with the abusive partner can lead to charges of failure to protect.
Evaluating the Cultural Sensitivity of Child Abuse Research: Sampling Issues
Research into all forms of child maltreatment varies widely in the quality of its attention to the effects of culture. This articles provides guidelines to help readers evaluate the cultural sensitivity of research on child abuse.
Expert Testimony on Children’s Suggestibility: Should it Be Admitted?
There is a growing trend in child sexual abuse litigation toward admitting defense expert testimony on children's memory and the effect of suggestive interviewing techniques.
400 Years of the Shaken Infant: From Henry II to John Caffey
Recently, Shaken Infamt Syndrome has become a "hot topic" among child abuse professionals. It seems that we are recognizing this type of child abuse more frequently, and the first ever "Shaken Baby" conference held last October drew nearly 800 participants. History has taught us, however, that "timely" topics are frequently "timeless" as well.
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 10(2): Full Issue