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 3
A Child’s Right to Counsel in Maltreatment Cases
APSAC has been asked to join as an Amicus Curae in support of a case pending before the California Court of Appeals, which raises the question of what standard of practice, if any, should be required of attorneys appointed to represent minor children in custody/visitation cases.
Suggestions for Sexual History Taking With Adults Expected of Sexual Abuse
These guidelines are for evaluators gathering information, within the context of an overall assessment, about the sexual history of accused offenders.
Adolescents and Sexually Sadistic Serial Killing Fantasies
Although there are many books in the popular press that address the issue of sexually sadistic serial murderers, there is still relatively little in the scientific literature regarding this subject.
Defining the Interview Process
Over a decade has passed since a rash of child sexual abuse allegations occurred in day care centers across the nation One result of these events was a new focus on the child interview process.
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(3): Full Issue