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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1999 Number 2
State and national leaders repeatedly proclaim that children are our most valuable assets and that their well being is essential to the future of our nation. At the same time, every year large numbers of children in the United States are abused and neglected.
For over a generation, researchers have identified high rates of emotional problems in children entering foster care.
When an individual is attacked for whatever reason, the head and/or facial areas are commonly involved. This is logical since these areas are exposed and the most accessible to the perpetrator In addition, the head of the individual is considered representative of the whole being or "self."
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.