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 4
The idea that child maltreatment might be reduced or totally eliminated is relatively new and definitely audacious. In fact, the recognition of something called child abuse is new, having emerged in the 19th and 20th centuries.
What is the future of child protection? It is certainly simpler to look back in time than to gaze into the future. Yet, we want to know that the future holds.
In today's climate of controversy and litigiousness, mental health clinicians face an anxiety-provoking dilemma: how to provide the services that initially led them into the field, while protecting themselves and their clients from risks related to today's complex legal and ethical issues.
Both applied researchers/evaluators and practitioners work to help people, but they use different techniques. Evaluation researchers try to help people indirectly by discovering information ("truth") about how people, programs, and the world work. Practitioners try to help people by working directly with them and improving their situation, attitudes, or behavior.
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.