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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2000-2001 Number 1
For the past 25 years, I have been studying the problem of violence in the lives of children, youth, and families in homes, schools, communities, and war zones around the world (Garbmino, et al). Most recently, in my role as a researcher and expert witness in youth homicide trials, I have been interviewing boys incarcerated for committing crimes of lethal violence.
Peer aggression is a serious problem both in terms of its prevalence and its short- and long-term consequences. Estimates of the number of bullies and victims in schools vary according to the definition of bullying, but there is a general consensus that approximately 7-14% of children repeatedly bully their peers, and 10-18% of children are regularly victimized.
The acute and long-term mental health correlates of sexual assault have been well documented for over a decade.