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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2003 Number 1
As part of the APSAC ADVISOR’s new series on child forensic interview training programs, the editor has sent a set of questions to major trainers.
This study evaluated sex offender registration and community notification from the perspective of law enforcement officers responsible for its implementation. Open-ended questions were used to conduct three focused group interviews with nineteen officers from nine jurisdictions in a small rural state.
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.
A variety of child forensic interview training programs are now available for new and established advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams throughout the United States and elsewhere. The APSAC Advisor has invited major trainers to describe their programs and to explain the rationales for their investigation and training approaches. The first of these papers appears in this issue, and papers by other major trainers are in preparation for subsequent issues of the Advisor