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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2007 Number 3
At Issue: Ethical Issues for Guardians ad Litem Representing Children in Dependency Cases
As the legal community continues to evaluate the effectiveness of various models of representation for children in abuse and neglect (dependency) cases, the debate has intensified over whether guardians ad litem (GALs) can uphold their ethical obligations under the rules of professional conduct. Many states are transitioning from a GAL (substitute judgment) model to a model where children in dependency cases are appointed an attorney who will advocate for them under a traditional attorney/client model.
Integrating Mental Health, Education, and Child Welfare Interventions for Preschoolers With Severe Maltreatment Histories: Ohio’s Therapeutic Interagency Preschool (TIP) Model
In this article, we describe the Therapeutic Interagency Preschool (TIP) program, a comprehensive, promising program that has operated in Ohio for the past 18 years. TIP is a county-level, collaboratively funded, intensive, integrated Head Start day treatment program developed specifically to target highly disadvantaged children who have experienced various and/or multiple forms of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and domestic violence.
Responding to Methamphetamine Use, Abuse, and Addiction in Families
Methamphetamine manufacture, use, and addiction, and their effects on children and families, are serious problems confronting child welfare professionals across the nation. Similar to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, the “meth problem” increases the risk of child maltreatment, impacts family functioning, and seriously threatens the safety and well-being of children.
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 19(3): Full Issue