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APSAC Advisor

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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Directory

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2009 Number 1

Promoting Successful Family Reunification: A Systematic Review of the Relevant Research

(Denise E. Bronson, PhD, MSW, Stacey Saunders, MSSA, and Mary Beth Holt, MSW)

One of the key challenges facing child welfare workers is how to successfully reunite families who have been separated due to abuse, neglect, or the parents’ inability to handle unruly children. Each year approximately 500,000 children in the United States reside in out-of-home care (Administration for Children and Families [ACF], 2008) with foster parents, relatives, or in other residential settings.


The Use of Paraprofessionals in a Prevention Program for Child Maltreatment: History, Practice, and the Need for Better Research

(Lynn Rigney, PsyD, and Elissa J. Brown, PhD)

Although the peer-reviewed home visiting literature has provided little empirical evidence for the effectiveness of home visiting as a means of reducing the risk of child maltreatment (Gomby, 2000; McGuigan, Katzev, & Pratt, 2003; Sweet & Appelbaum, 2004), hundreds of programs continue to recruit and serve families. Further, 76% of home visiting programs in the United States employ at least some paraprofessionals (Chaffin, 2004; Duggan et al., 2004; Powell, 1993; Wasik & Roberts, 1994) in spite of lack of empirical rationale and support for the use of paraprofessionals within a home visiting treatment modality.


Southwest Ohio Early Learning Collaborative: Promoting Mental Health Wellness for Children Ages Birth to Six

(Jane Sites, EdD, LSW, Terrance J. Wade, PhD, Jack Collopy, Berta Velilla, Lisa Cayard, and Jon Graft)

Family and community violence, child abuse, and emotional maltreatment are taking a toll on young children. More and more children participating in early learning programs are struggling with the lasting effects of these experiences. The Ohio Department of Mental Health has estimated that between 7% and 20% of preschool and early school-age children have behavior disorders that qualify for a mental health diagnosis. Children who are identified as hard to manage at ages 3 and 4 have a 50% chance of continued difficulties in adolescence and adulthood.


Journal Highlights

(Patti A. Beekman, Susan Yingling and Judith S. Rycus)

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.


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2020 Number 2

2020 Number 1

2019 Number 3

2019 Number 2

2019 Number 1

2018 Number 4

2018 Number 3

2018 Number 2

2018 Number 1

2017 Number 2

2017 Number 1

2016 Number 2

2016 Number 1

2015 Number 1

2014 Number 2

2014 Number 1

2013 Number 4

2013 Number 3

2013 Number 2

2013 Number 1

2012 Number 4

2012 Number 3

2012 Number 2

2012 Number 1

2011 Number 4

2011 Number 3

2011 Number 2

2011 Number 1

2010 Number 4

2010 Number 3

2010 Number 2

2010 Number 1

2009 Number 3 and 4

2009 Number 2

2009 Number 1

2008 Number 3 and 4

2008 Number 2

2008 Number 1

2007 Number 4

2007 Number 3

2007 Number 1 and 2

2006 Number 4

2006 Number 3

2006 Number 2

2006 Number 1

2005 Number 4

2005 Number 3

2005 Number 2

2005 Number 1

2004 Number 4

2004 Number 3

2004 Number 2

2004 Number 1

2003 Number 4

2003 Number 3

2003 Number 2

2003 Number 1

2002 Number 4

2002 Number 3

2002 Number 2

2002 Number 1

2000-2001 Number 3 and 4

2000-2001 Number 2

2000-2001 Number 1

1999 Number 4

1999 Number 3

1999 Number 2

1999 Number 1

1998 Number 4

1998 Number 3

1998 Number 2

1998 Number 1

1997 Number 4

1997 Number 3

1997 Number 2

1997 Number 1

1996 Number 4

1996 Number 3

1996 Number 2

1996 Number 1

1995 Number 4

1995 Number 3

1995 Number 2

1995 Number 1

1994 Number 4

1994 Number 3

1994 Number 2

1994 Number 1

1993 Number 4

1993 Number 3

1993 Number 2

1993 Number 1

1992 Number 4

1992 Number 3

1992 Number 2

1992 Number 1

1991 Number 4

1991 Number 3

1991 Number 2

1991 Number 1

1990 Number 4

1990 Number 3

1990 Number 2

1990 Number 1