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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2009 Number 3 and 4
On July 27, 2006, President Bush signed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act into law. Title I of the Adam Walsh Act, entitled the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards addressing sex offender registration and notification that was to be implemented in each jurisdiction by July 27, 2009.
The notion of evidence-based policy making has been a prominent theme in policy and academic discourse since the election of the Labour Party in 1997. It emerged alongside the trend to reform and modernise government (Duke, 2001) and has been an integral part of the Labour government’s approach; this is reflected in publications such as the White Paper 'Modernising government' (Cabinet Office, 1999a), its follow-up 'Professional policy making for the 21st century' (Cabinet Office, 1999b) and more recently in the 'Professional skills for government initiative' (Cabinet Office, 2007).
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.