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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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2011 Number 1

The Questionable Legitimacy of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

(Janet Cahill, PhD)

Until relatively recently, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children under the age of 12 was extremely rare. Before the 1990s, it was generally accepted that bipolar disorder was typically first expressed in the late teens or early 20s. In the past 20 years, there has been a 40-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder.


Working With Undocumented Latino Youth Who Have Been Sexually Abused

(April Dirks-Bihun, PhD)

While childhood sexual abuse exists in all facets of society, there are undoubtedly some particular barriers to child protection services for undocumented children who are at risk or who have been abused.


Ethnic Differences in How Domestic Violence Affects Mothers’ View of Their Infants

(William M. McGuigan, PhD, Malarie Pasci, MSW)

Research has consistently found that adolescents, young children, and infants are likely to experience many adverse outcomes in homes where domestic violence occurs (Kitzmann, Gaylord, Holt, & Kenny, 2003; Mahony & Campbell, 1998; McGuigan, 2007), including a higher likelihood of child abuse and neglect (Appel & Holden, 1998; McGuigan & Pratt, 2001). There is an absence of research examining differences in how domestic violence impacts child abuse potential in Hispanic and white non-Hispanic mothers, and little consistency in how Hispanic and white non-Hispanic mothers reportedly differ in their reactions to domestic violence (Aguilar Hass, Dutton, & Orloff, 2000; Edelson, Hokoda, & Ramos-Lira, 2007).


Service Use by Parents in Child Welfare: Current Knowledge and Future Needs

(Sam Choi, PhD, Marlys Staudt, PhD)

A number of studies have documented that parent mental health and substance abuse problems are associated with child abuse and neglect (e.g., Brown, Cohen, Johnson, & Salzinger, 1998; Chaffin, Kelleher, & Hollenberg, 1996; Dinwiddie & Bucholz, 1993; Kelleher, Chaffin, Hollenberg, & Fischer, 1994). In addition, parents involved with the child welfare system typically have higher rates of poverty, stress, and unemployment than do parents not involved with child welfare (Epstein et al., 1998; Whipple & Webster-Stratton, 1991), and families with more risk factors have higher rates of child maltreatment (Wu et al., 2004). Despite the needs of these parents, there is evidence to suggest they do not always receive appropriate or adequate services and treatments.


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