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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2012 Number 4
Recent high-profile child sexual abuse scandals have involved Penn State University’s football program and university administration (Loviglio, 2012; Freeh, Sporkin, & Sullivan, 2012), one of Syracuse University’s basketball coaches (A Special Committee, 2012), and Manhattan’s exclusive Horace Mann School (Kamil, 2012), as well as those in similar, lesser-known scandals (such as one not properly handled involving the University of Michigan Medical School in which a medical resident was discovered to possess child pornography on his computer; Staller, 2012). These events have provided a new backdrop for discussion of the continued need for and effectiveness of mandated reporting in response to child maltreatment.
Globally, child protection is a relatively new and rapidly evolving field of practice. For most of history, the majority of the world’s communities acknowledged the existence of orphaned and abandoned children and devised strategies to care for them. However, the frequency, scope, and dynamics of both physical and sexual abuse of children, particularly within families, remained largely unsuspected and unrecognized.
As a result of bilateral child protection negotiations between the United States and the Russian Federation, the Second Russian-American Child Welfare Forum was held in late June 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, as a part of the 20th Annual Colloquium of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. This meeting, a follow-up to a previous gathering held in Russia, was organized to exchange experiences and opinions on pressing issues we face in building effective child welfare systems in our countries (Egorova, 2012). This article summarizes highlights of the meeting events as recognition of the good and necessary work needed to promote child protection - both generally and as one small contribution to the complex process of preserving Russian-American intercountry adoptions.
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.