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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2013 Number 1
Trends in Children’s Hospital-Based Child Abuse Medical Services: 2012 Survey Findings
The author reviews the history and mission of the National Children’s Alliance and the development of standards for children’s advocacy center accreditation. Children’s Advocacy Centers, or CACs, are increasingly providing medical services for maltreated children in the United States. The specific standards for providers of medical, mental health, and forensic interview services all stress two criteria: (1) the need for specialized training within the area of service and (2) the need for professionals providing these services to stay current in the field and participate in continuous quality improvement activities such as expert peer review. The standards stress that the medical evaluation of children in CACs should focus on their overall well-being instead of limiting the evaluation to the collection of potential evidence.