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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2014 Number 1
The author describes Pathway to Hope (PTH), a sexual abuse primary prevention curriculum funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime to the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and adapted to work within the specific culture, community history, and traditional values and practices for the Alaskan Native Tribal community.
The author discusses the implementation and outcomes associated with a hospital-based teen parenting program that includes monthly visits during an infant’s first year of life, separate medical visits for the infant and the parent, and support services for the family. The unique risks for child maltreatment by adolescent parents and the special psychosocial issues they face are also reviewed.
The authors used child maltreatment reports from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System to compare the report and confirmation rates for 213 large U.S. counties while comparing their state laws pertaining to reporting requirements for clergy.
To assess the evidence supporting mental health treatment for children in foster care, the authors surveyed 75 program developers of evidence-based and effective treatments about research conducted and the extent to which they could address ten issues essential for the treatment of children in foster care.
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.