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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2016 Number 1
Child Advocacy Centers in New York were surveyed to examine practice with respect to administering mental health screenings of child clients. Results identified several barriers to the fulfillment of this important mandate, most commonly that families refused assessments and because children were deemed too young for the available measures. Recommendations for improved CAC practice are offered.
The Organizational Resiliency Model was designed to help child abuse organizations address secondary traumatic stress in their staff. The model is a strengths-based approach that includes five core elements: Self-Knowledge, Sense of Hope, Healthy Coping, Strong Relationships, and Personal Perspective and Meaning. This article describes each element and its research basis, along with an overview of the model in practice at the Baltimore Child Abuse Center.
In January 2016, after two years of collaborative work on the contested issue of Allegations of Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence in Divorce - Parental Relationship Dissolution, the APSAC Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept a position paper. The paper, summarized here, provides guidance for professionals about intervention in these cases, addresses the issue of parental alienation, and suggests future directions with regard to these difficult cases.
In this “At Issue” article, the author argues that, based on research that provides new perspectives on the phenomenon widely known as bullying, child advocacy professionals should shift our consciousness, perception, and language to identify this dynamic as peer victimization and aggression.