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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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Directory

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2016 Number 1

The Provision and Utilization of Mental Health Screenings in New York State Child Advocacy Centers: A Statewide Survey

(Amy J.L. Baker, PhD, Ann Lenane, MD, Linda Cahill, MD, Thomas Hess, Mel Schneiderman, PhD, Courtney Dimick)

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.


What’s New and Who’s Doing It: Implementing an Agencywide Resiliency Program

(Karen Kalergis, MA, Kimberly Day, MSW, Ruby B. Nelson, PhD, Drew Fidler, LCSWC-C)

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.


APSAC Position Paper on Allegations of Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence in Divorce/Parental Relationship Dissolutions

(Kathleen Coulborn Faller, Ph.D.)

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.


At Issue: The Case for Calling it Peer Victimization and Aggression

(Colleen Friend, PhD, LCSW)

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.


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