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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1991 Number 1
It scares both parties, but for different reasons. When the 'expert witness' takes the stand in a criminal trial both the witness and the prosecutor generally panic a little. And for good reason.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSP) is a form of child abuse in which the perpetrator, who is almost always the mother, causes her child to come under intense and prolonged medical scrutiny as a result of her falsification of history, covert alteration of laboratory specimens, or covert creation of unusual physical findings which create the appearance of illness in the child.
The Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse almost exclusively affecting children under the age of three years, with the majority of victims under 18 months of age.
The sexual abuse of a child constitutes a major crisis for child victims and their parents. It is a generally-held belief that sexually abused children incorporate their parents' reactions to the abuse. Friedrich and Reams (1987) suggest that the symptoms seen in sexually abused children reflect not only the trauma they have experienced directly, but also their family environment, the amount of support the child feels, and the level of disruption that follows the disclosure of abuse.
The division of child molesters into subgroups on the basis of the sex of their victims was one of the earliest taxonomic distinctions to be examined empirically.
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.