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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1994 Number 3
By most accounts, clinical and research interest in the field of child abuse and neglect have increased substantially during the last decade and a half (National Research Council, 1993). Notably understudied in this research is violence within ethnic minority families and/or violence against children of color.
"While there are indeed many child maltreators who can be helped to be competent parents with timely and effective social services," Richard Gelles wrote in the Summer, 1993 issue of The APSAC Advisor, "other parents cannot be assisted to be caring and nurturing parents" (Gelles, 1993).
Major blunt abdominal trauma due to child abuse is a serious, if infrequent form of morbidity and mortality in childhood (Cooper et ai, 1988). The vast majority of abusive abdominal injuries result from blunt trauma, with penetrating injuries being much less common, although a recent increase has been reported.
The crime bill provisions that passed the US Congress before its August recess contains many provisions relevant to professionals in the field of child maltreatment.
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.