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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1998 Number 1
Several spokesmen for the Christian Right present corporal punishment as grounded in religion. Several Christian sects refuse medical care on religious grounds. Both religion-based corporal punishment and medical neglect pose difficult challenges to those who work for the protection of children.
In 1995, an APSAC Taskforce was created and charged with exploring the condition or conditions sometimes known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, other times called Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome and on still other occasions referred to as Factitious Disorder by Proxy.
The question of co-occurring child and spouse abuse holds several potentially important implications for CPS workers and the legal system.
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.