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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1999 Number 1
I began a career in child protection 16 years ago, envisioning myself as an impassioned knight rescuing children from the physical and sexual assaults of adults. Since that time, however, my experiences with abused and neglected children have led me on a journey through painful realities that have exposed my own limitations and fears.
Children with disabilities are believed to be maltreated at a higher rate than children in the general population.
In assessing for child trauma caused by abuse and other insults, a central source of information is the child Information may derive from the child's verbal and behavioral communications, the child's functioning, and the child's physical condition. The focus of this article is on eliciting verbal communication from the child.
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.