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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2005 Number 3
Barriers to reporting CSA include inadequate knowledge and training related to CSA, lack of confidence in the evidence collected, fear of harming the child and/or family, lack of confidence in the ability of the social service agency to deal with the investigation, concerns about interacting with the legal system, loyalty to the family, and the belief that an accusation might lead to undesirable consequences.
During the past 15 years, many changes have occurred in the way medical professionals perform evaluations of children suspected of having been sexually abused, and in how physical and laboratory findings are interpreted (Heger, Ticson, Velasquez, & Bernier, 2002).
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.