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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2011 Number 3
During 2008, over 770,000 children were deemed to be victims of child abuse or neglect (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). Because a portion of maltreated children goes undetected, the actual rates are likely to be even higher. Decades of research have documented the short- and long-term harm of maltreatment to children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development (Cicchetti & Toth, 2000).
This is a story of constant betrayal by self-indulged pillars of our community who through time have created a sacrilegious code of supremacy and secrecy that has left, in its path, personalized horror, carnage, and hopelessness. As a forensic pediatrician, medical director of three child advocacy centers, and an ordained Roman Catholic priest since 1971, I have a unique perspective on the topic of religion and sexual abuse.
A number of child protection leaders and organizations have held discussions or even offered proposals for the credentialing or certification of forensic interviewers. For example, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) has recently issued a statement on the development of a Diplomate status for forensic interviewers (APSAC, 2010). APSAC has worked with national partners who provide training and research in the discipline of forensic interviewing and with a number of state forensic interview training programs.
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.