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APSAC Advisor

 
APSAC Advisor 29(1): Corporal Punishment Special Issue
$10.00 USD

Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to the Special Issue: Evidence Supports APSAC’s Position Calling to End Corporal Punishment in all U.S. Homes and Schools
  • APSAC Members’ Responses to a Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs
  • APSAC’s Position Statement on Corporal Punishment of Children
  • Corporal Punishment in Schools
  • Corporal Punishment: Evaluation of an Intervention by PNPs
  • Welcoming Children to the Family of Humanity
  • Dane County District Attorney’s Office Efforts to Reduce Corporal Punishment Through Criminal Justice Reform and Community Engagement |
  • Shaping Child Welfare Practices in America and Beyond
  • Literature Review, Washington Update, News of the Organization, and Conference Calendar





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APSAC Advisor 29(2)
$10.00 USD

Table of Contents:
  • Current Challenges in Addressing the Realities of Poverty and Inequality in Families with Young Children: A Call for Both Policy and Intervention
  • The Forgotten Victims: Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Understanding Juvenile Probation Officers
  • At Issue: Rethink the Label Insular Communities When Referring to Child Abuse
  • An Education Agenda for Those Who Need It Most
  • Threats to the Medically Complex Child





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APSAC Advisor 30(1): Munchausen by Proxy Special Issue
$10.00 USD

Table of Contents: 
 
  • Introduction to the Special Issue: Munchausen by Proxy: Abusive by Pediatric Condition Falsification, Caregiver-Fabricated Illness in a Children, or Medical Child Abuse Due to Factious Disorder Imposed on Another 
  • Munchausen by Proxy: Clinical and Case Management Guidance 
  • Diagnostic Aid to Identify Simulation and/or Induction: Abuse by Pediatric Condition Falsification/Caregiver-Fabricated Illness in a Child/Medical Child Abuse 
  • Investigation of Medical Child Abuse/Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another
  • Munchausen by Proxy in Educational and Mental Health Settings
  • Munchausen by Proxy: Risk Assessment, Support, and Treatment of Spouses and Other Family Caregivers
  • Child Protective Services Management of Cases of Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect Due to Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another 
  • The Influence of Electronic and Internet Advances on Munchausen by Proxy





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APSAC Advisor 30(2) - Foster Care Special Issue
$10.00 USD

Table of Contents:
 
  • Introduction to the Issue: Children and Adolescents in the Foster Care System
  • Coordinating Care to Provide Quality Health Services to Children in Foster Care 
  • The Physical Health Needs of Children in Foster Care
  • Meeting the Developmental, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs of Children in Foster Care
  • Medical Education and Foster Care
  • Foster Care: Child Welfare's Responsibility and Challenge
  • The Confluence of Medical and Legal Advocacy: Selena's Story
  • Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care: A New Opportunity to Access SSI Benefits 





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APSAC Advisor 30(4)
$10.00 USD

Table of Contents: 
 
  • At Issue: Supporting Our Immigrant Children
  • Evidence-Based Assessment in the Aftermath of Disasters: Towards a Best-Practice Model for Evaluating Hurricane-Exposed Youth
  • Improving the Effectiveness of Intimate Partner Violence Screening: Results From a Local Needs Assessment
  • Suicide-Related Behaviors Among Abused and Maltreated Youth: A Call to Action and Recommendations for Providers
  • Bonded to the Abuser: How and Why Children Form and Maintain Attachments with Abusive Caregiver





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APSAC Advisor 31(1)
$0.00 USD

Table of Contents

  • ​At Issue: Child Abuse Reporters and the Immunity Myth
  • An Overview of Published Medical Research About Child Abuse and Neglect During 2006-2015

  • True Evidence-Based Practices Deserve Wide Acceptance

  • A National Initiative to End Corporal Punishment

  • No Hit Zones: A Single Solution to Address the Most Prevalent Risk Factor in Child Abuse

  • Working with Molly: A Culturally Sensitive Approach to Parents Using Corporal Punishment Because of Their Religious Beliefs






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APSAC Advisor 31(2) with Special Section on Contested Issues
$10.00 USD

Tables of Contents:
  • Commentary: The Credibility of Child Protective Services Rests on the Integrity of the Department Director | Daniel Pollack
  • Governors as Policymakers: Child Welfare as an Election Issue | Mary Elizabeth Collins
  • Book Review: Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide (4th Ed.) | Debra Esernio-Jenssen
  • Introduction to the Special Section | Kathleen Coulborn Faller
  • Introduction: How Should Child Welfare Respond to Substance Use in Pregnancy | Kenneth Feder
  • How Should We Respond to Pregnancy and Substance Use? | Martin Guggenheim and Lynn Paltrow
  • To Protect and Provide for Children, Prental Substance Use Must be Considered Abuse | Frank E. Vandervort and Vincent J. Palusci
  • Response to: How Should We Respond to Pregnancy and Substance Use? | Frank E. Vandervort and Vincent J. Palusci
  • Response to: To Protect and Provide for Children, Prenatal Substance Use Must be Considered Abuse | Martin Guggenheim and Lynn Paltrow
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act: A Brief Overview to Contextualize Current Controversies | Frank E. Vandervort
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act as the "Gold Standard" | Matthew L.M. Fletcher and Kathryn E. Fort
  • The Indian Child Welfare Act: In the Best Interests of Children? | Kathryn A. Piper
  • Response to: The Indian Child Welfare Act as the "Gold Standard" | Kathryn A. Piper
  • Response to: The Indian Child Welfare Act: In the Best Interests of Children? | Matthew L.M. Fletcher and Kathryn E. Fort.





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APSAC Advisor 31(3): Psychological Maltreatment Special Issue
$10.00 USD

Table of Contents:
  • Psychological Maltreatment -- A Major Child Health, Development, and Protection Issue | Stuart N. Hart and Marla R. Brassard
  • Reported Rates of Psychological Maltreatment and U.S. State Statutes: Implications for Policy | Amy J.L. Baker
  • Is Psychological Maltreatment as Harmful as Other Forms of Child Abuse and Neglect? A Research Review | Marla R. Brassard
  • Implications of Psychological Maltreatment for Universal Intervention _ Stuart N. Hart
  • Widening the Reach of Clinical Interventions to Reduce Psychological Maltreatment | Zoe Chiel and Christina Fiorvanti





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Single Advisor Article
$5.00 USD

Please note: After you place your order, you will be contacted by APSAC to specify the article title and authors. You will receive the article via email within a business day of your reply. If you need to verify that the article you're looking for was published in the APSAC Advisor, please contact info@apsac.org prior to your purchase. 





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Guidelines for Practice

 
Challenges in the Evaluation of Child Neglect
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The purpose of these Guidelines, developed by an APSAC Task Force, is to give a broad overview of the current understanding of child neglect, using an evidence-based approach, to focus on the impact of neglect on children and the multidisciplinary approach to child neglect evaluations. Specific discussion of intervention strategies is beyond the scope of this work. Published in 2008. 





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Evidence Based Service Planning for Child Welfare
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The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Task Force report on the evidence-based service planning (EBSP) approach to child welfare services (CWS) plans and recommendations for practice.  The focus of the policy report is on formal psychosocial services.  CWS plans prescribe services to promote core child welfare objectives and to benefit children and families.  The goal of EBSP is to construct service plans based on the general principles of evidence-based practice and prefer services with empirical support for clinical problems or needs associated with the causes or consequences of child abuse and neglect (CAN).  EBSP aims to facilitate to overarching service approach that is collaborative, respectful, and includes services that are most likely to lead to outcomes on both family identified and child welfare mission goals.  EBSP emphasizes a focused, assessment-driven, and science-informed approach that both favors plans that are sufficient and avoids overburdening families with compulsory services that address problems which are not directly related to the child welfare CAN referral.  Published 2014.





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Forensic Interview in Cases of Suspected Child Abuse - English Version
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Forensic interviewing of suspected child abuse victims is a specialized skill. It is investigative in nature and used to obtain information to help determine whether abuse has occurred. Forensic interviews are most often conducted by specially trained child forensic interviewers, law enforcement investigators, and child protective service workers. These interviews can provide critical evidence for both criminal child abuse investigations, and civil child protection proceedings. Information from the interviews may also identify other victims, assist professionals responsible for assessing risk and safety needs of children and families, and facilitate case management decisions. Because children are often a key source of information about alleged abuse (especially child sexual abuse), it is critical that these interviews be done competently. These Guidelines are an update of the 2002 APSAC Practice Guidelines on “Investigative Interviewing in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse.”  They reflect current knowledge about best practices related to forensic interviews and should be considered in conjunction with the 2011 APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment – Third Edition (see especially Chapter 20, “Interviewing Children” by Saywitz, Lyon & Goodman). Published 2012.





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Integrating Prevention Into the Work of Child Maltreatment Professionals
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Preventing maltreatment spares children pain and suffering, both physical and psychological, and improves their long-term health and developmental outcomes. The serious physical and mental harms manifested during adulthood further call us to action (Anda et al., 2002). Prevention mitigates the direct costs of child abuse and neglect, as well as improving all of our lives through increased productivity and decreased crime and need for medical, mental health and social services (Alexander et al., 2003). Prevent Child Abuse America (Wang & Holton, 2008) used "conservative" estimates to calculate these direct and indirect costs at $103.8 billion in 2007. Early prevention may be even more effective in preventing harm from abuse and neglect, saving money for society, and improving society's health and happiness overall, with the included objective of leveraging current practices and programs to change how society values children (Greeley, 2009). These guidelines are designed to assist the professional in going beyond reporting by integrating best practices for child maltreatment prevention activities into their daily work with children and families. Published in 2010.





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Munchausen by Proxy: Clinical and Case Management Guidance
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Clinicians should consider the possibility of MBP in children with highly unusual clinical presentations, when clinical findings are unexpectedly inconsistent with the reports of the caregiver, and/or when a child’s response to standard treatments is surprising. One major misconception among clinicians is the idea that underlying disorders need to be ruled out in order for a conclusion of abuse or neglect to be made. In fact, children with genuine underlying medical, psychological or developmental problems are often the targets of this form of abuse and neglect. Victims may be directly harmed by the abuser’s induction behaviors, frequently undergo unnecessary and invasive evaluations and interventions, be kept out of appropriate school settings, miss social and developmental opportunities, and/or misperceive themselves to be excessively ill or disabled. Iatrogenic medical conditions may arise from unnecessary interventions and the child may become ill and/or permanently physically and/or mentally harmed as a result of well-intended diagnostic and treatment efforts. Any medical condition can be created, falsified or exaggerated. Additionally, falsified symptoms may be behavioral, psychiatric or educational. These guidelines provide education on terminology, warning signs and identification, assessment of abuse and psychopathology, reporting requirements, case management, treatment, and reunification. They are intended to provide guidance to medical providers, mandated reporters, child protective service workers, law enforcement, attorneys, therapists, and any professionals who may be involved with reporting, assessing and treating children impacted by MBP as well as their abusive caregiver(s). Published 2017.





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Psychosocial Evaluation of Suspected Sexual Abuse in Children, 2nd Ed.
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Produced by the APSAC Task Force on the Psychosocial Evaluation of Suspected Sexual Abuse in Children, chaired by Lucy Berliner, MSW. Second edition published in June, 1997. Topics covered include characteristics of the evaluator, components of the evaluation, interviewing procedure, the interview, and the report. Published in 1997.





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The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - The Medical Provider's Role in Identification, Assessment, and Treatment
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The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a major public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Although the true prevalence of CSEC is unknown, it has been estimated that approximately 244,000 U.S. children are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation each year (Estes & Weiner, 2002). In a recent study, Edwards and colleagues found that, among a nationally representative sample of more than 13,000 U.S. adolescents, 3.5% admitted to exchanging sex for money or drugs (Edwards, Iritani, & Hallfors, 2006). Many CSEC victims will present for medical care at some point during their period of exploitation, often for treatment of acute conditions. These guidelines provide medical professionals with an overview regarding the current understanding of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. They focus on the epidemiology of CSEC, the impact of exploitation on victim physical and mental health, and the role of the medical provider in identifying victims, assessing their needs and securing appropriate services. The guidelines primarily address the needs of victims of prostitution and other sexually oriented work (for example, exotic dancing) and sex tourism; the needs of victims of pornography are described in detail elsewhere (Cooper, 2005). Published 2013.





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The Investigation and Determination of Suspected Psychological Maltreatment in Children and Adolescents
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These guidelines were written to provide front-line child protection workers with the information and tools to understand what psychological maltreatment (PM) is, to detect it in all its forms, to understand how it relates to other types of maltreatment, and to determine the nature and degree of its existence. They can also provide guidance to child welfare agencies and family or criminal courts for cases where PM may be an issue. Published 2017; revised 2019.





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Use of Anatomical Dolls in Child Sexual Abuse Assessments
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Produced by the APSAC Task Force on the Use of Anatomical Dolls in Child Sexual Abuse Assessments, chaired by Mark D. Everson, PhD and John E. B. Myers, JD. In addition to a summary of research findings, how to interpret behavior with dolls, the efficacy of anatomical dolls, and inappropriate uses are covered. Published in 1995.





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APSAC Umbrella
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No Hit Zone Materials

 
NHZ Materials - 100 sets of 8 (800 sheets total)
$520.00 USD

Materials include: effective alternatives by developmental age and stage, a pledge to become a No Hit Home, and latest research on harms of spanking.







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NHZ Materials - 1000 sets of 8 (8,000 sheets total)
$1,750.00 USD

Materials include: effective alternatives by developmental age and stage, a pledge to become a No Hit Home, and latest research on harms of spanking.







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NHZ Materials - 250 sets of 8 (2,000 sheets total)
$950.00 USD

Materials include: effective alternatives by developmental age and stage, a pledge to become a No Hit Home, and latest research on harms of spanking.







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NHZ Materials - 50 Sets of 8 (400 sheets total)
$315.00 USD

Materials include: effective alternatives by developmental age and stage, a pledge to become a No Hit Home, and latest research on harms of spanking.







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NHZ Materials - 500 sets of 8 (4,000 sheets total)
$1,100.00 USD

Materials include: effective alternatives by developmental age and stage, a pledge to become a No Hit Home, and latest research on harms of spanking.







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NHZ Materials - Entire PDF set - Printing and distributing restricted to purchasing agency use only. 
$100.00 USD

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Print Publications

 
APSAC Handbook of Child Maltreatment (3rd Ed.)
$75.00 USD

Edited by John E.B. Myers

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Child Maltreatment 19(2)
$15.00 USD

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Child Maltreatment 20(3)
$15.00 USD

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Child Maltreatment 20(4)
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Child Maltreatment 21(1)
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Child Maltreatment 21(2)
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Child Maltreatment 21(3)
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Child Maltreatment 21(4)
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Child Maltreatment 22(1)
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Child Maltreatment 22(2)
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Child Maltreatment 22(3)
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Child Maltreatment 22(4)
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The APSAC Handbook of Child Maltreatment (4th Ed.)
$131.00 USD

Edited by J. Bart Klika and Jon Conte

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The Parent's Guide to Talking About Sex
$18.00 USD

Parents play a critical role in ensuring the sexual health and safety of their children.  Professionals working in child maltreatment are in a unique position to support parents  to fulfill  this  role, and Dr. Rosenzweig’s books are written to help you do just that.  Chapters focus on anatomy, physiology, psychosexual development,  family and community influences, communications skills, and  more.  Material is illustrated with cases  from Dr. Rosenzweig’s experience and  are made real through stories from participants  in focus groups. This book includes resource  material suitable to use in parenting groups including medical illustrations formatted for copying, questionnaires and checklists. The entire price of each book is donated to APSAC. 


Appropriate for undergraduate text. Educators may sent a request for a desk copy from a .edu email account to JFRosenzweig@apsac.org






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Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children
$148.00 USD

This single-volume edition combines the best clinical writing with high-quality photographic content found in color atlases -- a wealth of knowledge bound in one concise edition.

The text details the application of medical science to the investigation and prosecution of these cases, as well as issues of long-term outcome, developmental and educational needs, and strategies for community-based education and prevention.

More than 600 clinical photographs illustrate inflicted child head injuries with case studies and multidisciplinary analyses, including discussions of shaken baby syndrome, shaken impact syndrome, differential diagnoses, forensic analysis, autopsies, prosecutorial issues, long-term care of survivors, and the role of social services.

The Abusive Head Trauma CD-ROM depicts how head injuries occur using 3-D images and animation developed from actual forensic analysis of victimized children. This product is valuable for explaining the complex biomechanics of abusive head injury to investigators and mandated reporters. Lessen confusion by learning what is and is not shaken baby syndrome with exacting animations developed by an objective and esteemed pathologist. CD is fully accessible on any PC and Mac 10.6 or lower. Newer versions of Mac operating systems will not support some of the files.

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Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse
$95.00 USD

Sexual abuse and exploitation of children is a difficult concept for anyone to address, including medical professionals, but as high-profile cases continue to grow more prevalent it becomes clear that medical professionals must have the knowledge and tools to deal with child sexual abuse. Our complete resource, Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse can prepare nurses, clinicians, and other medical professionals to deal with these troubling cases.





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Medical Response To Child Sexual Abuse (2nd Ed)
$110.00 USD

Medical Response to Child Sexual Abuse, Second Edition is developed to provide nurses, physicians, and other medical professionals with the necessary tools to identify cases of child sexual abuse. The text is updated to reflect the most contemporary practices for the pediatric approach to child sexual abuse and for effectively examining and treating sexually abuse patients.







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Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease Assessment - PRE-PUBLICATION
$75.00 USD

Sexually Transmitted Infection and Disease Assessment is a self-directed evaluation for medical professionals to identify sexually transmitted infections and determine treatments.





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