The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence.
Our Vision: APSAC envisions a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service.
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APSAC SHARES ITS POSITION PAPER ON ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN DIVORCE/PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP DISSOLUTION
APSAC Joins Leading Medical Organizations
to Advocate for Children
APSAC has joined with several leading medical organizations in an amicus brief aimed at protecting child abuse pediatricians from being sued and, in turn, protecting children from maltreatment. APSAC joined the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Medical Association and the Ray E. Helfer Society in filing an amicus brief in the United States Circuit Court for the 9th Circuit in the case Jones v Wang. The case involves important questions of immunity for physicians who evaluate children for possible maltreatment. In the case, Dr. Claudia Wang was sued after she took reasonable and ethical steps in an effort to fully diagnose a child’s injuries after the child appeared in the emergency room with skull fractures and numerous fractured ribs. Read APSAC’s amicus brief
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess the association between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.
Recently, a group of undergrads from the University of Utah, produced a short educational video discussing the ACE Study and the importance of protecting children from severe trauma.
See the short video
APSAC Quoted in the Huffington Post
APSAC was mentioned November 11, 2015, in a column written by James Marsh, a New York lawyer who represents victims of child sexual abuse and child pornography. Read the full story
New Benefit Announced for Members! Free Online Access
APSAC Announces Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors - Deadline February 1, 2016
APSAC's Voice is being heard by the United States Supreme Court!
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SAVE THE DATE
24th Annual APSAC Colloquium in New Orleans
June 22-25, 2016
More information coming soon!
2016 APSAC Child Forensic Interview Clinics
APSAC's Child Forensic Interview Clinics offer 40 hours of intensive training on investigating interviewing of children.
- July 25-29, 2016, Seattle, WA
- October 3-7, 2016, Norfolk, VA