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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.

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APSAC releases new Position Statement on Corporal Punishment of Children



APSAC Alert - Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 

Jordan Greenbaum, M.D.

Why Prevention Policy?  Why Now?

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APSAC Files Briefs


April 27, 2016 - An amicus brief was filed on behalf of APSAC in the case of Wollschlaeger v Governor of Florida.  The case in which a state law prohibiting pediatricians / medical doctors from discussing with patients whether there are guns in the child's home and whether, if they are, they are stored safely. Read the brief and the motion.



APSAC filed a friend of the court brief requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether a traumatized ten-year-old child is able to waive his rights to remain silent and get a lawyer when arrested for murder.  Read Joseph H. v. State of California

Frank Vandevort, APSAC President and a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School stated, “Joseph’s case is simply shocking. The trauma and suffering that he experienced as a young child surely curtailed his development, and any expectation that he could understand Miranda is nothing short of shameful.”

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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 



APSAC Joins other child advocacy organizations in Supreme Court Case

APSAC Joins other child advocacy organizations in asking the Supreme Court to review the decision of the trial judge to allow a defendant who is representing himself at trial to directly question the child-victim in M.A. vs. Padilla. Read the 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.

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APSAC's Voice is being heard by the United States Supreme Court!  Ohio v. Clark 

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 APSAC's 2017 Advanced Training

June 21-23  

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2016 APSAC Child Forensic Interview Clinics

APSAC's Child Forensic Interview Clinics offer 40 hours of intensive training on investigating interviewing of children.

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October 3-7, 2016, Norfolk, VA

Training held at the Courtyard Marriott, 520 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510 


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 Other Events



NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families:Creating Solutions

October 4, 2016 - October 6, 2016 | Garden Grove, CA


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 APSAC's 2017 Pre-confrence training in San Diego 

January 29-30





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