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APSAC Files Brief on Admissibility of Sexual Abuse Accommodation (SAAS) Syndrome Testimony in New Jersey Supreme Court

Kelli Hughes, J.D.
October 04, 2017
Category: News

APSAC has filed an amicus brief in the New Jersey Supreme Court arguing that the state’s trial courts should admit testimony regarding sexual abuse accommodation syndrome (SAAS). The case, New Jersey v. J.L.G., arose in Hudson County. The defendant was criminally charged with sexually assaulting his stepdaughter over 18 months... More . . .

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WATCH: Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau's TEDMED Talk Discusses Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Before it Occurs

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
September 14, 2017
Category: Juveniles on Sex Offender Registries

What if we designed effective prevention programs for pedophiles before they acted out on their inappropriate desires? 


This is the topic that Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau, one of the CCP Experts, discusses during her TEDMED talk about preventing child sexual abuse. By using a public health approach to addressing chi... More . . .

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APSAC Amicus Brief Supports Admissibility of Expert Testimony on Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
August 22, 2017
Category: News

In January 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court heard the case State of New Jersey v. J.L.G, in which the defendant was convicted for several sexual offenses against his step-granddaughter, who was between ten and twelve years old when the alleged offenses took place. The alleged victim failed to disclose the defendant's conduct to any adult. Inst... More . . .

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Serious Gaps Exist in Immunity Protection for Reporters of Child Abuse

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
August 16, 2017
Category: Child Maltreatment Reporting Laws

All states provide some form of immunity for people and professionals required to report suspected abuse of children, but sometimes the immunity provided by the law is not enough to protect the reporter from serious, potentially career-ending retaliation for fulfilling their duty to make a report. 


CCP expert committee... More . . .

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Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Cites APSAC's Amicus Brief in Opinion Ruling Against Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
June 13, 2017
Category: News

Article Authored By: Kelli Hughes, JD; Frank Vandervort, JD


On Monday, June 13th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appeals court to rule against President Trump’s revised travel ban and to affirm the injunction issued by the Federal District Court of Hawai’i in March. 


APSAC submitted a... More . . .

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Research Study on Differential Response to be Presented at 2017 APSAC Advanced Training Summit

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
June 05, 2017
Category: Differential Response

Kathryn Piper, JD, PhD, is set to present her research on Differential Response programs at the 2017 APSAC's Advanced Training Summit, June 21-23, 2017 in Portland, Maine. 


Dr. Piper's research study - Differential Response in Child Protection: How Much is Too Much? -... More . . .

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Attend an Intensive Workshop Discussing Opioids Use and Child Maltreatment at the 2017 APSAC Advanced Training Summit

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
June 05, 2017
Category: Opioid Use and Child Maltreatment

APSAC's Advanced Training Summit, held June 21-23, 2017 in Portland, Maine, is set to feature an intensive workshop on the critical issue of Opioid Use and Child Maltreatment.


Legal Substances That May Impair Parental Functioning: Prescrip... More . . .

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Sessions on Abusive Head Trauma at the 2017 APSAC Advanced Training Summit

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
June 05, 2017
Category: Abusive Head Trauma

APSAC's Advanced Training Summit, held June 21-23, 2017 in Portland, Maine, will feature several workshops on Abusive Head Trauma. The workshops will tackle areas of controversy and importance using the most up-to-date research on the subject.

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APSAC Advanced Training Summit to Address Child Maltreatment Reporting Laws

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
June 05, 2017
Category: Child Maltreatment Reporting Laws

APSAC's Advanced Training Summit, held June 21-23, 2017 in Portland, Maine, will feature several workshops on Child Maltreatment Reporting Laws. The workshops will tackle some of the current problems with reporting law using the most up-to-date research on the subject.




2017 APSAC Advanced Training Summit - Workshops on Child M... More . . .
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About Our Analysis Process

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
May 23, 2017
Category: News

The general framework for the Center for Child Policy analysis process was informed by research on over 150 US and International policy organizations and think tanks.

 

This process was then adapted specifically considering the charac... More . . .

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APSAC's Advanced Training Summit Offers Opportunities to Improve Knowledge and Skills in Important Policy Topic Areas

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
May 23, 2017
Category: News

APSAC's Advanced Training Summit, held June 21-23, 2017 in Portland, Maine, will feature workshops on many of the topic areas that our Policy Analysis Committees will address. The expert presenters and the information they present will certainly inform our subsequent work on each topic.


Here is a listing of all the  wor... More . . .

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Differential Response Policy Analysis Committee Seeking Members - Lend Your Expertise

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 11, 2017
Category: Differential Response
Introducing - The APSAC Center for Child Policy

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is excited to announce the launch of the APSAC Center for Child Policy. The goal of the APSAC Center for Child Policy is to translate the best available research findings into useable resources for policy make... More . . .

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APSAC Center for Child Policy - Full List of Critical Issues

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 06, 2017
Category: News

The first step in the analysis process - to identify, and then prioritize, critical practice and policy issues - is also the most important step. The goal is to uncover high priority, critical issues in the child maltreatment field that have are in need of being addressed. 


Issue identification and prioritization can happen a mult... More . . .

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Child Maltreatment Reporting Law Policy Analysis Committee Seeking Members - Lend Your Expertise

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 06, 2017
Category: Child Maltreatment Reporting Laws
Introducing - The APSAC Center for Child Policy

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is excited to announce the launch of the APSAC Center for Child Policy.  The goal of the APSAC Center for Child Policy is to translate the best available research findings into useable resources for... More . . .

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Abusive Head Trauma Policy Analysis Committee Seeking Members - Lend Your Expertise

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 06, 2017
Category: Abusive Head Trauma
Introducing - The APSAC Center for Child Policy

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is excited to announce the launch of the APSAC Center for Child Policy.  The goal of the APSAC Center for Child Policy is to translate the best available research findings into useable resources for... More . . .

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Opioid Use and Child Maltreatment Policy Analysis Committee Seeking Members - Lend Your Expertise

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 06, 2017
Category: Opioid Use and Child Maltreatment
Introducing - The APSAC Center for Child Policy

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is excited to announce the launch of the APSAC Center for Child Policy.  The goal of the APSAC Center for Child Policy is to translate the best available research findings into useable resources for policy ma... More . . .

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Juveniles on Sex Offender Registries Policy Analysis Committee Seeking Members - Lend Your Expertise

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 06, 2017
Category: Juveniles on Sex Offender Registries
Introducing - The APSAC Center for Child Policy

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is excited to announce the launch of the APSAC Center for Child Policy.  The goal of the APSAC Center for Child Policy is to translate the best available research findings into useable resources for... More . . .

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Lend Your Expertise - Become a Member of a Policy Analysis Committee

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 06, 2017
Category: News
Introducing - The APSAC Center for Child Policy

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is excited to announce the launch of the APSAC Center for Child Policy.  The goal of the APSAC Child Policy Center is to translate the best available research findings into useable resources for policy makers, promoting be... More . . .

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Introducing - The APSAC Center for Child Policy

Kelli Nicole Hughes, JD
April 06, 2017
Category: News

APSAC, in conjunction with the NY Foundling, is excited to announce the launch of a new policy center. The overall goal of the policy center is to translate the best available research findings into useable resources for policy makers, promoting best practices in professions involved with child maltreatment.


All professionals working w... More . . .

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