Section on Child Maltreatment Newsletter
A newsletter of Div. 37
June 2018 Download Issue (PDF, 3MB)
A reminder for researchers and clinicians to remain engaged in advocacy efforts on a continual basis to help policymakers find specific solutions to persistent problems.
- An extraordinary legacy for Div. 37 and the Section on Child Maltreatment
Gail G. Goodman, PhD, and Bette L. Bottoms, PhD, pay tribute to Karen Saywitz, PhD, former Div. 37 president, stellar intellectual, pioneer in the scientific study of child forensic interviewing, warm and wise supporter of mental health for children and families and highly effective and determined child advocate.
By Gail S. Goodman and Bette L. Bottoms, PhD
- PC-CARE: a promising brief parent-child intervention
Following Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE), parents report significant improvements in children’s disruptive behaviors, reductions in overall trauma symptoms and less parenting stress.
By Brandi Hawk, PhD, Susan G. Timmer, PhD, and Anthony J. Urquiza, PhD
Federal Policy Opportunities
- New federal law restructures the federal financing of child welfare, increases focus on prevention efforts
An update on federal bills related to child welfare.
By Angelique Day, PhD, and Joel Crumé
- The pediatric health threat of gun violence: how the current congressional spending bill undermines prevention efforts
A repeal of the Dickey Amendment would empower us to march forward in the fight against this public–and more poignantly–pediatric health crisis.
By Lesley Kroupa
Early Career Psychologist Column
- Spotlight on early career psychologists (ECP) in the field of child maltreatment
Our featured ECP is a great role model for members interested in a career within a consulting and program evaluation setting working with children and their families.
By Helen Milojevich, PhD
- Meet the Student Advisory Board members
New and returning Student Advisory Board members describe their current research and future plans.
Spotlight on Diversity Research
- How gender norms are reinforced through violence against adolescent girls in two conflict-affected populations
New qualitative research reveals the ways in which cultural norms and gender roles contribute to the high prevalence of violence against adolescent girls.
By Amanda Hasselle