American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

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American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is an organization in the United States started by David Corwin. The APSAC website states its mission is "mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and their families affected by abuse and violence." Membership is open to professionals working in the field of child maltreatment or a related field. Nine states currently have their own chapters of APSAC. It has a chapter in California with the acronym of CAPSAC.


APSAC aims to improve child abuse response through training and education of those who work with victims of child abuse.


APSAC produces five publications available to members and non-members alike. These include The APSAC Advisor, the Child Maltreatment Journal (a quarterly publication), The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment, APSAC Code of Ethics and the APSAC Glossary of Terms.

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