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2009

2009, Vol 14 #1 (.pdf – 463kb)

Page 1 & 3, President’s Corner, By Bethany Anne Mohr, M.D., FAAP
Page 2, MiPSAC Information
Page 3 – 4, Comments on the North American Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma) By: N. Debra Simms, MD, FAAP
Page 5, 2008 Ray Helfer MiPSAC Child Advocate Award
Page 6 – 7, Highlights from the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
Page 7 – 10, Upcoming Trainings and Conferences

2008

2008, Vol 13 #1 (.pdf – 535kb)

Page 1, President’s Corner, by By N. Debra Simms
Page 2, MiPSAC Information
Page 3 – 7, Teen Drivers’ Safety, by Ray Bingham, PhD
Page 7 – 8, Car Seat Education, By: Naina Shrivastav, MSEd
Page 8 – 10, Hot Weather and Vehicles, by: Amy Teddy
Page 10 – 13, Highlights from the 16th Annual APSAC Colloquium
Page 13 – 14, Upcoming Trainings

2007

2007, Vol 12 # 2 (.pdf – 84kb)

Page 1 & 3, Safe sleeping practices and saving lives
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements and MiPSAC Board of Directors
Pages 4, When its not just an accident And W.I.S.S.H
Pages 5, Why SIDS should disappear as a diagnostic term
Pages 6, Speaking to parents about Safe Sleep

2007; Vol 12 #1 (.pdf – 99k)

Page 1, President’s Corner, by Colette Gushurst, MD
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3 – 4, MiPSAC Board of Directors
Page 5 – 6, PCIT, by Jaeger, Bocknek, Weir, Bak, Barber, and Bozek
Page 7 – 8, Reflections of Trauma. by Jennifer Bak
Page 8, Some Final Words, by Vince Palusci

2006

2006; Vol 11 #1 (.pdf – 94kb)

Page 1, Presidents Cornor By Rosalynn Bliss, MSW, CSW
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3, Dr. Simms honored by the Michigan Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance
Page 4, A Look at the Michigan State Court Administrative Office, by Carol Siemon, JD
Pages 5 – 6, OCO Update, by Verlie Ruffin

2006 Vol 11# 3 (.pdf – 462kb)

Pages 1, – 6 – President’s Corner, by Rosalynn Bliss, MSW LMSW
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3, Michigan’s Medical Resource System, by Debra Simms, MD
Page 4 – 5 – Online Grooming Practices, by Det. Jerry McCarthy
Page 6 – Understanding and Overcoming Cultural Barriers, by Carol A. Siemon, JD

2005

2005;Vol 10, #1 (.pdf – 275kb)

Page 1 – The current state of MiPSAC, by Charles Enright JD MSW
Page 2 – MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3 – Adoption law changes, by Carol Siemon, JD
Page 4 – Grandparent visitation legislation, by Carol Siemon, JD
Page 5 – How to get information about legislation, by Pat Sorenson
Page 6 – New requirement for early intervention, by Lynne Martinez
Page 7 – Information about child welfare cases, by Lynne Martinez
Page 8 – Book report, by Leni Cowling Med

2005;Vol 10, #2 (.pdf – 330kb)

Page 1 – Annual Meeting & Awards, by Vincent Palusci MD MS
Page 2 – MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3 – Newsletter Ten Year Index
Page 5 – Proving SBS, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Page 6 – The Impact of Crawford, by Carol Siemon, JD

2004

2004;Vol 9, #1 (.pdf – 231kb)

In this special issue on San Diego,Ed- Annamaria Church, MD
Page 1 – President’s Corner, by Elaine S. Pomeranz, MD
Page 2 – MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3 – What I learned in San Diego, by Vincent J. Palusci MD MS
Page 4 – Report from San Diego, by Elaine S. Pomeranz MD
Page 6 – PCIT, by Rosalynn Bliss, MSW CSW
Page 7 – MiPSAC Child Advocacy Award information

2004;Vol 9, #2 (.pdf – 516kb)

In this special issue on CSA and CACs with Guest Editor: Nancy Skula and Mary Smyth, MD…
Page 1 – President’s Corner, by Elaine S. Pomeranz, MD
Page 2 – MiPSAC announcements
Page 3 – Guide to sexual abuse medical exam, by Mary Smyth, MD
Page 4 – One Stop Child Advocacy Centers, by Nancy Skula
Page 6 – Videoconferencing and CACs, by Nancy Skula
Page 8 – Research Abstract, submitted by Vincent J. Palusci, MD MS

2004;Vol 9, #3 (.pdf – 330kb)

In this special issue on Systems of Care..
Page 1 – President’s Corner, by Elaine S. Pomeranz, MD
Page 2 – MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3 – Some good news for a change, by Carol A Siemon, JD
Page 5 – A child abuse course for physicians,by N. Debra Simms MD
Page 7 – The medical passport: Update, by Annamaria Church, MD
Page 9 – Building meaningful relationships with policymakers,
by Michele Strasz
Page 11 – Better Practice, by Kevin Dekam

2003

2003;Vol 8, #1 (.pdf – 126kb)

Page 1 – The State of MiPSAC, by Patricia Siegel, PhD
Page 2 – MiPSAC Announcements and Upcoming Meetings
Page 3 – Legal Issues: New Court Rules Won’t Help Children, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Pages 4-7- Summaries from San Diego, by Howard Fischer, MD and Elaine Pomeranz, MD
Page 8 -MiPSAC 2003 Child Advocate Award

2003;Vol 8, #2 (.pdf – 157kb)

In this special issue on law and policy, with Guest Editor: Charles Enright, JD MSW
Pages 1 – 3 – President’s Corner, by Patricia Siegel, PhD
Page 2, MiPSAC announcements and upcoming meetings
Pages 4 – 5, Reporting Child Sexual Abuse, by Vincent Palusci, MD MS
Pages 6 – 9, The DeVormer v. DeVormer Decision, by Frank Vandervort JD & Charlies Enright JD MSW
Pages 9 – 12, Law and Policy as it affects CPS, by Leni Cowling, MEd
Page 12, Summary of Michigan budget cuts affecting children, submitted by Rosalynn Bliss, MSW

2003;Vol 8, #3 (.pdf – 126kb)

In this special issue on Medical Neglect (Guest Editor: Kimberly Aiken, MD PhD)
Page 1, President’s Corner, by Patricia Siegel, PhD
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements and Upcoming Meetings
Page 3, Brief Overview of Medical Neglect, by Kimberly Aiken, MD PhD
Page 4, Religion-based Medical Neglect, by Howard Fischer, MD
Page 5, Medical Neglect: Definitional Problems & Professional Judgment, by Frank . Vandervort, JD
Pages 6 – 7, Medical Neglect from a CPS Worker’s Viewpoint,
by Heather Giese
Page 8, Preventing Medical Neglect, by Elizabeth Secord, MD

2003;Vol 8, #4 (.pdf – 581kb)

In this Special Issue on Prevention (with Guest Editor Ms. Deborah Strong)…
Page 1, President’s Corner, by Patricia Siegel, PhD
Paes 2, MiPSAC Announcements & Upcoming Meetings
Page 3, Defining Prevention in Human Services, Greg Jones & MI Prevention Citizen’s Review Panel
Page 5, CTF Shaken Baby Prevention Program Update, by Rosalynn Bliss MSW & Wilma Zeemering, RN
Page 7, Children’s Safety & Mental Health: What Works, by Steven Ondersma, PhD
Page 9, Lawyer Guardians ad Litem On Trial, by Deborah McKelvy JD
Page 10, Book Review, by Leni Cowling, Med

2002

2002;Vol 7, #1 (.pdf – 134kb)

In this Special Issue on Child Sexual Abuse..…
Page 1, President’s Corner, by Annamaria Church, MD
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3, Disclosure in CSA, by Kathleen Coulborn Faller, PhD
Page 7, A Guide to the Medical Examination, by Mary Smyth, MD
Page 8, How a Prosecutor Assesses a Case, by Carol Siemon, JD

2002;Vol 7, #2 (.pdf – 160kb)

In this Special Issue on Munchausen by Proxy (MBP)…
Page 1, President’s Corner, by Annamaria Church, MD
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements and Upcoming Meetings
Page 3, A Victim’s Voice, by Mary A. Bryk RN, BSN
Page 4, A Nurse’s Perspective by Karen L. Braniff, RN, MSN, CPNP
Page 5, The Role of the Physician, by Elaine S. Pomeranz, MD
Page 7, The Role of the Psychologist, by Patricia T. Siegel, PhD
Page 9, What a pediatrician wants the PS worker to know,
by Howard Fischer, MD
Page 10, The Role of Children’s Protective Services,
by Laura Schott, MSW
Page 11, Court Process, by Donald N. Duquette, JD
Page 13, The Role of Foster Care Caseworkers,
by Jill M. Griffin, BSW
Page 16, Commentary, by Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS

2002;Vol 7, #3 (.pdf – 621kb)

In this Special Issue on Subpoenas and Court Appearance…
Page 1, President’s Corner, by Annamaria Church, MD
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements and Upcoming Meetings
Page 3, Subpoenas—Some Basic Rules, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Page 4, Suggestions for Court Testimony, by Mary Uerling
Page 5, What You Need to Know About Evidence When Testifying in Court, by Carol A. Siemon, JD
Page 8, Courtroom Do’s and Don’t’s For the Physician Expert Witness. By Collette Gushurst, MD
Page 9, Pointers for Effective Testimony, by Annamaria Church, MD
Page 10, Suggestions for Child and Family Therapists, by the Michigan Psychological Association

2001

2001;Vol 6, #1 (.pdf – 85kb)

Page 1, President’s Corner, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Page 2, MiPSAC Announcements
Page 3, Requirements in Children Protection Cases involving Indian Children, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Page 4, Editorial Comment: It’s not my job, by Leni Cowling

2000

2000; Vol 5, #1 (.pdf – 95kb)

President’s Corner, by Tracy Cyrus, MSW, ACSW
Member Survey
Child Abuse and Neglect in Michigan:Editorial Comment , by Leni Cowling
Book Review

2000; Vol 5, #2 (.pdf – 490kb)

What do Children need? By Leni Cowling, M Ed, LPC
Michigan’s Children’s Law Update, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Upcoming Conferences

1999

1999, Vol 4, #1 (.pdf – 122kb)

Medical Concerns: CATCCH Data, by Vince Palusci
Editor’s Note, by Leni Cowling
Just for Arguments Sake, by Leni Cowling
The President’s Corner, by Tracy Cyrus & Pat Walsh
Meetings and Conferences

1999;Vol 4, #2 (.pdf – 157kb)

The APSAC Colloquium, by Roger Pickering
Editorial Comment, by Leni Cowling, M Ed
Legislative Update: Termination of Parental Rights, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Conference Calendar
Upcoming MiPSAC Meetings
FIA Medical Resources System, by Vincent Palusci, MD
The President’s Corner, by Roger Pickering

1999;Vol 4, #3 (.pdf – 95kb)

Medical Issues: Bruising, by Mary Smyth, MD
Legislative Update: Personal Prot4ection Orders, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Editorial Comment, by Leni Cowling
Upcoming Meetings
Family Group Decision Making, by Pat Walsh, RN, MSW

1998

1998; Vol 3, #1

A Children’s Forum, by Leni Cowling
Coming Conferences and Meetings
Just for Arguments Sake, by Leni Cowling

1998, Vol 3, #2

From your Board of Director, by Vince Palusci
Coming Conferences and Meetings
Legislative Update: Recent Federal Legislation,
by Fran Vandervort, JD
Recent Michigan Legislation, by Frank Vandervort, JD
Editorial Comment, by Vince Palusci

1998, Vol 3, #3

Legislative Conference, by Roger Pickering
Editor’s Note, by Leni Cowling
Medical Concerns: Report from the APSAC Colloquium, by Vince Palusci
Report from APSAC: Children and the Internet, by Leni Cowling

1997

1997; Vol 2, #1

1997; Vol 2, #2

A Letter to Senator Joel Gougheon, by Vincent Palusci, MD
Upcoming Conferences and Meetings
Just for Arguments Sake, by Leni Cowling
Board Minutes

1997; Vol 2, #3

Legislative Update, by Bill Ladd and Vince Palusci
Chlamydial and Gonococcal Cultures in Prepubertal Sexual Abuse, by Vincent Palusci, MD
Meeting Notices
Upcoming Conferences
Board Minutes

1997;Vol 2, #4

Annual Meeting: Child Death Review Teams, by Theresa Covington
Legislative Update, by Nannette Bowler
Medical Concerns: Pitfalls in the Physical Examination for Child Sexual Abuse, by Vincent Palusci, MD and Edward
Cox, MD
Just for Arguments

1996

1996; Vol 1, #1

Editors Notepad, by Leni Cowling
Upcoming Conferences

1996;Vol 1, #3

Annual Meeting Program, by Leni Cowling
Upcoming Meetings
Just For Arguments sake, by Leni Cowling

1996; Vol 2, #1

Just Venting, by Leni Cowling
Upcoming Meetings
Just for Arguments Sake, by Leni Cowling