There are two membership opportunities with the Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
The first opportunity is to join the South Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (SCPSAC) as a state-level member. You may become a SCPSAC member without joining the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the National Chapter.
The second opportunity is joining APSAC, which includes membership to SCPSAC. The benefits and cost of each membership level:
Membership benefits of belonging to SCPSAC: (Annual fee is $25)
- A thriving State Chapter network through which members can form vital partnerships with other professionals in the state
- Discounts and Scholarships for SCPSAC sponsored conferences and trainings
- An up-to-date calendar of events including trainings, conferences, advocacy and fundraising events
- Opportunities to participate in advocacy, professional and community education, and other professional endeavours related to our mission
- Members only online forum (to be launched Fall 2017) to exchange information among professionals working within the fields of child abuse and neglect prevention, identification, intervention, treatment and research
- Membership fee helps support advocacy and education efforts of SCPSAC, including statewide conferences and trainings and website resources
- Membership is good for one year from initial fee payment, with renewal needed yearly to maintain standing
If you would like to join SCPSAC only ($25), please click here and complete the form. You also can choose the State-only Membership form link at the right, copy the form, and print it to mail in with membership fee.
Membership benefits of belonging to APSAC include the following: (Annual fee ranges from $65-145, depending on student/new professional/professional status)
- The APSAC Advisor, a hands-on-style, electronic (PDF format) quarterly publication that brings you the latest news in practice, research, legislation, publication and events in the field of child maltreatment. APSAC’s Online Library features content from the APSAC Advisor
- Child Maltreatment, the distinguished quarterly peer-reviewed journal designed expressly to bring APSAC’s members the latest research, policy, and practice information in clear language and immediately usable form (electronic)
- Discounts on APSAC’s National Colloquium, Forensic Interview Clinics and Institutes
- A thriving State Chapter network through which members can form vital partnerships with other professionals in their states.
- The opportunity to participate in national task forces, establishing best practice guidelines in many critical areas
- Access to all APSAC Practice Guidelines (online, PDF format), including Forensic Interviewing in Cases of Suspected Child Abuse, Integrating Prevention Into the Work of Child Maltreatment Professionals, Challenges in the Evaluation of Child Neglect, and more. New Guidelines become available as they are published.
- An interdisciplinary professional network of thousands of colleagues
- Online web tools, including a Membership Directory, Career Center, and Library
- Membership fee is used to support State Chapter grants (which are used for advocacy and education efforts), as well as National APSAC Colloquium
- APSAC members will automatically become members of SCPSAC as well
- Membership year is based on calendar year
If you would like to join APSAC and SCPSAC (please indicate your state choice on application), go to the APSAC Membership Application. APSAC periodically sends updated membership lists to SCPSAC Board. If you would like to be immediately added to SCPSAC membership emails, please email a copy of your receipt/membership confirmation to SCPSACpresident@gmail.com; otherwise, you will be added to State communications upon the next update to the chapter leadership.