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If you are a professional involved in the complex issues of child maltreatment you need The Quarterly!

Quarterly Update Spring 2023 CoverThe Quarterly Update, published by The Ray E. Helfer Society, is a journal that reviews recent peer-reviewed articles in the medical literature on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Members of the Society receive The Quarterly automatically as a member benefit. Non-members may subscribe ($145.00) by selecting the subscription option under Quarterly Links.

Medical, legal, mental health and social work professionals known for their expertise and experience summarize the articles, chosen from hundreds of  medical journals. These experts address the validity and significance of an article and how it relates to previously published research and clinical experience.

This timely information keeps child abuse professionals apprised of the most recent findings, informs their clinical practice, and improves their ability to make sound decisions, based on the latest data.

Helfer Society members and subscribers to The Quarterly,
select "Access the Q" from the side menu or select this link to login and access the current and past issues. If you are already logged in, you will be taken immediately to The Quarterly Home page.

For me, as a generalist doing child protection work part-time, The Quarterly has been an invaluable resource helping me to keep up with the explosion of literature in the field…"

-- John Ratmeyer, M.D.

Who Reads The Quarterly?

Health Care Professionals

Family Physicians
Emergency Department Physicians
Critical Care Physicians
Mental Health Professionals
   Forensic Interviewers
   Social Workers
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistants
Pediatric subspecialists in:
   Adolescent Medicine
   Adolescent Gynecology
   Developmental Disabilities
   Genetics and metabolism
   Neurology and Neurosurgery
   Psychiatry and Psychology
   Public Health Professionals

Child Advocates

Children's Advocacy Center Professionals
Child Protective Services Professionals
Child Fatality Review Team Members
Child Protection Team Members

Legal Service Professionals

Guardians ad Litem
CASA Personnel
Juvenile Justice Professionals

Law Enforcement Personnel

Police Officers
Juvenile Corrections Officers
Forensic Psychologists
Forensic Science Professionals