FLAPSAC is the State of Florida chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).  It is an interdisciplinary organization for professionals working in the field of child abuse and neglect.  Members include  representatives from the fields of social work, medicine, nursing, psychology, education, law and law enforcement, and others who respond to reports of child maltreatment.  All members of APSAC who live in Florida are members of the Florida Chapter.


APSAC and the Florida Chapter are dedicated to supporting all professionals who work in the discipline of child maltreatment, increasing public awareness of the problem of child abuse, promoting child abuse prevention activities, and to assisting in the development of resources for the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of children, parents, their caregivers and others so as to reduce and eliminate child abuse.


Welcome to FLAPSAC - this organization serves child matreatment professionals in Florida.  We encourage you to join APSAC, which entitles you to membership in the Florida Chapter at no additional charge.  If you are interested in becoming involved, please send us a note and we will find a way!!




Barbara Knox, MD, FAAP


Michael L Haney Ph.D., NCC, CISM, QCS, LMHC

President Emeritus