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Child & Youth Care Forum

Journal of Research and Practice in Children's Services

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Child & Youth Care Forum welcomes submissions focused on the developmental, clinical, social, contextual, cognitive, and biological processes that impact children and youth (aged 0 to 18) as well as families.

  • Interested in empirical articles and theoretical reviews with implications for child and adolescent mental health, psychosocial development, assessment, interventions, and services broadly defined (e.g., papers may address issues of child and adolescent typical and/or atypical development through effective youth care assessment and intervention practices). 
  • Papers may address strategies for helping youth overcome difficulties (e.g., mental health problems) or adversity (e.g., traumatic stress, community violence) as well as strategies to help all children actualize their potential (e.g., positive psychology goals).
  • Assessment papers that advance knowledge as well as methodological papers with implications for child and youth research and care are also encouraged.
  • Authors are researchers, practitioners, and clinicians across the interrelated disciplines of child psychology, early childhood, education, medical anthropology, pediatrics, pediatric psychology, psychiatry, public policy, school/educational psychology, social work, and sociology as well as government agencies and corporate and nonprofit organizations that seek to advance current knowledge and practice.

This is a transformative journal, you may have access to funding.

  • Carl F. Weems
Journal Impact Factor
1.7 (2023)
5-year Journal Impact Factor
2.0 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
5 days
344,463 (2023)

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