Aims and scope

Education and Treatment of Children (ETC) disseminates information about behavioral assessments or interventions for children and youth who are at-risk for or experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Publications should directly improve the effectiveness of services provided by educators, parents, child-care providers, or mental health professionals for children with emotional or behavioral problems. Therefore, authors must compose their manuscripts in a clear, concise style that will be readily understood by both scientists and practitioners.

Submissions appropriate for publication in ETC include experimental research (Original Articles), data-based case studies (Brief Reports), literature reviews (Reviews), issue-oriented papers (Commentaries), and book reviews. All submissions should emphasize impact of the paper on the practical concerns of professionals serving children and youth who are at-risk for or experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Experimental studies should additionally demonstrate usefulness of the described procedure, adequacy of the data in showing a functional relationship between the procedures and observed behavior changes, and evidence that measurements taken were reliable.