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New & Forthcoming Titles | Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice

Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice

Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice

Series: SpringerBriefs in Psychology

Series Ed.: Gennetian, Lisa A.

Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice – a SpringerBriefs series published in affiliation with the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association) – serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to social policy and services for children, adolescents, and families with a psychosocial perspective. All Briefs deal with policy analyses and implications at various levels, including local, state, national, and international. Briefs may include literature and conceptual review papers; analyses of policy trends; evaluations of programs, policies, and systems; case examples of public and private policy issues; and advocacy needs, successes, and failures to demonstrate applications in which psychological expertise may be applied. Potential topics of interest also include organization of service programs; service delivery through different systems; and implementation, impact, and evaluation. A variety of child, youth, and family-related service programs and topics may be the focus of a Brief, including but not limited to:

  • Child mental health programs and policy
  • Mental health screening/service needs
  • Child welfare
  • Child abuse and maltreatment
  • Education, early childhood education and preK, and evaluation
  • Health (including, integration of mental health within primary care and school settings)
  • Juvenile justice
  • Racial/ethnic, socio-economic, or neighborhood/community disparities in services, service delivery, or in child, youth or family experiences

All submissions are peer reviewed by the Editorial Board for substantive contribution to the psychological and policy literature related to issues of child and family practices. Briefs may consist of one longer manuscript on a topic or may be an integrated set of shorter papers. Each Brief should include literature reviews of the topics, the policy and practice implications of the topic, and a one- to two-page summary to be used for public advocacy.