Special Issue "Growing Up Unequal: Family Complexity and Child Maltreatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 901
Interests: child maltreatment; foster care; kinship care; grandparents raising grandchildren
Family complexity refers to a variety of family structures (e.g., shared-custody family, same-sex family, family with nonresidential and co-residential partnerships, grandparent-headed families) and sibling compositions (e.g., half or stepsiblings). While a growing body of literature has indicated the effect of family complexity on child development, there is a paucity of research that examines the association between family complexity and child maltreatment. We invite you to submit manuscripts that address family complexity and child maltreatment with implications for policies and services. We enthusiastically welcome submissions employing various research methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and systematic/scoping reviews. By encompassing diverse approaches, we seek to gather a comprehensive array of perspectives on this important topic.
Dr. Yanfeng Xu
Dr. Merav Jedwab
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- family dynamics/relationships and child maltreatment
- child maltreatment in different types of households
- interventions/policies/programs to reduce child maltreatment in different types of households
- disparities in child maltreatment
- shared parenting/co-parenting in foster care/kinship care/other household structure
- sibling relationships in foster care/kinship care/other household structure