Special Issue "Family Risk and Protective Factors and Child Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2022) | Viewed by 48409
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The family is the first and often the most vital environment for child development. Given that the family is the child’s first and primary social group, it is likely that the child’s learning, behavior, socialization, and development are highly influenced by their family. The presence of risk factors in families, such as family violence, child maltreatment, parental substance use, family conflict, poverty, and parenting stress may threaten child wellbeing. However, it is equally important to note that protective factors and strengths in families can promote healthy, resilient, and positive child development, despite family adversity.
Although there is a growing body of research on family risk and protective factors, much remains to be learned about the ways in which various family risk and protective factors interact with each other to shape child development over time. Further, we need to better understand how the effects of family risk and protective factors on child development may vary based on child and family characteristics, such as the child’s age, sex, race/ethnicity, family structure, and immigration status.
This Special Issue will be devoted to understanding the unique and combined effects of family risk and protective factors on child development across multiple dimensions of functioning (e.g., physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, social, cognitive). Example topics include gender differences in the effects of family risk and protective factors on child development, family risk and resilience during COVID-19, ways in which racism and oppression have contributed to differences in family risk factors, differential impact of family factors across developmental stages of children (e.g., infancy, early childhood, adolescence), cumulative risks in families, poly-strengths in families, long-term effects of family risk and protective factors, and cutting-edge interventions to promote family strength and child wellbeing. Both reviews and original research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies) will be considered for publication.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Susan H. Yoon
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- risk factors
- protective factors
- promotive factors
- child development
- child wellbeing