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CFA: Child Welfare and Disabilities for Journal of Public Child Welfare

Call for Abstracts on Child Welfare and Disabilities for Journal of Public Child Welfare

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This is a call for abstracts from which authors may be invited to submit an article to be included in a special issue of the Journal of Public Child Welfare.  This special issue will focus on studies that contribute to our knowledge of child welfare practice with parents and/or children with disabilities. Children with disabilities are over represented within the child welfare system, with nearly double the rate of substantiated maltreatment than their non-disabled peers.  Less is known about the prevalence of parents with disabilities in child welfare caseloads, although recent studies also indicate an over-representation.

The editors are particularly interested in the following:

• Original applied or other empirical research studies on child welfare practice with parents and/or children with disabilities, including studies on prevalence, needs, experiences, evidence based practice, and outcomes.
• Evaluations of new practice models in working with parents and/or children; or innovative training or workforce initiatives to improve disability competence.
• Analyses of system approaches to working with parents and/or children with disabilities in child welfare.
• Analysis of local, state, and/or federal policies impacting service delivery to parents and/or children with disabilities.
• Literature reviews, meta-analyses, and commentaries on the intersection of child welfare with disability.
• Theoretical or critical papers regarding this theme.

Abstract Deadline:  December 1, 2012
Manuscript Deadline: May 10, 2013

Journal of Public Child Welfare now receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts website: Manuscript Submissions – Now on ScholarOne!

Interested authors should consult the Instructions for Authors for the Journal of Public Child WelfareClick here to review complete Instructions for Authors.

Please feel free to contact the guest editors with questions. references. 

Guest Editor: Traci LaLiberte, PhD
Executive Director
Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
School of Social Work
University of Minnesota
Email: lali0017@umn.edu

Guest Editor: Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
University of Minnesota
Email: elightfo@umn.edu

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