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Developmental Child Welfare

Developmental Child Welfare

eISSN: 25161040 | ISSN: 25161032 | Current volume: 6 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Developmental Child Welfare launched in January 2019. The journal arose out of a need for a dedicated platform for multi-disciplinary research applied to advance our understanding of the development, health (including mental health) and well-being of children and adolescents exposed to severe social adversity throughout the world.

The journal is now accepting submissions. To submit an article please see the Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The broad aim of the journal is to advance our understanding of the development, health (including mental health) and well-being of children and adolescents exposed to severe social adversity throughout the world, specifically maltreated children and adolescents who remain in their parents’ care, and those subsequently placed in alternative forms of care – as well as the long-term impact that these experiences have on adult development and the development of subsequent generations.

Within this broad aim, the journal’s scope is defined by both specific subject matter, and specific populations. Its subject coverage is limited to children’s psychological, neurological, physical and social development and functioning (including research pertaining to children’s physical and mental health, learning and education), as well as parental, caregiver and systemic factors that shape children’s development and functioning. Its population coverage is limited to maltreated children and adolescents who remain with their families; those placed by the state in statutory (i.e. foster, kinship or residential) care; those who exit statutory care to  adoption or other permanent arrangements, including restoration to their parents’ care; as well as their parents and caregivers (where parenting and caregiver research is directly pertinent to children’s development).

The journal publishes the following types of articles:

1. Regular articles reporting fundamental or applied research
2. Research reviews
3. Research translation articles, including social policy analysis
4. Opinion articles and debate

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Jane Callaghan University of Stirling, UK
Social Media Editor
Anna T. Smyke Tulane University, USA
Associate Editors
Lenneke Alink Leiden University, the Netherlands
Lisa Fellin University of Bergamo, Italy
Anouk Goemans Leiden University, the Netherlands
Brenda Jones Harden University of Maryland, USA
Michael MacKenzie McGill University, Canada
Eamon McCrory University College London, UK
Editorial Board
Becci A. Akin University of Kansas, USA
Isabel Bernedo University of Malaga, Spain
Jill Duerr Berrick University of California, Berkeley, USA
Johanna Bick University of Houston, USA
Nina Biehal University of York, UK
David Brodzinsky Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Emeritus), USA
Judy Cashmore Sydney Law School & School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia
Chi Meng Chu Ministry of Social and Family Development, and National University of Singapore, Singapore
Delphine Collin-Vézina McGill University, Canada
Chantal Cyr Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Jorge Fernández del Valle University of Oviedo, Spain
Robbie Duschinsky Cambridge University, UK
Elaine Farmer University of Bristol, UK
Danya Glaser University College London, UK
Hans Grietens University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Erin P. Hambrick University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA
Sandra H. Jee University of Rochester, USA
Andreas Jud University of Ulm, Germany, and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Femmie Juffer Leiden University, the Netherlands
Jana Kreppner University of Southampton, UK
Sonya J. Leathers University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Nikki Luke University of Tennessee, USA
Judith Masson University of Bristol, UK
Linda C. Mayes Yale University, CT, USA
Dominic McSherry Queens University Belfast, UK
Lenore M. McWey Florida State University, USA
Joshua P. Mersky University of Wisconsin, USA
Nick Midgley University College London, UK
Helen Minnis University of Glasgow, UK
Elsbeth Neil University of East Anglia, UK
Assaf Oshri University of Georgia, USA
Jesus Palacios University of Seville, Spain
Bruce Perry Northwestern University & The ChildTrauma Academy, USA
Joseph M. Price San Diego State University, USA
Jodi Quas University of California, Davis, USA
Elisa Romano University of Ottawa, Canada
David M. Rubin University of Pennsylvania, USA
Carlo Schuengel Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Julie Selwyn University of Bristol, UK
Aron Shlonsky University of Melbourne, Australia
Jane F. Silovsky University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre, USA
Cassandra Simmel Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
John Simmonds CoramBAAF, UK
Gottfried Spangler Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Trevor Spratt Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Heather Taussig University of Denver, USA
Johan Vanderfaeillie Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Bo Vinnerljung Stockholm University, Sweden
Harriet Ward Loughborough University, UK
Charles Zeanah Tulane University, USA
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