Call for Papers for Special Issue Children and the Child Welfare System: Problems, Interventions, and Lessons from Around the World

Deadline for abstracts: 31st August, 2020
Deadline for paper submission: 30th September, 2020
Anticipated publication date of full special issue: 1st Quarter, 2021

This special issue aims to coalesce information on services provided to improve children and youth welfare. Papers can be centred on child and youth-specific approaches or whole family-centred approaches. We hope to include alternative means to child and indigenous knowledges employed in child and youth care. The special issue will also highlight international and interdisciplinary scopes to research, education and practice of child and youth care.

Topics of interest:
For inclusion in this special issue, we seek scholarly works that cover, but not limited to the following topics:
•    Social work with children and the youth, especially the vulnerable
•    Inter-agency collaboration on service provision for child and youth welfare
•    Design, implementation, and evaluation of child and youth services
•    Innovative tools and approaches to improved child and youth services
•    Indigenous approaches to child and youth care
•    Inter-disciplinary studies on child and youth care
•    New trends in research and education on child and youth care
•    Theoretical approaches to child and youth care

Submission guidelines:
•    All papers that will be included in the special issue should meet the standards for publication in the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal.
•    Manuscripts should first be sent to the guest editor, Jarosław Przeperski, PhD at jprzeperskiatumk [dot] pl for an initial review. Please note that this initial assessment is to ensure the manuscript covers the topics and themes of the special issue.
•    After assessment by the guest editors, authors of appropriate manuscripts will be advised to submit their work to the journal. The manuscripts will undergo the usual blind reviews to determine the quality and suitability to the scope of the journal.
•    Upon a successful review, the paper will be published online.
•    The special issue will be compiled after all the accepted papers have been published.

Guest Co-Editors
Jarosław Przeperski, PhD & Samuel A. Owusu
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Email: jprzeperskiatumk [dot] pl

Journal Co-Editors
Lisa Schelbe, PhD & Bruce A. Thyer, PhD
Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
Email: Bthyeratfsu [dot] edu

Information on the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal
The Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal (CASWJ) features original articles that focus on social work practice with children, adolescents, and their families. The journal addresses current issues in the field of social work drawn from theory, direct practice, research, and social policy.
The range of topics includes problems affecting a variety of specific populations in special settings. CASWJ welcomes a range of scholarly contributions focused on youth, including theoretical papers, narrative case studies, historical analyses, traditional reviews of the literature, descriptive studies, single-system research designs, correlational investigations, methodological works, pre-experimental, quasi-experimental and experimental evaluations, meta-analyses and systematic reviews. Appropriate fields of practice include interpersonal practice, small groups, families, organizations, communities, policy practice, nationally-oriented work, and international studies.
Manuscripts involving qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods are welcome to be submitted, as are papers grounded in one or more theoretical orientations, or those that are not based on any formal theory. Now in its 37th year of publication, the journal is published six times a year. Initial decisions are usually provided within six weeks from submission. Accepted articles appear online within two months and in print within six months. The journal will be indexed in the Journal Citation Reports and receive its first impact factor in 2021.

Information on submission guidelines to the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal can be found at
For enquiries and clarifications on how to contribute to this special issue, contact the Guest Editor, Jarosław Przeperski, PhD at jprzeperskiatumk [dot] pl .