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Evidence-Based Practice with Maltreated Youth

Special Issue Call for Papers

Submission deadline
1 July 2020

Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (EPCAMH) is now accepting papers for a special issue on evidence-based practice with maltreated youth, guest edited by Brian Allen, PsyD, and Yo Jackson, PhD.

Recent years have witnessed a significant increase in attention to issues of maltreatment by clinicians, researchers, and policymakers as a series of high profile cases have captured the public's attention.

This special issue focuses on identifying practical ways that current and emerging research findings can be accessed and implemented by clinicians working directly with maltreated youth.

Papers may focus on a wide range of clinical issues relevant to practice with youth previously identified as having experienced maltreatment. For this issue, maltreatment is considered a broad term and may include, though is not limited to, sexual abuse, physical abuse, physical neglect, psychological neglect, and polyvictimization.

Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Outcome monitoring of treatment response
  • Novel implementation of evidence-based treatments
  • System-wide implementation of evidence-based treatments
  • The integration of caregivers and other forms of social support in service delivery
  • Investigations of barriers to dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments, and strategies for overcoming these barriers.
  • Unique mechanisms and forms of service delivery to improve accessibility
  • Mediators and moderators of treatment response.

We welcome papers utilizing diverse forms of methodology including, but not limited to, well-conducted case studies, clinical trials, qualitative and mixed method investigations, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Authors should remember that EPCAMH is a practice-oriented journal and submissions should be accessible and of clinical utility to practicing clinicians.

Papers that examine a specified intervention should provide an appropriate review of the literature to demonstrate the intervention's status as an "evidence-based treatment." It is recommended that authors consult www.effectivechildtherapy.org.

Please find full details for submitting your article on the journal's instructions for authors page. For questions, please email Brian Allen at ballen1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or Yo Jackson at yuj160@psu.edu.