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The Journal of Public Child Welfare

Special Issue Call for Papers: The Impact of Targeted Permanency and Post-Permanency Services on Family Stability

Submission deadline
31 March 2020

For over two decades the use of aftercare services and targeted permanency services have been put forward as a means of decreasing poor post-permanency outcomes such as reentry into foster care or movement into other child serving systems such as the juvenile justice system. Traditionally examinations of reentry are based on post-reunification analyses, and in some instances post-adoption, although recently there has been some work examining returns from guardianship as well. However, little empirical evidence can be found in the literature related to how successful these permanency and post-permanency services (in particular the use of trial home visits, continued post-permanency court ordered oversight, in-home or family preservation services, or other services provided once the foster care, out-of-home services are ending) are in decreasing reentry or movement into other child serving systems.

The special issue on The Impact of Targeted Permanency and Post-Permanency Services on continued Stability will consist of methods, research and discussion related to targeted permanency and post-permanency services.  This call for papers solicits manuscripts reporting on original studies that illustrate the use and implications of targeted permanency and post-permanency services related to overall child welfare management, decision making, and practice.

An example list of topics for the special issue include:

  • Introduction to the use of Targeted Permanency Services and Post-Permanency Services on reentry what do we know (editors)
  • Ethical issues around the use of targeted permanency and post-permanency services in child welfare services research
  • Using targeted permanency and post-permanency services as a part of standard child-welfare practice
  • Empirical studies of child welfare outcomes using quantitative methods.
  • Empirical studies of child welfare outcomes using qualitative methods
  • Predictive modeling using administrative data of families likely to benefit from post-permanency services.

Submission guidelines and procedures

  • Provide a title page with author(s)’ identifying information (name, degree, title, affiliation, mail and email addresses, phone number);
  • Provide an abstract page of no more than 150 words;
  • Format using APA 6th edition publication style and Microsoft Word;
  • Do not exceed 25 double-spaced pages in length, including all tables, figures, and references;
  • Submit online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wpcw;
  • Indicate The Impact of Targeted Permanency and Post-Permanency Services on continued Stability

All manuscripts will be reviewed using a double blind, peer review process, and authors will receive written reviews. Please contact the Guest Editor with questions.

Terry V. Shaw, Ph.D., MSW, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Maryland
School of Social Work
tshaw@ssw.umaryland.edu
410.706.3811

Joan Zlotnik, Ph.D., ACSW
Director Emerita
NASW Social Work Policy Institute
joanzlotnik@gmail.com

Journal of Public Child Welfare now receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wpcw.

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