The Journal of Children’s Services is a quarterly title designed to encourage the development of research-based, outcome-focused services to better safeguard and promote the well-being of vulnerable children and their families.
It seeks to improve understanding of the way that child development and applied social research can contribute to the evidence-base and increasing integration of children’s services (which includes activity organised by health, education, social care, police, youth justice and voluntary/independent agencies). It requires high standards of evidence and all articles are peer-reviewed.
- child development research and its implications for forward-looking services
- methodological issues and developments, and their application to practice
- evaluation of innovative services, using quantitative and qualitative methods
- applied research relevant to common tasks in children’s services, such as assessment, information-sharing, multi agency working and prevention
- analysis of the social, economic, cultural and political content for child well-being and children’s services
- critical discussion of the conceptual frameworks that inform service provision
- promotion of initiatives to forge stronger links between research, policy and practice
- commentary on policy, including interviews with key international, national and local policy-makers in the field.
Key Journal Audiences
The Journal is aimed at a range of key stakeholders working in the sector both in the UK and internationally, including:
- policy-makers in central government departments concerned with health, education, social care and justice for children and young people
- local policy-makers, managers and practitioners in children’s services
- children’s charities and campaigning and advocacy organisations
- researchers and academics in a range of subject areas, including social policy, criminology,
- health, education, psychology, psychiatry and social work
- groups representing the views of children and other service users
- trainers and disseminators of research on child well-being and children’s services.
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- Adaptation happens: a qualitative case study of implementation of The Incredible Years evidence-based parent training programme in a residential substance abuse treatment programme
Gregory A. Aarons, Elizabeth A. Miller, Amy E. Green, Jennifer A. Perrott, Richard Bradway
Volume: 7 Issue: 4; 2012
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