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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Argumentum     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AZARBE : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar     Open Access  
Bakti Budaya     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Columbia Social Work Review     Open Access  
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access  
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 279)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 132)
Journal of Public Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access  
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Links to Health and Social Care     Open Access  
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access  
Psikopedagogia : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access  
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
SER Social     Open Access  
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Skriftserien Socialt Arbejde     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 113)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk     Open Access  
Social Work and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Socialinė teorija, empirija, politika ir praktika     Open Access  
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift     Open Access  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal  
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Tidsskrift for omsorgsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning     Open Access  
Tidsskriftet Norges Barnevern     Full-text available via subscription  
Trabajo Social Global - Global Social Work     Open Access  
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Violence and Victims     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Voces desde el Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Volunteer Management Report     Full-text available via subscription  
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice
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ISSN (Print) 2524-5236 - ISSN (Online) 2524-5244
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           (CHUK): Medical Education and Experience

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      Abstract: Child maltreatment is a poorly recognized phenomenon worldwide, and many pediatric healthcare professionals do not receive adequate training in child abuse and neglect evaluations. In response to the paucity of child maltreatment literature on low- to middle-income countries, this study aims to determine the education and training needs of medical professionals at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK) with respect to child abuse and neglect identification, investigation, evaluation, and case management. Data collection took place in July and August 2019 at CHUK in Kigali, Rwanda. A mixed-methods approach was employed, including semi-structured qualitative interviews with sixteen healthcare professionals (3 pediatricians, 7 pediatric residents, 2 nurses, and 4 social workers) at CHUK and a systematic chart review of child maltreatment cases evaluated at the hospital from July 2015 to July 2019. Interviews with professionals revealed perceived gaps in training regarding child maltreatment case evaluation, reporting, and management. Study participants noted the need for standardized, hospital-wide protocols for the handling of confirmed abuse and neglect cases as well as expanded curriculum on the topic throughout professional education. Chart reviews demonstrated inconsistent and sparse documentation of maltreatment cases in hospital records. In conjunction with our findings, we provide informant-based suggestions for the improvement of child abuse and neglect case management at CHUK,  including consistent training modules, inter-departmental collaboration, and systematic documentation. Beyond the hospital, participants widely agreed that child maltreatment awareness and prevention measures should be implemented at the community level with professionals from CHUK getting involved in local efforts.
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  • Rethinking Child Maltreatment: Children’s Perceptions of Physical and
           Emotional Maltreatment—Initial Findings

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      Abstract: The definition of child maltreatment (CM) has a direct impact on operationalization in research, on practice, and on policy formulation. While children are the main focus of the field of CM, it seems that their voices are rarely heard and that they have been excluded from the research and the process of formulating the definition of CM. The current study strives to bring to the forefront the general population of children’s perception of physical and emotional maltreatment and to gain an understanding regarding the differences and similarities of children’s perceptions and the current professional and academic perceptions of the phenomenon. Data was collected from 4 and 6th graders in 30 different schools in Israel: 21 Jewish schools and 9 Arab schools. In total, 2,536 children responded to a questionnaire composed of closed questions only and rated which parental behaviors are considered physical or emotional maltreatment. The research findings clearly indicate that children are reliable and important sources of knowledge regarding the phenomenon of CM. It seems that while they differentiate between parental discipline and CM in a similar way to the current professional view, they view the severity of CM—especially emotional maltreatment—in a way that differs from the common professional views. Moreover, the research shows that there are differences in the severity perceptions among different subgroups of children, for example, Arab and Jewish children and boys and girls.
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  • Child Maltreatment in Asian American and Pacific Islander Families: The
           Roles of Economic Hardship and Parental Aggravation

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      Abstract: Parents face various stressors in their daily lives, and their child discipline practices are likely to be affected by the stressors. Existing research suggests that parental stress is a significant contributor to child maltreatment, but more research is needed, particularly among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families. This study examined the relationship between economic hardship and aggravation in parenting and three types of child maltreatment (i.e., psychological aggression, physical assault, and neglect) in AAPI families through secondary data analysis of a longitudinal de-identified data set. This study analyzed a sample size of 146 AAPI children, with mothers as the primary caregiver. Economic hardship was positively associated with psychological aggression (β = 3.104, p < .01) and physical assault (β = 1.803, p < .05). Aggravation in parenting was positively associated with neglect (β = 0.884, p < .05). The findings suggest that AAPI parents are more likely to use certain child maltreatment methods when they experience specific stressors. Researchers and practitioners should consider the various stressors that AAPI families face and how other social or economic challenges can compound these stressors.
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  • Associations Between Micro-neighborhood Greening and Child Maltreatment

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      Abstract: We conducted a longitudinal observational study of 9873 micro-neighborhoods in a Midwestern city from 2015 to 2018 and estimated multilevel zero-inflated negative binomial models to evaluate if seasonal lawn maintenance of vacant properties was associated with a reduction in microneighborhoods’ annual summer maltreatment rates. We found a between-micro-neighborhood effect of maintenance whereby micro-neighborhoods where the entire area was maintained for the full duration of all summers had a maltreatment rate 0.43 (95% CI 0.25, 0.73) times that of micro-neighborhoods that received no maintenance. We also found a within-micro-neighborhood effect, whereby when a given micro-neighborhood had the entire area maintained the full duration of a summer, it was expected to have a maltreatment rate 0.43 (95% CI 0.19, 0.97) times that of when the same micro-neighborhood had no area maintained. Future cluster-randomized controlled trials are needed to determine if this association is causal.
      PubDate: 2022-01-08
       
  • Holding It Together' Professional Perspectives on the Role of
           Relationships when Relocating Young People due to Extra-familial Harm

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      Abstract: When young people come to harm in extra-familial contexts, professionals may move them a distance from their home community to protect them, and in doing so disrupt relationships in which they have encountered harm. However, relocations can also fracture young people’s protective relationships with family, peers, and professionals; relationships that have been positioned as targets for intervention in cases of extra-familial harm. The extent to which these relationships are considered during relocations is under-explored. Utilising semi-structured interviews with 16 social work professionals in England and Wales, we assessed their accounts of using relationships prior to, during, and following relocations in cases of extra-familial harm. Three themes emerged: using relationships during relocations to provide consistency, to collaborate, and to create safety. Professional accounts prioritised young people’s relationships with practitioners, over relationships with families, peers, and their wider communities, when using/seeking opportunities to offer consistency and to collaborate on safety plans. They also depicted a struggle to engage with the complex web of family, peer, and community relationships associated to young people’s protection in both their home communities and those they had been moved to; relationships that were critical for creating safety. Implications for practice and future research are discussed, highlighting the potential merits of offering integrated research and practice frameworks that hold together young people’s relationships with families, peers, communities, and professionals, in response to extra-familial harm.
      PubDate: 2021-12-21
       
  • Child Protection Reform in Aotearoa-New Zealand: Devolution or
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      Abstract: Drawing on historical analysis and recent research into child welfare inequalities in the Aotearoa-New Zealand context, this article considers the possible future trajectory of policy and practice. It will be argued that child protection is firmly located within the relative poverty and inequality which is endemic to the political economy of liberal capitalism. In common with other colonial settler states, social and economic suffering is disproportionately experienced by Indigenous Māori. Child protection in New Zealand underwent a prolonged process of politically driven child protection reform between 2011 and 2015. The consequences of this reform process led to a spike in the forced removal of newborn Indigenous babies into state care. This outcome sparked a political backlash which generated a series of inquiries into the child protection system. These inquiries have considered the structural reform necessary to address racially structured inequalities. The implications of proposed reforms based on the eradication of racism through the empowerment of Māori is considered in tension with the structural reproduction of inequality as a function of capitalist economic and social relations.
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
       
  • Child Welfare in the South Pacific: Deciding Child Protection Matters
           Across Pasifika Nations

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      Abstract: The Asia–Pacific region is undergoing rapid change, and family structures and functioning are not exempt from this. Economic growth and urbanisation greatly affect the livelihood of family households across the Pacific Island countries. These changes take place against a backdrop of increasing inequity, rapid growth in technology, changes in traditional employment structures and a changing climate. Key social indicators suggest that violence, abuse and exploitation of children in the Pacific Island nations challenge their most vulnerable and marginalised children (Save the Children, 2019). To make the Pacific safe for every child, a number of nations are developing legal and regulatory frameworks for children’s protection, with child and family welfare systems that address behaviour, attitudes and policies related to child protection concerns. This article examines key ‘grey’ literature drawn from UN, NGO and government documents, to offer an overview of what legal and welfare systems are in place in the Pacific Island nations in regard to child protection needs. It draws on Parton’s (Parton, International Journal on Child Maltreatment 3:19–34, 2020, p. 20) suggestion that a range of political, cultural and sociological influences shape child protection policies which vary according to both time and place and family and community values. What the literature uncovers is the challenges Pacific Island nations face implementing such legal and regulatory frameworks for children’s protection, what supports are needed to support any changes (UNICEF, 2015a, b), their need to address the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to work with local communities, if there is to be effective reform around child wellbeing and safety, and their protection from harm (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), 1989).
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  • Escalation of Police Efficiency Diminishes POCSO Incidences—Myth or
           Reality' Evidence from Indian States

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      Abstract: The sexual abuse of children is an under-reported offence in India. In reality, child sexual abuse has outreached to epidemic status. The present study aims to explore how much police efficiency and other social, economic and demographic factors influence child sexual abuse, registered under the “Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)” Act, for Indian states and union territory. The study is entirely based on the latest available cross-sectional secondary data mainly compiled from National Crime Record Bureau, India, for 2018. The empirical analysis is facilitated by utilising “data envelopment analysis”, “ordinary least square regression” and “quantile regression”. The empirical results suggest that higher police efficiency helps in reducing reported POCSO incidences. The quantile regression analysis reveals a paradoxical result that a higher literacy rate enhances reported POCSO incidences. The children are found to be vulnerable to the crime committed by the known persons. This effect is found to be stronger in the upper quantile of depression than the median quantile. The study ends with suitable policy suggestions.
      PubDate: 2021-11-29
       
  • Using the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) to Characterise Parenting
           Interventions to Prevent Intergenerational Child Abuse

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      Abstract:    Research shows that parents with a history of child abuse are at risk of perpetuating the cycle of abuse; however, exploration of intervention content is still a neglected area. This qualitative study identifies intervention components and corresponding mechanisms of change of parenting interventions to prevent intergenerational child abuse. Interviews with ten heads of interventions from the UK and USA were coded using deductive framework analysis. The Behaviour Change Technique (BCT) Taxonomy and Behaviour Change Wheel were used to code intervention components including BCTs and intervention functions. Mechanisms of change were coded using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Twelve BCTs and eight intervention functions were identified including education, enablement and training delivered through BCTs of instruction on how to perform a behaviour, restructuring the environment and social support. Corresponding mechanisms of change include behaviour regulation, knowledge and social influences, among others. This study offers insight into targeting and tailoring services to improve outcomes for parents with a history of child abuse. Findings suggest that there are possible mechanisms through which vulnerable parents can be helped to break the cycle of abuse including promoting social support, regulating parents’ behaviour through trauma-informed approaches and enhancing knowledge, self-esteem and confidence in parenting.
      PubDate: 2021-11-28
       
  • Correction to: Examining the Prospects for Developing a National Child
           Maltreatment Surveillance System in Ireland

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      PubDate: 2021-11-15
       
  • Asia–Pacific Special Issue Editorial

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      PubDate: 2021-10-30
       
  • Invited Commentary: How Does Culture Matter in Child Maltreatment

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      Abstract: This invited commentary considers how the cultural context matters in understanding child maltreatment.
      PubDate: 2021-10-18
       
  • Challenges in the Prevention of Child Maltreatment in Pakistan: an
           Interplay of the Culture and the Context

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      Abstract: This article explores the cultural and other characteristics of Pakistan that affect the prevention of child maltreatment in that country. It provides the demographic, economic, social, political, and administrative context in which cultural beliefs, values, and norms, such as hierarchies of gender, age, and class; patriarchy; centrality of family and community in social life; and religious conservatism are practiced. How the interplay between the culture and the broader context of the country affect the prevention of child maltreatment is demonstrated through an analysis of three forms of maltreatment common in Pakistan, namely: corporal punishment of children; child marriage and other harmful traditional practices; and child sexual abuse. The cultural composition of Pakistan, as well as people’s adherence to traditional practices, mass illiteracy (which hinders change), poverty, apathy of the state’s elitist apparatus towards masses, and the state’s inability to enforce laws, all make local culture an important determinant of the prevention of child maltreatment. As a way forward, the potential role of civil society, community, and the family as an institution is explored. It is concluded that for Pakistan to effectively address its serious child maltreatment issues, debating merely the role of culture is not going to help as it is in the country’s particular demographic, economic, social, political, and administrative context that cultural norms, values, and practices affect child maltreatment, and therefore, it has to invest in its socioeconomic development and governance to accelerate cultural change related to prevention of child maltreatment.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00095-5
       
  • Listening, Learning and Collaborating Through an Inclusive National
           Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children

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      Abstract: The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children provides unifying policy and priorities for the 6 states and 2 territories with jurisdiction over child protection. The 2021–2030 Framework will address specific and important problems in order to achieve tangible improvements on key performance indicators. An argument is presented for adding to the Framework both principles and theoretical models to safeguard integrity in the myriad programs trialled under a public health umbrella. A public health approach will not necessarily avoid institutional pathways of oppression in child protection. Such pathways silence the voices of children, families and carers. Explicit reference is required in the Framework to principles for community engagement and to theoretical models that provide normative guidance for managing diverse harmful circumstances. Collective hope, restorative justice and responsive regulation are useful for reining in oppression, while accepting that some circumstances require the judicious use of state control.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00089-3
       
  • Protecting Sexually Abused Children with Intellectual Disability in the
           Emerging Child Protection System in China: a Case Study

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      Abstract: This case study examined how a case of sexual abuse of a young girl with intellectual disability by her father/guardian was brought to light, reported, investigated, and prosecuted, and the outcomes of the case. The case study examines how the child’s rights were protected and the social support provisions which were provided to the victims. This case study highlights the strengths and gaps in China’s emerging child protection system. A key strength was the adoption of a child rights perspective, with the child’s interests considered and prioritised at each stage of the process. A weakness was that while the child protection system offers protection to children who are victims of sexual abuse, the special needs of children with intellectual disability do not receive adequate support/special consideration. A further weakness was the lack of professional social worker involvement in decisions about placement options and the best interests of the child. The article discusses the implications of these findings for the emerging system and how the difficulties can be addressed.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00096-4
       
  • Status of the Children of Fishing Community of Southern India: an
           Empirical Study

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      Abstract: The study examined the status of the children of the fishing community in terms of general care from parents, nutrition, education, health care and safety. Four clusters from Puducherry and Tamil Nadu were randomly selected by considering the geographical spread of the location. 103 children, 46 from Tamil Nadu and 57 from Puducherry were found from these clusters. The study combined both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods like semi-structured questionnaires, informal interviews and case studies. About 44.7% children reported to have not received proper care from the parents, solely because of poverty, family violence and father’s personality and/or alcohol dependence. 63.1% reported not getting adequate nutrition. All the children from the present study are attending school regularly and 63.1% reported getting support from parents for school tuition fees, uniforms and study materials. 83.5% reported that they were not able to understand the lessons taught in the class. All the children were immunized. Only one-third (30.1%) of children were fortunate to get quality time with parents for discussing personal issues and problems. About two-fifths (41.7%) reported to have not shared personal problems with parents. Female children were found to get better care as compared to their male counterparts (p < .01). 86.4% experienced physical abuse, and 22.7% had experienced psychological abuse and sexual abuse. Male children experienced more physical abuse (p < .001). 42.7% witnessed family violence. The case studies provided a clear picture about the status of the children. Children from the community need healthy family environment, quality education and sense of security.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00099-1
       
  • Cyber Safety of Children in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
           (ASEAN) Region: a Critical Review of Legal Frameworks and Policy
           Implications

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      Abstract: The present study aimed to critically review the legal frameworks on cyber safety of children living in the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related policy implications. Data for the present research were collected from secondary sources. The results revealed numerous inconsistencies among the ASEAN countries in legislation pertaining to the online safety of children. The present study argues that these inconsistencies could be used by criminals to easily exploit children. The study identified loopholes in legislation on age of consent, possession of child pornography, cyber bullying and sexual grooming of children. Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam have no clear definition of the term child pornography, which means it may be possible for criminals to evade conviction for production, possession and distribution of child pornography. Legislation in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam does not prohibit an individual from possessing child pornography. Only three ASEAN nations have a legal framework regarding child grooming for sexual purposes, while only two have policies regarding cyberbullying, and just three ASEAN nations have a formal global alliance with international law enforcement initiatives. Based on these findings, the study argues that the legal inconsistencies among ASEAN nations might result in cross-border sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Accordingly, it is suggested that countries in the ASEAN region need to urgently identify these legal inconsistencies and collaborate to improve the safety of their children in cyberspace.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00087-5
       
  • Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan: Evidence-informed Policy Framework

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      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00092-8
       
  • The challenge of Defining Child Sexual Abuse in the Developing Child
           Protection System in China

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      Abstract: China is in the process of developing a comprehensive child protection system, including processes for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse (CSA). Underpinning the new system are changes in the legal provisions dealing with different aspects of CSA. A clear definition of CSA is important for developing effective policies and processes for responding to different types of sexual abuse. Drawing on legal documents, media reports and a review of empirical research on the prevalence and incidence of CSA in China, the article discusses the components of a comprehensive definition of CSA, including the nature of the incident, the characteristics of the abuser and victim and the context in which abuse takes place. The definition has to be sensitive to the legal and cultural history and context of China. The article compares the legal definition with definitions used by epidemiologists and other researchers, and then discusses the continuing gaps and challenges for the emerging system to fully protect children subject to CSA. These include the gendered nature of some provisions, challenges in defining “child” in the context of CSA and addressing the issue of “informed consent” in research and legislation.
      PubDate: 2021-09-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00088-4
       
  • Parent–Teacher Non-Acceptance to Early Gender-Diverse Behaviours of
           Transgender Children

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      Abstract: Discrimination and stigma that is shown towards gender-diverse children by society are matters of serious concern for social scientists in India. Lack of awareness about the gender diversity is the key to society’s intolerance towards children who identify as gender diverse. Unfortunately, parents and teachers are also acting as the torchbearers of the gender binary and maltreat the children, who are growing up at homes and schools. Thus, early identification of the gender preferences of children becomes cumbersome and leads to denial of their right to personal security. The present study attempted to understand the parents’ and teachers’ attitudes towards early identification of gender-diverse behaviour as perceived by the grown-up children aged between 18 and 42. This study was conducted among adult trans-persons of Puducherry, India, and data was obtained by using a semi-structured questionnaire, an in-depth interview, case study, and focus group discussions. Responses of the subjects revealed that they perceived a distinct lack of support from parents and teachers during the process of gender identification. Social stigma and poor knowledge about the issue that cause abuse, violence, marginalisation, and oppression from family and school were perceived by the subjects. The need for the sensitisation of parents and teachers in supporting children, who require special attention, is enormous. Practitioners, researchers and NGOs should take proactive measures to address these issues through evidence-based intervention strategies adaptable to the Indian cultural milieu. Ignorance of the issues and challenges of trans-persons at an early age by the parents, teachers, policymakers and larger society would be an unhelpful gesture towards this community.
      PubDate: 2021-09-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s42448-021-00093-7
       
 
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