Recent Special and Themed Issues

Child using laptop at home Special Issue: Digital Technology, Child Abuse and Child Protection (Volume 25 Issue 5, 2016)

Guest Editor: Bernard Gallagher (University of Huddersfield)

This special issue asks how digital technology might be helping and harming children and young people and highlights current, key issues.

Editorial: The Role of Digital Technology in Child Protection: Still Helping and Harming?

Featured in this issue:

  • Technology-related sexual solicitation
  • Parental mediation and cyberbullying
  • Online family support services
  • Virtual post-adoption contact
  • Managing internet child sex image offenders
  • Keeping children safe online.
Joining hands Themed Issue: Interventions following Child Maltreatment (Volume 25 Issue 2, 2016)

Guest Editor: Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis (University of Bath)

This themed issue focuses on different forms of intervention following child maltreatment, reflecting the broad spectrum of work available within the field.

Editorial: What Helps Children and Young People Move Forward Following Child Maltreatment?

Featured in this issue:

  • Trauma-informed approaches for chronic and severe neglect
  • Game-based cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Moving on from sexual exploitation
  • Impact of Head Start on outcomes for children in foster care
  • Interrupting intergenerational violence
  • Reducing the impact of parental problem drug and alcohol use.
hand against glass Special issue: Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children (Volume 24 Issue 4, 2015)

Guest editors: Cathy Humphreys (University of Melbourne) and Caroline Bradbury-Jones (University of Birmingham)

This special issue focuses on the issues that emerge for the mother-child relationship in the context of domestic violence, a significant yet marginalised area of inquiry and practice.

Editorial: Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children: Focus, Response and Intervention

Featured in this issue:

  • Inclusion and empowerment of young survivors in research and policy-making
  • Self-blame and mother-blame in domestic violence
  • Strengthening the mother-child relationship following domestic abuse
  • Relational consequences of domestic abuse
  • Finnish Children’s Experiences of post-separation stalking
  • Measuring the effectiveness of targeted interventions.