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Special Issue "The Health Needs of Vulnerable Children: Challenges and Solutions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
We are organizing a Special Issue on the “Health Needs of Vulnerable Children: Challenges and Solutions” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Improving public health is an important objective for policy makers, and the health of children could have long-lasting consequences over the life course. We use the term vulnerable children in a broad sense to include many types of vulnerabilities. Children who are in extreme crisis situations, such as displacement due to climate disaster, civic unrest and violence or economic crisis, as well as those who suffer abuse, are victims of trafficking, or have complex health needs would be among the most vulnerable. However, many other children are also at risk of experiencing health problems due to a variety of persisting challenges, such as poverty and lack of social protection policies. In the more affluent communities, children might be especially vulnerable to stressors that precipitate mental health conditions including self-inflicted harm and suicide.
There is extensive research documenting children vulnerabilities and health challenges during those critical developmental years. Yet, this Special Issue aims to go one step further and focus on programs and policies that have proved to have a positive impact among diverse groups of vulnerable children. With a diverse collection of papers concentrating on different aspects of children’s health and vulnerabilities we intend to offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the health needs of vulnerable children, and most importantly to interventions and policies that have proved to have a positive impact on improving children’s health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Dr. Eunice Rodriguez
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Children’s health
- Social programs and health
- Health policy and children
- Quality of life