Special Issue "Child Abuse, Mental Health and Resilience"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) welcomes submissions for a Special Issue under the section of Children’s Health, focusing on “Child Abuse, Mental Health and Resilience”.
Childhood abuse and neglect (CAN) is a worldwide problem that affects children of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Research has found that survivors of CAN are at a high risk of developing psychological and interpersonal difficulties. However, despite evidence of the negative consequences of CAN, psychological adjustment after abuse varies widely, and a significant portion of survivors do not show significant impairment. Thus, more research is required to understand the complex relationships between CAN and mental health, as well as to analyze the variables that contribute to differences in survivor adjustment following abuse.
Manuscripts must clearly focus on analyzing the association between child abuse and neglect and the mental health of the survivor during childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood, as well as on investigating the role of personal and environmental resilience factors. Special emphasis will also be given to the evaluation and implementation of interventions aimed to the improvement of survivor’s mental health.
Submissions should include original articles, brief reports, or critical reviews (systematic reviews or meta-analyses).
Prof. Dr. David Cantón Cortés
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Child Physical Maltreatment
- Child Emotional Maltreatment
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Mental Health
- Short- and Long-Term Effects
- Intervention Program