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Special Issue "Psychological Resilience in Child and Youth Development"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 598

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Pierpaolo Limone
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Guest Editor
Learning Science Hub, Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: media psychology; educational psychology; teaching methods; educational technology; teacher education; game design
Dr. Benedetta Ragni
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Guest Editor
Learning Science Hub, Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: early development; emotion regulation; parenting; sleep; well-being; early childhood education; educational technology; game design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Children and adolescents face many challenges in our fast-changing society, and they must overcome different types of adversity. In recent decades, enhancing the ability of families and of young people to cope with adversity via resilience skills training has been the objective of several interventions and programs. Psychological resilience programs promote the development of protective and preventive factors, both at a personal and social level, which can help people to overcome socioemotional challenges in a positive and adaptive way. More research is needed to understand the efficacy of evidence-based resilience programs in promoting well-being in children and youth, both in the short and long term. Even innovative delivery methods need to be explored. For example, new research is required to investigate new technological delivery tools such as serious games, particularly suited towards children and youth, in order to promote well-being and mental health while also being fun. Moreover, the implementation of resilience programs in different contexts should be encouraged. For example, more research is needed to investigate the delivery of resilience programs at schools, as they provide opportunity to reach a huge number of children and youth, especially those who encounter barriers in reaching clinical health centers.

In this Special Issue, we encourage the submission of theoretical and empirical papers that investigate dimensions related to investigating the efficacy and challenges in implementation of resilience programs targeting children, adolescents and young adults, delivered via different tools and in different contexts (schools, therapeutic settings, through digital media, etc.).

We invite authors to submit original research papers or systematic review papers for this Special Issue entitled “Psychological Resilience in Child and Youth Development”. Our aim is to cover a wide range of topics and perspectives related to interventions for the promotion, support, and protection of health and well-being in childhood and youth. Papers reporting on methodological aspects of research in this area will also be considered.

Dr. Simona De Stasio
Prof. Dr. Pierpaolo Limone
Dr. Benedetta Ragni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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Keywords

  • psychological resilience
  • child
  • caregiving
  • technology-based programs
  • serious games
  • school-based programs

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The Efficacy of Parent Training Interventions with Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(15), 9685; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159685 - 05 Aug 2022
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Parenting children with developmental disabilities (DD) can be generally characterized by a considerable psychological burden. The effects on parental and familial psychological well-being and, consequently, on children’s developmental outcomes should not be underestimated, especially in early childhood. The current review aims to advance [...] Read more.
Parenting children with developmental disabilities (DD) can be generally characterized by a considerable psychological burden. The effects on parental and familial psychological well-being and, consequently, on children’s developmental outcomes should not be underestimated, especially in early childhood. The current review aims to advance our understanding of the key factors (e.g., formats, sample characteristics, research design) that characterize parent training interventions, and that could be related to their outcomes, to guide researchers and clinical practitioners to develop and provide efficient programs. Studies were identified via an Internet search from three electronic databases, following PRIMSA guidelines. Studies published until November 2021 were taken into account. The initial search yielded a total of 2475 studies. Among them, 101 studies were fully reviewed. Finally, ten of the studies, which met all the inclusion criteria, formed the basis for this review. Participants’ characteristics, main features of the interventions (i.e., study design, structure, and contents), outcome variables and treatment efficacy were deeply examined and discussed. Key factors of parent training interventions with parents of children affected by DD are enlightened, to guide researchers and clinicians in the design and implementation of tailored specific programs, aimed to sustain parenting and foster children’s developmental outcomes, from early stages of life. Full article
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