Special Issue "Sustainability of Families and Child Welfare"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 47039
Interests: social welfare; social work; social pedagogy; child and family research
Interests: child welfare; social work with children and families; child and family research
In today’s world, a rapid social change and increasing social instability are shaping families’ every-day life and children’s living conditions. There are good reasons to address research to the needs and opportunities for providing necessary social support for children and families regarding both country-specific and universal issues. So far, however, the child and family aspect has had very little substantial presence in research and policies on sustainability.
This Special Issue will comprise a selection of papers presenting original and innovative contributions to the advancement of child and family research in areas related to the concept of sustainable family life with respect to policies and practices that strengthen families’ recilience and wellbeing. From this subject forth, this Special Issue deals with topics that explain phenomena, mechanisms and circumstances threatening families’ capacity for adequate care as well as approaches, systems and models of support. We welcome contributions concerning different forms of family related to divorce, migration, socio-economic and demographic changes, cultural factors and other issues influencing on functions and structures of families.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review process with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Juha Hämäläinen
Prof. Riitta Vornanen
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. Sustainability 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 2400 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.
- sustainability of family
- family resilience
- child and family policies
- family services
- child welfare
- children’s rights