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Call For PapersSpecial Issue of Journal of GLBT Family Studies
"GLBTQ Issues in Foster Care & Adoption: Contemporary Research, Policy & Practice"
Jerry J. Bigner, Editor; Scott D. Ryan & Gerald P. Mallon, Guest Editors
This special issue welcomes submissions on all aspects of GLBTQ people involved in the foster care and adoption systems -- GLBTQ youth who are in the system, GLBTQ foster, adoptive and kinship parents as well as the views of child welfare workers, other adoptive parents, etc., as well as the impact of anti-GLBTQ legislation/policies. There is a dearth of contemporary research on foster care and adoption with this population. In an effort to address this scarcity, the Journal of GLBT Family Studies is featuring a special issue on GLBTQ Issues in Foster Care & Adoption. This special issue will be guest-edited by Adoption Institute Senior Research Fellow Scott D. Ryan and Gerald P. Mallon.
Manuscripts from a range of social science disciplines will be given due consideration. Papers that are applied, theoretical and empirical are strongly encouraged. Manuscripts should not be no more than 30 pages in length (including tables and references).
The specific focus of submitted papers may include, but is not limited to:
- The impact of verbal abuse and or harassment on GLBTQ foster or adopted youth
- Outcomes from children and youth reared by GLBTQ foster and adoptive parents
- Empirically supported recruitment and retention efforts made to include and increase GLBTQ prospective foster and adoptive parents
- GLBTQ foster and adoption parenting issues
- Foster and adoptive programming issues for GLBTQ children, youth, and families
- Foster and adoptive policy issues for GLBTQ children, youth, and families
- Use Times New Roman 12 pt font, double-spacing
- Page margins 1" all around
- 30 pages including references
- Deadline for full paper submission is March 20, 2009.
- Electronic submission only to either Guest Editor
For additional information, please contact:Scott D. Ryan, Ph.D., Jeanene M. Janes Professor of Child Welfare
College of Social Work, Florida State University
ORGerald P. Mallon, DSW, Professor
Hunter College School of Social Work
firstname.lastname@example.org; 212 452-7043