Electronic Journals • Published Journals
Electronic Journals (free access to all articles online)
Canadian Review of Social Policy
The Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale is a scholarly and bilingual journal of progressive social policy published by York University. It aims to promote the exchange of ideas amongst a network of people involved in education, the public sector and social movements in the field of Canadian social policy and administration. CRSP/RCSP publishes analyses of historical and current developments, issues, debates, and reviews of recent publications.
Child Welfare Review
Child Welfare Review is compiled by the University of California's School of Public Policy and Social Research. It contains links to articles related to child welfare and some original articles.
Children’s Bureau Express
Children’s Bureau Express is a newsletter published by the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is designed for professionals concerned with child abuse and neglect, child welfare and adoption.
Communicate Online is the electronic newsletter of the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.
First Peoples Child and Family Review
A Journal on the Innovation and Best Practices in Aboriginal Child Welfare Administration, Research, Policy and Practice.
The International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience (IJCAR)
An open access peer-reviewed academic journal on child and adolescent resilience factors, processes and programming, published on a biannual basis by the International Society of Child and Adolescent Resilience (ISCAR).
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal
The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) Journal is a biannual publication geared toward Ontario’s children’s services professionals.
Social Service Review
Social Service Review is published by the University of Chicago. It examines social welfare policy and practice, evaluates its effects and provides multidisciplinary and multicultural analyses. Articles include a wide array of topics such as child welfare, health care, social welfare policy, homelessness, community, clinical practice, and juvenile delinquency.
Social Work is the official professional journal of the National Association of Social Workers. It is provided online to all NASW members as a membership benefit and it is dedicated to improving practice and advancing knowledge in social work and social welfare.
The Future of Children
Future of Children's is published by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Its primary purpose is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies and promoting constructive institutional change.
Published Journals (subscription required, few or no articles online)
Adoption and Fostering Journal
Adoption and Fostering Journal is a quarterly publication of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. The journal is focused on articles for individuals and agencies concerned with fostering, adoption and work with children and families.
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, published by the American Orthopsychiatric Association, offers a scholarly mix of clinical, research, theoretical and policy-oriented articles on issues affecting individuals and families across the life span-all serving to inform professional practice and public policy from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Abuse and Neglect is the official publication of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, published by Elsevier Science. It provides an international, multidisciplinary forum on all aspects of child abuse and neglect including sexual abuse, with special emphasis on prevention and treatment.
Child Abuse Review
Child Abuse Review is the official journal for the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. It provides a forum for all professionals working in the field of child protection, giving them access to the latest research findings, practice developments, training initiatives and policy issues. The journal covers all forms of child maltreatment, within or outside the family environment.
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal is published by Springer Publishers and features original articles that focus on clinical social work practice with children, adolescents and their families. The journal addresses current issues in the field of social work drawn from theory, direct practice, research and social policy, as well as problems affecting specific populations in special settings.
Child and Family Social Work
Child and Family Social Work, published by Blackwell Publishing, is dedicated to advancing the well-being and welfare of children and their families throughout the world. Child and Family Social Work publishes original and distinguished contributions on matters of research, theory, policy and practice in the field of social work with children and their families.
Child & Youth Care Forum
Child & Youth Care Forum (formerly Child & Youth Care Quarterly) is a professional publication of Kluwer Academic Publishers committed to the improvement of child and youth care practice in a variety of day and residential settings, and to the advancement of this field. Designed to serve child and youth care practitioners, supervisors and other personnel in child and youth care settings as well as field instructors, includes material on practice, selection and training, theory and research and professional issues.
Child: Care, Health and Development
Child: Care, Health and Development, published by Blackwell Publishing, deals with all aspects of the health and development of children and young people. The journal includes studies which examine the effects of social and environmental factors on health and development as well as those dealing with clinical issues, the organization of services and health policy, and studies related to those who are disadvantaged by physical, developmental, emotional and social problems.
Child Maltreatment is the journal of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, published by SAGE. It covers a wide variety of disciplines and every aspect of child maltreatment: prevention, intervention and treatment of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and psychological maltreatment.
Child Welfare is published bi-monthly by Child Welfare League of America and covers all aspects of child welfare affecting the health, education and psychological needs of children. Regular and special, single-topic issues examine theoretical concepts as well as practical ideas and strategies, reporting on innovations in practice, agency administration and board functions, staffing designs, training, legislation, research and community development.
Children and Youth Services Review
Children and Youth Services Review is published monthly by Elsevier Science. The publication provides an interdisciplinary forum for critical scholarship regarding service programs for children and youth and provides in-depth coverage of child welfare, foster care, adoptions, child abuse and neglect, income support, mental health services and social policy.
Infant and Child Development
Infant and Child Development is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and includes empirical, theoretical and methodological papers dealing with psychological development during infancy and childhood up to and including adolescence. Areas covered include caregiver-child interaction, cognitive development, emotional development, infant perception, motor development, parenting and development, play and development, precursors to language and language development and socialization.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology is an official publication of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. It brings together the latest research on psychopathology in childhood and adolescence with an emphasis on empirical studies of the major childhood disorders. Studies focus on the epidemiology, etiology, assessment, treatment, prognosis, follow-up and developmental course of child and adolescent disorders.
Journal of Adolescence
Journal of Adolescence is a broad based, cross-disciplinary journal of the Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents that addresses issues of professional and academic importance concerning development between puberty and the attainment of adult status within society. Research areas include: adolescent development with particular emphasis on personality, social and emotional functioning; effective coping techniques for the demands of adolescence; disturbances and disorders of adolescence; treatment approaches and other interventions.
Journal of Adolescent Health
Journal of Adolescent Health is the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. It is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to the unique health care problems of the adolescent. Each issue contains original articles, brief scientific reports, analytic subject reviews and case reports.
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma published by Taylor and Francis Online, includes range of topics, but not limited to: child maltreatment and spouse/partner abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment, assessment of victims and perpetrators, pornography and violence toward women, aggression in the workplace or in schools, violence and criminal behavior, forensic issues, children exposed to violence, traumatic effects of aggression and assault, other related topics.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the official journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and focuses exclusively on psychiatric research and treatment of the child and adolescent.
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Journal of Child and Family Studies, published by Springer, provides an international forum for topical issues pertaining to the mental well-being of children, adolescents and their families. The journal addresses all facets of emotional disorders, including issues associated with identification, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention. Original papers detail basic and applied research, program evaluation, service delivery and policy issues.
Journal of Child and Youth Care
Journal of Child and Youth Care is a quarterly publication of the Department of Human Services, Malaspina University-College for child-care practitioners (specifically day care practitioners) but is committed to the dissemination of information and knowledge for the benefit of all individuals who assume responsibility for the well-being of children.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, a publication of Taylor and Francis Online, covers research issues, clinical issues, legal issues, prevention programs, case studies and brief reports, focusing on three subject groups--child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse or incest, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or incest and sexual abuse or incest offenders.
Journal of Children and Poverty
Journal of Children and Poverty, a Taylor and Francis publication, offers a forum for the presentation of research and policy initiatives in the areas of education, social services, public policy and welfare reform and seeks to promote intellectual debate and new ideas that will affect policy and practice in the field of child and family welfare.
Journal of Family Issues
Journal of Family Issues, published in association with the National Council on Family Relations by SAGE, is devoted to the contemporary social issues and social problems related to marriage and family life and to theoretical and professional issues of current interest to those who work with and study families.
Journal of Family Violence
Journal of Family Violence, published by Springer, is an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of information on clinical and investigative efforts concerning all forms of family violence and its precursors, including spouse-battering, child abuse, sexual abuse of children, incest, abuse of the elderly, marital rape, domestic homicide, the alcoholic marriage and general family conflict.
Pediatrics is the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics and publishes papers on original research or observations and special feature articles in the field of pediatrics as broadly defined. Papers on matters pertinent to pediatrics will also be included from related fields such as nutrition, surgery, dentistry, public health, child health services, human genetics, animal studies, psychology, psychiatry, education, sociology, and nursing.
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment is the official journal of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. It provides a forum for the latest original research and scholarly reviews on both clinical and theoretical aspects of sexual abuse. The in-depth studies provide essential data for those working in both clinical and academic environments, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and therapists/counselors, as well as corrections officers and allied professionals in children's services.