The Journal of Foster Care (JFC) – launched by a CASA volunteer advocate with CASA of the South Plains – is a brand-new, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication dedicated to the dissemination of quality scholarly works encompassing all areas of foster care, kinship care, and other non-parental custodial environments in the United States. As the only US-based journal specifically focused on this vulnerable population, JFC hopes to act as a change agent for a system in crisis.
JFC has issued a Call for Papers, accepting manuscripts in the areas of health, education, psychology, counseling, treatment, abuse and neglect, transition, legal, policy, career, parental education and training, and outcomes. JFC seeks empirical research studies, critical review, editorials, program and initiative reporting, and professional practice articles to encompass all facets of the foster care system so that they can be examined and discussed. JFC continually publishes all papers as soon as they are proofed so that the information is provided to the foster care community as quickly as possible and there are no fees for publication or access. JFC welcomes submissions of the highest quality, reflecting a wide range of perspectives, topics, contexts, and methods, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work.
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