About the Journal
Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families (CSSCF) is dedicated to identifying and supporting the development of evidence-informed policies, programs, and services aimed at improving the lives of children, youth, and families from diverse social contexts. The CSSCF e-journal provides an open-access platform to disseminate peer-reviewed research articles. The e-journal showcases contemporary research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-informed practice and policies impacting children, youth, and families. The research presented in the Research and Evaluation in Child, Youth and Family Services e-journal will be relevant to students, academics, policymakers, and practitioners.
Journal Aims and Scope
Research and Evaluation in Child, Youth and Family Services is centered around the foundation of social justice, ethical care, decolonizing social work, and redistributing informational power. The intent of this journal is to foster the inclusion of diverse voices by centering the social justice value of critical transformative knowledge. Research and Evaluation in Child, Youth and Family Services highlights valuable evidence-informed practice and policies created through collaborative partnerships with researchers, agencies, and communities. Transformative knowledge often remains inaccessible to those with the greatest capacity to apply it. Therefore, this open access journal will allow students, academics, policymakers, and practitioners to have access to research to inform their practice and policy development.
This journal is intended to facilitate the transfer of informational power from knowledge producers to knowledge users, regarding; social work and child welfare research, including issues of diversity with special focus on equity-denied groups/marginalized groups. Additionally, this journal examines theoretical perspectives, such as the developmental, the person in environment, and social justice. Finally, this journal disseminates information regarding evidence-informed policies, programs, and services aimed at improving the lives of children, youth, and families from diverse social contexts.
The methodologies this journal features are empirical research related to program evaluation, implementation science, comprehensive literature reviews, and studies employing primary and secondary data analyses.
Peer Review Policy
All special issues are peer reviewed by the coordinating UBC faculty and community partners.
All externally submitted manuscripts are subject to a double-blind peer-review process conducted by CSSCF e-journal reviewers.
Statement on Open Access
This is an open access journal.