We thank the American Psychological Association's Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services) and the Division 37 Section on Child Maltreatment, for their sponsorship of this journal issue. We also thank the Journal of Social Issues (JSI) General Editor, Rick Hoyle, for being so enthusiastic about a JSI issue on the topic of child maltreatment and for his kind support and useful guidance as we edited this issue. Finally, we thank all the authors of the articles for their hard work, and the many anonymous reviewers for giving their time and expertise to ensure that the contributions were the best they could be.
Recent Advances and New Challenges in Child Maltreatment Research, Practice, and Policy: Previewing the Issues
Version of Record online: 30 OCT 2006
Journal of Social Issues
Volume 62, Issue 4, pages 653–662, December 2006
How to Cite
Bottoms, B. L. and Quas, J. A. (2006), Recent Advances and New Challenges in Child Maltreatment Research, Practice, and Policy: Previewing the Issues. Journal of Social Issues, 62: 653–662. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2006.00481.x
- Issue online: 30 OCT 2006
- Version of Record online: 30 OCT 2006
Few issues are of such grave importance to society and to the science and practice of psychology as child maltreatment. Our goal in editing this issue of JSI was to inform scientists across various sub-fields of psychology about the most current knowledge in the field of child maltreatment, broadly defined. The authors of the articles have gone further, pushing past the edge of current knowledge and setting aggressive agendas for future empirical and policy-relevant work. We believe that the result will be enriched future research, practice, policy, and law, and in turn, the increased well-being of children and their families.