Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
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Edited By: Kathleen R. Delaney
Online ISSN: 1744-6171
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The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing publishes original, peer-reviewed manuscripts from a wide range of contributors who are working with children and adolescents and their families in a broad variety of settings. The intent is to reflect the spectrum of issues relevant to the practice, education, and research of child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health nurses. Topics we are particularly interested in:
Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents
-Treatment of children/adolescents with particular serious emotional disorders
-Translation of an EBP into your practice setting
-Family centered approaches
-Single case reports that illustrates the effectiveness of specific interventions
-Innovative practice delivery models
This type of article might illustrate interventions used in your practice setting in the treatment of a particular clinical group.A clinical practice article in this area would include a description of the issue addressed, epidemiology, psychopathology, current research. It would include a discussion of your own practice and use of EBPs or a case study.These can be brief reports of 3,000 to 5,000 words.
Evidence Based projects are also sought.These manuscripts could describe an EBP project that results in service innovation on an inpatient child/adolescent unit or outpatient service model.
Resources for Practice
-Evidence Based Reviews
Inpatient Treatment Focus
These manuscripts would detail innovation in inpatient/residential treatment. These innovations could be the introduction of an evidence based approach, an effort at culture change or treatment of a particular group of children.
As a voice for child/adolescent mental wellness we also welcome manuscripts that address:
-Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention
-Factors impacting the delivery of care to children and adolescents by APNs
-Access to care issues and clinical practice
-Regulation and policy effect on practice and delivery of care
-Developmental concerns and toxic environments (violence, abuse etc.)
-Cultural congruence especially in the context of sensitive and respectful care
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