Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Child and Family Welfare (IJCFW) aimed at advancing the science and practice of child and family welfare by publishing original research and papers of theoretical, scientific, and clinical relevance to the field. IJCFW published empirical papers (including meta-analyses) and review papers, dealing with issues related to all fields of child and family welfare and with issues related to child and youth care (e.g., home-based care, family foster care, residential youth care). The journal was specifically interested in studies that focus on care and treatment processes in association with outcomes and effects; these studies can generate more insights into how interventions work and what care and treatment aspects make a difference for vulnerable children and families.

Former Editors

Erik Knorth, PhD and Annemiek Harder, PhD (University of Groningen, the Netherlands).

Journal History

The IJCFW started in 1996 and was relaunched in 2014 and the editors decided to start publishing the journal only in special issues. At least one special issue of IJCFW was published each year from 2014-2018.