Call for Contributions: Child Indicators Research Special issue on CHILD NEGLECT

Dear colleagues,

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We invite you to participate in our call for manuscripts for a 2019 special issue of the Child Indicators Research journal on child neglect.

This Special Issue offers an opportunity to contribute to an interdisciplinary understanding of conceptualizations, determinants, and consequences of child neglect and, in so doing, to reforming child protection systems globally. We welcome empirical research, literature review, and conceptual submissions with direct implications for measurement/indicators covering any type and dimension of inadequate care and protection of children, regardless of who is responsible, with consequences in all spheres of child development/wellbeing.

Within ecological conceptualizations of neglect, we seek submissions from any country that explore protective factors and/or effective community or institutional interventions and policies for the prevention of neglect and associated consequences for children across different developmental domains. Using scientifically sound qualitative and/or quantitative methods, submissions that use multiple data sources, examine neglect in its larger political and economic context, and incorporate the perspectives of children and families from diverse cultural contexts and caregiving environments are particularly encouraged.

Manuscripts can be submitted until 15th September 2018. All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

Please share further with qualified colleagues. Author guidelines and submission information can be found at You will also find a call for papers attached. Specific questions pertaining this Special Issue should be directed to

Looking forward to receiving your submissions,

Mónica Ruiz-Casares, McGill University

Carl Lacharité, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières

Florence Martin, Better Care Network

Guest Editors


Victoria Holec is currently working on her PhD in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought in the departments of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Lethbridge (Canada). Her dissertation titled “Who are the Millennials? Exploring the constructions and performances of ‘Millennial’ as categories of analysis and practice” investigates Millennial identities as both other-constructed and self-performed through discourse and lived experience. Here, she examines the usefulness of the generation as category of analysis, theories of post-identity, and conceptualizations of youth. Her methodologies involve microblog discourse analysis and design studios (cf. Rabinow & Marcus, 2008). Currently, Victoria is developing a course on “Conceptualizing Youth,” which reviews deterministic and constructivist conceptualizations of youth, major theories and methodologies used to study youth, and applies these to current issues and media representations concerning youth ranging from Neuroscience, Psychology, Anthropology, and History to Media and Cultural Studies.


Postdoc opportunity on Youth Studies – University of Melbourne

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education has a postdoc opportunity on Youth Studies to work with Life Patterns team at the Youth Research Centre, in the University of Melbourne. I wonder if you could circulate this job opportunity in the ACYIG website. Many thanks. Below the two links to share:

Here is the job opp:

Here is some info about Life Patterns Project:

The 3-year postdoc also comes with research support of $50k for conference and research travel, research assistance.

New ACYIG YouTube Channel

Dear ACYIG community,

We are excited to announce that we’ve recently launched a New YouTube Channel.

The channel includes content from our previous channel as well as new content more recently provided by our members.

The purpose of this channel is simply to consolidate all audiovisual material that can be useful for teaching about different topics related to children and youth. For example, we currently have sub-sections that include material on “Children and the Media,” “Children and Race,” and “Children and Gender.”

We invite you to 1) subscribe to our channel and 2) share any relevant materials with us. What are some of the videos that you turn to when teaching about children and youth?  Materials could include videos on: race, gender, sexuality, migration, education, development, cultural psychology, play, consumption, the state, globalization, you name it!

Suggestions can be sent via FacebookTwitter, or E-mail. We look forward to collaborating with you to further the resources available to our ACYIG community!