Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma


IVAT Edits Four Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journals Published by Taylor & Francis Group, and Springer

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma (JCAT)

JCAT presents original research, prevention, and treatment strategies for dealing with symptoms and disorders related to the psychological effects of trauma on children and adolescents. The journal examines the effects of: childhood maltreatment; loss; natural disasters; political conflict; exposure to or victimization from family or community violence; ethnic, gender, or class discrimination; and physical injury, diseases, and painful or debilitating medical treatments. It also examines intervention models directed toward: the individual, family, and community; new theoretical models and approaches; and public policy proposals and innovations. With a multidisciplinary approach that draws input from the psychological, medical, social work, sociological, public health, and legal fields, the journal features original research, theoretical articles, specific review articles, brief reports and case studies, and commentaries on current and/or controversial topics.

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Medical Neglect in Childhood- Guest Editors: Barbara Knox, Randall Alexander, Debra Esernio-Jenssen, and Francis Luyet

Cruelty to Animals and Children- Barbara Boat

Resiliency in Traumatized Children and Youth

Immigration, Children and Trauma

The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (JCSA)

JCSA is interdisciplinary and provides an essential interface for researchers, academicians, attorneys, clinicians, and practitioners. The journal advocates for increased networking in the sexual abuse field, greater dissemination of information and research, a higher priority for this international epidemic, and development of effective assessment, intervention, and prevention programs. Divided into sections to provide clear information, the journal covers research issues, clinical issues, legal issues, prevention programs, case studies, and brief reports, focusing on three subject groups:  child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse or incest, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or incest, and sexual abuse or incest offenders. Research, treatment approaches and techniques, prevention, intervention, and other programs concerning any of these groups are general categories of the published articles and brief reports. The articles emphasize applying research, treatment, and interventions to practical situations so the importance of the results will be clear.

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Special Issue: Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of PreK-12 Students by School Personnel

Special Issue: Risk Assessment and Sexually Abusive Youth: Perspectives and Considerations for the 21st Century

Special Issue: Financial Costs of Child Sexual Abuse Experienced by Individuals and Families across the Lifespan

Special Issue: Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives on the State of Forensic Practice

The Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma (JAMT)

JAMT publishes cutting-edge information on physical and emotional abuse, interpersonal aggression, maltreatment, and trauma. JAMT topic areas can include, but are not limited to, child maltreatment and spouse/partner abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment, assessment of victims and perpetrators, aggression in the workplace or in schools, violence and criminal behavior, innovative treatment and model programs, and ethnic and multicultural issues. JAMT also publishes thematic issues featuring guest editors who focus on a particular aspect of these topics.

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Trauma Informed Care - Guest Editors: Megan Garza, Susan Omilian, and Karen Rich

Domestic Violence in the African American Community - Guest Editor: Oliver Williams

Sexual Assault in Intimate Relationships - Guest Editor: Kersti Yllo and Gabriela Torres

Male Victims of Intimate Personal Violence - Guest Editors: Denise Hynes and Emily Douglas

Chronic Illness, Trauma, and Resiliency - Guest Editor: Janessa Huddleston

Healing from Trauma and Abuse - Guest Editor: Oliver Williams

Structural Violence in Sports - Guest Editors: Sylvie Parent & Catherine Flynn

PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

PTSD and TBI for Intimate Partner Violence Victims and Offenders

Dealth Penalty and Murder Cases: Current Research and Issues 

Journal of Child Custody (JCC)

JCC provides access to the ideas, opinions, and experiences of leading experts in the field. The journal keeps readers informed of the latest developments in social work, law, and forensic psychology relative to child custody. The journal is peer reviewed anonymously (double-blind), with an interdisciplinary editorial board comprised of child custody evaluators, mental health professionals, researchers, attorneys, and judges committed to the safety and best interests of children in family and juvenile courts

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When Children's Testimonials are Used as Evidence: New Findings on The Relation Between Children's Memory, Trauma, and Suggestibility - Guest Editors: Henry Otgaar & Mark L. Howe

Assessment Techniques and Issues in Child Custody Evaluations

Misdiagnosis of ADHD vs PTSD in Child Custody Cases

Re-Unifacation Issues and Techniques in Child Custody Cases


All manuscripts must be based on original research and not previously published. Manuscripts must be professionally written in APA format, using Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced with proper headings with a max page count of 30 (this includes abstract, references and tables/figures). For complete Author Submission Guidelines and to Submit a Manuscript Visit the Journal websites below:

Journal of Child Custody

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma

Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma