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Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice now available

A new division publication features briefs that have an executive summary in the front matter.

Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice is a new publication of the society published by Springer Press. The first two issues have been released and will be available to Div. 37 members, free of charge, through electronic access. We are still working out the detail with Springer so that members will have easy access to these important and timely publications.

A unique feature of the briefs is an executive summary in the front matter that is freely accessible to the public. These summaries provide easy to understand overviews of the topic and highlights of policy and practice recommendations. All briefs undergo a rigorous peer review process. Society members interested in joining the editorial board or having a proposal considered for future publications should contact the editor, Barbara Fiese. The two briefs that have been released are as follows:

Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools: Legal Precedents, Current Practices, and Future Policy
Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Igor Holas, and Kelly M. Purtell, University of Texas at Austin

Children's Contact with Incarcerated Parents: Implications for Policy and Intervention
Julie Poehlmann, University of Wisconsin- Madison (lead author and volume editor)