About this Research Topic
The present Research Topic puts the attention on these themes, particularly, considering the possible aftermaths that empirical research may have on planning and realizing interventional models to support the parental functioning. We will consider papers focused on the individuation of methods of observation and assessment, which allow to plan and realize prevention programs and/or interventions, primarily focused on parental support, both in the early stadium of the child’s development and in the long-term period. Thus, the focus is both on the prevention and sustenance sphere and, also, on specific manners of taking on the therapeutic responsibility of the adult-infant relationship.
We will also appreciate works focusing on the intercultural aspect care-system between adult(s) and child, as well as review papers on avant-garde themes in this research areas. Finally, particular importance will be given to integrative researches which combine different approaches and methods: especially, interactive and/or representational aspects, including data from neuro-imaging studies, physiological correlates and biological data related to parenting.
Proposals including a title, name of the author(s), contact details and an abstract (300 words) should be submitted via Frontiers web site before the 15 January 2015. Please include in the subject header “Parenthood issue” followed by the name of the first author (e.g. Parenting - Black, Johnny). Selected authors will be informed before the 30 January 2015 and will have to send in their manuscript before the 21 April 2015. All proposals and manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.