ALIGN Journal Call for Contributions

Now accepting submissions for Spring 2018


The ALIGN Journal for Services to Children and Families (Formerly AASCF) is intended to be a forum for significant, critical and serious inquiry into issues related to the work of the agencies – children,youth, families, organizations, leadership, and wellness. We want to bring research and evidence informed practice to the members and share and disseminate critical research finding.

Our goal is to give strategies, suggestions and support in terms of creative and innovative ways for agencies and workers to develop a culture of evidence informed practice. Our mission is to bring professionals together to advance the knowledge pertaining to the continuum of services for children, youth and families. One way we plan to accomplish our mission is through a Journal. At this time we are planning on having the Journal published online two times per year. We ask for your help in this effort. We are open to conflicting and contrasting viewpoints.

Categories that will be considered are:
1) Original research or evaluation
2) Innovations in program development
3) Policy and practice reviews
4)Books or article reviews
5) Conference reviews or updates,
6) Work from youth and
7) Editorials, reflective views, etc.

Our primary interest is providing members with a varied and rich source of materiel to consider.
All articles submitted for publication will be reviewed by an editorial committee prior to a
decision on publication. A blind review process will be used.

Articles should not be longer that 2000 words, APA compliant, well research and cited. We will also take pictures, links, and funny tidbits if you are interested in sharing them. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to alter the articles for esthetic purposes.

Inquiries or submissions: Contact Cathy Mitchell  email:

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