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Fathering and Fatherhood

Submission deadline: 31 October 2022
Special Issue Editor
  • Chiara Ionio, PhD
    Faculty of Psychology, Catholic University, Milan, Italy
    Interests: perinatal psychology and psicopathology; developmental trauma
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As gender roles shift and paternal involvement in childcare becomes the norm in our society, the physical, mental and social health of fathers has become an increasingly important topic of discussion. A multidisciplinary perspective can help to raise awareness of the impact of men's health on parenting and on the development of a healthy relationship with one's child. Early identification of both protective and risk factors could prevent long-term maladjustment for the parent, the child and their relationship. Moreover, in light of recent socio-cultural achievements worldwide, it is essential to consider the fulfillment of parental functions in family contexts where the roles may not be based on gender differences between the partners, as in the case of same-parent families. It is therefore necessary to adopt a pluralist perspective that addresses these differences from an inclusive and non-stigmatising point of view. Researchers in this field are welcome to submit their latest work relating to “Fathering and fatherhood”.

Dr. Chiara Ionio
Guest Editor

parent-infant relationship
public health
clinical care
mental health
social health
Manuscript Submission Information

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