CFP: Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Special issue of Advances in Mental Health

Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Abstracts – due: 1 April 2015
Deadline for Papers: 1st June 2015
Details at: http://amh.e-contentmanagement.com/archives/vol/14/issue/1/call/
Edited by Dr. Anton Isaacs (Monash University) and Prof. Pat Dudgeon (University of Western Australia)
This issue will focus on solutions rather than problems encountered by Indigenous people. It is widely accepted that Indigenous people face significant barriers in seeking help and accessing mental health and social and emotional wellbeing services. Suicide rates for Indigenous people are of grave concern, being twice that of other Australians. In addition, the pervasive nature of high psychological distress levels in the community has resulted in Indigenous suicide becoming a public health problem. At this moment in time the greatest need is to highlight service models, programs and strategies that have the potential to make a difference to the current landscape.
We are looking for research articles, case studies and reviews of such services and models for this issue with the aim of providing a foundation on which to develop result oriented, transferable and sustainable public health programs.
Preference will be given to co-authored papers between Indigenous and non Indigenous people, specifically addressing possible solutions rather than repeating the problem.
Abstracts – due: 1 April 2015 to the coordinating editor: Anton.Isaacs@monash.edu

Abstracts should clearly state:
What is already known about the topic?
What this paper adds?
Manuscript submissions – due 1 June 2015
Authors should follow guidelines available at: http://amh.e-contentmanagement.com/page/87/submit-papers
Dr. Anton Isaacs (Coordinating Guest Editor) is a public health physician with expertise in designing and implementing mental health services for rural and underserved communities both in Australia and overseas. In India, he set up Maanasi, a rural mental health service which has been integrated into primary health care services with over 1500 registered clients. In Australia, Dr. Isaacs developed the Koori Men’s Health Day which is an innovative model of early detection of mental health problems among Aboriginal men. This model has been adopted by the Aboriginal community in Gippsland, Victoria. Dr. Isaacs is currently evaluating the Victorian Aboriginal Youth Suicide prevention program.
Professor Pat Dudgeon (Guest Editor) is from the Bardi people of the Kimberley in Western Australia. She is a research fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia. Her roles include Chief Investigator in an ARC (Indigenous Discovery) grant, Cultural Continuity and Change: Indigenous Solutions to Mental Health Issues and lead of the National Empowerment Project that works with 11 sites across the country developing communities’ social emotional wellbeing as programs in response to suicide prevention. She is the lead editor of the second edition of Working Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principals and Practice. She serves on many committees, councils and boards. She is a Commissioner, on the National Mental Health Commission, the chair of the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Suicide Prevention Advisory Group and a steering committee and founding chair of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association (AIPA).

Editorials for our “Predatory Publishers” Project!

Thomas Lawrence Long:

A statement from the International Academy of Nurse Editors on predatory open-access publishers and journals.

Originally posted on INANE - International Academy of Nursing Editors:

576675_339521189451599_1525598560_nAt our 2014 INANE conference in Portland, Maine, the group present for Jeffrey Beall’s informative presentation titled “Open Access or Good Editors Stand Out in a World of Predatory Publishers” agreed to launch a project to inform all readers of nursing journals about this important topic. We envisioned having an initial document published that lays out the basic issues involved; this document can be re-published or quoted (with adequate attribution) by any nursing journal editor in preparing an editorial that is tailored to a specific journal audience.

Without delay, and within exactly four weeks, a team of collaborators led by Sally Thorne developed an overview “anchor” document that has now been published in Nurse Author & Editor.  This position statement is titled “Predatory Publishing: What Editors Need to Know.”  It is available for free for any interested person; you only need to register on the site (at no…

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Are You NINR’s Next Graduate Partnerships Program Fellow? Apply for GPP 2015 Today!

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) is an unparalleled doctoral fellowship training opportunity that combines the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Financial support and other benefits are provided for up to three years. NINR Division of Intramural Research Training Program Director Dr. Mary B. Engler encourages PhD nursing students interested in basic or clinical research to apply, noting “the GPP offers qualified students a chance to boost their research careers, working with world-class resources in the NIH labs of renowned scientists and enjoying a rich array of outstanding educational, career, and networking opportunities.”

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed all doctoral coursework as of August 2015 to be considered eligible. The application period for NINR’s 2015 GPP will close on December 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Recommendation letters are due on December 8, 2014, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

For more information, visit http://www.ninr.nih.gov/GPP.

Int’l J of Nursing Practice Seeks Editor

Applications are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief

The current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Alan Pearson, has retired and stepped down after founding and leading the journal for 20 years. We are therefore seeking applications for this prestigious position with one of the world-leading international nursing journals published by Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons. Ideally, the successful candidate would take over this position from January 1st 2015.

IJNP is a fully refereed journal publishing original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and academic discipline. The Journal focuses on research and professional discussion papers with a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.

For detailed information follow this link.

The successful candidate for the position of Editor will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Professional standing
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Broad knowledge of nursing on an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Awareness of international ethics and standards for journal publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in Editor-type role

The main functions within this role are: leadership, manuscript handling and quality control, strategic development, and journal promotion. The post involves working closely with the Publisher and the Associate Editors.

Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional days required for meetings. The Editor can be based in any international location but preferably in Australia or the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will start work on the journal in January 2015 or sooner depending on commitments.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of IJNP, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you would bring to this position and your vision for this Journal and how you would like to see it develop in the future.

A description of the role and information about the journal is available on request. Please send your application, in confidence, to: Sophie Suelzle, Wiley, Cremorne Street, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia. Email to: ssuelzle@wiley.com

Applications to arrive no later than 21st November 2014.

Daily Writing (But Not Too Much Daily Writing)

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae professional development website and for her own blog, Tanya Golash-Boza reminds us that cultivating a daily writing habit is a evidence-based practice that produces healthy professional outcomes.

She offers ten ways you can write every day: http://getalifephd.blogspot.com/2010/05/seven-ways-you-can-write-every-day.html.

But she also observes that there is a point of diminishing returns (which is why what Robert Boice calls “bingeing” doesn’t work well): https://chroniclevitae.com/news/691-on-writing-sometimes-less-is-more.

She suggests one to four hours of writing at a stretch.

Call for Posters: Intern’l Forum, Quality & Safety in Healthcare (London, 2015)

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare continues to support and energise the movement for healthcare improvement. This four day event connects healthcare leaders and practitioners worldwide to improve outcomes for patients and communities.

Conference details here: http://internationalforum.bmj.com/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CFA4&utm_campaign=Call%20for%20Abstracts%20Posters%202015

Organizers of the 21-24 April 2015 conference in London seek poster submission. Deadline for abstract submissions: 3 November 2014, 5pm GMT

Click here to submit a poster presentation: http://internationalforum.bmj.com/posters/poster-abstracts?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CFA4&utm_campaign=Call%20for%20Abstracts%20Posters%202015

CFP: Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Abstracts due: 1st November, 2014 

Deadline for Papers: 1st February 2015
Prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness
Advances in Mental Health ~ volume 13-2 ~ August 2015
Edited by Kim Foster, PhD, MA, DipAppSc, BN, RN, FACMHN, MACN, Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra
Children and families where parents have mental illness are recognized as being at higher risk of a range of psychosocial problems. Preventive interventions, however, are effective and can substantially reduce risks and intergenerational transmission of mental illness and strengthen child and family wellbeing and resilience. Papers are invited, particularly from the Asia-Pacific region, for this special issue of Advances in Mental Health devoted to prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness.

This special issue is focused on extending the knowledge and evidence base on issues in prevention and early intervention for this group of children and families. Literature reviews including systematic forms of literature review, discussion papers, qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research reports, or papers debating issues of prevention and/or early intervention policy, practice or research will be included.

Papers from the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, East and South-East Asia are invited and may include:
Prevention programs or strategies
Evaluation of interventions for children, parents, and/or families
Child and family experiences and/or support needs
Future directions for prevention and early intervention policy, research or practice in the region
Mental health workforce practice in prevention/early intervention
Submissions
Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline, observing the Author Guidelines.
All papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. The special issue will include articles of approximately 5,000 words each, and will publish in Advances in Mental Health August 2015.
Abstracts due:                1st November, 2014 to the coordinating editor: Kim.Foster@canberra.edu.au

Manuscripts due:           1st February, 2015 to be uploaded for peer review

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