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Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

ISSN (printed): 1535-0770. ISSN (electronic): 1535-0932.

The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships: Programs, Policy, and Research is the only international journal focusing exclusively on the intergenerational field from a practical, theoretical, and social policy perspective. The journal is a unique and comprehensive resource that will help you enhance your professional development and effectiveness. The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships encompasses a variety of disciplines: social work, community development, health, psychology, anthropology, sociology, gerontology, child development, family studies, education, political science, social policy, communications, and more! Knowing how each generation connects with others across the spectrum of ages, family systems, workplaces, cultures, and historical eras informs the evolution of intergenerational programming and practice. Educators, social service providers, family advocates, and public servants around the globe who subscribe to the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships will benefit by learning more about how and why generational connections matter. JIR is the journal that focuses on intergenerational work. Each issue presents cutting-edge writing on intergenerational topics, divided into sections entitled: "Scholarship" - peer-reviewed academic papers dealing with innovative research, intergenerational programming strategies, research and evaluation, and suggestions for advancing the intergenerational field; "From the Field" - papers from practitioners, including program profiles, a topical forum, and book/media reviews. The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships will keep you at the leading edge of this exciting expanding field, with: new ideas about the growth, development, and impact of intergenerational approaches to social issues, to family connections, and to new social structures; international perspectives on current issues; a balance of evaluation, research, policy, and practice based, peer-reviewed articles; standards for practice; theories that undergird intergenerational studies; multicultural initiatives; intergenerational approaches to community development; examinations of the role of intergenerational relationships in a changing global society; book and media reviews; brief program profiles; a "Forum" section that discusses issues of intergenerational interest. The journal will be published both in print format and electronically.

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