Call for Papers

Special Issue on Resilience in Childhood orResilience and Child Development

Guest Editor: Yoichi Sakakihara, M.D.Professor Emeritus Ochanomizu University(Tokyo, Japan)
Manuscript Due Date: May 31, 2023
Projected publication: September 1, 2023


During the pandemic of COVID-19, children in the world have equally suffered not only from the infection itself, but from a variety of adversities such as confinement in their houses, isolation and separation from their friends and peers, and stressful relations with their family members who have been obliged to alter their lifestyle routine.

It has been shown that many children had presented with increased stress signs during the pandemic. Some children have even developed mental health problems during the pandemic.However, it is also shown that some children have been protected from developing increased stress signs even during the pandemic. These children are thought to be equipped with high resilience.

Resilience is defined as follows: “In the context of exposure to significant adversity, resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that sustain their well-being, and their capacity individually and collectively to negotiate for these resources to be provided in culturally meaningful ways.” 1)

As the Guest Editor of PECERA Journal, I would like to call for papers on the mental health, well-being and the state of resilience during COVID-19 pandemic and other relevant issues in children in Asia

It is hoped that by elucidating the factors associated with high resilience, we can contribute to provide measures for the better well-being of children. Manuscripts must follow current APA Guidelines (7th Edition) and the guidelines outlined in Instructions to Contributors, which also can be found on the PECERA website and available at the APJRECE manuscript management site. Please note on your cover page that your submission is for the special issue on Resilience in Childhood orResilience and Child Development.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the APJRECE manuscript management site. Questions regarding this special issue should be directed to the editor board of PECERA at

Key dates:
  • Manuscript Submissions Due: May 31, 2023 (Early submissions are encouraged.)
  • Expected Publication Date: September 1, 2023



Ungar, M. Resilience across cultures, British Journal of Social Work (2008) 38:218-235

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