Publications in our database are reports and resource materials produced within the Department of Child and Family Studies, as well as recent journal articles authored by CFS faculty. To view a more thorough listing of recent books, book chapters and articles written or edited by CFS faculty, view our Impact Reports or individual faculty vitas. You may also view the publications by topic on the right of this page.
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- Using Awareness Training to Decrease Nervous Habits in Public Speaking (2016)
- Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (2016)
- Teaching Gun Safety Skills to Children (2016)
- Core Competencies in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2016)
- Independent Assessment of the Florida Medicaid NET Program (2016)
- The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) contracted with the University of South Florida to provide an independent assessment of the Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) program. NET services are provided to Medicaid recipients to access medical care if they are unable to drive, cannot afford to own or maintain a vehicle, or do not have access to affordable transportation.
- Access, Integration and Quality of Care for Individuals with Serious Mental Health Challenges Enrolled in Florida’s Managed Medical Assistance Program (2016)
- This study evaluates access to health care, the coordination of physical and behavioral health services, and quality of care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) who are enrolled in Florida’s Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. A primary objective was to compare operations and impacts of the SMI Specialty plan operated by Magellan Complete Care with Standard MMA plans that serve enrollees with SMI.
- Functional Assessment (2016)
- This chapter discusses the importance of conducting a functional assessment to identify environmental determinants of problem behavior and develop functional interventions.
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Teaching Package Utilizing Behavioral Skills Training and In Situ Training to Teach Gun Safety Skills in a Preschool (2016)
- One infrequent, but highly dangerous situation a child can face is finding a firearm. Hundreds of children are injured or killed by firearms each year. Fortunately, behavioral skills training (BST) and in situ training (IST) are effective approaches for teaching a number of different skills, including safety skills.
- Positive Behavior Support: A Proposal for Updating and Refining the Definition (2016)
- Authors offer an updated and unified definition of Positive Behavior Support and provide a brief historical perspective and describe a process for developing a proposed definition.
- The Relationship Between School-Wide Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and Student Discipline Outcomes (2016)
- implications of the findings for School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) assessment and intervention in the classroom are discussed.