Faculty & Staff

Publications

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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Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: The School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support (2009)
With this book, education professionals will learn how to prevent behavior problems by adjusting the curriculum and environment; teach proactive communication skills; and reinforce prosocial behavior and academic achievement.
Handbook of Positive Behavior Support (2009)
This is an essential resource for school-based practitioners as well as clinicians and researchers in clinical child, school, and educational psychology.
2009 Florida's Children at a Glance (2009)
The 2009 edition of Florida's Children at a Glance has been produced by Florida KIDS COUNT to be used as a quick reference to current, comprehensive data.
Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions, Fifth Edition (2009)
This book offers a guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults.
Phase I - III Reports: Developing Sustainable Infrastructure in Support of Quality Field-Based Practice (2009)
These documents report on Phases I, II and III of SIP and report how the Children's Board of Hillsborough County can maximize investment in locally developed programsm and promote, implement, and sustain best practice for positive child and family outcomes.
FASST Implementation Toolkit: Developing Sustainable Infrastructure in Support of Quality Field-Based Practice (2009)
This toolkit was produced as part of Developing Sustainable Infrastructure in Support of Quality Field-Based Practice (SIP) project, a collaborative effort of The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Children’s Future Hillsborough, Family and School Support Teams (FASST), and the USF Department of Child and Family Studies. The toolkit has been designed to support implementation of the FASSTprogram as intended based on the current program theory.
A Culturally Competent Community-Based Research Approach with African American Neighborhoods: Critical Components and Examples (2009)
This book chapter is published in "African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education: Community Service, Service-learning, and Community-based Research." The book discusses race and its roles in university-community partnerships.
System Implementation Site-Based Reports (2009)
This series of reports, based on findings from Case Studies of System Implementation, will provide readers with a summary of lessons learned from established system of care communities.
A Process for Scaling Up SWPBS (School-Wide Positive Behavior Support) with Fidelity (2009)
This publication addresses how Florida may be able to scale-up and sustain over 3700 schools to implement Tier 1 PBS with fidelity. The process for scaling up implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support with fidelity has been developed by the Office of Special Education Program’s Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support and has been further examined by the State Implementation and Scaling up of Evidence-based Practices Center funded by OSEP.
Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Supported Handbook (2009)
The Transition Handbook aims to help transition specialists, general and special educators, school psychologists, mental health practicieners, and administrators support youth and young adults in setting goals and achieving positive outcomes across employment, education, and community settings.

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Publication Highlights

Dr. Heather Peshak George Serves as Contribution Editor of Special Issue on PBIS for the Journal of Behavioral Disorders

In addition, CFS faculty Karen Cox, MA, Lauren Evanovich, PhD, Heather Peshak George, PhD,  Devon Minch, PhD and Therese Sandomierski, PhD have published articles in the Special Issue.

Dr. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Serves as Co-editor on a Special Supplement of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The issue, to be released in February 2018, consists of articles that represent current thinking about community reintegration (CR) and lays the groundwork for testing interventions to improve CR outcomes for veterans and service members.

Fourth Year ABA Doctoral Students have Long List of Research Accomplishments!

How productive are our PhD students? Just take a look at our fourth year ABA doctoral student research accomplishments!  Great work Bryon Miller, Lindsey Slattery, Leslie Singer, Mallory Quinn, Sindy Sanchez and Diego Valbuena!

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