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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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Allostatic Perspectives in Women Veterans With a History of Childhood Sexual Assault (2016)
The objectives of this study were to: (1) To determine the relationship between women veterans' CSA history and later sexual assault history and (2) to determine the relationships between women veterans' CSA and primary mediators and secondary and tertiary outcomes of allostasis.
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.
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.
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.
An Evaluation of a Parent Implemented In Situ Pedestrian Safety Skills Intervention for Individuals with Autism (2016)
This study evaluated an in situ pedestrian safety skills intervention for three individuals with autism , as implemented by their parents. Specifically, this study examined the utility of behavioral skills training (BST) in helping parents implement most-to-least prompting procedures in training their children to use pedestrian safety skills in community settings.
Decreased Movement Path Tortuosity Is Associated With Improved Functional Status in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury (2016)
The objective of this study is to determine if movement path tortuosity in everyday ambulation decreases in Veterans being treated in a residential setting for traumatic brain injury. Elevated path tortuosity is observed in assisted living facility residents with cognitive impairment and at risk for falls, and tortuosity may decrease over the course of cognitive rehabilitation received by the Veterans. If observed, decreased tortuosity may be linked to improved clinical outcomes.
Exploring Vocational Evaluation Practices following Traumatic Brain Injury (2015)
The aims of this study ware to (1) examine demographic and employment characteristics of vocational rehabilitation providers (VRPs), (2) identify the specific evaluation methods that are used in the VE of individuals with TBI, and (3) examine the differences in assessment method practices based upon evaluator assessment preferences.
Movement path tortuosity, compliance, TBI (2015)
Functional status in patients with traumatic brain injury (2015)
Predictors of behavioural health service use and associated expenditures: Individuals with TBI in Pinellas County (2015)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health concern. Such injuries often result in dramatic changes in the individual's life-course due to the associated complex co-morbidities. Limited research exists on the use and expenditures incurred for behavioural healthcare services post-TBI. This study examined predictors of behavioural service use, incarceration and associated expenditures for individuals with TBI.

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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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