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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- Positive Beginnings: Supporting Young Children with Challenging Behavior (2004)
- The Positive Beginnings training modules provide higher education faculty and professional development personnel with material that can be used to teach early educators, interventionists, and related service personnel about the use of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) with young children and their families
- Positive Educational Planning: A Guide to Thoughtful Preparation for the Educational Planning Process (2004)
- This free, downloadable booklet provides a portfolio families can use to gather and share priorities and insights about their child in preparation for educational or service planning activities. Included within the form are sections that guide families to describe their child, share perspectives on their child's learning characteristics and identify desired outcomes.
- Family Experience of The Mental Health System (FEMHS) — Findings Compendium (2004)
- The Findings Compendium provides a brief summary of the Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health Study of the Family Experience of the Mental Health System (FEMHS).
- System of Care Checklists from the Family Experience of the Mental Health System (FEMHS) Study (2004)
- The Family Experience of the Mental Health System was designed to meet a need for information from family perspectives about service access and delivery, as well as about specific aspects of services that are most and least helpful. Based on the experiences of the families in the study, as well as evidence-based and promising practices, these checklists can help guide the development of systems of care as they address child and family issues of: medication; decisions and responsibilities of care; pathways and access to care; and, helpfulness of formal organizations and informal supports.
- A Study of Service Innovations that Enhance Systems of Care: Expanding the Array of Services using Networks of Providers in Community Based Integrated Systems of Care (2004)
- This paper describes results and implications from a study designed to explore innovative service system practices in nine sites.
- Special Series: Children’s Mental Health Policy [Special issue] (2003)
- In this special issue, the editor briefly reviews the history and evolution of the System of Care framework. A discussion of how policy makers, human service agencies and families have struggled to incorporate the values and principles of systems of care into daily operations and guiding policies follows.
- Developmental Framework for Collaboration in Child-serving Agencies (2003)
- This article presents a developmental framework for collaboration in child-serving agencies that is based on the experience of families, service providers, administrators, and community members who have been involved in local collaborative processes in their own communities. The results of this project indicate that while well-developed collaboration is a necessary component of collaboration, it is not sufficient in and of itself.
- Building upon Theory of Change for Systems of Care (2003)
- This article describes the concept of systems of care for children with serious emotional disturbance and their families.
- Improving Outcomes for Students Through the Application of a Public Health Model to School Psychology: A Commentary (2003)
- This overview contains a summary of the application of public health principles and concepts, which have the potential to improve outcomes for children served in our schools.
- The Child Behavior Checklist/4-18 (2003)
- This chapter presents the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18 as one of the most widely used parent report forms of children’s psychological behavior. The checklist was designed to measure competencies and problems in children 4 to 18 years of age. The chapter reviews a broad range of issues regarding the checklist, including: the theoretical basis, the range of applicability and limitations, the accommodations for populations with disabilities, and the legal and ethical considerations in using this instrument.