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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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.
A Historical Perspective on National Child Mental Health Policy (2003)
This article presents a historical perspective on the formalized child mental health policy in the United States.
Crafting Logic Models for Systems of Care: Ideas Into Action (2003)
This monograph is designed to provide a guide for communities engaged in developing systems of care. It provides a straightforward method that system stakeholders can use to turn their ideas into tangible action-oriented strategies for achieving their goals for system development.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students initiative: Pinellas County, Florida (2003)
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative in Pinellas County, FL, emerged as a part of a broader local effort to implement creative educational and mental health programs to support children and families. This initiative focused on capacity building, prevention, and intervention efforts and comprehensive evaluation to address the barriers to learning and enhance healthy development.
What is Case Management? (2002)
Although case management has become a common intervention for children served through multiple systems, it can be quite variable in implementation. This chapter addresses the necessity to define case management in terms of common components and diverse models prior to exploring the evidence base for practice. This chapter also examines significant studies to date regarding the effectiveness of case management approaches.

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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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