Faculty & Staff


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 Comparison of the Academic Progress of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities and Students with Learning Disabilities. (2001)
This article presents findings from a study comparing academic progress over five years for students with emotional and behavioral disorders and students with learning disabilities. Factors related to academic achievement (attendance, behavior offenses, type of special education setting, school mobility and early retention) were examined as to their contribution to achievement over time for these two groups.
The Practice of Psychology with Children, Adolescents, and Their Families: A Look to the Future (2001)
This chapter reviews the changes that have been made in the children’s mental health field in the last two decades, and examines some of the challenges that the field now faces. It discusses such issues as systems of care, individualized care, financing of services, accountability, and evidence-based practice.
Improving the Quality of Community-Based Services for Children (2001)
This chapter considers the problem of assessing and improving the quality of intensive case management services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance. It identifies the systemic factors contributing to quality services, details the intervention, and describes three methods that the effectiveness of the intervention were assessed.
Environmental Safety and Exposure to Violence of Inner City Children: Children in Psychiatric Crisis (2001)
The article details environmental safety and exposure to violence in a group of particularly vulnerable children ages 5-18. The approximately 300 children enrolled in this study resided in the Bronx, New York, and presented at a psychiatric emergency room in crisis. This study discusses these children’s level of exposure to violence and unsafe environments, as well as their ratings regarding feelings about safety. Two case studies are presented, along with implications of findings.
Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and Repetitive Behavior Disorders: Behavioral Approaches to Analysis and Treatment. (2001)
This text discusses body focused repetitive behavior disorders with an emphasis on tic disorders and trichotillomania. Chapters focus on the analysis and treatment of these disorders.
Child and Adolescent Measures of Functional Status (2000)
This chapter provides an overview of the commonly used assessments to measure functioning in children and adolescents.
The School and Community Study: Characteristics of Students who have Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Served in Restructuring Public Schools (2000)
This article presents preliminary results from an ongoing study of the effects of school reform and restructuring on students with serious emotional and behavioral disabilities (SED).
Evaluation of career outcomes following graduate education in rehabilitation counseling (1999)
The Ecology of Outcomes: System Accountability in Children’s Mental Health (1998)
This article presents the Ecology of Outcomes framework, which provides a foundation for the utilization of information so that outcome information can provide opportunities for learning and self-correction.
State Health Care Reforms: How They Affect Children and Adolescents with Emotional Disorders and Their Families (1997)
This article presents baseline results of the Health Care Reform Tracking Project, a national study designed to describe and analyze state health care reforms and their impact on children and adolescents with emotional disorders and their families.

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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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