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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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Using a Modified Pyramidal Training Model to Teach Special Education Teachers to Conduct Trial-Based Functional Analyses (2013)
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training procedure in which special education program coordinators were taught to conduct trial-based functional analyses and then provided support to special education teachers who were taught to conduct trial-based functional analyses and to calculate, graph, and analyze data.
Scaling Up School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Experiences of Seven States With Documented Success (2013)
This article provides a descriptive summary of the experience from seven states with a history of implementing and scaling School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) over the past decade.
Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in State Child Welfare Systems: Results of a Multi-State Strategic Planning Process (2013)
Dramatic growth in health and human service contracting over the past two decades has increased the need for managerial competency in the development and sustainment of effective cross-sector partnerships. Although the quality of relations between partnering agencies can affect client outcomes, few macro-level interventions for strengthening cross-sector partnerships have been described or tested in the literature. This article describes a facilitated, strategic planning process implemented in five different states and presents pre-post test results of its effect on different factors known to affect partnership success. Implications for child welfare administrative practice and research are discussed.
Recent Changes in the Child Welfare System: One State’s Experience (2013)
Nationwide over the past 5 years there has been a substantial reduction in the number of children involved with the child welfare system entering out-of-home care as well as a reduction in the lengths of stay among those who do enter the system. This article compares national data on children entering out-of-home care and the length of stay with data from Florida over a 7-year period (2005–2011). Findings are shared on the strategies and services that stakeholders in one state reported as contributing to preventing out-of-home placements and reducing lengths of stay in residential settings. Federal policies such as IV-E Waivers that support this reduction also are discussed. The article concludes with policy and research recommendations regarding how to sustain this reduction while ensuring that child safety and well-being are preserved.
Supportive Interventions for Young Children with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Delays and Disorders (2013)
This authoritative volume provides state-of-the-art practices for supporting the approximately 20% of today's K-12 students who have emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) that hinder school success.
Adolescent Girls’ Use of Avoidant and Approach Coping as Moderators between Trauma Exposure and Trauma Symptoms (2013)
This study examined whether avoidant and/or approach coping skills moderated the relationship between childhood trauma exposure and trauma symptoms among adolescent females with a history of complex trauma.
Efficacy of the Stranger Safety Abduction-Prevention Program and Parent-Conducted In Situ Training (2013)
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Stranger Safety DVD (The Safe Side, 2004) and parent training of abduction-prevention skills with 6- to 8-year-old children
Observation and Measurement in Behavior Analysis (2013)
Over the last 50 years the field of behavior analysis has grown substantially both in the number of practicing behavior analysts and the range of behavior to which behavioral principles have been applied. The present volumes provide an overview and in-depth chapters spanning the breadth of behavior analysis.
The Teaching Pyramid: A Tiered Model for Promoting Social-Emotional Competence and Addressing Challenging Behavior (2013)
Response to intervention (RTI) is improving student outcomes in K–12 classrooms across the country. This authoritative handbook provides cutting-edge research from more than 60 of today's leading experts.
Helping Families Address Challenging Behavior: Using Positive Behavior Support in Early Intervention (2013)
Monograph 15 includes discussions of developmentally appropriate innovations in addressing needs of children with challenging behaviors. Practitioner and family-friendly, evidence based articles include topics such as tiered models of support, peer environments, visual supports, family-centered interventions and partnerships, coaching, culturally responsive methods and implementation practices.

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Publication Highlights

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!

Funeral staff as first responders: Helping families and friends when a loved one has died by suicide

Stephen Roggenbaum co-authors article in January 2016 edition of The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Magazine.

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USF Suicide Prevention Guide Profiled by Reuters International News Agency

The article, School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk, references the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide. Authors of the guide include CFS faculty Katherine Lazear and Stephen Roggenbaum.

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