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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Assessing Preference for Social Interactions (2013)
This study examined a procedure to assess preference for social interactions in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Characteristics Related to Family Involvement in Youth Residential Mental Health Treatment. (2013)
This study examined family involvement among youth in residential mental health treatment facilities in Florida.
The promise of family engagement: An action plan for system-level policy and advocacy. (2013)
Autism & Related Disabilities: Informational Materials (2013)
The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida provides a variety publications and informational resources available to the community.
Florida KIDS COUNT Publications (2013)
Florida KIDS COUNT provides a consistent and reliable source of information that is adaptable to a variety of uses such as policy analysis, grant and proposal writing, needs assessments and public education.
A multi-level framework for local policy development and implementation (2013)
Characteristics related to family involvement in youth residential mental health treatment (2013)
This study examined family involvement among youth in residential mental health treatment facilities in Florida. Data were obtained from the provider reports from January 2005 through December 2007.
Influence of Mental Health Assessment on Prescription of Psychoactive Medication Among New Nursing Home Residents (2012)
This article presents preliminary evidence for a novel way of promoting use of non-psychopharmacological interventions for mental health problems among nursing home (NH) residents.
Mental Health Informatics (2012)
This textbook incorporates mental health services, research, and education, informatics, and library and information science to portray the challenges and opportunities for persons working in mental health informatics.
Into the Unknown: Aging with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2012)
This article reviews the current literature regarding a range of quality of life outcomes of aging adults with ASD. Studies that have addressed life expectancy, comorbid physical and mental health issues, ASD symptomatology, and social, residential, and vocational outcomes are reviewed.

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Publication Highlights

CFS Faculty and Staff Publish Article on Neurodiversity in HR Florida Review Magazine

Neurodiversity is a term that describes people who think differently, see the world from varying perspectives, or who pick up the details of a task that others may have missed.

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.

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