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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Factors Predicting Child Maltreatment Fatalities: A Competing Risk Model (2011)
This study examined different types of child maltreatment fatalities and factors associated with child death in Florida.
My Health Passport (2011)
This document should be completed by an individual (and/or their caregiver) to describe important aspects about their special health care needs.
Using Practice-Based Evidence to Complement Evidence-Based Practice in Children's Behavioral Health (2011)
This issue brief prepared for the Outcomes Roundtable for Children and Families addresses important issues associated with the emergence of practice-based evidence.
Supporting Parents Who Have Youth with Emotional Disturbances Through a Parent-to-Parent Support Program (2010)
Published in the Journal: Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Services Research (Online First)
Mental Health Services Expenditures among Children Placed in Out-of-Home Care (2010)
This study examined Florida Medicaid mental health expenditures for children in out-of-home care.
Florida Mothers and Babies (2010)
This publication provides 2008 birth data and a look at select infant conditions.
2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book (2010)
For 21 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has published an annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, compiling the best data available on children and families in our nation and ranking every state on the well-being of its kids.
A Proposed Model for the Analysis and Interpretation of Focus Groups in Evaluation Research (2010)
This article reviews the methodology of the focus group.
Creating a Front Porch in Systems of Care: Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services for Diverse Children and Families (2010)
Despite recognition of the central role that service accessibility (and availability) should assume within a system of care, the definition proposed in the feature article of this special issue does not identify specific factors that systems of care must take into account in order to serve diverse children with serious emotional disturbance and their families in a culturally competent manner. This paper provides support for inclusion of the concepts of access and availability in the system of care definition and presents important factors that systems of care must take into account in order to increase access in a culturally competent manner, a core system of care value.
Compound Caregiving: When Lifelong Caregivers Undertake Additional Caregiving Roles (2010)
This study investigated caregiver experiences of compound caregiving(i.e. additional caregiving roles) and its association with caregiver quality of life.

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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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