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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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Independent Assessment of the Florida Medicaid NET Program (2016)
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) contracted with the University of South Florida to provide an independent assessment of the Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) program. NET services are provided to Medicaid recipients to access medical care if they are unable to drive, cannot afford to own or maintain a vehicle, or do not have access to affordable transportation.
Development and preliminary effectiveness of an innovative treatment for binge eating in racially diverse adolescent girls (2016)
Binge and loss of control (LOC) eating are significant concerns among many adolescents and are associated with poor physical, social, and psychological functioning. Black girls appear to be particularly vulnerable to binge and LOC eating. Yet, empirically validated, culturally sensitive treatments for these disordered eating behaviors are not well established. This investigation examined satisfaction, feasibility, and preliminary outcomes of a binge eating intervention for ethnically diverse adolescent girls.
What Would It Take Florida? (2016)
This series of briefs focus on each domain of the KIDS COUNT Florida data profile and each of the indicators that comprise the domain in greater detail. Florida KIDS COUNT looks at each child well-being indicator nationally, statewide, and then, for each domain and indicator, asks what would it take for Florida to be the best state in the nation for children and families.
Access, Integration and Quality of Care for Individuals with Serious Mental Health Challenges Enrolled in Florida’s Managed Medical Assistance Program (2016)
This study evaluates access to health care, the coordination of physical and behavioral health services, and quality of care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) who are enrolled in Florida’s Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. A primary objective was to compare operations and impacts of the SMI Specialty plan operated by Magellan Complete Care with Standard MMA plans that serve enrollees with SMI.
Functional Assessment (2016)
This chapter discusses the importance of conducting a functional assessment to identify environmental determinants of problem behavior and develop functional interventions.
Allostatic Perspectives in Women Veterans With a History of Childhood Sexual Assault (2016)
The objectives of this study were to: (1) To determine the relationship between women veterans' CSA history and later sexual assault history and (2) to determine the relationships between women veterans' CSA and primary mediators and secondary and tertiary outcomes of allostasis.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Teaching Package Utilizing Behavioral Skills Training and In Situ Training to Teach Gun Safety Skills in a Preschool (2016)
One infrequent, but highly dangerous situation a child can face is finding a firearm. Hundreds of children are injured or killed by firearms each year. Fortunately, behavioral skills training (BST) and in situ training (IST) are effective approaches for teaching a number of different skills, including safety skills.
The Relationship Between School-Wide Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and Student Discipline Outcomes (2016)
implications of the findings for School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) assessment and intervention in the classroom are discussed.
Positive Behavior Support: A Proposal for Updating and Refining the Definition (2016)
Authors offer an updated and unified definition of Positive Behavior Support  and provide a brief historical perspective and describe a process for developing a proposed definition.
The Development and Evaluation of a Natural Helpers’ Training Program to Increase the Engagement of Urban, Hispanic Families in Parent-Child Interacti (2016)
This study describes one effort to train natural helpers to increase engagement in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based parent training program.

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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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