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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Florida District Legislative Profiles: Senate (2018)
These district profiles let leaders know what we can do better for all of Florida’s kids to:ensure access to quality healthcare, early childhood education and housing;support prevention programs beginning with prenatal mothers and extending through teen years in preventing contacts with and promoting diversion from juvenile justice; and support families to get better job skills and education.
Florida KIDS COUNT Publications (2014)
Florida KIDS COUNT (FKC) is part of a nationwide KIDS COUNT Network, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The KIDS COUNT Network is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. by providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being. FKC produces a variety of publications to inform Floridians and their policy makers about the quality of life for Florida's children, and to build leadership and accountability for action on behalf of our children.
Recent Changes in the Child Welfare System: One State's Experience (2013)
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).
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.
Families And Communities Together Presents: A Data Framework for Addressing the Needs of Seminole County’s Children, Youth & Families. KNOW THE FACTS. (2012)
As a federally funded system of care site, Families And Communities Together has access to a broad array of national technical assistance and training, including a contractual agreement with the University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, to conduct national and local evaluations. This report, produced by Florida KIDS COUNT, provides facts and figures on the Seminole County population under age 19.
Florida Mothers and Babies (2010)
This publication provides 2008 birth data and a look at select infant conditions.
2009 Florida's Children at a Glance (2009)
The 2009 edition of Florida's Children at a Glance has been produced by Florida KIDS COUNT to be used as a quick reference to current, comprehensive data.
Florida's Children at a Glance, 2008 (2008)
The 2008 edition of Florida's Children at a Glance has been produced by the Center for the Study of Children's Futures to be used as a quick reference to current, comprehensive data. State and County information compiled from 2006/07 data is included and provides specifics on population by age, health and well-being, birth indicators, juvenile justice, and education.
21st Annual Research Conference Proceedings (2008)
Features presentation summaries from symposia, paper presentations and poster presentations, organized around the central themes and full agenda of the annual research conference.
RTC Study 3 Financing Structures and Strategies to Support Effective Systems of Care: Issue Brief 1: Effective Strategies to Finance a Broad Array of Services and Supports (2007)
Effective Financing Strategies for Systems of Care is a Research and Training Center study that is examining financing strategies used by states, communities, and tribes to support the infrastructure, services, and support s that comprise systems of care. This issue brief presents the results of the first wave of study site visits regarding financing strategies to support a broad range of services and supports.

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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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