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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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Final Report: Evaluation of Specialized Treatment Programs for Dually Served Youth (2019)
In February 2018, DCF contracted with the University of South Florida to conduct an independent evaluation of specialized treatment programs.
Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program Evaluation (2019)
This report presents results of an evaluation of Family Support Services (FSS) provided by six Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agencies in Florida.
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.
Practice Brief 1: Opportunities and challenges in healthcare integration (2013)
This practice brief is the first of a series aimed at documenting the advancement of Michigan communities toward the promise of integration.
Telecounseling for the Linguistically Isolated: A Pilot Study With Older Korean Immigrants (2013)
This pilot study tested the use of telehealth technology in providing access to culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services.
“If We’re Going to Change Things, It Has to Be Systemic:” Systems Change in Children's Mental Health (2012)
This paper explores the concept of "systemic" in the context of systems of care. Systems theory is used to understand strategies of purposeful systems change undertaken by stakeholders in established system of care communities. The paper presents a conceptual model of systems change for systems of care that is grounded in data from a national study of system of care implementation (Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, 2004).
Arizona’s Children’s System of Care Practice Review: Fiscal Year 2010 Statewide Report (2011)
The System of Care Practice Review (SOCPR) was implemented in FY2010 as the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services’ practice review method of choice in Arizona.
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Reports (2011)
During the last decade, the Medicaid program has become an increasingly important element of the mental health treatment system in Florida.
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)

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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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