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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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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.
Behavioral Management for Children and Adolescents: Assessing the Evidence (2014)
Behavioral management services for children and adolescents are important components of the mental health service system. Behavioral management is a direct service designed to help develop or maintain prosocial behaviors in the home, school, or community. This review examined evidence for the effectiveness of family-centered, school-based, and integrated interventions.
Development and Initial Findings of an Implementation Process Measure for Child Welfare System Change (2014)
This article describes a new measure designed to examine the process of implementation of child welfare systems change. The measure was developed to document the status of the interventions and strategies that are being implemented and the drivers that are being installed to achieve sustainable changes in systems.
Scaling Up School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Experiences of Seven States With Documented Success (2013)
This article provides a descriptive summary of the experience from seven states with a history of implementing and scaling School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) over the past decade.
Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in State Child Welfare Systems: Results of a Multi-State Strategic Planning Process (2013)
Dramatic growth in health and human service contracting over the past two decades has increased the need for managerial competency in the development and sustainment of effective cross-sector partnerships. Although the quality of relations between partnering agencies can affect client outcomes, few macro-level interventions for strengthening cross-sector partnerships have been described or tested in the literature. This article describes a facilitated, strategic planning process implemented in five different states and presents pre-post test results of its effect on different factors known to affect partnership success. Implications for child welfare administrative practice and research are discussed.
“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.
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.

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Publication Highlights

Fourth Year ABA Doctoral Students have Long List of Research Accomplishments!

How productive are our PhD students? Just take a look at our fourth year ABA doctoral student research accomplishments!  Great work Bryon Miller, Lindsey Slattery, Leslie Singer, Mallory Quinn, Sindy Sanchez and Diego Valbuena!

Funeral staff as first responders: Helping families and friends when a loved one has died by suicide

Stephen Roggenbaum co-authors article in January 2016 edition of The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Magazine.

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USF Suicide Prevention Guide Profiled by Reuters International News Agency

The article, School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk, references the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide. Authors of the guide include CFS faculty Katherine Lazear and Stephen Roggenbaum.

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