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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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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.
Emotional and Tangible Reciprocity in Middle- and Older-Aged Carers of Adults With Intellectual Disabilities (2013)
This study investigated whether older carers of adult children with intellectual disabilities perceive emotional and tangible reciprocity in their relationships and the association between perceived reciprocity with quality of life.
A Trend Analysis of Participant and Setting Characteristics in Autism Intervention Research (2013)
This analysis was conducted to empirically document the characteristics of individuals with autism who participated in intervention research published between 1995 and 2009 in three journals.
The Relation Between Body Mass Index and Self-Rated Mental Health Among Older Adults: Do Racial/Ethnic Differences Exist? (2013)
This study examined racial and ethnic differences in the relation between body mass index (BMI) and self-rated mental health (SRMH) among community-dwelling older adults.
Experimental Analysis of Precursors to Severe Problem Behavior (2013)
This study assessed behaviors (precursors) that may predict occurrences of severe problem behavior.
Effects of Fixed Versus Random Sequencing During Multi-element Functional Analyses (2013)
This article discusses a study conducted on fixed- and random-sequence functional assessments for 7 individuals with developmental disabilities to determine the relative effects that sequence may have on assessment outcomes.
Adaptations to a Functional Behavior Assessment with a Spanish-Speaking Preschooler: A Data-Based Case Study (2013)
Dual Language Learners (DLLs) are a growing population in the U.S. school system and increasing numbers of DLLs are referred for the assessment and treatment of problem behaviors. This article documents adaptations and considerations for a culturally and linguistically responsive, as well as effective assessment and intervention.
Relationships Between Stressors and Parenting Attitudes in a Child Welfare Parenting Program (2013)
This study sought to explore the family stressors in parents involved in the child welfare system who have been referred to an intensive therapeutic parenting program, and the relationship of those stressors to change in parenting attitudes.
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.

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Publication Highlights

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.

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!

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