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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.
Defining the Word Bullying: Inconsistencies and Lack of Clarity Among Current Definitions (2019)
The authors briefly review the core elements (i.e., components) of bullying reported in the literature and synthesize the varying definitions of bullying offered by researchers, federal legislation, state legislation, school district policy, school staff members, students, and parents. In addition, the authors discuss factors that are thought to influence individuals’ definitions of bullying. Last, the impact that inconsistent and unclear definitions of bullying may have on assessment and interventions for bullying is considered and future directions are described.
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.
Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children: The Early Childhood Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support (2013)
This book describes a model for resolving serious challenging behaviors of toddlers and preschool-age children: Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC). Link to excerpt.
Adolescent Girls’ Use of Avoidant and Approach Coping as Moderators Between Trauma Exposure and Trauma Symptoms (2013)
This study examined whether avoidant and/or approach coping skills moderated the relationship between childhood trauma exposure and trauma symptoms among adolescent females with a history of complex trauma.
Reducing Rapid Eating in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (2013)
This study sought to reduce the rate of eating behaviors in two adults diagnosed with moderate intellectual disability.
Experimental Analysis of Precursors to Severe Problem Behavior (2013)
This study assessed behaviors (precursors) that may predict occurrences of severe problem behavior.
Transition of Youth and Young Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: An Evidence-Supported Handbook (2009)
The Transition Handbook aims to help transition specialists, general and special educators, school psychologists, mental health practicieners, and administrators support youth and young adults in setting goals and achieving positive outcomes across employment, education, and community settings.
The Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure Schools (2008)
This guidebook is part of a series developed by the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) to provide resources, tools, and guidance for creating safe school settings and involving the community in supporting students of all ages.

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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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