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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 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.
Profile of Children Placed in Residential Psychiatric Program: Association With Delinquency, Involuntary Mental Health Commitment, and Reentry Into Ca (2014)
This study examined characteristics and profiles of youth receiving services in 1 of Florida’s Medicaid-funded residential mental health treatment programs—State Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP)—between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2008 (N  1,432). Latent class analysis (LCA) was used to classify youth, and 3 classes were identified: Children With Multiple Needs, Children With No Caregivers, and Abused Children With Substantial Maltreatment History. The results of LCA showed that Children With Multiple Needs experienced the greatest risk for adverse outcomes. Compared with youth in the other 2 classes, these children were more likely to get readmitted to SIPP, more likely to become involved with the juvenile justice system, and more likely to experience involuntary mental health assessments. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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.
Family Involvement in Treatment Among Youth in Residential Facilities Association With Discharge to Family-Like Setting and Follow-Up Treatment (2014)
This study describes the characteristics of children and youth served in Florida’s Medicaid-funded residential treatment facilities, examines whether family involvement in treatment is associated with discharge to a family-like setting, and assesses continuity of treatment after discharge.
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.
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.
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).
Arrests among Youth after Out-Of-Home Mental Health Treatment: Comparisons Across Community and Residential Treatment Settings. (2013)
Florida Medicaid claims data were used to identify children and adolescents in out-of-home mental health care from 2003-2007. These were then matched with Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and Law Enforcement records.
Supporting Young Children’s Communication Development Begins with How We As Adults Communicate with Them (2013)
This article discusses strategies that adults can use when communicating with young children to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior so that children can successfully follow directions and understand what adults want them to do.
Teaching sexual abuse prevention skills to children (2013)
Adolescent and child sexuality is studied by developmental psychologists from a research perspective and is of interest to forensic psychologists dealing with abuse and custody issues as well as rape cases. In many cases, it is of interest whether the child in question was sexually active to understand the extent to which an underage minor might have voluntarily participated in sexual activity as opposed to having been coerced. Previously, researchers interested in the applications of their research needed to look to separate books, and forensic specialists needed to look to development books to find the information they may have needed. This handbook provides both audiences with the related information they need.

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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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