Homelessness and Families

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Asthma and Adaptive Functioning among Homeless Kindergarten-Aged Children in Emergency Housing (with Janette E. Herbers, Theresa L. Lafavor, Sandra M. Ahumada, Ann S. Masten, and Charles N. Oberg), Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (2014)

Background. Children who experience homelessness have elevated rates of asthma, a risk factor for other...

 

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Parenting and co-regulation: Adaptive systems for competence in children experiencing homelessness (with Janette E. Herbers, Laura M. Supkoff, Angela J. Narayan, and Ann S. Masten), American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (2014)

The role of effective parenting in promoting child executive functioning and school success was examined...

 

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Programs for homeless children and youth: A critical review of evidence (with Janette E. Herbers), Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Current Practices and Future Directions (2014)

To date, there are few studies that use rigorous research designs to evaluate interventions designed...

 

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Promoting Resilience for Children Who Experience Family Homelessness: Opportunities To Encourage Developmental Competence (with Janette E. Herbers), Cityscape (2014)

A developmental perspective on resilience is needed to inform policies and programs that respond to...

 

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Trauma, Adversity, and Parent-Child Relationships Among Young Children Experiencing Homelessness (with Janette E. Herbers, Amy R. Monn, Angela J. Narayan, and Ann S. Masten), Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (2014)

This study examined experiences of adversity and potentially traumatic life events among 138 young children...

 

Resilience

Resilience (with Ann S. Masten), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2009)
 

Resilience in development (with Ann S. Masten, Janette E. Herbers, and Marie-Gabriel J. Reed), Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (2009)
 

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Promoting Competence and Resilience in the School Context (with Ann S. Masten, Janette E. Herbers, and Theresa L. Lafavor), Professional School Counseling (2008)

Four decades of research on resilience in young people provide compelling data and models that...

 

Gene x Environment Interactions

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Contributions of maltreatment and serotonin transporter genotype to depression in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood (with K. Lee Raby, Dante Cicchetti, Michelle M. Englund, and Byron Egeland), Journal of Affective Disorders (2013)

Background: Past findings on gene-by-environment (GxE) effects on depression have been mixed, leading to a...

 

Genetic and caregiving contributions to infant attachment: Unique associations with distress reactivity and attachment security (with K. Lee Raby, Dante Cicchetti, Elizabeth A. Carlson, Michelle M. Englund, and Byron Egeland), Psychological Science (2012)

This longitudinal study examined genetic and caregiving contributions to individual differences in infant attachment classifications....

 

Assessment and Psychometrics

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Evidence-based Assessment in Pediatric Psychology: Family Measures (with Melissa A. Alderfer, Barbara H. Fiese, Jeffrey I. Gold, Grayson N. Holmbeck, Lutz Goldbeck, Christine T. Chambers, Mona Abad, Dante Spetter, and Joan Patterson), Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2008)

Objective To provide a review of the evidence base of family measures relevant to pediatric...

 

School-Based Prevention

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Preventing adolescents’ externalizing and internalizing symptoms: Effects of the Penn Resiliency Program, International Journal of Emotional Education (2013)

This study reports secondary outcome analyses from a past study of the Penn Resiliency Program...

 

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Preventing Co-occurring Depression Symptoms in Adolescents with Conduct Problems: The Penn Resiliency Program (with Tara M. Chaplin, Jane E. Gillham, Karen J. Reivich, and Martin E. P. Seligman), Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2006)

Children who exhibit elevated levels of conduct problems are at increased risk for developing co-occurring...

 

Homelessness (General)

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Relationship among adverse childhood experiences, history of active military service, and adult outcomes: Homelessness, mental health, and physical health (with Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, Michelle Evans-Chase, Dan Treglia, and Dennis P. Culhane), American Journal of Public Health (2013)

Objectives. We determined whether a report of adverse childhood experiences predicts adult outcomes related to...