Homelessness and Families


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...



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...



Academic achievement trajectories of homeless and highly mobile students: Resilience in the context of chronic and acute risk (with Christopher D. Desjardins, Janette E. Herbers, Jeffrey D. Long, David Heistad, Chi-Keung Chan, Elizabeth Hinz, and Ann S. Masten), Child Development (2013)

Analyses examined academic achievement data across 3rd through 8th grades (N = 26,474), comparing students...



Early Reading Skills and Academic Achievement Trajectories of Students Facing Poverty, Homelessness, and High Residential Mobility (with Janette E. Herbers, Laura M. Supkoff, David Heistad, Chi-Keung Chan, Elizabeth Hinz, and Ann S. Masten), Educational Researcher (2012)

This investigation tested the importance of early academic achievement for later achievement trajectories among 18,011...



Executive Function Skills and School Success in Young Children Experiencing Homelessness (with Ann S. Masten, Janette E. Herbers, Christopher David Desjardins, Christopher M. McCormick, Julianna K. Sapienze, and Jeffrey D. Long), Educational Researcher (2012)

The authors examined the role of executive function (EF) skills as a predictor of kindergarten...



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)


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


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


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...




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)


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...


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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...