Homelessness and Families


Youth homelessness: Prevalence and associations with weight in three regions (with Caren Steinway, Staci Perlman, Janette E. Herbers, Karin M. Eyrich-Garg, and Joe Willard), Health & Social Work (2015)

This study investigated the utility of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to document associations...



Childhood adversity, adult homelessness, and the intergenerational transmission of risk: A population-representative study of individuals in households with children (with Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, Michelle Evans-Chase, and Dennis P. Culhane), Child and Family Social Work (2015)

This study tested for associations between childhood adversity, adult homelessness, and contexts of developmental risk...



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...



Academic Risk and Resilience in the Context of Homelessness (with Ann S. Masten, Janette E. Herbers, Elizabeth Hinz, Jelena Obradovic, and Amanda J. Wenzel), Child Development Perspectives (2014)

Family homelessness in the United States has increased over the past two decades, raising concerns...



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...



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...


School-Based Prevention


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...



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)


Youth Homelessness: Prevalence and mental health correlates (with Staci Perlman, Joe Willard, Janette E. Herbers, and Karin M. Eyrich Garg), Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (2014)

National data suggest the rate of youth homelessness has been increasing over the last several...



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...