Melodie Wenz-Gross, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of
Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her primary interests are
in applied research, program development and evaluation focused on promoting child and
adolescent development and mental health. Dr. Wenz-Gross is interested in prevention,
broadly, but especially in regard to building social, self-regulatory, and learning
skills that maximize potential for resilience, social connectedness, and educational
success for at risk populations. She is also interested in implementation science, and
the dissemination of evidence based practices into real-world community settings. 

Articles

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A pilot study of a primary prevention curriculum to address preschool behavior problems (with Carole C. Upshur and George W. Reed), The journal of primary prevention (2013)
 

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School Child Trauma Training Center (UMMS-CTTC) (with Jessica L. Griffin, Toni M. Irsfeld, Heather Forkey, Thomas Grisso, and Laurel Post), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2013)
 

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Changing the system by changing the workforce: employing consumers to increase access, cultural diversity, and engagement (with Toni DuBrino Irsfeld, Tammy Twomey, Ana Perez, Judith Thompson, Martha Wally, Barbara Colleton, Christine Kroell, Steven K. McKeown, and Peter Metz), American journal of community psychology (2012)
 

Books

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Moving to Middle School: Life Skills and Coping Skills for Successful Student Transition, Activities for Grades 5-8 (with Karen L. Anderson, Robin C. Parker, Ann O'Meara, and Ilda Carreiro King), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2002)
 

Contributions to Books

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Stress in mentally retarded children and adolescents (with Gary N. Siperstein), Adolescence and stress: Causes and consequences (1991)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Helping Children Through Evidence-based Trauma Treatments, Initial Findings from the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP) (with Rachel Caty, Charmaine B. Lo, and Robert Wentworth), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Implementing the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP) to Improve Services for Children with Complex Trauma in Child Welfare: Phase I Needs and Readiness Assessment (with Charmaine B. Lo and Jessica L. Griffin), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (2013)
 

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Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) University of Massachusetts (UMass) Parent Satisfaction Study (with Yael Dvir, Mary Jeffers-Terry, and Peter Metz), American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Annual Meeting (2009)
 

Other

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Together for Kids: Three-Year Project Report: A Project Administered by Community Healthlink, Inc. (with Carole C. Upshur and Lynn Hennigan), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2006)
 

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Together for Kids: Second Year Report : A Project of Community Healthlink, Inc. (with Lynn Hennigan and Carole C. Upshur), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2004)
 

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Together for Kids: First Year Report: A Project of Community Healthlink, Inc. (with Lynn Hennigan and Carole C. Upshur), Center for Mental Health Services Research Publications and Presentations (2003)