Youth-Nex Publications & Funding
Youth-Nex uses a translational approach to scholarship and innovation throughout the body of trans-disciplinary research. A sample of recent published work by Youth-Nex researchers are included here. For more information about research by topic area, please visit our research projects or people pages.
Billingsley, J.T., Rivens, A.J., & Hurd, N.M. (2021). Family closeness and mentor formation among Black youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30(2): 1-15.
Bottiani, J.H., Camacho, D., Lindstrom Johnson, S.L., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2021). Youth firearm violence disparities in the U.S. and implications for prevention. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 62(5): 481-483.
Bradshaw, C.P, Pas, E., Debnam, K., & Lindstrom Johnson, S. (2021). A randomized trial of multi-tiered system of supports for behavior in high schools: Impacts on classroom management. Remedial and Special Education, 42(1): 44-59.
Camacho, D.A., Hoover, S.A., & Rosete, H. (2021). Burnout in urban teachers: The predictive role of supports and situational responses. Psychology in the Schools, 1-16.
Cavanna, J. M., Molloy Elreda, L., Youngs, P., & Pippin, J. (2021). How methods instructors and program administrators promote teacher education program coherence. Journal of Teacher Education, 72(1): 27-41.
Chang-Bacon, C.K. (2021). ‘I don't think that's really their wheelhouse’: Governing language policy interpretation through discursive avoidance. Language Policy.
Chang-Bacon, C.K. (2021). Generation interrupted: Rethinking “students with interrupted formal education” (SIFE) in the wake of a pandemic. Educational Researcher. 50(3): 187-196.
Chang-Bacon, C.K. (2021). Idealized language ideologies: The “new bilingualism” meets the “old” educational inequities. Teachers College Record. 123(1).
Chow, J.C., Sjogren, A.L., & Zhao, H. (2021). Reporting and reproducibility of meta-analysis in speech-language hearing research. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(7): 2786-2793.
Coleman-King, C., Adams-Bass, V.N., Bentley-Edwards, K., Thomas, D., Thompson, C., Michael, A., Miller, G., Charity-Parker, B.M. & Stevenson, H.C. (2021). Got Skillz? Recasting and Negotiating Racial Tension in Teacher-Student Relationships Amidst Shifting Demographics. Social Science, 10(3): 99.
Clifford M.E., Nguyen A,J., & Bradshaw C.P. (2021). Emotion processing associated with aggression in early adolescents: A focus on affective theory of mind. Aggressive Behavior, 47(2): 173-182.
Debnam, K.J., Edwards, K., & Cornell, D. (2021). Improving the school environment: School staff perceptions of school climate data and reporting practices. Journal of Community Psychology, 1-18.
Debnam, K.J., Edwards, K., Maeng, J., & Cornell, D. (2021). Educational leaders’ perceptions and uses of school climate data. Journal of School Leadership.
Debnam, K.J., Milam, A., Bottiani, J., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2021). Teacher-student incongruence in perceptions of school equity: Associations with student perceived connectedness in middle and high school. Journal of School Health.
Debnam, K.J., Milam, A., & Finigan-Carr, N. (2021). Superwoman Schema, Racial Identity, and Teen Dating Violence Victimization among Young Black Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Debnam, K.J. & Temple, J. R. (2021). Dating Matters and the Future of Teen Dating Violence Prevention. Prevention Science, 22(2): 187-192.
Diaz Ramos, N., Alvarez, C., & Debnam, K. (2021). Teen Dating Violence and the Acceptability of a Safety-Decision Aid: Perspectives from Puerto Rican Youth. Hispanic Health Care International.
Dickerson, K. (2021). “It absolutely impacts every day”: Diversity allies connect racial history and current climate at a southern professional school. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 14(2): 290–301.
Gaylord-Harden, N.K., Graham, S., Barbarin, O., Tolan, P.H., & Murray, V.M. (2021). Coping and adaptation in challenging environments: Introduction to the special issue on development of boys and young men of color. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 72.
Holbein, J., Bradshaw C.P., B. Kal Munis, Rabinowitz J. & Ialongo N. (2021) Promoting Voter Turnout: An Unanticipated Impact of Early Childhood Preventive Interventions. Prevention Science
Holbein, J., Rangle, M., Moore, R., & Croft, M. Are Voting Treatments Transformative? Expanding Upon and Meta-Analyzing the Evidence. Political Behavior.
Howorth, S.K, & Kennedy, M.J. (2021). High Leverage Practice 19: Use Assistive and Instructional Technology. Teaching Exceptional Children, 53(4): 320-322.
Jablon, E.M., & Lyons, M.D. (2021). Dyadic report of relationship quality in school-based mentoring: Effects on academic and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology, 49: 533-546.
Kennedy, M.J., & Boyle, J. (2021). That really escalated quickly—Online learning moves into the mainstream: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Special Education Technology, 36: 63-66.
Kunemund, R.L., Kennedy, M.J., Carlisle, L.M., VanUitert, V.J, & McDonald, S.D. (2021). A multimedia option for delivering feedback and professional development to teachers. Journal of Special Education Technology.
Kush, J.M., Konold, T.R., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2021). The sampling ratio in multilevel structural equation models: Considerations to inform study design. Educational and Psychological Measurement.
Kush, J.M., Konold, T.R., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2021). Statistical power for randomized controlled trials with clusters of varying size. Journal of Experimental Education.
Larson, K., Pas, E., Bottiani, J., Kush, J., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2021). A Multidimensional and multilevel examination of student engagement and teachers’ use of classroom management practices. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 23(3): 149-162.
Leath, S., Butler-Barnes, S., Ross, R. & Lee-Nelson, Z. (2021). “What happens if they come for you?”: An exploration of mothers’ racial socialization on discrimination with Black college women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 45(2): 194-211.
Leath, S., Jerald, M., Perkins, T., & Jones, M. (2021). A qualitative exploration of Jezebel stereotype awareness and sexual behaviors among Black college women. Journal of Black Psychology, 47(4-5): 244-283.
Leath, S., Jones, M., Jerald, M., & Perkins, T. (2021). An investigation of Jezebel stereotype awareness, gendered racial identity, and sexual behaviors among Black college women. Culture, Health, and Sexuality.
Leath, S., Ware, N., Seward, M.N., McCoy, W.N., Ball, P., & Pfister, T.A. (2021). A qualitative study of Black college women’s experiences of misogynoir and anti-racism with high school educators. Social Sciences, 10(29): 1-29.
Loeb, E.L., Kansky, J., Tan, J., Costello, M., & Allen, J.P. (2021). Perceived Psychological Control in Early Adolescence Predicts Lower Levels of Adaptation into Mid-Adulthood. Child Development, 92(2): 158-172.
Lyons, M.D. & McQuillin, S.D. (2021) It’s not a bug, it’s a feature: Evaluating mentoring programs with heterogeneous activities. Child and Youth Care Forum.
Lyons, M.D. & McQuillin, S.D. (2021). Mentoring for enhancing educational attitudes beliefs and behaviors. National Mentoring Resource Center Model Review.
Lyons, M.D. & Jiang, X. (2021). School-related social support as a buffer to stressors in the development of adolescent life satisfaction. Journal of Applied School Psychology.
McQuillin, S.D. & Lyons, M.D. (2021) A national study of mentoring program characteristics and premature match closure: The role of program training and ongoing support. Prevention Science, 22.
Melton, T.N., Brehm, M., & Deutsch, N.L. (2021). Broadening the Perspective on Youth’s Systems of Support: An Ecological Examination of Supportive Peer and Adult Relationships During Adolescence. Journal of Community Psychology, 49: 1334-1357.
Menezes, M., Robinson, M.F., Simmons, S.C., Smith, K.R., Zhong, N., & Mazurek, M.O. (2021). Relations among comorbid psychopathology in youth with autism spectrum disorder, family resilience, and caregiver coping. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 85, 101803.
Nguyen, A.J., McDaniel, H.L., Braun, S.S., Chen, L., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2021). Contextualizing the association between school climate and student well-being: The moderating role of rurality. Journal of School Health, 91(6): 463-472.
Patterson, C.J., & Potter, E.C. (2021). Sleep difficulties among sexual minority adults: Evidence from the 2018 National Health Interview Study. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Pfister, T.A. (2021). Racial Disproportionality in Discipline: An APA Division 15 Policy Brief, 1(3).
Raposa, E., & Hurd, N.M. (2021). Understanding networks of natural mentoring support among underrepresented college students. Applied Developmental Science, 25(1): 38-50.
Ruzicka, A.E., Assini-Meytin, L.C., Schaeffer, C.M., Bradshaw, C.P., & Letourneau, E.J. (2021). Responsible behavior with younger children: Examining the feasibility of a classroom-based program to prevent child sexual abuse perpetration by adolescents. Child Sexual Abuse, 30(4): 461-48.
Scott, E., & Deutsch, N. (2021). Conferring kinship: Examining fictive kinship status in a Black adolescent’s natural mentoring relationships. Journal of Black Psychology, 47(4-5): 317-353.
Seeger, C., Parsons, S., & View, J. (2021) Equity-Centered Instructional Adaptations in High-Poverty Schools. Education and Urban Society.
Spiekermann, L., Lyons, M.D. & Deutsch, N. (2021). A mixed-methods approach to understanding trajectories of mentoring relationship growth. Journal of Community Psychology, 1-14.
Stern, J., Yucel, M., Grossmann, T., & Vaish, A. (2021). Childhood roots of being green: Environmental morality and behavior in children and adults.
Waasdorp, T.E., Mehari, K., Milam, A.J. & Bradshaw, C.P. (2021). Health-related risks for involvement in bullying among middle and high schoolers. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 28(9): 2606-2617.
Williamson, S., Lyons, M., Deutsch, N.L., & Lawrence, E.C. (2021). Mentees and their mothers: The association between maternal relationship difficulties and targeted outcomes of mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 1-17.
Wilson, Barbara B. “East Austin Oaks: The Limits of Participatory Planning in the Space Age,” Journal of Planning History, 20(1): 28-48.
Wittrup, A., & Hurd, N.M. (2021). The role of trajectories of social support in underrepresented students’ academic achievement. Applied Developmental Science.
Wittrup, A., & Hurd, N.M. (2021). Extracurricular involvement, homesickness and depressive symptoms among underrepresented college students attending a predominantly white institution. Emerging Adulthood, 9(2): 158-169.
Yucel, M., & Vaish, A. (2021). Eliciting forgiveness.
Albright, J., & Hurd, N. M. (2020). Marginalized Identities, Trump-Related Distress, and The Mental Health Of Underrepresented College Students. American Journal of Community Psychology, 65(3-4):381-396.
Allen, J. P., Narr, R. K., Kansky, J., & Szwedo, D. E. (2020). Adolescent Peer Relationship Qualities as Predictors of Long‐Term Romantic Life Satisfaction. Child development, 91(1), 327-340.
Allen, J. P., Loeb, E. L., Narr, R. K., & Costello, M. A. (2020). Different Factors Predict Adolescent Substance Use vs. Adult Substance Abuse: Lessons from A Social-developmental Approach. Development & Psychopathology, 1-11.
Allen, J. P., Narr, R. K., Nagel, A. G., Costello, M. A., & Guskin, K. (2020). The Connection Project: Changing the Peer Environment to Improve Outcomes for Marginalized Adolescents. Development & Psychopathology, 1-11.
Aytürk, E., Cham, H., Jennings, P. A., & Brown, J. L. (2020). Latent Variable Interactions With Ordered-Categorical Indicators: Comparisons of Unconstrained Product Indicator and Latent Moderated Structural Equations Approaches. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 80(2), 262-292.
Beeler-Duden, S., Yucel, M., & Beeler-Duden, S., Yucel, M., & Vaish, A. (2020). The Role of Affect in Feelings of Obligation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, e56: 1-58.
Beeler-Duden, S., & Vaish, A. (2020). Paying it forward: The Development and Underlying Mechanisms of Upstream Reciprocity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 192, 104785.
Bentley-Edwards, K. L., Stevenson, H.C. Thomas, D., Coleman-King, C, Adams-Bass, V.N. (2020). Teaching Scared: Pre-Service TFA Teacher Appraisals of Racial Stress, Socialization and Classroom Management Self-Efficacy. Social Psychology of Education, 23(3).
Berger, C., Deutsch, N.L., Cuadros, C., Franco, E., & Rojas, M. (2020). Adolescent Peer Processes in Extracurricular Activities: Identifying Developmental Opportunities. Youth & Society, 118(C).
Billingsley, J. T., Rivens, A. J., & Hurd, N.M. (2020). Familial Interdependence, Socioeconomic Disadvantage, and the Formation of Familial Mentoring Relationships Within Black Families. Journal of Adolescent Research.
Bogan, E., Adams-Bass, V.N., Gaylord-Harden, N., Francis, L., Scott, J., Seaton, E., Williams, J. (2020) Addressing Inequities in Education: Considerations for Black Children and Youth in the Era of COVID-19 Social Policy Report.
Bottiani, J.H. , McDaniel, H.L. , Henderson, L., Castillo, J. & Bradshaw, C.P. (2020). Buffering Effects of Discrimination on School Engagement: High Schoolers’ Perceptions of Culturally Responsive Teachers and Caring School Police. Journal of School Health, 90(12):1019-1029.
Bradshaw, C. P., & Kush, J. M. (2020). Teacher Observation of Classroom Adaptation-Checklist: Measuring Children’s Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Functioning. Children & Schools, 42(1), 29-40.
Bradshaw, C. P., Shukla, K., Pas, E., Berg, J., & Ialongo, N. (2020). Using Complier Average Causal Effect Estimation to Examine Student Outcomes of the PAX Good Behavior Game When Integrated With the PATHS Curriculum. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 47(6):972-986.
Bradshaw, C.P., Pas, R., Debnam, K., & Lindstrom Johnson, S. (2020). A Randomized Trial of Multi-tiered System of Supports For Behavior in High Schools: Impacts on Classroom Management. Remedial and Special Education, 42(1):44-59.
Bradshaw, C.P., Debnam, K.J., Player, D., Bowden, B., & Lindstrom Johnson, S. (2020). A Multi-Method Approach For Embedding Cost-Analysis Within Fidelity Assessment in School-Based Programs. Behavioral Disorders.
Bradshaw, C. P., Lindstrom Johnson, S., Zhang, Y., & Pas, E. T., (2020). Estimating the State-Wide Cost and Benefits of PBIS Scale-Up in Maryland. School Psychology Review.
Braun, S. S., Cho, S., Colaianne, B. A., Taylor, C., Cullen, M., & Roeser, R. W. (2020). Impacts of a Mindfulness-Based Program on Teachers’ Forgiveness. Mindfulness, 1-15.
Braun, S. S., Roeser, R. W., & Schonert-Reichl, K. A. (2020). Effects of Teachers’ Emotion Regulation, Burnout, and Life Satisfaction on Student Well-Being. Journal of Applied Behavioral Development, Volume 69.
Braun, S. S., Roeser, R. W., & Mashburn, A. J. (2020). Results From a Pre-Post, Uncontrolled Pilot Study of a Mindfulness-Based Program for Early Elementary School Teachers. Pilot Feasibility Studies, 6, 178.
Bryan, J., Williams, J. M., & Griffin, D. (2020). Fostering Educational Resilience and Opportunities in Urban Schools through Equity-Focused School-Family-Community Partnerships. Professional School Counseling, 23, 1-14.
Clifford, M. E., Nguyen, A. J., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Both/and: Tier 2 Interventions With Transdiagnostic Utility in Addressing Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth. Journal of Applied Psychology, 36(2), 173-197.
Clifford M.E., Nguyen A.J., Bradshaw C.P. (2020). Emotion Understanding Associated With Aggression in Early Adolescents: A Focus on Emotion Recognition and Theory of Mind. Aggressive Behavior, 173-182.
Conway-Turner, J., Williams, J. M., & Winsler, A. J. (2020). Does Diversity Matter? School Racial Composition and Academic Achievement of Students in a Diverse Sample. Urban Education.
Costello, M. A., Narr, R. K., Tan, J. S., & Allen, J. P. (2020). The Intensity Effect in Adolescent Close Friendships: Implications for Aggressive and Depressive Symptomatology. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Curhan, A. L., Rabinowitz, J. A., Pas, E. T., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Informant Discrepancies in Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in an At-Risk Sample: The Role of Parenting and School Engagement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(1), 311-322.
Davallow Ghajar L., DeBoer M.D. (2020). Children with ADHD Are at Increased Risk for Slowed Growth and Short Stature in Early Childhood. Clinical Pediatrics, 59(4-5).
Destin, M., & Williams, J. L. (2020). The Connection Between Student Identities and Outcomes Related to Academic Persistence. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology, 2:437-460.
Deutsch, N. L., Mauer, V. A., Johnson, H. E., Grabowska, A. A., & Arbeit, M. R. (2020). "[My counselor] knows stuff about me, but [my natural mentor] actually knows me”: Distinguishing characteristics of youth’s natural mentoring relationships. Children and Youth Services Review, 111.
Duran, C. A. K. & Grissmer, D. W. (2020). Choosing Immediate Gratification is Associated With More Desirable School-Related Outcomes in a Sample of Children of Color From Low-Income Families. Developmental Psychology, 56(6):1107-1120.
Garber, J., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2020). Developmental Psychopathology and the Research Domain Criteria: Friend or Foe?”, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 341-352.
Goodman-Scott, E. Taylor, J. V., Kalkbrenner, M. T., Darsie, J., Barbosa, R., Walsh, K., & Worth, A. (2020). A Multivariate Analysis of Variance Investigation of School-Level Status Across Two States. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 11(1), 31-44.
Gregory, A., Ruzek., E. A., DeCoster, J., Mikami, A. Y., & Allen, J. P. (2020). Focused Classroom Coaching and Widespread Racial Equity in School Discipline. American Educational Research Association Open.
Grossmann, T., Missana, M., & Vaish, A. (2020). Helping, Fast and Slow: Exploring Intuitive Cooperation in Early Ontogeny. Cognition, 196, 104144.
Haroz, E. E., Kane, J. C., Nguyen, A. J., Bass, J. K., Murray, L. K., & Bolton, P. (2020). When Less is More: Reducing Redundancy in Mental Health and Psychosocial Instruments Using Item Response Theory. Global Mental Health, 7.
Haroz E.E., Nguyen A.J., Lee C., Tol W., Fine S., Bolton P. (2020). What Works in Psychosocial Programming in Humanitarian Contexts: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, 181(1), 3-17.
Harris, J., Kruger, A., & Scott, E. (2020). “Sometimes I wish I was a girl, cause they do shit like cry”: An exploration into Black boys’ thinking about emotions. Urban Education.
Henderson, L. J., Williams, J. L., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Examining Home-School Dissonance as a Barrier to Parental Involvement in Middle School. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 64(3), 201-211.
Hepach, R., & Vaish, A. (2020). The Study of Prosocial Emotions in Early Childhood: Unique Opportunities and Insights. Emotion Review, 12(4):278-279.
Herman, K., Reinke, W., Duong, N., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2020). Can Effective Classroom Behavior Management Increase Student Achievement in Middle School? Findings From a Group Randomized Trial. Journal of Educational Psychology.
Hope, E.C., Smith, C.D., Cryer-Coupet, Q. & Briggs, A. (2020). Power to Young People: Racism-Related Stress and Critical Consciousness for Black Adolescents. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.
Howard, D. E., Debnam, K. J., Jones, C., Saboori, Z., Aiken, N., & O’Brien, S. A. (2020). Personal Religiosity and Adolescent Females’ Characterizations of Healthy Dating Dynamics. Journal of Adolescent Research, (3):11.
Hurd, N. M., Trawalter, S., Jakubow, A., Johnson, H., & Billingsley, J. (2020). Online discrimination, Black Students’ Academic Experiences, and the Role of White Bystanders.
Jablon, E & Lyons, M.D., (2020). Relationship Quality and Attunement in School-Based Mentoring: Effects on Academic and Behavioral Outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology, 49(2):533-546.
Karam, F. J., Kibler, A. K., Johnson, H. E., & Molloy Elreda, L. (2020). Identity, Positionality, and Peer Social Networks: A Case Study of an Adolescent Refugee Background Student. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 19:(3), 208-223.
Larson, K. E., Hirsch, S. E., McGraw, J. P., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Preparing Preservice Teachers to Manage Behavior Problems in the Classroom: The Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Mixed-Reality Simulator. Journal of Special Education Technology, 35(2), 63-75.
Larson, K., Pas, E., Bottiani, J., Kush, J., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2020). A Multidimensional and Multilevel Examination of Student Engagement and Teachers’ Use of Classroom Management Practices. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
Larson K., Nguyen A.J., Orozco G.M., Humphries A., Bradshaw C.P., Lindstrom-Johnson S. (2020). Characterization of School Climate and Its Associated Student Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Education Research, 102(101606).
Laughon, K., Bloom, T., Amar, A. F., & Debnam, K. (2020). Conceptualizing an Approach to Secondary Prevention of Relationship Violence Among College Students. Journal of American College Health, 1-8.
Leath, S., Marchand, A., Halawah, A., Harrison, A., & Rowley, S. (2020). A Qualitative Exploration of Black Mothers’ Gendered Constructions of Their Children and Their Parental School Involvement. Education Quarterly in Childhood Research, 53, 124-135.
Leath, S., Pittman, J., Grower, P., & Ward, M. (2020). Steeped in Shame: A Qualitative Exploration of How Family Sexual Socialization Messages Shape Black Women’s Body Image Beliefs and Sexual Agency. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 44(4):450-467.
Lima Becker, M., Chang-Bacon, C. K., & Oliveira, G. (2020). Unilateral translanguaging? A linguistic analysis of teacher language shifts in a Portuguese-English dual language program. TESOL Quarterly. 54(3).
Lindstrom Johnson, S., Alfonso, Y. N., Pas, E. T., Debnam, K. J., Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Scaling-up PBIS: The Distribution of Costs Across Educational Stakeholders. School Psychology Review, 49:(4), 399-414.
Loeb, E. L., Davis, A. A., Costello, M. A., & Allen, J. P. (2020). Autonomy and Relatedness in Early Adolescent Friendships as Predictors of Short- and Long-term Academic Success. Social Development, 29(3): 818-836.
Loeb, E. L., Kansky, J., Narr, R. K., Fowler, C., & Allen, J. P. (2020). Romantic Relationship Churn in Early Adolescence Predicts Hostility, Abuse, and Avoidance in Relationships Into Early Adulthood. Journal of Early Adolescence, 40(8):1195-1225.
McDaniel, S., Bruhn, S., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2020). Introduction to Special Issue on Tier 2 Adaptations to Behavioral Interventions: A Focus on Innovations and Recommendations. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 36, 107-110.
McQuilin, S. D., & McDaniel, H. L. (2020). Pilot Randomized Trial of Brief School-Based Mentoring for Middle School Students with Elevated Disruptive Behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1483(1): 127-141.
Mims, L. C., & Williams, J. L. (2020). “They Told Me What I Was Before I Could Tell Them What I Was”: Black Girls’ Ethnic-Racial Identity Development Within Multiple Worlds. Journal of Adolescent Research, 35(6):754-779.
Nagro, S., Hirsch, S., & Kennedy, M. J. (2020). A Self-Led Approach to Improving Classroom Management Practices Using Video Analysis. Teaching Exceptional Children, 53(1):24-32.
Negrete, A., & Hurd, N. M. (2020). System-Justifying Beliefs and Trajectories of Global Self-Worth Among Black and Latinx College Students. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Nguyen, A., Bradshaw, C.P., Townsend, L., & Bass, J. (2020). Prevalence and Correlates of Bullying Victimization in Four Low-Resource Countries. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(19-20):3767-3790.
Nguyen A.J., Dang H.M., Bui D, Phoeunn B., Weiss B. (2020). Experimental Evaluation of a School-Based Mental Health Literacy Program in Two Southeast Asian Nations. School Mental Health, 12, 716-731.
Pas, E. T., Lindstrom Johnson, S., Alfonso, Y. N., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Tracking Time and Resources Associated With Systems Change and The Adoption of Evidence-Based Programs: The “Hidden Costs” of School-Based Coaching. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-15.
Pas, E. T., Kaiser, L., Rabinowitz, J. A., Lochman, J. E., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Identifying Factors Associated With Patterns of Student Attendance and Participation in a Group Tier 2 Preventive Intervention: Implications For Adaptation. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 36(2), 198-226.
Pas, E.T., Kaiser, PL., Rabinowitz, J., Lochman, J.E., & Bradshaw, C.P. (2020). Patterns of Student Attendance for Group Counseling and the Influence of Student, Group, and Clinician Factors. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 36, 198-226.
Patterson, C. J., & Potter, E. C. (2020). Sexual Orientation and Sleep Difficulties: Evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination (NHANES). Journal of Bisexuality, 20:(1), 1-18.
Rasheed, D. S., Brown, J. L., Doyle, S. L., & Jennings, P. A. (2020). The Effect of Teacher-Child Race/Ethnicity Matching and Classroom Diversity on Children’s Socioemotional and Academic Skills. Child Development, 91, e597-e618.
Rodriguez, V., Solis, L., Mascio, B., Jennings, P. A., & Brotman, L. M. (2020). With Awareness Comes Competency: The Five Awarenesses of Teaching as a Framework For Understanding Teacher Social Emotional Competency and Well-Being. Early Education and Development, 31(7): 940-972.
Schussler, D., Harris, A.R., & Greenberg, M.T. (2020). A Qualitative Investigation of a Mindfulness-Based Yoga Program for Educators: How Program Attendance Relates to Outcomes. Psychology in the Schools, 57, 1077-1096.
Speikermann, L. & Lyons, M.D. (2020) The Ups and Downs of Mentoring Relationship Formation. Children and Youth Services Review, 118(105413).
Smith, C. D., & Hope, E. C. (2020). “We Just Want to Break the Stereotype”: Tensions in Black Boys’ Critical Social Analysis of Their Suburban School Experiences. Journal of Educational Psychology, 112(3), 551.
Tolan, P., Molloy Elreda, L., Bradshaw, C. P., Downer, J. T., & Lalongo, N. (2020). Randomized Trial Testing the Integration of the Good Behavior Game and MyTeachingPartner™: The Moderating Role of Distress Among New Teachers on Student Outcomes. Journal of School Psychology, 78, 75-95.
Tolan, P. H., Schoeny, M., Gorman-Smith, D., & Henry, D (2020). Family Support and Connection Groups: Long-Term Benefits for Inner-City Children. Prevention Science, 21, 109–119.
Tolan, P.H., McDaniel, H.L., Richardson, M., Arkin, N., Augenstern, J. & DuBois, D.L. (2020). Improving Understanding of How Mentoring works: Measuring Multiple Intervention Processes. Journal of Community Psychology, 48(6): 2086-2107.
Vaish, A., & Hepach, R. (2020). The Development of Prosocial Emotions. Emotion Review, 12(4): 259-273.
VanUitert, V. J., Kennedy, M. J., Romig, J. E., & Carlisle, L. M. (2020). Enhancing Science Vocabulary Knowledge of Students With Learning Disabilities Using Explicit Instruction and Multimedia. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 18(1), 3-25.
Varner, F., Hou, Y., Ross, L., Hurd, N. M., & Mattis, J. S. (2020). Dealing With Discrimination: Parents’ and Adolescents’ Racial Discrimination Experiences and Parenting in African American Families. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 26, 215-220.
Waasdorp, T. E., Lindstrom Johnson, S., Shukla, K. D., & Bradshaw, C. P. (2020). Measuring School Climate: Invariance across Middle and High School Students. Children & Schools, 42(1), 53-62.
Williamson, S., Lawrence, E., Lyons, M.D., & Deutsch, N. (2020). What Mentees Bring: Relationship Characteristics Pre-mentoring and Mentoring Relationship Satisfaction. Journal of Early Adolescence, 40(7):996-1022.
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In addition to the funded research conducted by the center, Youth-Nex also provides seed funding for promising ideas and scholars. To that end, the center institutes a Request for Proposals which emphasizes the need for focus on topics related to positive youth development and reduction of risk. A clear and direct plan for external funding as a result of the seed funding must also be included. Proposals must be innovative in methods, collaboration or approach to youth development.
See more details about the projects here.
Press release about funded studies.
Roots and Wings: Promoting Positive Youth Development and Educational Equity in Charlottesville Middle Schools through Integrated Music Programming
PIs: Emily Morrison & Jessika Bottiani
The Front Porch is a non-profit roots music school located in downtown Charlottesville whose mission is to make music inclusive, affordable, and accessible to all. Their Roots and Wings program currently delivers songwriting, composition, deep listening, and storytelling components to middle school youth through school-based group workshops and individual lessons. With Youth-Nex seed funding, these components will be introduced into classroom-based English, math, and science instruction through a set of six music arts-integrated academic lesson plans at Community Public Charter School (CPCS). The overarching purpose of this translational research project is to explore the feasibility, acceptability, and sustainability of music arts-integrated core subject instruction as a strategy for promoting positive youth development and educational equity for middle school youth in Charlottesville.
Engaging Conflict-affected Youth in Thailand’s Deep South for the Promotion of Peace and Wellbeing
PI: Amanda Nguyen
Youth in Thailand’s Deep South have grown up in the midst of a protracted armed conflict that has resulted in a highly militarized and economically depressed environment. While limited data suggests this environment has had serious impacts on the health and wellbeing of these youth, very little is actually known about their strengths and needs. With Youth-Nex seed funding, UVA researchers are partnering with colleagues at the Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, to conduct a needs assessment involving participatory research with Buddhist and Muslim Thai youth aged 12 to 18. Our aim is to better understand the context, aspirations, and assets of youth to build a robust follow-on study involving program design and evaluation. In particular, this needs assessment will inform what type of intervention may be suitable to promote wellbeing in Thai youth, and engage youth in peace making processes to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of violence.
The Voice Project: Facilitating Youth Voice & Critical Social Analysis Among Black Boys in their Transition to High School
PIs: Chauncey Smith & Daniel Fairley
The goal of this study is to examine the school and community experiences of Black boys in Charlottesville. We’ll do this by: (1) centering Black boys’ meaning-making of their experiences in Charlottesville, (2) facilitating their drafts of solutions for their school and community, (3) observing the ways in which schools and community programs interact with Black boys. The study involves interviews with middle school Black boys, a youth participatory action research program, and interviews with community program facilitators. The hope is that this study will: 1) highlight the diversity and describe shared patterns in narratives about Black boys’ school and community experiences, 2) describe some helpful practices for facilitating youth programs for Black boys, and 3) center Black boys’ voices in the translation of research to practice.
Evaluating the Impact of Youth-Police Dialogues on Police: A Seed Funding Proposal for Survey Development
PIs: Rachel Wahl & Jessika Bottiani
This project will lead to the development of a new survey measure to assess police officers’ attitudes and behaviors towards youth of color, which will be used to investigate officers’ responses to police-youth dialogue. This measure will be developed in close partnership with the Center for Teen Empowerment, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth-led social change. Teen Empowerment currently facilitates dialogue between youth and police and the measure we develop will support their capacity to assess and build their work as well as lay the groundwork for a larger study of how police and youth respond to dialogue.
See more details about the projects and results here.
Impact of School Architecture on School Practices and Healthy Eating
PIs: Matthew Trowbridge & Terry T-K Huang
Researchers worked with architects to create a school environment that improves student well-being. Dr. Matthew Trowbridge of U.Va.’s Department of Emergency Medicine and Terry Huang of the University of Nebraska’s College of Public Health evaluated whether innovations such as a teaching kitchen, soil lab and nutrition resource library impacted the eating behaviors of school children at Buckingham Elementary in Dillwyn. The researchers collaborated with VMDO Architects of Charlottesville to develop a set of healthful eating guidelines for school architecture based on public health evidence and theory. The set of specifications call for innovations like kitchens conducive to preparing fresh and organic food; design that encourages relaxation and socialization at meal times; and signage and programming that reinforce nutrition education.
Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Homegrown Video Production
PIs: Michael J. Kennedy & Dewey G. Cornell
The PIs aimed to instruct and guide students to produce their own videos on bullying prevention. They hoped to help students at Charlottesville area schools both understand themselves, and understand themselves as agents of change. Kennedy also he hopes the students will progress in the '5C's' of Positive Youth Development — Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring.
'We hypothesize that if we get that movement toward greater understanding,... in caring competency and the rest of the C’s, it will be captured on video because the medium is so powerful.' Kennedy, an educator and a filmmaker, ultimately also predicts a change in the students' understanding of bullying. 'A more sophisticated video shows deeper understanding of the issue,' he said. “when students make progress in each of the 5 C's, it can result in a 6th C — 'Contribution.'”
Engaging Students in Environmental Service: Development and Early Phase Research on a Community Service Learning Intervention
PI: Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman Co-Investigator: Eileen Merritt
The researchers worked with a group of middle-schoolers at Albemarle County’s Community Public Charter School to tackle a local environmental problem selected by the students. “Many students do not have opportunities to spend time outdoors engaged in solving real-world problems,” said Merritt, whose career has focused on helping connect students with nature. The goal was to increase the children’s interest in science, knowledge of the environment and civic engagement through participation in a community service-learning project.
Understanding and Supporting Safe Driving of ADHD Teenagers with Auditory Feedback
PI: Nathan Ka Ching Lau Co-PI: Daniel J. Cox
A systems engineer and cognitive behavioral therapist combined efforts to design a tool that mitigates driving distraction through a Wii-like device that tracks eye, body, and head movement. Drs. Lau and Cox sought to help adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to drive safely by creating a negative feedback loop that detects driver distraction.
See more details about the projects and results here.
Press release about funded studies.
Reducing Risky Behaviors Associated With 21st Birthdays
PI: Ellen J. Bass Co-PIs: Susan E. Bruce & Erik W. Gunderson
This research project built on the experience of Student Health’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in developing and evaluating celebratory drinking interventions. The project goal was to increase protective behaviors, and reduce alcohol consumption, estimated blood alcohol concentrations (eBAC), and negative consequences associated with 21st birthday celebrations.
The Role Executive Function Plays in the Driving-specific Risk Behaviors of Novice Drivers
PI: Daniel J. Cox Co-Investigators: Ronald E. Reeve, Joseph P. Allen, John Sirard, Richard Warren, & Arthur L. Weltman
Researchers investigated the impact of cognitive motor function that impairs driving safety, medical self-management, social functioning and quality of life, and the extent to which such impacts can be reversed with specific and specialized rehabilitation using virtual reality driving simulation. A major factor that could successfully differentiate adolescents at low/high risk for unsafe driving (and other practices) could be the delayed development of executive functioning (EF), which may underlie the poor judgment that contributes to collision and impaired driving ability and safety. EF is the ability to employ working memory allowing us to anticipate consequences, inhibit impulses, plan ahead, problem solve, and be creative in our interaction with the world. EF ability also changes over time, demonstrating an inverse curve with maturation of the prefrontal cortex in adolescence and young adulthood and a subsequent decline with prefrontal atrophy in older age, mirroring driving ability and safety.
Languages Across Borders (LAB): Building Positive Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Networks in High Schools
PIs: Amanda K. Kibler, Allison Atteberry, Christine N. Hardigree, & April S. Salerno
The Language Across Borders (LAB) pilot project was designed to improve linguistic, academic, and psychosocial outcomes for both Spanish-dominant learners of English and English-dominant learners of Spanish through an extracurricular dual language program. Specifically, it aimed to increase ELLs’ social connections with peers and school while also increasing opportunities for Spanish-dominant and English-dominant students to develop bilingual expertise and positive youth development outcomes through strong school-based relationships.
Reproductive Health Among Sexual Minority Youth
PI: Charlotte J. Patterson
This study assessed reproductive health among sexual minority youth, and to understand risk and protective factors for reproductive health among members of this vulnerable population. This work aimed to create a comprehensive, contemporary profile of sexual and reproductive behavior among sexual minority as compared with heterosexual youth in the United States. In this initial phase, using data from the NSFG, she sought to document sexual and reproductive health difficulties among sexual minority youth.
A Study of Positive Youth Development Among High School Students
PI: Joanna Lee Williams
This study examined whether participation in an inter-group dialogue program during the school year enhances strengths conceptualized in the “positive youth development” paradigm and diversity-related values, and promotes ethnic identity exploration among high school students. This was accomplished by conducting a pilot evaluation of the Youth Roundtables Program at Charlottesville High School (CHS). Youth Roundtables is an after-school program run by staff from the Stillwater Institute for Social Justice. Students participate in an intergroup dialogue process facilitated by the Stillwater staff and then are trained to become IGD facilitators themselves.
See more details about the projects and results here.
Press release about funded studies.
Supporting Food and Exercise Counseling for Overweight and Obese Children
PIs: Stephanie Guerlain & Martha Hellems
The study aimed to finalize and evaluate a technical solution to extend the services provided at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) Children’s Fitness Clinic (CFC) via an interactive website that includes health education, health progress and the capability to receive daily text messages from their patients.
Improving Nutrition and Exercise Competence in Obese Schoolchildren via SALUD
PIs: Amy Boitnott & Mark DeBoer
In addition to affecting the health and longevity of the current generation of children, obesity has significant developmental implications for children. The study hypothesized that improvements in childhood overweight/obesity status will be best achieved by targeting the expectancies for success and value toward healthy behaviors of parents and children. The study used a community-based intervention to assess competency for physical activity and nutrition among children in the Southwood Mobile Home Park in the Charlottesville area.
Vascular Disease in Adolescent Type 1 Diabetic (DM1) Subjects
PI: Eugene Barrett
Life-limiting atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease begins in children with DM 1 as evidenced by several types of pre-atherosclerotic vascular dysfunction. It may be that activity is one protective factor that could make a vital difference. This study examined whether dietary and activity behaviors contribute to the risk for early vascular dysfunction in DM1 and to begin to address whether interventions, which can be lifelong, can prevent or reverse early vascular disease.
Statutory Rape or ‘Normal’ Teen Love?
PI: N. Dickon Reppucci
The production of legal responses to try to protect youth from sexual predators has spawned vexing legal and social issues related to adolescent relationships. In many cases sexual activity between an adolescent and their near same-age partner could result in classification as a sex offender. There is dire need for illumination about the developmental and social issues that affect and are affected by the intersection of youth and sexuality in this legal context. The study sought to address teens’ and young adults’ comprehension and perception of existing laws; to understand parents’ or guardians’ perceptions and knowledge of statutory rape laws; and adolescents’ competence to consent to sex.
Motivating Youth Through the Humanities
PIs: Andrew D. Kaufman, Julian Connolly, & Roger C. Burket
The humanities have been slow to respond to growing skepticism in recent decades about their value in post-secondary education. “Books Behind Bars: Life, Literature, and Community Leadership” is an innovative, 12-month-old, format of humanities education that places undergraduates from U.Va. to work through literature training with incarcerated juvenile delinquents. Funds will be used to conduct a pilot study of the Books Behind Bars program and will lay the necessary groundwork for funding applications seeking support for the larger-scale program and its evaluation in the near future.