Community Based Children and Family Mental Health Services Research Program

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Selected Publications

Langhout, R.D., Buckingham, S.L., Oberoi, A.K., Chávez, N.R., Rusch, D., Esposito, F. & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (in press). The effects of deportation and forced separations on immigrants, their families, and communities. A policy statement by the Society for Community Research and Action Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Ferrera, M., Rusch, D., Ellis, B., Quiñonez, V., Agustin, C., et al. (under review). On behalf of our immigrant communities: A case study of coalition building as scholars and community partners. AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice, and Community [Special Issue: Serving with Community: Reflections for Sustainable Partnerships and Organizational Transformation].

Lakind, D., & Atkins, M. S. (2018). Promoting positive parenting for families in poverty: New directions for improved reach and engagement. Children and Youth Services Review, 89, 34-42.

Gustafson, E., Atkins, M. S., & Rusch, D. (in press). Community health workers and social proximity: Implementation of a parenting program in communities of urban poverty. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Mehta, T. G., Atkins, M. S., Watling-Neal, J., & Walden, A. (in press). Supporting community mental health providers: The feasibility and promise of a virtual professional learning community. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

Ouellette, R., Frazier, S., Shernoff, E., Cappella, E., Mehta, T., Marinez-Lora, A., Cua, G., & Atkins, M. (2018). Teacher job stress and satisfaction in urban schools: Disentangling individual, classroom, and organizational level influences. Behavior Therapy, 49:4, 494-508. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2017.11.011

Shah, R., Isiah, A., Schwartz, A., & Atkins,  M. (in press). Encouraging parenting behaviors that promote early  childhood development among caregivers from low-income urban  communities: A randomized static group comparison of a primary care-based parenting program. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Hoagwood, K., Atkins, M., Horwitz, S., Kutash, K., Olin. S., Burns, B., Peth-Pierce, R., Kuppinger, A., Burton, G., Shorter, P., & Kelleher, K. (in press). A response to proposed budget cuts affecting children’s mental health: Protecting policies and programs that promote collective efficacy. Psychiatric Services.

Hoagwood, K., Atkins, M., Kelleher, K., Peth-Pierce, Olin. S., R., Burns, B., Landsverk, J., & Horwitz, S. (2018). Trends in children's mental health services research funding by the National Institute of Mental Health from 2005 to 2015: A 42% reduction! Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57:1,10-13.

Maríñez-Lora, A.M., Cua, G., Cruz, K., & Patel, D. (in press).  Families who are immigrants. In S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. John Wiley: New York. DOI: 10.1002/9781119171492.

Ouellette, R. R., Frazier, S. L., Shernoff, E. S., Cappella, E., Mehta, T. G., Maríñez-Lora, A., Cua, G., & Atkins, M. S. (in press). Teacher Job Stress and Satisfaction in Urban Schools: Disentangling Individual, Classroom, and Organizational Level Influences. Behavior Therapy.

Walden, A.L., Joseph, N., & Verona, E. (in press). Reaching under-served youth: A pilot implementation of a skills-based intervention in short-term juvenile detention. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.

Atkins, M.S., Cappella, E., Shernoff, E.S., Mehta, T.G., & Gustafson, E.L. (2017). School mental health: Realigning resources to reduce disparities and advance public health. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 13, 123-147.

Jacobs, R.H., Guo, S., Kaundinya, P., Lakind, D., Klein, J., Rusch, D., Walden, A., Mehta, T.M., & Atkins, M.S. (2017). A pilot study of mindfulness skills to reduce stress among a diverse paraprofessional workforce. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(9), 2579–2588. doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0771-z Epub 2017 May 17.

Shah, R., DiFrino, D., Kim, Y., & Atkins, M. S., (2017). Sit Down and Play: A preventive primary care-based intervention to enhance parenting practices. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26:2, 540-547. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0583-6

Atkins, M., Rusch, D., Mehta, T., & Lakind, D. (2016). Future directions for dissemination and implementation science: Aligning ecological theory and public health to close the research to practice gap. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45(2), 215-226. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1050724 Epub 2015 Jul 09

Bustamante, E. E., Davis, C. L., Frazier, S. L., Rusch, D., Fogg, L., Atkins, M. S., Hellison, D. R., & Marquez, D. X. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of exercise for ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48:7, 1397-1407.

Cappella, E., Ha Yeon, K., Jackson, D., Bilal, C., Hayley, S., & Atkins, M. S. (2016). Implementation of teacher consultation and coaching in urban schools: A mixed method study. School Mental Health, 8, 222-237.

Leathers, S., Melka-Kaffer, C. J., Spielfogel, J., & Atkins, M. S. (2016). Use of evidenced-based interventions in child welfare: Do attitudes matter? Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 375-382.

Leathers, S., Spielfogel, J., Blakey, J., E. Christian, & Atkins, M. S. (2016). The effect of a change agent on use of evidence-based mental health practices. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43:5, 768-782.

Shernoff, E. S., Frazier, S. L., Marinez-Lora, A., Lakind, D., Atkins, M. S., Jakobsons, L., Hamre, B., Bhaumik, D., Parker-Katz, M., Watling-Neal, J., Smylie, M., & Patel, D. (2016). Expanding the role of school psychologists to support early career teachers: A mixed method study. School Psychology Review, 45:2, 226-249.

Asarnow, J., Hoagwood, K., Stancin, T., Lochman, J., Hughes, J. Miranda, J., Wysoci, T., Portwood, S., Piacentini, J., Tynan, W., Atkins, M. S., & Kazak, A. (2015). Psychological science and innovative strategies for informing health care redesign: A policy brief. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44:6, 923-932.

Atkins, M.S., Shernoff, E., Schoenwald, S., Frazier, S.L., Capella, E., Maríñez-Lora., A., Mehta, T., Lakind, D., Cua, G., Bhaumik, R., & Bhaumik, D. (2015). Redesigning community mental health services for urban children: Supporting schooling to promote mental health. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(5), 839–852. doi:10.1037/a0039661.

Frazier, S. L., Dinizulu, S., Rusch, D., Boustani, M., Mehta, T., & Reitz, K. (2015). Building resilience in after school for early adolescents in urban poverty: Open trial of Leaders @ Play. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42, 723-736. Doi: 10.1007/s10488-014-0608-7 Epub 2014 Nov 26

Frazier, S., Mehta, T., Atkins, M. S, Glisson, C., Green, P., Gibbons, R., Kim, J. B., Chapman, J., Schoenwald, S., Cua, G., & Ogle, R. (2015). The social context of urban classrooms: Measuring student psychological climate. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 35 (5-6), 759-789. doi: 10.1177/0272431615570056.

Lakind, D., Atkins, M. S., & Eddy, J. (2015). Youth mentoring in context: Mentor perceptions of youth, environment, and the mentor role. Children and Youth Services Review, 53(1), 52-60.

Rusch, D., Frazier, S.L, & Atkins, M. (2015). Building capacity within community-based organizations: New directions for mental health promotion for Latino immigrant families in urban poverty.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(1), 1-5. doi: 10.1007/s10488-014-0549-1. Epub 2014 Apr 10.

Shernoff, E. S., Frazier, S. L. Marinez-Lora, A., Lakind, D., Atkins, M. S., Jakobsons, L., Bhaumik, D., Hamre, B. K., Patel, D., Parker Katz, M., Neal, J. & Smylie, M. (2015). Enhancing urban early career teachers’ effectiveness and connectedness: A mixed method study. School Psychology Review, 45 (2), 226-249.

Shernoff, E. S., Lakind, D., Frazier, S. L., & Jakobsons, L. (2015). Coaching early career teachers in urban schools: A mixed method study. School Mental Health, 7(1), 6 -20.

Atkins, M. S., Strauman, T. J., Cyranowski, J. M., & Kolden, G. G. (2014). Reconceptualizing internship training within the evolving clinical science training model. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 46-57.

Bustamante, E. E., Frazier, S. L, Marquez, D. X., Fogg, L. F., Davis, C. L., Atkins, M. S., & Hellison, D. R. (2014). Impact of a physical activity program on the cognitive function of children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47, S219.

Starin, A. C., Atkins, M. S., Whermann, K. C., Mehta, T., Hesson-McGinnis, M. S., Marinez-Lora, A., McConnaghey, M., & Mehlinger, R. (2014). Moving science into a state child and adolescent mental health system: Illinois’ evidence informed practice initiative. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 169-178.

Yeh, C. J., Liao, H., Ma, W., Shea, M., Okubo, Y., Kim, A. B., & Atkins, M. S. (2014). Ecological risk and protective factors of depressive and anxiety symptoms among low-income Chinese immigrant youth. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 14:3, 190-199. doi: 10.1037/a0034105

Dirks, M. A., Suor, J. H, Rusch, D., & Frazier, S. L. (2014). Children’s responses to hypothetical provocation by peers: Coordination of assertive and aggressive strategies. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(7), 1077-1087. doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9862-0. Epub 2014 Mar 26.

Atkins, M. S. (2013). Clinical science internship training: Time for a reappraisal. Clinical Science: Newsletter for the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology, 16:1, 10-14.

Atkins, M. S. & Lakind, D. (2013). Usual care for clinicians, unusual care for their clients: Rearranging priorities for children’s mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 40(1), 48-51.

Frazier, S.L., Mehta, T., Hur, K., Atkins, M., & Rusch, D. (2013). Not just a walk in the park: Efficacy to effectiveness for after school programs in communities of concentrated urban poverty. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40(5), 406-418. doi: 10.1007/s10488-012-0432-x

Hamre, B., Pianta, R., Downer, J., DeCoster, J., Mashburn, A., Jones, S., Brown, J. Cappella, E., Atkins, M., Rivers, S., Brackett, M., & Hamagami, A. (2013). Teaching through interactions: Testing a developmental framework in over 4,000 classrooms. The Elementary School Journal,113:4, 461-487.

Hoagwood, K. E., Atkins, M. S., & Ialongo, N. (2013). Unpacking the black box of implementation: The next generation for policy, research, and practice. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40, 451-455

Mehta, T. G., Atkins, M. S., & Frazier, S. L. (2013). The organizational health of urban elementary schools. School Mental Health, 5, 144-154.

Rusch, D. & Reyes, K.  (2013). Examining the effects of Mexican serial migration and family separations on acculturative stress, depression, and family functioning. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 35(2), 139-158. doi: 10.1177/0739986312467292