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UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center Staff Publications, by Topic and Year

Adolescents


Lester, P., Wong, S.W., Hendren, R.L. (2013). The neurobiological effects of trauma.  Adolescent Psychiatry: Annals of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, 27 (10): 259.

Milburn, N.G., Iribarren, F.J., Rice, E., Lightfoot, M., Solorio, R., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Desmond, K., Lee, A., Alexander, K.,  Maresca, K.,  Eastmen, K.,  Arnold, E.M., &  Duan, N. (2012). A family intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior, substance use and delinquency among newly homeless youth. J Adolesc Health, 50(4), 358-64.

Nash, W. P., Vasterling, J., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Horn, S., Gaskin, T., Golden, J., Riley, W. T., Bowles, S. V., Favret, J., Lester, P., Koffman, R.,  Farnsworth, L. C., Baker, D. G. (2010). Consensus recommendations for common data elements for operational stress research and surveillance: Report of a federal, interagency working group. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(11), 1673-1683.

Laugeson, E. A., Frankel, F., Mogil, C. E., & Dillon, A. R. (2009). Parent-assisted social skills training to improve friendships in teens with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(4), 596-606.

Milburn, N., Liang, L. J., Lee, S. J., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Rosenthal, D., Mallet, S., Lightfoot, M., & Lester, P. (2009). Who is doing well? A typology of newly homeless adolescents. Journal of Community Psychology, 37(2), 135-147.

Lester P., Wong S., & Hendren R. (2003). The neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder. Adolescent Psychiatry, 27, 259-182.

 

Family Health and Functioning


Saltzman, W. R., Pynoos, R. S., Lester, P., Layne, C. M., & Beardslee, W. R. (2013). Enhancing family resilience through family narrative co-construction. Clinical child and family psychology review,16 (3), 294-310.

Glover, D. A., Garica-Aracena, E. F., Lester, P., Rice, E., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (2010). Stress biomarkers as outcomes for HIV+ prevention: Participation, feasibility and findings among HIV+ Latina and African-American mothers. AIDS and Behavior, 14(2), 339-350.

Cox, M.J., & Paley, B.  (2004).  Understanding families as systems.  In J. Lerner and A.E. Alberts (Eds.), Current Directions in Developmental Psychology (pp. 92-98).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Education, Inc.

Cox, M. J., Paley, B., Harter, K. S. M., & Karnos, T. R. (2001). Interparental conflict and parent-child relationships. In J. H. Grych & F. D. Fincham (Eds.), Child development and interparental conflict (pp. 249-272). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

 

Military Families


Lester, P., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., Glover, D., Leskin, G., Bursch, B., et al. (2012). Evaluation of a family-centered prevention intervention for military children and families facing wartime deployments. American Journal of Public Health, 102 Suppl 1:S48-54. Epub 2011 Nov 28. PMID: 22033756.
 
MacDermid, S. W., Lester, P., Marini, C., Cozza, S., Sornborger, J., Strouse, T., & Beardslee, W. (2013). Approaching Family-Focused Systems of Care for Military and Veteran Families. Military Behavioral Health, 1, 31-40.
 
Lester, P., Stein, J. A., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., MacDermid, S. W., et al. (2013). Psychological health of military children: Longitudinal evaluation of a family-centered prevention program to enhance family resilience. Military Medicine, 178 (8), 838-845.
 
Lester, P., Paley, B., & Saltzman, W. (2013). Military Service, War, and Families: Considerations for Child Development, Prevention and Intervention, and Public Health Policy. Clinical child and family psychology review, 16, (3), 229-232.
 
Paley, B., Lester, P., & Mogil, C. (2013). Family Systems and Ecological Perspectives on the Impact of Deployment on Military Families. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16 (3), 245-265. DOI 10.1007/s10567-013-0138-y
 
Beardslee, W.R., Klosinski, L.E., Saltzman, W., Mogil, C., Pangelinan, S., McKnight, C.P., & Lester, P. (2013). Dissemination of Family-Centered Prevention for Military and Veteran Families: Adaptations and Adoption within Community and Military Systems of Care. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16 (4), 394-409.
 
Lester P. (2012). War and military children and families: translating prevention science into practice. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 51(1):3-5. PMID: 22176933
 
Green, S., Nurius, P.S., Lester, P. (2013). Spouse psychological well-being: A keystone to military family health. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 23, (6), 753-768.
 
Lester, P., & Flake, E. (2013). How Wartime Military Service Affects Children and Families. Future of Children, 23, 121-42.

Beardslee, M. D., Lester, P., Klosinski, L., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., Nash, W., Mogil, C., Koffman, R., & Leskin, G. (2011). Family-centered preventive intervention for military families: Implications for implementation science. Prevention Science, 12(4), 339-348.

Lester, P., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., Glover, D., Leskin, G. A., Bursch, B., Pynoos, R., & Beardslee, W. (2011). Evaluation of a family centered prevention intervention for military children and families facing wartime deployments. American Journal of Public Health,102(S1), S48–S54.

Saltzman, W. R., Lester, P., Beardslee, W. R., Layne, C. M., & Nash, W. P. (2011). Mechanisms of risk and resilience in military families: Theoretical and empirical basis of a family-focused resilience enhancement program. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 14(3), 213-230.

Lester, P., Leskin, G., Woodward, K., Saltzman, W., Nash, W., Mogil, C., Paley, B., & Beardslee W. R. (2011). Wartime deployment and military children: Applying prevention science to enhance family resilience. In S. MacDermid Wadsworth & D. Riggs (Eds.), Risk and resilience in U.S. military families (pp. 149-173). New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media.

Lester, P., Mogil, C., Saltzman, W., Woodward, K., Nash, W., Leskin, G., Bursch, B., Green, S., Pynoos, R., & Beardslee, W. R. (2011). FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress): Implementing family-centered prevention for military families facing wartime deployments and combat operational stress. Military Medicine, 176(1), 19-25.

Westphal, R. J., & Woodward, K. R. (2010). Family fitness. Military Medicine, 175(8), 97-102.

MacDermid, S., Samper, R., Schwarz, R., Nishida, J., & Nyaronga, D. (2008). Understanding and promoting resilience in military families. Purdue University: Military Family Research Institute.

 

Young Children


Paley, B., & Auerbach, B.  (2011). Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the dependency court system:  Challenges and recommendations.  The Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 38, 507-558.

Mogil, C., Paley, B., Doud, T., Havens, L., Moore-Tyson, J., Beardslee, W. R., & Lester, P. (2010). Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) for early childhood: Building resilience for young children in high stress families. Zero to Three Journal, 31(1), 10-16.  Article PDF

Paley, B., & O'Connor M.J.  (2009).  Interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Treatment approaches and case management.  Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 15, 258-267.

Saltzman, W. R., Babayan, T., Lester, P., Beardslee, W., & Pynoos, R. S. (2008). Family-based treatment for child traumatic stress: A review and report on current innovations. In D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk, & J. Ford (Eds.), Treating traumatized children: Risk, resilience, and recovery. New York: Routledge.

 

FOCUS Family Resiliency Training™ Foundational Research


Solantaus, T., Toikka, S., Alasuutari, M., Beardslee, W. R., & Paavonen, J. (in press). Safety, feasibility and perceived effectiveness of preventive interventions for children and families with parental depression. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

Wu, N., Lester, P., Jiang, L., Weiss, R., Slocum, S., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (in press). Substance use among adolescents of parents living with HIV in New York City. Substance Use and Misuse.

Nash, W. P. (2011). U.S. Marine Corps and Navy combat and operational stress continuum model: A tool for leaders. In E. C. Ritchie (Ed.), Combat and Operational Behavioral Health (pp. 107-119). Washington, DC: Borden Institute Textbook of Military Psychiatry.

Lester, P., Peterson, K., Reeves, J., Knauss, L., Glover, D., Mogil, C., Duan, N., & Beardslee, W. (2010). The long war and parental combat deployment: Effects on military children and at-home spouses. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(4), 310-320.

Lester, P., Stein, J. A., Bursch, B., Rice, E., Green, S., Penniman, T., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (2010). Family-based processes associated with adolescent distress, substance use and risky sexual behavior in families affected by maternal HIV. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(3), 328-340.

Lester, P., Weiss, R. E., Rice, E., Comulada, S., Lord, L., Albers, S., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (2009). The longitudinal impact of HIV+ parents' drug use on their adolescent children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(1), 51-59.

Rice, E., Green, S., Santos, K., Lester, P., & Rotheram-Borus M. J. (2009). A lifetime of low-risk behaviors among HIV-positive Latinas in Los Angeles. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Epub, September 27.

Beardslee, W. R., Wright, E. J., Gladstone, T. R. G., & Forbes, P. (2008). Long-term effects from a randomized trial of two public health preventive interventions for parental depression. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 703-713.

Layne, C. M., Saltzman, W. R., Poppleton, L., Burlingame G. M., Pasalić, A., Duraković, E., Music, M., Campara, N., Nermin, D., Arslanagic, B., Steinberg, A. M., & Pynoos, R. (2008). Effectiveness of a school-based group psychotherapy program for war-exposed adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 1048-1062.

Lester, P., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Elia, C., Elkavich, A., & Rice, E. (2008). TALK: Teens and adults learning to communicate. In C.W. LeCroy (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Treatment Manuals for Children and Adolescents (pp. 170-285). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lester, P., Saltzman, W., Vine, V., Comulada, W. S., Goldstein, R., Stuber, M., & Pynoos, R. (2008). Current practice of family-based interventions for child traumatic stress. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1(1), 47-59.

 

Selected Conference Presentations on FOCUS Family Resiliency Training


D'Amico, J., Donahue, K., & Lloyd, R. (2011). FOCUS World: “Families Overcoming Under Stress Online Resiliency Training Tool." Workshop presented at 16th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.

Price, D., & Serratto, L. (2011). “FOCUS World: Staying Connected with Online Resiliency Education." Workshop presented at the Navy and Marine Corps COSC Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P., Mogil, C., & Woodward, K. (2011). "Building Military Family Resiliency: FOCUS Project." Workshop presented at the annual DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference. Chicago, IL.

D’Amico, J., Mogil, C., Greenslit, A., & Bartoletti, M. (2011). "FOCUS World: An Online Resiliency Training Tool for Families." Computer Lab presented at the DOD/USDA Family Resilience Conference. Chicago, IL.

Devoe, E., Paris, R., Lester, P., Mogil, C., & Cozza, S. (2010). “Young Children in US Military Families: How Are They Doing and What Are We Doing About It?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Montreal, Canada.

Saltzman, W. R., Garcia, E., Mogil, C., Leskin, G. (2010). Harnessing University-Military Partnerships and Information Technology to Serve Military Families: The FOCUS Large-Scale Demonstration Project.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Montreal, Canada.

Leskin, G., Saltzman, W., & Bartoletti, M. (2010). “FOCUS Project: Program Evaluation, Adaptations and Healing Stories.” Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P. (2010). “The Long War and Military Children and Spouses.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Family Summit. Washington, DC.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Evaluation.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Family Summit. Washington, DC.

Lester, P. (2010). “Development of Interventions for Military Children and Families: FOCUS Project for Very Young Children.” National Traumatic Stress All Network Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Report from the Field.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Family Summit. Arlington, VA.

Lester, P. (2010). “Impact of Parental Wartime Deployment.” Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Family Summit. Arlington, VA.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Strengthening Resiliency in Military Children and Families: Considerations for Children with Special Needs and Their Families.” Military Child Education Coalition Conference on Exceptional Needs Children. Irvine, CA.

Lester, P. (2010). “FOCUS Project Building Military Family Resiliency.” Naval Medical Center San Diego, Mental Health Grand Rounds. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P. (2010). FOCUS Evaluation: Report on BUMED Service Evaluation Project. BUMED Navy Family Summit. Arlington, VA.

Lester, P., Feerick, M., & Huebner, A. (2010). “The impact of wartime deployment on children and spouses.” Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P., Huebner, A., & Feerick, M. (2010). “FOCUS Data on Challenges of USN & USMC Families—Impact of the Long War on Military Children and At-Home Spouse: Assessment to Guide Intervention.” San Diego, CA.

Lester, P., Mogil, C., & Bartoletti, M. (2010). FOCUS Resiliency Training: Trauma-Informed Family-Centered Prevention Program for the Military. Presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.

Mogil, C., Bartoletti, M., Doud, T., & Garcia, E. (2010). “FOCUS Program: Resiliency Training for Military Families.” Symposium presented at the annual American Psychological Association convention. San Diego, CA.

Mogil, C., & Lester, P. (2010). “The Impact of Combat Veteran Injury & Illness on Children & Families.” Presented at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.

Mogil, C., Millette, A., Stoner, T., Loeffler, D., & Barron, P. (2010). “From Understanding to Application: Resources and Strategies to Help You Serve Military Families with Young Children.” International webinar sponsored by Zero to Three and FOCUS.

Saltzman, W. R., Garcia, E., Mogil, C., & Leskin, G. (2010). “Harnessing University-Military Partnerships and Information Technology to Serve Military Families: The FOCUS Large-Scale Demonstration Project.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Montreal, Canada.

Leskin, G. (2009). “FOCUS Project serving Wounded Warrior Families.” 10th Annual World Congress and Exposition on Disabilities. Jacksonville, FL.

Lester, P. (2009). “FOCUS Project for USMC Families.” Officer Spouse Workshop. Headquarters United States Marine Corps. Quantico, VA.

Lester, P. (2009). “Military Children and Trauma I: Models of Care for Service Member and Veteran Families.” National Child Traumatic Stress Network, All Network Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Lester, P. (2009). “FOCUS Project for Military Children” Presentation at “Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorders Conference.” Sponsored by Defense Center for Excellence/National Institute for Health and National Institute for Drug/Alcohol Abuse/Veterans Affairs. Bethesda, MD.

Lester, P. (2009). “FOCUS Project for Military Children” Presentation at “Addressing Substance Abuse and Comorbidities Among Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families: A Research Agenda.” Sponsored by National Institute for Health and National Institute for Drug/Alcohol Abuse. Bethesda, MD.

Lester, P., Peterson, K., Reeves, J., Knauss, J., Mogil, C., Glover, D., et al. (2009). “The impact of parental wartime deployment on school aged children.” Presented at Center of Excellence Summit on the Military Child. Tacoma, WA.

Mogil, C., & Tyson, J. (2009). “Care for the Caregiver: Combat Operational Stress and the Family Dynamic.” Invited plenary presented at the United States Department of Navy Senior Leadership Symposium Spouses conference. St. Petersburg, Florida.

Lester, P. (2008). “FOCUS Project: Implementing a family resiliency training demonstration program for military families.” USMC Combat Operational Stress Control Conference. San Diego, CA.

Lester, P. (2008). “Impact of Deployment Stress in Children: Impact and Interventions.” Military Family Research Institute and the Center for Deployment Psychology at Purdue University. Indianapolis, IN.

Mogil, C. (2008). “FOCUS Project: Resiliency Training for Military Children and Families.” Invited plenary presented at the United States Department of Navy Counseling, Advocacy and Prevention conference. Ontario, CA.

Lester, P. (2007). “Existing and Emerging Research on the Effects of Parental Deployment on Military Children and Adolescents: Establishing a Foundation for Preventive Interventions: Project FOCUS.” Summit on the Military Children. Madigan Army Medical Center. Tacoma, WA.

Lester, P., & Saltzman, W. (2006) “Strengthening Military Families: Developing a family based intervention to support military families.” Presentation at International Society for Traumatic Stress Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Lester, P. (2006) “Strengthening Military Families: Developing Family Based Intervention to Support Military Families.” Society for Prevention Research Symposium. San Antonio, TX.