Jennifer Daer Shields, phD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PLLCAssistant Professor
Center on Child Abuse and NeglectUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION
See below for relevant dissemination efforts
"What Happens Now"
National Children's Alliance
This fact sheet is intended for caregivers of children and youth with problematic sexual behaviors, with guidance on the how caregivers can help their children and answers to pressing questions caregivers and family members may have.
"To the citizens of the United States: Our children need your protection"
An op-ed piece discussing the importance of investing in policy initiatives that support our nations children.
"Family Engagement and Involvement in Trauma Mental Health"
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Gives information on family engagement, why it is important, the potential barriers to engaging a family, specific strategies for engagement, and how multidisciplinary partners can be involved.
"The Role of the Mental Health Professional on the Multidisciplinary Team"
Describes the role of a mental health professional on a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) at child advocacy centers (CAC's). This fact sheet gives guidance on how CAC's can fully integrate a mental health professional on to a MDT, on how to incorporate a collaborative mental health case planning and treatment process into a MDT and its case review, and the role of the CAC if they refer clients out for mental health treatment.
"A qualitative analysis of family perspective on treatment services for youths with problematic sexual behavior"
Victims & Offenders
An examination of consumer impressions on evidence-based treatment services for youth with problematic sexual behavior. This article gives voice to both the caregiver and youth on treatment satisfaction and barriers to successful treatment completion.
"MDT Treatment Planning and Case Management"
Looks at the multi-disciplinary team and case management monitoring as a component of treatment completion. This fact sheet offers CAC workers information on the role of the MDT, how treatment goals are identified and included in a treatment plan, and the steps to collaborative case management monitoring.
"A qualitative evaluation of engagement and attrition in a nurse home visitation program"
A qualitative examination of engagement and attrition from the perspectives of Nurse Family Partnership nurses and mothers to identify mechanisms that enhance service engagement.
"How does COVID-19 impact intrafamilial child sexual abuse?"
Child Abuse & Neglect
A comparison of professional perspective and experiences working with intrafamilial child sexual abuse with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic within the United States and Israel.
"Immunizing children: A qualitative analysis of future parental decision making"
An examination of how individuals receive vaccination information, determining the role of experiencing in influencing decisions, and understanding how young adults locate vaccination information.
"A qualitative examination of factors impacting family engagement in treatment for youth with problematic sexual behavior"
Children and Youth Services Review
A multistate examination of facilitators and barriers to engagement in an evidence based program for youth with problematic sexual behavior.
"Parenting perceptions among college students: A qualitative examination"
Journal of Child Custody
An examination of the knowledge and attitudes of young adults without children in regard to discipline and parenting practices.
"Longitudinal investigation of depression, intimate partner violence, and supports among vulnerable families"
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
A longitudinal investigation of the roles of social support and family resources on depression among caregivers of young children.
"A qualitative investigation of policy for youth with problematic sexual behavior"
Journal of Community Psychology
A descriptive case study addressing the gap in policies and practice reforms for community based management of youth with problematic sexual behavior.
"Early identification of youth with problematic sexual behavior: A qualitative study"
An examination of the complexities associated with how problematic sexual behavior of youth are identified in the community.