Peer-Reviewed Articles and External Publications

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and External Publications

The work of CHDI and our partners on a range of children's health and mental health issues has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other external publications co-authored by CHDI staff.

  1. Connell, C. M., Swanson, A. S., Genovese, M., & Lang, J. M. (2024). Effects of child trauma screening on trauma-informed multidisciplinary evaluation and service planning in the child welfare system. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 00, 1–7.
  2. Lee, P., Lang, J. M., Bodley, M., Vanderploeg, J. J., & Marshall, T. (2023). The prevalence and treatment of adjustment disorders among children at Outpatient Mental Health Clinics. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1–13. 
  3. Tocci, C.Stacy, S. T.Siegal, R.Renick, J.LoCurto, J.Lakind, D.Gruber, J., & Fisher, B. W. (2023). Statement on the effects of law enforcement in school settingsAmerican Journal of Community Psychology118
  4. Stenersen, M. R., Schreier, A., Strambler, M. J., Marshall, T., Bracey, J., & Kaufman, J. S. (2023). Needs of youth enrolled in a statewide system of care: A latent class analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 154, 107126.
  5. Lang, J. M., Lange, B. C. L., Connell, C. M., & Duran, T. (2023). The feasibility and utility of trauma screening for children involved in the juvenile justice system. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 1–12.
  6. LoCurto, J., Lange, B.C.L., Iverson, M.G. et al. A Systematic Review of Organizational Assessments Related to Racism and Equity. J. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (2023).
  7. Schreier, A., Stenersen, M. R., Strambler, M. J., Marshall, T., Bracey, J., & Kaufman, J. S. (2023). Needs of caregivers of youth enrolled in a statewide system of care: A latent class analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 147 (2023), 106838.  
  8. Lange, B.C.L., Nelson, A., Lang, J.M.L et al. Adaptations of evidence-based trauma-focused interventions for children and adolescents: a systematic review. Implement Sci Commun 3, 108 (2022).
  9. Kayla M. Theriault, Kellie G. Randall, Jeffrey J. Vanderploeg, Timothy M. Marshall, Factors associated with repeated use of a mobile response service for children: An observational retrospective cohort study, Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 140, 2022, 106570, ISSN 0190-7409,
  10. Erum Nadeem, Elizabeth Mcnamee, Jason M. Lang, Diana Perry & Kristen Hassmiller Lich (2022): Novel Application of System Support Mapping for Sustainment of Trauma-focused Mental Health Intervention in School-Based Health Centers: A Case Study, Evidence- Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2022.2056928 
  11. Dubuque-Gallo, C., Kurz, B., Becker, J., Fendrich, M., Vanderploeg, J. Providers’ Perspectives on Implementing Mobile Crisis Services for Children and Youth in Connecticut. Child & Youth Care Forum. January 2022.
  12. Hoge, M.A., Vanderploeg, J., Paris, M. et al. Emergency Department Use by Children and Youth with Mental Health Conditions: A Health Equity Agenda. Community Mental Health Journal. January 2022.
  13. Lee, P., Lang, J.M., Vanderploeg, J.J., & Marshall, T. (2021).  Evidence-Based Treatments in Community Mental Health Settings: Use and Congruence with Children’s Primary Diagnosis and Comorbidity. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 50, 417-430.  (2022). 
  14. Stenersen, Madeline R., Kelly, A., Bracey, J., Marshall, T., Cummings, M. Clark, K., Kaufman, J. “Understanding Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Wraparound Care for Youths with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.” Psychiatric Services, 2021, doi:10.1176/
  15. Champine R.B., Lang J.M., Mamidipaka A. Equity-Focused, Trauma-Informed Policy Can Mitigate COVID-19’s Risks to Children’s Behavioral Health. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. July 2021. https://doi:10.1177/23727322211031583   
  16. Linkenheil, A, Honigfeld, L, Pidano, A. Family History of Mental Health Disorders and Parental Help-Seeking for Behavioral Health Concerns in Pediatric Primary Care Offices. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Available online June 3, 2021.
  17. Lang, J. M., Connell, C. M., & Macary, S. (2021). Validating the Child Trauma Screen Among a Cross-Sectional Sample of Youth and Caregivers in Pediatric Primary Care. Clinical Pediatrics, 60(4–5), 252–258.
  18. Schreier, A., Horwitz, M., Marshall, T., Bracey, J., Cummins, M., & Kaufman, J. S. (2020). Trauma Symptoms and Relationship With Child and Family Team Meeting Characteristics and Outcomes in a Statewide System of Care. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
  19. Lang, J., Lee, P., Connell, C., Marshall, T. and Vanderploeg, J., 2020. Outcomes, Evidence-Based Treatments, and Disparities In A Statewide Outpatient Children’s Behavioral Health System. Children and Youth Services Review. Available online November 19, 2020.
  20. DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. October 2020. System Transformation: A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care. DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. Boston, MA. DOI: 10.35565/DQP.2020.2015 (David Krol served as a Publication Panel Contributor)
  21. Lange, B. C. L., Loser, A., & Lang, J. M. (2020). Caregiver satisfaction with their child’s trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication.
  22. Chafouleas, S. M., Koriakin, T. A., Iovino, E. A., Bracey, J., & Marcy, H. M. (2020, July). Responding to COVID-19: Simple Strategies that Anyone Can Use to Foster an Emotionally Safe School Environment. Storrs, Connecticut: University of Connecticut. Available from
  23. LoCurto, J., Pella, JE., Chan, C., & Ginsburg, G.S. (2020). Caregiver Report of the Utilization of School-Based Services and Supports Among Clinically Anxious Youth. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
  24. LoCurto, J., Pella, J., Chan, G. et al. School-Based Clinicians Sustained Use of a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. School Mental Health (2020).
  25. Pidano, A., Segool, N., Delgado, N., Forness, K., Hagen, K., Gurganus, E. A., Honigfeld, L., Hess, C., Hicks, A., Mirgan, C. (2020). Parent Perceptions of Pediatric Primary Care Providers’ Mental Health-Related Communication and Practices, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, in press.
  26. LoCurto J., Lang, J. & Simons-Rudolph, A. (2020). What is Trauma-Informed Care: An Example. Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health, Prevention Science, Public Policy. Community Psychology.
  27. Connell, C. M.,Lang, J. M., Zorba, B., Stevens, K (2019). Enhancing Capacity for Trauma-informed Care in Child Welfare: Impact of a Statewide Systems Change Initiative. American Journal of Community Psychology, in press.  
  28. Champine, R. B., Lang, J. M., Nelson, A. M., Hanson, R. F., & Tebes, J. K. (2019). Systems measures of a trauma-informed approach: A systematic review. American Journal of Community Psychology, in press.
  29. Zarrabi, M., Kumar, S., Macary, S., Honigfeld, L. (2019).The Relationship Between Body Mass Index in Children and Insurance Type, Parental Eating Concern, Asthma, and Allergies Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Volume 33, Issue 5, e29 - e37.
  30. Fendrich, M., Ives, M., Kurz, B., Becker, J., Vanderploeg, J., Bory, C., … Plant, R. (2019). Impact of Mobile Crisis Services on Emergency Department Use Among Youths With Behavioral Health Service Needs. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/
  31. Burrows G, Wagner C, DeFrancesco M, Greene J, Honigfeld L, Morosky C, Casagrande K , Cooper M. Regional neonatal abstinence syndrome education increases provider knowledge. Connecticut Medicine Special Issue, Finding Hope in the Battle Against the Opioid Overdose Crisis,  2019; 83,(5):261-67. 
  32. Kaufman, J., Schreier, A., Graham, S., Marshall, T., & Bracey, J. (2019). Nothing About Us Without Us: Authentic participation of service recipients in system development. Children and Youth Services Review, 100: 422-427.
  33. Schreier, A., Horwitz, M., Marshall, T., Bracey, J., Cummins, M., & Kaufman, J. (2019). Child and family team meeting characteristics and outcomes in a statewide system of care. American Journal of Community Psychology 0:1-12. doi10.1002/ajcp.12323. 
  34. Campbell, K., Lang, J., & Zorba, B. (2018). Policy change to support trauma-informed care in child welfare. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advisor 30(3), 75–89.               
  35. Oliver, J., & Lang, J. (2018). Barriers and consultation needs regarding implementation of evidence-based treatment in community agencies. Children and Youth Services Review, 94, 368–377. doi:10.1016/ j.childyouth.2018.10.004.
  36. Connell, C. M., Pittenger, S. L., & Lang, J. M. (2018). Patterns of trauma exposure in childhood and adolescence and their associations with behavioral well-being. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(4), 518–528. doi:10.1002/jts.22315.
  37. Honigfeld L., & Meyers J. (2018). Medical home and ASD. In Volkmar, F. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of autism spectrum disorders. New York, NY: Springer.
  38. Hoover, S. A., Sapere, H., Lang, J. M., Nadeem, E., Dean, K. L., & Vona P. (2018). Statewide implementation of an evidence-based trauma intervention in schools. School Psychology Quarterly, 33(1), 44–53. doi:10.1037/spq0000248.
  39. Lang, J. M., & Connell, C. M. (2018). The child trauma screen: A follow-up validation. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(4), 540–548. doi:10.1002/jts.22310.
  40. Peterson, E. L., Pidano, A. E., & Honigfeld, L. (2018). Pediatric primary care providers’ reported likelihood to refer to mental health specialists. Families, Systems, and Health. 36(3), 410–414.
  41. Sowar, K., Thurber, D., Vanderploeg, J., & Haldane, E. (2018). Psychiatric community crisis services for youth. Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, 27(3), 479–490.                                                                                  
  42. Honigfeld, L., & Macary, S. J., Grasso, D. J. (2017). A clinical care algorithmic toolkit for promoting screening and next-level assessment of pediatric depression and anxiety in primary care. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(3), e15–e23. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.01.008.
  43. Hanson, R. F., Lang, J. M., Goldman Fraser, J., Agosti, J. R., Ake, G. S., Donisch, K. M., & Gerwitz, A. H. (2018).Trauma-informed care: Definitions and statewide initiatives. In The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Handbook on Child Maltreatment, 4th Edition, 272–291. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.              
  44. Lang, J. M., Ake, G., Barto, B., Caringi, J., Little, C., Baldwin, M. J., Sullivan, K., Tunno, A. M., Bodian, R., Stewart, C. J., Stevens, K., & Connell, C. M. (2017). Trauma screening in child welfare: Lessons learned from five states. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma,10(4), 405–416. doi:10.1007/s40653-017-0155-y.        
  45. Lang, J. M., & Connell, C. M. (2017). Development and validation of a brief trauma screening measure for children: The Child Trauma Screen. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(3), 390–398. doi:10.1037/tra0000235.                                      
  46. Lang, J. M., Randall, K., Delaney, M., & Vanderploeg, J. J. (2017). A model for sustaining evidence-based practices in a statewide system. Families in Society, The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 98(1), 18–26. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.2017.5. 
  47. Macary, S. J., Honigfeld, L., Berry, M., & Wakefield, D. (2017). Hearing and vision screening in pediatric primary care and the sharing of results with early care and education programs. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 2(1), 48–54.   
  48. Meyers, J. (2017). The world of foundations: An ideal setting for a community psychologist. In Viola, J. J.  & Glantsman, O. (Eds.), Diverse career opportunities in community psychology: What you can do and how to prepare (pp. 69–77). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 
  49. Pidano, A. E, Padukkavidana, M. M., & Honigfeld, L. (2017). Doctor, are you listening? Communication about children’s mental health and psychosocial concerns. Family, Systems & Health, 35(1), 91–93. doi:10.1037/fsh0000243.
  50. Pidano, A. E., Dale, L. P., Morgan, C. D., Wilbur, K. L., Sandhu, P., & Honigfeld, L. (2017). Different mental health-related symptoms, different decisions: A survey of pediatric primary care providers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(12), 3525–3534. doi:10.1007/s10826-017-0846-x                                                      
  51. Roundfield, K. D., & Lang, J. M. (2017). Costs to community mental health agencies to sustain an evidence-based practice. Psychiatric Services, May 1, 2017. doi:10.1176/ 
  52. Stille, C., Honigfeld, L., Heitlinger, L., Kuo, D., & Werner, E. The pediatric primary care-specialist interface: A call for action. Journal of Pediatrics, 187, 303–308. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.04.054.
  53. Meyers, J. (2017). Reflections on 18 years of children’s mental health reform. Mental Health Weekly, 2(33), 5. doi:10.1002/mhw.31165.                       
  54. Lang, J. M., & Connell, C. M. (January 2017). Measuring costs to community-based agencies for implementation of an evidence-based practice. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 44(1), 122–134. doi: 10.1007/s11414-016-9541-8.                         
  55. Lang, J. M., Campbell, K., Shanley, P., Crusto, C. A., & Connell, C. M. (2016). Building capacity for trauma-informed care in the child welfare system: Initial results of a statewide implementation. Child Maltreatment, 21(2), 113–124. doi:10.1177%2F1077559516635273.   
  56. Vanderploeg, J., Lu, J., Marshall, T., & Stevens, K. (2016). Mobile crisis services for children and families: Advancing a community-based model in Connecticut. Children and Youth Services Review, 71, 103–109. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.10.034.         
  57. Hanson, R. F., & Lang, J. M. (2016) A critical look at trauma-informed care among agencies and systems serving maltreated youth and their families. Child Maltreatment, 21(2), 95–100. doi:10.1177/1077559516635274.          
  58. Pidano, A. E., Slater, C. M., Dale, L. P., Wilbur, K. L., Sandhu, P., Honigfeld, L. (2016). Availability of telephone-based child psychiatry consultation: Implications from a survey of pediatric providers in two states. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(8), 2607–2615. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0423-8.      
  59. Greene, C. A., Ford, J. D., Ward-Zimmerman, B., Honigfeld, L., Pidano, A. (2016). Strengthening the coordination of pediatric mental health and medical care: Piloting a collaborative model for freestanding practices. Child and Youth Care Forum, 45(5), 729–744. doi:10.1007/s10566-016-9354-1. 
  60. Lang, J. M., Franks, R. P., Epstein, C., Stover, C. S., & Oliver, J. A. (2015). Statewide dissemination of an evidence-based practice using breakthrough series collaboratives. Children & Youth Services Review (55), 201–209. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.06.005.                    
  61. Grasso, D., Connor, D. F., Scranton, V., Macary, S., & Honigfeld, L. (2015). Implementation of a computerized algorithmic support tool for identifying depression and anxiety at the pediatric well-child visit. Clinical Pediatrics, 54(8), 796–799. doi:10.1177/0009922814545493.
  62. Cloud, M., Lang, J. M., Crusto, C. A., Connell, C. M., & Melnick, E. (2014). Connecticut’s cross-system approach to heal traumatized children and promote well-being. Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare CW360, Spring 2014, 20–21. 
  63. Huang, C. Y., Bory, C. T., Caron, C., Tebes, J. K., & Connell, C. M. (2014). Relationship of risk assessment to placement characteristics in a statewide child welfare population. Children and Youth Services Review, 46, 85–90. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.07.012.    
  64. Lang, J. M., Berliner, L., Fitzgerald, M. M., & Franks, R. P. (2014). Statewide efforts for implementation of evidence-based programs. In Reece, R. M., Hanson, R., & Sargent, J. (Eds.), Treatment of child abuse: Common ground for mental health, medical and legal practitioners, 2nd Edition, pp. 246–254. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.   
  65. Volkmar, F. R., Rowberry, J., deVinck-Baroody, O., Gupta, A. R., Leung, J., Meyers, J., Vaswani, N., & Weisner, L. (2014). Medical care in autism and related conditions. In Volkmar, F. R., Rogers, S. J., Paul, R., & Pelphrey, K. A. (Eds.), Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders: Vol. 1, Diagnosis, development, and brain mechanisms, 4th Edition, pp. 532–555. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  66.  Pidano, A. & Honigfeld, L., Bar-Halpern, M., & Vivian, J. E. (2014). Pediatric primary care providers’ relationships with mental health care providers: Survey results. Child and Youth Care Forum, 43(1), 135–150. doi:10.1007/s10566-013-229-7.
  67. Roberts, Y. H., Bory, C. T., Franks, R. P., Lang, J., & Vanderploeg, J. (January 2013). The Newtown tragedy and Connecticut’s trauma-informed response. Section on Child Maltreatment Newsletter, Division 37, American Psychological Association. /newsletters /maltreatment/2013/01/newtown-tragedy-response.
  68. Bracey, J. R., Foley Geib, C., O’Leary, J. R., Anderson, A., Herscovitch, L., O’Connell, M., & Vanderploeg, J. J. (August 2013). Connecticut’s comprehensive approach to reducing in-school arrests: Changes in statewide policy, systems coordination, and school practices. Family Court Review. (Republication of a book chapter published in 2012). doi:10.1111/fcre.12039.
  69. Franks, R. P., and Schroeder, J. (2013). Implementation science: what do we know and where do we go from here? In Halle, T. G., Metz, A. J., & Martinez-Beck, I. (Eds.), Applying implementation science in early childhood programs and systems, pp. 15–19. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  70. Bracey, J., Geib, C., Plant, R., O’Leary, J., Anderson, A., Herscovitch, L., O’Connell, M., & Vanderploeg, J. (July 2013). Connecticut’s comprehensive approach to reducing in-school arrests: Changes in statewide policy, systems coordination and school practices. Family Court Review 51(3). doi:10.1111/fcre.12039.
  71. Johnson, D., Chung, P., Schroeder, J., & Meyers, J. (2012). Bridging silos, improving systems. Foundation Review 4(2), 84–97. doi:10.4087/FOUNDATIONREVIEW-D-11-00020.1.        
  72. Pidano, A., Honigfeld, L. (September 2012). Pediatric psychopharmacology: Context, model programs, and considerations for care. Psychiatric Services 63(9), 929–34. doi:10.1176/
  73. Plant, R. W., Campbell, K., Lang, J. M., & Cloud, M. (July 2012). CONCEPT: Moving CT toward trauma informed practice. Common Ground: The Newspaper of the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors, XXVI(1), 7.
  74. Franks, R. (December 2010). Role of the intermediary organization in promoting and disseminating mental health best practices for children and youth: The Connecticut Center for Effective Practice. Published in Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth. 16_7_Role_of_Intermediary_Organizations.pdf