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Behavior Clinic Accomplishments and Publications

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Books

Fox, R.A., & Binder, M.C.  (1990).  Parenting:  A developmental-behavioral approach.  In E. Cipani & A.F.  Rotatori (Eds.), Advances in special education:  Vol. 7B.   Behavior modification in special education (pp. 187-201).   Greenwich, CT:  JAI Press.

Fox, R. A., & Nicholson, B. C. (2003).  Parenting young children: A facilitator’s guide.  Longmont, CO:  Sopris West.

Holtz, C.; & Fox, R.A. (2008). Infant mental health: An emerging field for children with developmental disabilities. In A. F. Rotatori, F. E. Obiakor, & S. Burkhart. (Eds.), Autism and developmental disabilities: Current practices and issues(pp. 163-219) United Kingdom: JAI Press, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
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Solis Camara, P., Fung, M., P. & Fox, R.A. (2014). Parenting in Mexico: Relationships based on love and obedience. In H. Selin (Ed.), Parenting across cultures: Childrearing, motherhood and fatherhood in non-western cultures. The Netherlands: Springer Publisher.

 

Assessment Instruments

Fox, R.A.  (1994). Parent Behavior Checklist. Formerly published by Clinical Psychology Publishing, Brandon VT and ProEd Publishers, Austin, TX; currently available from the author (robert.fox@marquette.edu).

Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (2012). Behavior problems in young children from low-income families: The development of a new screening tool. Infant Mental Health Journal,33, 82-94. [The Early Childhood Behavior Screen was added to PsycTESTS of the American Psychological Association in September, 2013]. 
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Journal Articles

Fung, M., P., Fox, R. A., & Harris, S. E. (in press). Treatment outcomes for at-risk young children with behavior problems: Toward a new definition of success. Journal of Social Service Research. Read the full article

Tate, K. A., Lopez, C., Fox, R., Love, J. R., McKinney, E. (in press). In-home counseling for young children living in poverty: An exploration of counseling competencies. The Family Journal, DOI: 10.1177.1066489714530268.

Gresl, B.L., Fox, R.A. & Fleischmann, A. (2014). Home-based parent-child therapy in low-income African American, Caucasian, and Latino Families: A comparative examination of treatment outcomes, Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 36 (1), 33-50, DOI:10.1080/07317107.2014. Read the full article

Holtz, C.A., Fox, R.A., & Meurer, J.R. (2014). Incidence of behavior problems in toddlers and preschool children from families living in poverty. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2013.853020. Read the full article

Fox, R.A., Mattek, R., & Gresl, B. (2013). Evaluation of a university-community partnership to provide home-based, mental health services for children from families living in poverty. Community Mental Health Journal. 49, 599-610. DOI 10.1007/s10597-012-9545-7. Read the full article

Carassco, J.M., & Fox, R. A. (2012). Varying treatment intensity in a home-based parent and child therapy program for families living in poverty: A randomized clinic trial. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 621-630. Read the full article

Holtz, C.A., & Fox, R.A. (2012). Behavior problems in young children from low-income families: The development of a new screening tool. Infant Mental Health Journal,33, 82-94.Read the abstract

Mattek, R. J., Jorgenson, E.T., & Fox, R.A. (2010). Home-based therapy for young children in low-Income families: A student training program. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 18, 189-194. Read the abstract

Holtz, C., & Hotz, W. (2010). Milwaukee area Exchange Clubs help prevent child abuse through an innovative program Exchange Today: Official Publication of the National Exchange Club, Winter, 29.

Holtz, C.A., Carrasco, J.M., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2009). Behavior problems in toddlers with and without developmental delays: Comparison of treatment outcomes. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 31, 292-311. Read the full article

Fox, R.A., & Holtz, C.A. (2009). Treatment outcomes for toddlers with behavior problems from families in poverty. Child and Adolescent Mental Health,14, 183-189. Read the full article

Keller, K., & Fox, R. (2009).  Toddlers with developmental delays and challenging behaviors, Early Child Development and Care,179, 87-92. Read the full article

Perez, M. E., & Fox, R. A. (2008). Parenting Latino toddlers and preschoolers: Clinical and non clinical samples. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30, 481-499.

Fox, R.A., Keller, K. Grede, P., & Bartosz, A. (2007). A mental health clinic for toddlers with developmental delays and behavior problems, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 119-129. Read the full article

Lucy, R., Fox, R. A., & Byrnes, J. B.  (2006). Maternal characteristics and child problem behaviors: A comparison of foster and biological mothers. Journal of Family Social Work, 10, 23-42.

Fox, R. A., Duffy, K. M., & Keller, K. M. (2006). Training community-based professionals to implement an empirically supported parenting program. Early Child Development and Care, 176, 19-31. Read the abstract

Nicholson, B. C., Fox, R. A., & Johnson, S. D. (2005). Parenting young children with challenging behaviour. Infant and Child Development, 14, 425-428. Read the abstract

Burbach, A. D., Fox, R. A., & Nicholson, B. C. (2004). Challenging behaviors in young children: The father’s role. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 165, 169-183. Read the full article

Carey, L. K., Nicholson, B. C., & Fox, R. A.  (2002).  Maternal factors related to parenting young children with congenital heart disease.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 17, 174-183. Read the full article

Nicholson, B.C., Anderson, M., Fox, R.A., & Brenner, V.  (2002).  One family at a time:  A prevention program for at-risk parents.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 80, 362-371. Read the abstract

Solis-Camara R. P., Fox, R.A., & Nicholson, B.C.  (2000).  Parenting young children:  Comparison of a psychoeducational program in Mexico and the United States.  Early Child Development and Care, 163, 115-124. Read the abstract

Cardona, P.G., Nicholson, B.C., & Fox, R.A. (2000).  Parenting among Hispanic and Anglo-American   mothers with young children.  Journal of Social Psychology. 140, 357-365. Read the full article

Cardona, P.G., Nicholson, B.C., & Fox, R.A. (2000).  Parenting among Hispanic and Anglo-American   mothers with young children.  Journal of Social Psychology. 140, 357-365. Read the full article

Brenner, V., & Fox, R.A.  (1999).  An empirically derived classification of parenting practices.  The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 160, 343-356. Read the full article

Nicholson, B. C., Brenner, V., & Fox, R.A.  (1999).  A community-based parenting program with low-income mothers of young children.  Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 80, 247-253. Read the abstract

Brenner, V., Nicholson, B. C., & Fox, R.A.  (1999).  Evaluation of a community-based parenting program with the parents of young children.  Early Child Development and Care, 148, 1-9. Read the abstract

Nicholson, B. C., Janz, P.C., & Fox, R.A.  (1998).  Evaluating a brief parental-education program for parents of young children.  Psychological Reports, 82, 1107-1113. Read the full article

Brenner, V., & Fox, R.A.  (1998).  Parental discipline and behavior problems in young children.   The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 159, 251-256. Read the full article

Nicholson, B.C., & Fox, R.A.  (1998).  STAR Parenting: A positive approach for parents of young children.  Early Childhood News: The Journal of Professional Development, 10, 45-46.

Fox, R.A., & Solis-Camara, P.  (1997).  Parenting of young children by fathers in Mexico and the United States.  Journal of Social Psychology, 137, 489-495. Read the full article

Solis-Camara, P., & Fox, R.A.  (1996).  Parenting practices and expectations among Mexican mothers with young children.  Journal of Genetic Psychology, 157, 465-476. Read the abstract

Fox, R. A., & Parroni Hennick, E.  (1996).  Evaluating a training program for parental educators.  Psychological Reports, 79, 1143 - 1150. Read the full article

Solis-Camara, P., & Fox, R.A.  (1995).  Parenting among mothers with young children in Mexico and the United States.  Journal of Social Psychology, 135, 591-599. Read the abstract

Fox, R.A., Platz, D.L., & Bentley, K.S.  (1995).  Maternal factors related to parenting practices, developmental expectations, and perceptions of child behavior problems.  Journal of Genetic Psychology, 156, 431-441. Read the abstract

Tucker, M.A., & Fox, R.A.  (1995).  Assessment of families with mildly handicapped preschoolers.  Journal of School Psychology, 33, 29-37. Read the full article

Platz, D.L., Pupp, R.P., & Fox, R.A.  (1994).  Raising young children: Parental perceptions.  Psychological Reports, 74, 643-646. Read the full article

Peters, C., & Fox, R.A.  (1993).  Parenting Inventory: Validity and social desirability.  Psychological Reports, 72, 683-689. Read the full article

Fox, R.A.  (1992).  Development of an instrument to measure the behaviors and expectations of parents of young children.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 17, 231-239.

Fox, R.A., & Bentley, K.S.  (1992).  Validity of the Parenting Inventory: Young Children.  Psychology in the Schools, 29, 101-107. Read the abstract

Fox, R.A., Anderson, R.C., Fox, T.A., & Rodriguez, M.A.  (1991).  STAR parenting: A program for helping parents effectively deal with behavioral difficulties.  Young Children, 46, 54-60.

Bentley, K.S., & Fox, R.A.  (1991).  Mothers and fathers of young children: Comparison of parenting styles. Psychological Reports, 69, 320-322. Read the full article

Fox, R.A., Fox, T.A., & Anderson, R.C.  (1991).  Measuring the effectiveness of the STAR Parenting Program  with parents of young children.  Psychological Reports, 68, 35-40. Read the full article

 

Presentations

Harris, S. E., & Fox, R. A. (2014). Validation of a First Line Screener for Early Childhood Behavior Problems. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Harris, S. E., Fox, R. A., Love, J. & Stocker, A. (2014) Early Pathways: Home-Based Therapy for Young Children in Poverty. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Fung, M. P., & Fox, R. A. (2014). The Early Pathways Program for young Latino children in poverty. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Fox, R. (2012). Behavior Clinic: Treatment outcomes in a home-based mental health program for toddlers and preschoolers. Invited paper presented at the 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference: Exploring New Research Directions, Milwaukee WI.

Gresl, B.L., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2011). Practicum student training experiences: In-home child management therapy with low-income families. Paper presented at the 2011 Great Lakes Conference: Progress in Science and Practice, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana.

Mattek, R., Jorgensen, E., & Fox, R.A. (2010). Training interns to provide in-home mental health services for preschoolers with behavior problems. Paper presented at Head Start’s 10th National Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Holtz, C.A., Carrasco, J.M., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2010). Behavior problems in toddlers with developmental delays: Treatment outcomes. Paper presented at Head Start’s 10th National Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Gresl, B., Mattek, R.J., & Fox, R.A. (2010). In-Home Treatment for Toddlers with Developmental Delays and Behavioral Problems. Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Early Relationships Matter Conference, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Mattek, R. J. (May, 2010). Keynote Address: Eye on the Family. The Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula District Exchange Convention. Stevens Point, WI.

Mattek, R.J., Austin, J., & Wittmann,S. (2010). Creating brighter futures for children with behavior problems. Workshop presented at the 2010 Conference of the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association, Green Bay, WI.

Mattek, R. J., Carrasco, J. M., Holtz, C. A., Fox, R. A. (2009). Treatment outcomes for toddlers with developmental delays and behavior problems receiving in-home, family behavioral therapy. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference: Existing Projects and Promising Innovations in Southeastern Wisconsin. Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Milwaukee WI.

Holtz, C. A., Carrasco, J. M., & Fox, R. A. (2008). Development of a screening measure for behavior problems in young children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando FL.

Carrasco, J., & Austin, J. (2008). Socio-Emotional Development in Young Children. Workshop presented at the annual Wisconsin Early Childhood Education & Care Conference, Appleton, WI.

Barber, B. N., Holtz, C. A., & Fox, R. A. (2008). Treatment outcomes for young children with behavior problems. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

Holtz, C. A., Fox, R. A., & Meurer, J. R. (2008). Patterns of behavior problems among urban toddlers and preschoolers and development of a new survey tool. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Society, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Fox, R. (2008) “Mental health services for at-risk children,” was presented at the first annual Jim Ryan Memorial lecture series.

Keller, K., Becker, A., & Hack, J. (2006). “Behavior Clinic: A mental health clinic for toddlers,” was presented at the 52nd Wisconsin Early Childhood Association’s annual conference in Wisconsin Dells.

Keller, K., & Bartosz, A.  (2006, November). Behavior Clinic: A mental health programs for toddlers. Workshop presented at the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Fox, R.A., Keller, K.M., Bartosz, A.M. (2005, November). Behavior Clinic : Mental health services for children with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the 20th National Training Institute of Zero to Three, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, D.C.

Keller, K., Duffy, K., & Fox, R. (2004, November). Training community-based professionals as parent facilitators. Paper presented at the Great Lakes Conference, Ball State University, Muncie IN.

Fox, R. A., & Nicholson, B. C. (2004, April). Young children with behavior problems: An empirically-based prevention program.  Learning Institute presented an the annual meeting of the American Counseling Association, Kansas City, MO.

Fox, R.A. (2004, March). Using the STAR discipline program.  Invited training institute at the Fulfilling the Promise: A Home Visitor and Parent Educator Conference, Oconomowoc, WI.

Nicholson, B. C., & Fox, R.A.  (2003, March).  Parenting young children: Treatment effectiveness and stages of change.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans.

Fox, R. A., & Nicholson, B. C.  (2003, March).  Parenting young children:  A manualized program.  Continuing Education Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans.

Fox, R. A., Carey, L. K., & Nicholson, B. C.  (2002, March).  Young children with congenital heart disease:  Maternal factors.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Fox, R. A.  (2001, February).  Working with low-income families. Invited workshop presented at the Parent Educator Institute, University of Wisconsin Extension, Madison, WI.

Fox, R.A.  (2000, November).  One Family at a Time:  A psychoeducational parenting program.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Fox, R.A. , & Platz, D. (2000, April).  STAR Parenting.  Workshop presented at the 22nd Annual Early Childhood Education Conference, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI.

Fox, R.A.  (2000, February).  One family at a time.  Invited workshop presented at the Parent Educator Institute, University of Wisconsin Extension, Madison, WI.

Nicholson, B.C., Anderson, M., Brenner, V., & Fox, R. A.  (1999, August).  At-risk parents of young children: A manualized intervention.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston.

Nicholson, B.C., Brenner, V., & Fox, R. (1998, November).  Evaluation of a community-based parent-education program.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Milwaukee.

Nicholson, B.C., Cardona, P.G., Fox, R.A., & Brenner, V. (1998, August).  Parenting among Hispanic and Anglo-American mothers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

Fox, R.A., Janz, P.C., & Nicholson, B.C.  (1997, August).  Parenting young children: A brief education program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.

Tonnacliff, M. D., & Fox, R.A.  (1997, August).  Parenting young children within the dual career family.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.

Fox, R.A., Fox, T.A., & Parroni Hennick, E.  (1996, May).  Parent outreach program: A university-community partnership.  Workshop presented at the Family Resource Coalition National Conference, Chicago, IL.

Solis-Camara, P., & Fox, R.  (1995, December).  Parenting among mothers with young children in Mexico and the U.S.  Paper presented at the National Council of Science and Technology's Jalisco on Science: State Symposium, Jalisco, Mexico.

Rodriguez, M. A., & Fox, R.A.  (1995, August).  Parenting of young children by employed and nonemployed mothers.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York.

Solis, P.C.R., & Fox, R.A.  (1995, August).  Parent Behavior Checklist.' A Spanish translation and psychometric study.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York.

Fox, R.A. (1995, May).  Parent education programs for child abuse prevention.  Invited workshop for Parent Education and Resource Fair: Reaching Out to Families and Communities Through Parent Education. Stevens Point, WI.

Platz, D.L., Fox, R.A., & Ziliak, S. (1995, May).  Prevention through improved parenting: The nurse's role.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Las Vegas.

Fox, R.A.  (1994, March).  Parenting skills for dealing with toddlers and children from Iow socio-economic backgrounds.  Sectional presented at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin School Psychology Association, Milwaukee WI.

Platz, D., Fox, R.A., & Fox, T.A.  (1993, November).  Balancing nurturing and discipline with young children: The teeter-totter principle.  Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA.

Fox, R.A., & Tucker, M.  (1993, August).  Assessment of families with handicapped and non-handicapped preschoolers.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

Platz, D.L., & Fox, R.A.  (1993, April).  STAR Parenting: A comprehensive model for consulting with parents of young children.  Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, D.C.

Fox, R.A.  (1992, October).  Working with parents of toddlers and preschoolers: Assessment and Intervention. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin School Psychology Association, Milwaukee WI.

Platz, D., Fox, R.A., & Rodriguez, M.S.  (1992, March).  Parenting Inventory: An empirically derived instrument to assess parents of young children.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Memphis, TN.

Fox, R.A., & Bentley, K.S.  (1991, August).  Parenting Inventory: An assessment tool for parents of young children.  Paper presented at the national meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

 

Grants

The Behavior Clinic receives ongoing infrastructure assistance from Marquette University and Penfield Children’s Center. In addition, the Behavior Clinic has been fortunate to receive regular external grants to support its work from a number of funding agencies listed below.

 

 

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