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Heflinger, Craig Anne; Doykos, Bernadette – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
The breadth of doctoral education has expanded to include professional development activities in order to prepare students for academic and nonacademic careers. This mixed methods study focused on students' perceptions of professional development opportunities at a Research One university. The findings suggest that most students feel prepared in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Professional Development, Student Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Mukolo, Abraham; Heflinger, Craig Anne – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2011
The combined effect of race and place of residence on caregivers' perceptions of children's mental health services is underresearched. Differences in caregiver strain, barriers-to-care endorsement, and provider satisfaction are examined among 175 rural and urban African American caregivers from one Southern state whose children received Medicaid…
Descriptors: Health Services, Place of Residence, Mental Health Programs, Physical Health
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Mayberry, Lindsay Satterwhite; Heflinger, Craig Anne – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2012
Family involvement in the planning and execution of mental health treatment has been shown to positively influence child outcomes; however, there is wide variability in the levels of involvement by families. The current study investigated the influence of child, family caregiver, service system, and community factors on the level of family…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Child Care, Emotional Disturbances, Caregivers
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Heflinger, Craig Anne; Hoffman, Cheri – Journal of Rural Health, 2009
Context: All youth, especially those with serious emotional disturbances (SED), face challenges as they transition to adulthood. Little is known about rural youth at risk for transition problems. Purpose: To examine transition-age youth who use publicly funded services in rural and urban/suburban locations in Tennessee in order to describe youth…
Descriptors: Health Services, Group Membership, Rural Youth, Mental Retardation
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Pullmann, Michael D.; Heflinger, Craig Anne – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2009
Many youths in juvenile justice are in need of substance use services, yet referral to services is often inadequate. This study examines the ecological factors related to substance use service referrals made through Tennessee's juvenile courts. A series of hierarchical binomial logistic models indicated that individual-level factors accounted for…
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Substance Abuse, Juvenile Courts, Mental Health
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Mukolo, Abraham; Heflinger, Craig Anne; Wallston, Kenneth A. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: To describe the state of the literature on stigma associated with children's mental disorders and highlight gaps in empirical work. Method: We reviewed child mental illness stigma articles in (English only) peer-reviewed journals available through Medline and PsychInfo. We augmented these with adult-oriented stigma articles that focus…
Descriptors: Health Services, Help Seeking, Stereotypes, Mental Disorders
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Heflinger, Craig Anne; Christens, Brian – Journal of Community Psychology, 2006
While psychology has tended to focus on urban issues in research and practice, rural areas have undergone a series of changes in recent years that have increased the need for behavioral health services. A variety of social and economic factors has contributed both to the increasing needs and to the inability of the existing services to meet them.…
Descriptors: Health Services, Intervention, Indigenous Knowledge, Child Health
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Breda, Carolyn S.; Heflinger, Craig Anne – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2007
Clinicians emphasize the importance of motivation to change for effecting recovery from substance abuse disorders. However, little is known about motivation to change substance-abusing behavior among adolescents or its impact on treatment outcomes. The present research examines motivation to change among youth admitted to publicly funded substance…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Motivation, Adolescents, Behavior Change
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Murry, Velma McBride; Heflinger, Craig Anne; Suiter, Sarah V.; Brody, Gene H. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
Rural African American children living in poverty have a higher prevalence rate of mental health disorders than their urban counterparts. While access to mental health services is lacking in resource scarce rural communities, African American rural residents may also be the most likely to confront significant barriers to care and help-seeking.…
Descriptors: Health Services, African American Children, Mothers, Mental Health Programs
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Heflinger, Craig Anne; Brannan, Ana Maria – Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2006
This study examined caregiver strain (i.e., burden of care, caregiver burden) among families of adolescents in treatment for substance abuse disorders compared to youth with mental health problems. We used descriptive and regression analyses to compare groups and to examine the youth and family variables associated with caregiver strain across the…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Family (Sociological Unit), Substance Abuse, Comparative Analysis
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Pinkard, Tracy J.; Heflinger, Craig Anne – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2006
The past decade has shown a surge of interest in faith-based resources for a variety of social problems. However, these resources have not been systematically studied for children with emotional and behavioral problems. We investigated religious activity and use of pastoral counseling among Protestant youth with serious emotional disorders (SED)…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Protestants, Emotional Disturbances, Religion
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Taylor-Richardson, Kelly D.; Heflinger, Craig Anne; Brown, Tony N. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2006
Parents and relative caregivers of children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) often report high levels of strain associated with the care of that child. This study compares how parents and other relative caregivers, and different family caregiver groups, experience strain. Overall, we found that Medicaid care-givers (n = 648)…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Factor Analysis, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances
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Heflinger, Craig Anne; Taylor-Richardson, Kelly D. – Journal of Family Social Work, 2004
With the prevalence of kinship care increasing, it is critical to understand the role of caregiver strain among this population. This study focused on the strain experienced by relative caregivers as compared to parents who were caring for children with serious emotional disturbance (SED). Descriptive and multiple regression analyses demonstrated…
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Disturbances, Child Welfare, Caregivers
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Kang, Eunjeong; Brannan, Ana Maria; Heflinger, Craig Anne – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2005
The aim of this study was to examine differences in responses to the Caregiver Strain Questionnaire (CGSQ) between African American and White caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Significant item- and scale-level differences were detected across groups with African Americans consistently reporting less strain. We…
Descriptors: African Americans, Family Programs, Caregivers, Behavior Disorders
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Ruble, Lisa A.; Heflinger, Craig Anne; Renfrew, J. William; Saunders, Robert C. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2005
Although Medicaid is the largest public payer of behavioral health services, information on access and utilization of services is lacking, and no data on the frequency of service use or types of services provided for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are available. As states move toward managed care approaches for their Medicaid…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Insurance, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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