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Services for At-Risk Youth & Families (SAYF) Research Laboratory

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SAYF Research Lab


  1. Rubens, S.L., Gudiño, O.G., Fite, P.J., Grande, J.M. (In Press). Individual and Neighborhood Stressors, Sleep Problems, and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression among Latino Youth. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. doi: 10.1037/ort0000234
  2. Gudiño, O.G., *Leonard, S., *Stiles, A., Havens, J.F., & Cloitre, M. (2017). Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation for Adolescents (STAIR-A). In M. Landolt, U. Schnyder, & M. Cloitre (Eds.), Evidence-based Treatments for Trauma-Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents. New York: Springer.
  3. Chemtob, C.M., Gudiño, O.G., Luthra, R., Yehuda, R., Schmeidler, J., Auslander, B., Hirshbein, H., Schoor, A., Greenberg, R., Newcorn, J., Panzer, P.G., Schenk, T., Levine, P., Abramovitz, R. (2016). Child Trauma Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Identification in Community Mental Health Clinics. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1(2-3), 103-115. doi: 10.1080/23794925.2016.1227949.
  4. *Leonard, S. & Gudiño, O.G. (2016). Academic and Mental Health Outcomes of Youth Placed in Out-of-Home Care: The Role of School Stability and Engagement. Child & Youth Care Forum, 45(6), 807-827. doi: 10.1007/s10566-016-9357-y
  5. *Hurwich-Reiss, E. & Gudiño, O.G. (2016). Acculturation Stress and Conduct Problems in Latino Youth: The Moderating Impact of Family Factors. Journal of Latina/o Psychology. 4(4), 218-231. doi: 10.1037/lat0000052
  6. *Leonard, S., *Stiles, A. A. & Gudiño, O.G. (2016). The Impact of School Engagement on Academic Achievement and Mental Health among Children Investigated by Child Welfare Services. School Mental Health, 8(3), 386–398. doi: 10.1007/s12310-016-9186-z
  7. Gudiño, O.G. & Lau, A.S. (2016). Immigration and Mental Health. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd edition, Vol 2. (pp. 366-374). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
  8. Gudiño, O.G., *Leonard, S., & Cloitre, M. (2016). STAIR for Girls:  A Pilot Study of a Skills-Based Group for Traumatized Youth in an Urban School Setting. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. doi: 10.1007/s40653-015-0061-0
  9. Fernandez, M.A., Adelstein, J.S., Miller, S.P., Areizaga, M.J., Gold, D.C., Sanchez, A.L., Rothschild, S., Hirsch, E., & Gudiño, O.G. (2015). Teacher-Child Interaction Training: A Pilot Study with Random Assignment. Behavior Therapy, 46(4), 463-477.
  10. Gudiño, O.G., Weis, J.R., Havens, J.F., Biggs, E.A., Diamond, U.N., Marr, M., Jackson, C.L., & Cloitre, M. (2014). Group Trauma-Informed Treatment for Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients: A Preliminary, Uncontrolled Trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 1-5. doi: 10.1002/jts.21928
  11. Santiago, C.D., Gudiño, O.G., Baweja, S., & Nadeem, E. (2014). Academic Achievement among Immigrant and U.S.-Born Latino Adolescents: Cultural, Family, and Acculturation Factors. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(6), 735-747. doi:10.1002/jcop.21649
  12. Gudiño, O.G., & *Rindlaub, L.A. (2014). Psychometric Properties of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale in Latino Children. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 27–34. doi: 10.1002/jts.21884 
  13. Chemtob, C.M., Gudiño, O.G., & Laraque, D. (2013). Maternal PTSD and Depression in Pediatric Primary Care: Association with Child Maltreatment and Frequency of Child Trauma Exposure. JAMA Pediatrics, 167(11), 1011-1018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2218
  14. Gudiño, O.G. (2013). Behavioral Inhibition and Risk for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Latino Children Exposed to Violence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41(6), 983-992. doi: 10.1007/s10802-013-9731-2
  15. Martinez, J.I., Gudiño, O.G., & Lau, A.S. (2013). Problem-specific Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pathways from Maltreatment Exposure to Specialty Mental Health Service Use for Youth in Child Welfare. Child Maltreatment, 18(2), 98-107. doi: 10.1177/1077559513483549
  16. Gudiño, O.G., Martinez, J.I., Lau, A.S. & (2012). Mental Health Service Use by Youths in Contact With Child Welfare: Racial Disparities by Problem Type. Psychiatric Services, 63(10), 1004-1010. doi: 10.1176/
  17. Havens, J.F., Gudiño, O.G., Biggs, E.A., Diamond, U., Weis, J.R., & Cloitre, M. (2012). Identification of Trauma Exposure and PTSD in Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 171-178. doi: 10.1002/jts.21683
  18. Gudiño, O.G., Nadeem, E., Kataoka, S.H., & Lau, A.S. (2012). Reinforcement Sensitivity and Risk for Psychopathology Following Exposure to Violence: A Vulnerability-Specificity Model in Latino Youth. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 43, 306-321. doi: 10.1007/s10578-011-0266-x
  19. Liu, L.L., Wang, S., Fung, J., Gudiño, O.G., Tao, A.X., & Lau, A.S. (2012). Psychology of Asian American Children: Contributions of Cultural Heritage and the Minority Experience. In E. Chang & C. Downey (Eds.), Handbook of Race and Development in Mental Health (pp.  147-167). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-0424-8_9
  20. Gudiño, O.G., Nadeem, E., Kataoka, S.H., & Lau, A.S. (2011). Relative impact of violence exposure and immigrant stressors on Latino youth psychopathology. Journal of Community Psychology, 39(3), 316–335. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20435
  21. Lau, A.S., Fung, J.J., Ho, L.Y., Liu, L.L., & Gudiño, O.G. (2011). Parent training with high-risk immigrant Chinese families: A pilot group randomized trial yielding practice based evidence. Behavior Therapy, 42(3), 413-426. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.11.001
  22. Gudiño, O.G., & Lau, A.S. (2010). Parental culture, shyness, and anxiety in Hispanic children: An exploratory study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31(3), 202-210. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2009.12.003
  23. Gudiño, O.G., Lau, A.S., Yeh, M., McCabe, K.M., & Hough, R.L. (2009). Understanding racial/ethnic disparities in youth mental health services: Do disparities vary by problem type? Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 17(1), 3-16. doi: 10.1177/1063426608317710
  24. Gudiño, O.G., Lau, A.S., & Hough, R.L. (2008). Immigrant status, mental health need and mental health service utilization among high-risk Hispanic and Asian Pacific Islander youth. Child and Youth Care Forum, 37, 139-152. doi: 10.1007/s10566-008-9056-4
  25. Gudiño, O.G., Liu, L.L., & Lau, A.S. (2006). Race matters: Maltreatment identification and impact among high-risk adolescents. In S.M. Sturt (Ed.), Child Abuse: New Research (pp. 115-132). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

 *Denotes student author