Congratulations to Henry Gonzalez, who has been awarded the Centennial Award for Doctoral Students. This award is given annually by the University of Arizona Division of Student Affairs to two doctoral students.
Congratulations to Henry Gonzalez, who has been awarded the Centennial Award for Doctoral Students. Read more »
SRA Working Groups to Envision the Future of our Science is a new SRA initiative to sponsor working groups seeking to advance the science of adolescence by systematically envisioning specific domains of future research, and Dr. Russ Toomey is bringing one to the Norton School.
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Working Groups to Envision the Future of our Science is a new SRA initiative to sponsor working groups seeking to advance the science of adolescence by sys Read more »
The concept of bidirectionality represents a process of mutual influence between parent and child, whereby each influences the other as well as the dyadic relationship.
The concept of bidirectionality represents a proce Read more »
With the start of another school year, many young people are beginning to think about class schedules, homework assignments, papers, tests and navigating their way through the requirements and hurdles of school.
With the start of another school year, many young people are beginning to think about class schedules, homework assignments, papers, tests and navigating their way through the requirements and hurd Read more »
Five FSHD undergraduate students participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) research conference.
Sexual orientation and gender diversity: identity development and experience with bias
Latino youth: identity development and experience with bias
Intersections of multiple forms of oppression, discrimination, and bias
Sociocultural and contextual influences on health and development
Positive youth development
Advanced statistical analyses (latent modeling, structural equation modeling, social relations models)
Framed by the tenets of the minority stress model, intersectionality, and positive youth development, my research identifies malleable family and other salient contextual (i.e., school, community) features that contribute to and mitigate health disparities experienced by at-risk adolescents in the United States. Largely, my research has examined these relationships with explicit attention to the minority-specific stressors of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination that contribute to the disparate rates of negative outcomes experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adolescents and Latino youth, and the protective factors (e.g., family support, acceptance) that buffer these associations.
Principal Investigator, Identifying Risk and Protective Factors to Inform Interventions for Sexual Minority Youth of Color at Risk for Disparate Health Outcomes, Supported by the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program. Collaborators include Dr. Karla Anhalt (Kent State University) and Dr. Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute).
Principal Investigator, Strengths and Supports in the Lives of LGBT Youth: An Examination of Suicide Attempts and Thriving, Funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Co-PI: Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute).
Co-PI, Are you Red Raider Ready? Improving College and Career Readiness of Middle and High School Students in Painesville City Local Schools, Funded by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, PI: Cassandra Storlie (Kent State University).
Principal Investigator, Becoming an LGBT Athlete Ally, Co-PIs: Christi McGeorge and Tom Carlson (North Dakota State University).
Adolescent Development (undergraduate)
Structural Equation Modeling (graduate)
Toomey, R. B., & Storlie, C. A. (2015). School counselors’ intervention in bias-related incidents among Latino students. Journal of School Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.180/15388220.2015.1049354
Toomey, R. B., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Trajectories of problem behavior among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers: An examination of risk enhancing and reducing factors. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 3(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1037/lat0000028
Toomey, R. B., Updegraff, K. A., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Jahromi, L. B. (2015). Gender role attitudes across the transition to adolescent motherhood: A dyadic investigation of teenage mothers and their mother figures. Family Process. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/famp.12127
Toomey, R. B., Card, N. A., & Casper, D. M. (2014). Peers’ perceptions of adolescent gender nonconformity: Associations with overt and relational peer victimization and aggression. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 34, 463-485. doi: 10.1177/0272431613495446
Toomey, R. B., Umaña -Taylor, A. J., Williams, D. R., Harvey-Mendoza, E., Updegraff, K., & Jahromi, L. (2014). The impact of state-level immigration policy on health and service utilization of Mexican-origin teen mothers and their mother-figures. American Journal of Public Health, 104(S1), S28-S34.
Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2013a). An initial investigation of sexual minority youth involvement in school-based extracurricular activities. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 304-318. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00830.x
Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2013b). Gay-straight alliances, social justice involvement, and school victimization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer youth: Implications for school well-being and future civic engagement. Youth & Society, 45, 500-522. doi: 10.1177/0044118X11422546
Toomey, R. B., & Russell, S. T. (2013c). The role of sexual orientation in school victimization: A meta-analysis. Youth & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0044118X13483778
Toomey, R. B., Umaña -Taylor, A. J., Jahromi, L. B., & Updegraff, K. A. (2013). Measuring social support from mother-figures in the transition from pregnancy to parenthood among Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 35, 195-213. doi: 10.1177/0739986312470636
Toomey, R. B., Umaña -Taylor, A. J., Updegraff, K. A., & Jahromi, L. B. (2013). Ethnic identity development and ethnic discrimination: Examining associations with well-being over time for Mexican-origin adolescent mothers. Journal of Adolescence, 36, 825-833. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.06.004
Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (in press). The interplay of maternal sensitivity and gentle control when predicting children's subsequent academic functioning: Evidence of mediation by effortful control. Developmental Psychology.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, November). Marital satisfaction and parent-child relationship predict child affect. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.
Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, March). Prospective relations of maternal gentle control to children’s effortful control and academic functioning: Moderation by sensitivity. Poster presented at 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Graduate & Professional Student Council Travel Grant, 2016
Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences Travel Grant, 2015
Graduate Access Fellowship, 2015
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Shannon Warren is a first year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development. As a University of Arizona College of Education alumni, Shannon has professional experience teaching i Read more »