Early Steps Multisite Study Publications

Chang, H., Shaw, D. S., Shelleby, E. C., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (in press). The long-term effectiveness of the Family Check-Up on peer preference: Parent-child interaction and child effortful control as sequential mediators.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, DOI 10.1007/s10802-016-0198-9

Dishion, T. J., Mun, C. J., Tein, J.-Y., Kim, H., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., … Peterson, J. (in press). The Validation of Macro and Micro Observations of Parent–Child Dynamics Using the Relationship Affect Coding System in Early Childhood. Prevention Science. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0697-5

Hails, K., Reuben, J., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (in press). Testing a longitudinal transactional model of maternal depression, parent-child coercion, and child conduct problems during early childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Shaw, D. S., & Taraban, L. E. (in press). New directions and challenges in preventing conduct problems in early childhood. Child Development Perspectives, 10.1111/cdep.12212

Smith, J. D., Berkel, C., Hails, K. A., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (in press). Predictors of Participation in the Family Check-Up Program: a Randomized Trial of Yearly Services from Age 2 to 10 Years. Prevention Science. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0679-7

Smith, J. D., Dishion, T. J., Brown, K., Ramos, K.,, Knoble, N. B., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (in press). An experimental study of procedures to enhance ratings of fidelity to an evidence-based family intervention. Prevention Science.

Taraban, L. E., Shaw, D. S., Leve, L. D., Wilson, M. N., Dishion, T. J., Natsuaki, M., Neiderhiser, J. M., Gardner, F., and Reiss, D. (in press). Depression and parenting: The contextual influence of marital quality and social support. Developmental Psychology.

McIntyre, L. L., Pelham, W. E., Kim, M. H., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2017).  A brief measure of language skills at age three and special education use in middle childhood. Journal of Pediatrics, 181, 190-194.

Shaw, D. S., Sitnick, S. L., Reuben, J., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2016). Transactional effects among maternal depression, neighborhood deprivation, and child conduct problems from early childhood through adolescence: A tale of two low-income samples. Development and Psychopathology, 28(03), 819–836. doi:10.1017/s095457941600033x

Shaw, D. S., Sitnick, S., Brennan, L. M., Choe, D. E., Dishion, T. J., Wilson, M. N., & Gardner, F. (2016).  The long-term effectiveness of the Family Check-Up on school-age conduct problems: Moderation by neighborhood deprivation. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 1471-1487,  PMC26646197, doi:10.1017/S0954579415001212

Waller, R., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., Wilson, M. N., & Hyde, L. W. (2016). Does early childhood callous-unemotional behavior uniquely predict behavior problems or callous-unemotional behavior in late childhood? Developmental Psychology, 52(11), 1805–1819. doi:10.1037/dev0000165

Brennan, L.M., Shaw, D.S., Dishion, T.J. and Wilson, M.N. (2015). The predictive utility of early childhood disruptive behaviors for school-age social functioning. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1187-1199.

Chang, H., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Gardner, F. and Wilson, M. N. (2015), Proactive Parenting and Children's Effortful Control: Mediating Role of Language and Indirect Intervention Effects. Social Development, 24: 206–223. doi:10.1111/sode.12069

Chiapa, A., Smith, J. D., Kim, H., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2015). The trajectory of fidelity in a multiyear trial of the family check-up predicts change in child problem behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(5), 1006–1011. doi:10.1037/ccp0000034

Dishion, T. J., Mun, C. J., Drake, E. C., Tein, J. Y., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2015). A transactional approach to preventing early childhood neglect: The Family Check-Up as a public health strategy. Development and Psychopathology, 27(4pt2), 1647–1660. doi:10.1017/s0954579415001005

Leijten, P., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., Wilson, M. N., Matthys, W., & Dishion, T. J. (2015). The Family Check-Up and service use in high-risk families of young children: A prevention strategy with a bridge to community-based treatment . Prevention Science, 16, 397-406. doi: 10.1007/s11121-014-0479-x

Montaño, Z., Smith, J. D., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2015). Longitudinal relations between observed parenting behaviors and dietary quality of meals from ages 2 to 5. Appetite, 87, 324–329. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.219

Reuben, J., & Shaw, D. S. (2015). Parental Depression and the Development of Coercion in Early Childhood. Oxford Handbooks Online. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199324552.013.7

Reuben, J. D., Shaw, D. S., Brennan, L. M., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2015). A family-based intervention for improving children’s emotional problems through effects on maternal depressive symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(6), 1142–1148. doi:10.1037/ccp0000049

Reuben, J. D., & Shaw, D. S. (2015). Resilience in the Offspring of Depressed Mothers: Variation Across Risk, Domains, and Time. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 18(4), 300–327. doi:10.1007/s10567-015-0195-5

Smith, J.D., Dishion, T.J., Shaw, D.S., & Wilson, M.N.  (2015). Negative relational schemas predict the trajectory of coercive dynamics during early childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 693-703.

Vanderbilt‐Adriance, E., Shaw, D. S., Brennan, L. M., Dishion, T. J., Gardner, F., & Wilson, M. N. (2015). Child, family, and community protective factors in the development of children's early conduct problems. Family relations, 64(1), 64-79. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12105

Waller, R., Gardner, F., Sitnick, S., Shaw, D.S., Dishion, T.J., Winter, C., & Wilson, M.N. (2015). Early parental positive behavior support and childhood adjustment: addressing enduring questions with new methods. Social Development, 24, 302-322. doi: 10.1111/sode.12103 

Waller, R., Gardner, F., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Wilson, M. N., & Hyde, L. W. (2015). Callous-unemotional behavior and early-childhood onset of behavior problems: the role of parental harshness and warmth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 655-667, PMC4175369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2014.886252

Anderson, R. E., Hussain, S. B., Wilson, M. N., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Williams, J. L. (2014). Pathways to Pain: Racial Discrimination and Relations Between Parental Functioning and Child Psychosocial Well-Being. Journal of Black Psychology, 41(6), 491–512. doi:10.1177/0095798414548511

Chang, H., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2014). Direct and indirect effects of the Family Check-Up on self-regulation from toddlerhood to early school-age. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1117-1128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10802-014-9859-8

Choe, D. E., Shaw, D. S., Brennan, L. M., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2014). Inhibitory control as a mediator of bidirectional effects between early oppositional behavior and maternal depression. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 1129-1147.

Gill, A. M., Dishion, T. J., & Shaw, D. S. (2014). The Family Check-Up: A tailored approach to intervention with high risk families. In S. Landry (Ed.), Well being and children and families. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Shaw, D. S., & Shelleby, E. C. (2014). Early-onset conduct problems: Intersection of conduct problems and poverty. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 10, 503-528.

Shelleby, E. C., & Shaw, D. S. (2014). Outcomes of parenting interventions for child conduct problems: A review of differential effectiveness. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45, 628-645, PMC4082479. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-013-0431-5

Shelleby, E. C., Votruba-Drzal, E., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Wilson, M. N., & Gardner, F. (2014). Income and children’s behavioral functioning: A sequential mediation analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(6), 936–946. doi:10.1037/fam0000035

Sitnick, S. L., Shaw, D. S., Gill, A., Dishion, T., Winter, C., Waller, R., … Wilson, M. (2014). Parenting and the Family Check-Up: Changes in Observed Parent-Child Interaction Following Early Childhood Intervention. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44(6), 970–984. doi:10.1080/15374416.2014.940623

Smith, J. D., Montaño, Z., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2014). Preventing Weight Gain and Obesity: Indirect Effects of the Family Check-Up in Early Childhood. Prevention Science, 16(3), 408–419. doi:10.1007/s11121-014-0505-z

Smith, J. D., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2014). Coercive family process and early-onset conduct problems from age 2 to school entry. Development and Psychopathology, 26(4pt1), 917–932. doi:10.1017/s0954579414000169

Waller, R., Gardner, F., Viding, E., Shaw, D.S., Dishion, T.J., Wilson, M.N. & Hyde, L.W. (2014).  Bidirectional associations between parental warmth, callous unemotional behavior and conduct problems in high-risk preschoolers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(8), 1275-1285. 

Waller, R., Wright, A. G. C., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., Dishion, T. J., Wilson, M. N., & Hyde, L. W. (2014). Factor Structure and Construct Validity of the Parent-Reported Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits Among High-Risk 9-Year-Olds. Assessment, 22(5), 561–580. doi:10.1177/1073191114556101

Weaver, C., Shaw, D. S., Crossan, J., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2014). Parent-child conflict and early childhood adjustment in two-parent low-income families: Parallel developmental processes. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46, 94-107, PMID24610382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-014-0455-5

Brennan, L., & Shaw, D. S. (2013). Revisiting data related to the age of onset and developmental course of female conduct problems. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16, 35-38, PMC23076722.

Brennan, L. M., Shelleby, E., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Gardner, F., & Wilson, M. N. (2013). Indirect effects of the Family Check-Up on school-age academic achievement through improvements in parenting in early childhood. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105, 762-773, PMC38500059. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0032096

Dishion, T. J., Brennan, L. M., Shaw, D. S., McEachern, A. D., Wilson, M. N., & Jo, B. (2013). Prevention of problem behavior through annual family check-ups in early childhood: intervention effects from home to early elementary school. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,42(3), 343–354. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10802-013-9768-2

Hyde, L. W., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., Cheong, J., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2013). Dimensions of callousness in early childhood: Links to problem behavior and family intervention effectiveness. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 347-363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0954579412001101

Ingoldsby, E., Shelleby, E., Lane, T., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2013). The Aftercare and School Observation System (ASOS): Reliability
and Component Structure. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22, 893 - 902.

McEachern, A. D., Fosco, G. M., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., Wilson, M. N., & Gardner, F. (2013). Collateral benefits of the family check-up in early childhood: Primary caregivers' social support and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 27(2), 271. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0031485

Shaw, D. S. (2013). Future directions for research on the development and prevention of early conduct problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 418-428, PMC23534691.

Smith, J. D., Dishion, T. J., Moore, K. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2013). Effects of video feedback on early coercive parent–child interactions: The intervening role of caregivers’ relational schemas. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 405-417.

Smith, J. D., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2013). Indirect effects of fidelity to the family check-up on changes in parenting and early childhood problem behaviors. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(6), 962–974. doi:10.1037/a0033950

Vilsaint, C. L., Aiyer, S. M., Wilson, M. N., Shaw, D. S., & Dishion, T. J. (2013). The ecology of early childhood risk: A canonical correlation analysis of children's adjustment, family, and community context in a high-risk sample. Journal of Primary Prevention, 34, 261-277.

Brennan, L., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2012). Longitudinal predictors of school-age academic achievement: Unique contributions of toddler-age aggression, oppositionality, inattention, and aggression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,40, 1289-1300, NIHMS415976.

Hiscock, H., Bayer, J. K., Lycett, K., Ukoumunne, O. C., Shaw, D., Gold, L., … Wake, M. (2012). Preventing mental health problems in children: the Families in Mind population-based cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 12(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-420

Ingoldsby, E., Shelleby, E., Lane, T., & Shaw, D. S. (2012). School, after-school, and neighborhood quality: Relations with problem behavior. In V. Maholmes and R. King (Eds.), The Science and Ecology of Early Development. London: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199769100.013.0023

McEachern, A., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2012). Parenting Young Children (PARYC): Validation of a self-report parenting measure. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 498-511.

Moore, K., Dishion, T. J., & Shaw, D. S. (2012). The Family Check-Up in early childhood: A public health intervention to prevent long-term behavioral and emotional disorders. CW360: Child Welfare and Technology.

Shelleby, E. C., Shaw, D. S., Cheong, J., Chang, H., Gardner, F., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2012). Behavioral control in at-risk toddlers: The influence of the Family Check-Up. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 288-301, PMC22494145.

Waller, R., Gardner, F., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., & Wilson, M. N. (2012). Validity of a brief measure of parental affective attitudes in high-risk preschoolers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 945-955.

Waller, R., Gardner, F., Hyde, L. W., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2012). Do harsh and positive parenting predict parent reports of deceitful-callous behavior in early childhood?Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 946-953, PMC22490064.

Hardaway, C. R., Wilson, M. N., Shaw, D. S., & Dishion, T. J. (2011). Family Functioning and Externalizing Behaviour among Low-income Children: Self-regulation as a Mediator. Infant and Child Development, 21(1), 67–84. doi:10.1002/icd.765

Supplee, L. H., Skuban, E. M., Shaw, D. S., Stoltz, E., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2011). Preschool children’s development of emotional self-regulation strategies in a sample at risk for behavior problems. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 17, 95-120, NIHMSID: 296309.

Moilanen, K. L., & Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Gardner, F., & Wilson, M. (2010). Longitudinal growth and predictors of inhibitory control in early childhood. Social Development, 19, 326-347, NIHMSID: 173119.

Linville, D., Chronister, K., Dishion, T. J., Todahl, J., Miller, J., Shaw, D. S.,  Gardner, F., & Wilson, M. N. (2010). A longitudinal analysis of parenting practices, couple satisfaction, and child behavior problems. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 36, 244-255, NIHMSID: 171611.

O’Neil, J., Wilson, M. N., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J. (2009). The relationship between parental efficacy and depressive symptoms in a diverse sample of low income mothers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 643-652.

Wilson, M. N. Hurtt, C.L., Shaw, D., Dishion, T., & Gardner, F. (2009). Analysis and influence of demographic and risk factors on child problem behaviors. Prevention Science, 10, 353-365.

Gardner, F., Connell, A., Trentacosta, C., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J, & Wilson, M. N. (2009).  Moderators of family intervention effects on early conduct problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 543-553.

Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Connell, A., Wilson, M. N., & Gardner, F. (2009). Improvements in maternal depression as a mediator of intervention effects on early child problem behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 417-439.

Shaw, D. S. (2009). Translational issues in the development and prevention of children’s early conduct problems: Challenges in transitioning from basic to intervention research. In D. Cicchetti & M. Gunnar (Eds.), Meeting the challenges of translational research in child psychology, Minnesota Symposium Series (pp. 273-314). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Supplee, L. H., Skuban, E. M., Shaw, D. S., & Prout, J. (2009). Emotion regulation regulation and later externalizing behavior among European American and African American children. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 393-415 .

Connell, A., Bullock, B. M., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D., Wilson, M., & Gardner, F. (2008). Family intervention effects on co-occurring behavior and emotional problems in early childhood: A latent transition analysis approach. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 1211-1225.

Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., Connell, A., Wilson, M. N., Gardner, F., & Weaver, C. (2008). The Family Check Up with high-risk families with toddlers: Outcomes on positive parenting and early problem behavior. Child Development, 79, 1395-1414.

Gill, A.M., Hyde, L.H., Shaw, D.S., Dishion, T. J., Wilson, M.N., & Gardner, F. (2008). The Family Check Up in early childhood: A case study. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 893-904.

Gross, H.E., Shaw, D.S., Moilanen, K.L., Dishion, T.J., & Wilson, M.N. (2008). Child behavior and depression in mothers and fathers in a sample of children at risk for early conduct problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 742-751.

Lunkenheimer, E. S., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., Connell, A., Gardner, F., Wilson, M. N., & Skuban, E. M. (2008). Collateral benefits of the Family Check Up on early childhood school readiness: Indirect effects of parents’ positive behavior support.  Developmental Psychology, 44, 1737-1752.

Trentacosta, C. J., Hyde, L., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2008). An examination of the relations among cumulative risk, parenting, and behavior problems in early childhood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 1211-1219.

Weaver, C. M., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2008). Parenting self-efficacy and children’s early conduct problems: The mediating role of maternal depression. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 594-605.

Gardner, F., Shaw, D.S., Dishion, T. J., Supplee, L. A. & Burton, J. (2007). Randomized Prevention Trial for Early Conduct Problems: Effects on Proactive Parenting and Links to Toddler Disruptive Behavior. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 398-406.

Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Supplee, L., Gardner, F., & Arnds, K. (2006). Randomized trial of a family-centered approach to the prevention of early conduct problems: 2-year effects of the family check-up in early childhood. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 1-9.

Skuban, E. M., Shaw, D. S., Gardner, F., Supplee, L. H., & Nichols, S. R. (2006). The correlates of dyadic synchrony in high-risk, low-income toddler boys. Infant Behavior and Development, 29, 423-434.

Supplee, L. H., Unikel, E., & Shaw, D. S. (2007). Physical environmental adversity and the protective role of maternal monitoring in relation to early child conduct problems. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 28, 166-183.