Staff Publications

Read key publications by Center for Social Innovation staff in the areas of Housing & Homelessness, Trauma, Behavioral Health & Recovery, Research Methodology, and Dissemination & Implementation.

Housing & Homelessness

Assessment of Families Experiencing Homelessness: Analysis of Current Practice by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk & Molly K. Richard as well as Carmela J. DeCandia was published in Child and Family Well-Being and Homelessness: Integrating Research into Practice and Policy in February 2017.

Research Digest: Homelessness, a summary of 2015-2016 publications by C4 experts.

Online Versus Face-to-Face Training of Critical Time Intervention: A Matching Cluster Randomized Trial by C4’s Jeff Olivet & Neil Greene as well as Suzanne Zerger, Rachael R. Kenney & Daniel B. Herman was published in the American Journal on Distance Education in December 2016.

Intersectionality and Race by C4’s Jeffrey Olivet and Marc Dones was published in At the Intersections: A Collaborative Report on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in May 2016.

The Prevalence of Mental Illness in Homeless Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk and Molly K. Richard as well as Alexander Tsertsvadze was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in February 2015.

The Effectiveness of Housing Interventions and Housing and Service Interventions on Ending Family Homelessness: A Systematic Review by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk and Molly K. Richard as well as Carmela J. DeCandia and Alexander Tsertsvadze was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry in September 2014.

Depression in Homeless Mothers: Addressing an Unrecognized Public Health Issue by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as William R. Beardslee was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry in May 2014.

Out on the Street: A Public Health and Policy Agenda for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Who Are Homeless by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Alex S. Keuroghlian and Derri Shtasel was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry in May 2014.

A Forward by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk was published in Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Current Practices and Future Directions in 2014.

The Developmental Trajectories of Infants and Young Children Experiencing Homelessness by C4’s Katherine T. Volk was published in Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Current Practices and Future Directions in 2014.

Needs of Special Populations of Families Without Homes by C4’s Christina M. Murphy as well as Carmela DeCandia and Natalie Coupe was published in Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Current Practices and Future Directions in 2014.

Strategies for Ending Homelessness Among Children and Families by C4’s Christina M. Murphy and Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Corey Beach was published in Child and Family Advocacy: Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy in 2013.

The Impact of Homelessness on Children by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Ellen M. Gallagher was published in Child & Youth Services in October 2010.

Ending Child Homelessness in America by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry in October 2010.

Outreach and Engagement in Homeless Services: A Review of the Literature by C4’s Jeffrey Olivet and Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Emily Elstad, Lauren Jassil, and Rachael Kenney was published in The Open Health Services and Policy Journal in April 2010.

Shelter from the Storm: Trauma-Informed Care in Homelessness Services by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk and Jeffrey Olivet as well as Elizabeth K. Hopper in The Open Health Services and Policy Journal in April 2010.

A Framework for Developing Supports and Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Katherine T. Volk, and Jeffrey Olivet was published in The Open Health Services and Policy Journal in April 2010.

Staffing Challenges and Strategies for Organizations Serving Individuals who have Experienced Chronic Homelessness by C4’s Jeffrey Olivet, Megan Grandin, and Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Sarah McGraw was published in The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research in April 2010.

Special Section on Parenting and Homelessness by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Kristen Paquette, and Laura M. Gillis was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry in January 2010.

The Future of Homeless Services: An Introduction by C4’s Jeffrey Olivet, Kristen Paquette, Justine Hanson, and Ellen L. Bassuk was published in The Open Health Services and Policy Journal in January 2010.

Parenting and Homelessness: Overview and Introduction to the Special Section by C4’s Kristen Paquette and Ellen L. Bassuk was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry in July 2009.

The Role of Housing and Services in Ending Family Homelessness by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Stephanie Geller was published in Housing Policy Debate in January 2006.

Service Learning to Impact Homelessness: The result of Academic and Community Collaboration by C4’s Laura M. Gillis as well as Jonathan D. Brown, Lee Bone, Louise Treherne, Kevin Lindamood, and Linda Marsden was published in Public Health Reports in January 2006.

Homelessness in Female-Headed Families: Childhood and Adult Risk and Protective Factors by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as John C. Buckner, Linda F. Weinreb, Angela Browne, Shari S. Bassuk, Ree Dawson, and Jennifer N. Perloff was published in the American Journal of Public Health in February 1997.

Why Does Family Homelessness Occur? A Case-Control Study by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Lynn Rosenberg was published in the American Journal of Public Health in July 1998.

The Characteristics and Needs of Sheltered Homeless and Low-Income Housed Mothers by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Linda F. Weinreb, John C. Buckner, Angela Browne, Amy Salomon, and Shari S. Bassuk was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in August 1996.

Trauma

Universal Design for Underserved Populations: Person-Centered, Recovery-Oriented and Trauma Informed by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Robert Sember & Molly K. Richard as well as Rachel Latta and Sheela Raja was published in Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved in August 2017.

Developing an Instrument to Measure Organizational Trauma-Informed Care in Human Services: The TICOMETER by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Kristen Paquette, and Molly K. Richard as well as George J. Unick was published in the Psychology of Violence in January 2016.

Assessing Adolescents’ Readiness to Use Healthy Relationship Skills for Dating Violence Prevention: Measure Development and Validation by C4’s Neil Greene as well as Deborah Levesque, Deborah Van Marter, Janice Prochaska, Patricia Castle, and James Prochaska in Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly in Spring 2011.

Working with Families Experiencing Homelessness: Understanding Trauma and its Impact by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well Kathleen Guarino was published in Zero to Three in 2010.

Resistance among Domestic Violence Offenders: Measurement Development and Initial Validation by C4’s Neil Greene as well as Deborah Levesque, Wayne Velicer, and Patricia Castle in Violence Against Women in February 2008.

Intimate Partner Violence in Extremely Poor Women: Longitudinal Patterns and Risk Markers by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk as well as Ree Dawson and Nicholas Huntington was published in the Journal of Family Violence in November 2006.

Behavioral Health & Recovery

Universal Design for Underserved Populations: Person-Centered, Recovery-Oriented and Trauma Informed by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Robert Sember & Molly K. Richard as well as Rachel Latta and Sheela Raja was published in Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved in August 2017.

Research Digest: Behavioral Health & Recovery, a summary of 2016 publications by C4 experts.

The Role of Recovery Housing: Prioritizing Choice in Homeless Services by C4’s Kristen Paquette and Laura Panella Winn in Journal of Dual Diagnosis in April 2016.

Bringing Recovery Housing to Scale in Ohio: Lessons Learned by C4’s Laura Panella Winn and Kristen Paquette in Journal of Dual Diagnosis in April 2016.

Peer-Delivered Recovery Support Services for Addictions in the United States: A Systematic Review by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Justine Hanson, R. Neil Greene, and Molly K. Richard as well as Alexandre Laudet was published in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment in January 2016.

Integrating Addiction and Mental Health Treatment within a National Addiction Treatment System: Using Multiple Statistical Methods to Analyze Client and Interviewer Assessment of Co-Occurring Mental Health Problems by C4’s Catriona Wilkey as well as Lena Lundgren, Deborah Chassler, Mikael Sandlund, Bengt-Ake Armelius, Kerstin Armelius, and Jan Brännström in Journal of Nordic Studies in March 2014.

Who’s in Charge Here? Structures for Collaborative Governance in Children’s Mental Health by C4’s Kathleen Ferreira as well as Sharon Hodges, Debra Mowery and Emily Novicki in Administration in Social Work in June 2013.

The Promise of Family Engagement: An Action Plan for System Level Policy and Advocacy by C4’s Kathleen Ferreira and Elaine Slaton as well as Anne Culp and Sharon Hodges in Child and Family Advocacy: Bridging the Gaps Among Research, Practice and Policy in May 2013.

A Multi-Level Framework for Local Policy Development and Implementation by C4’s Kathleen Ferreira as well as Anne Culp and Sharon Hodges in Child and Family Advocacy: Bridging the Gaps Among Research, Practice and Policy in May 2013.

Addiction Training in Social Work Schools: A Nationwide Analysis by C4’s Catriona Wilkey as well as Lena Lundgren and Maryann Amodeo in Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions in May 2013.

Mental Health, Substance Use, and Criminal Justice Characteristics of Males with a History of Abuse in a Swedish National Sample by C4’s Catriona Wilkey as well as Lena Lundgren, Jan Brännström, Deborah Chassler, Lisa Sullivan, and Annika Nordstrom in Journal of Dual Diagnosis in 2013.

If We’re Going to Change Things, it Has to be Systemic: Systems Change in Children’s Mental Health by C4’s Kathleen Ferreira as well as Sharon Hodges and Nathaniel Israel in American Journal of Community Psychology in June 2012.

Addressing the Needs of LGBT Youth who are Homeless by C4’s Justine Hanson, Laura Pannella Winn, and Megan Grandin as well as Rachael Kenney and Silvia Fisher was published in Improving Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth: A Guide for Professionals in 2012.

Special Issue: Systems of Care by C4’s Kathleen Ferreira as well as Sharon Hodges in Evaluation and Program Planning in February 2010.

Systems of Care, Featherless Bipeds, and the Measure of All Things by C4’s Kathleen Ferreira as well as Sharon Hodges, Nathaniel Israel, and Jessica Mazza in Evaluation and Program Planning in February 2010.

Introduction to Special Issue on Systems of Care by C4’s Kathleen Ferreira as well as Sharon Hodges in Evaluation and Program Planning in February 2010.

Recovery and Homeless Services: New Directions for the Field by C4’s Laura M. Gillis, Gloria Dickerson, and Justine Hanson was published in The Open Health Services and Policy Journal in April 2010.

Characteristics of Homeless HIV-positive Outreach Responders in Urban US and Their Success in Primary Care Treatment by C4’s Laura M. Gillis as well as Anthony Tommasello, Jerry Lawler, and GJ Bujak was published in AIDSCare in November 2006.

Research Methodology

Challenges and Innovations in a Community-Based Participatory Randomized Controlled Trial by C4’s Neil R. Greene as well as Jessica R. Goodkind, Suha Amer, Charlisa Christian, Julia M. Hess, Deborah Bybee, Brian L. Isakson, Brandon Baca, Martin Ndayisenga, and Cece Shantzek in the Journal of Health Education and Behavior in May 2016.

Dissemination & Implementation

Benchmarking Health IT Among OECD Countries: Better Data for Better Policy by C4’s Laura Pannella Winn as well as Julia Adler-Milstein, Elettra Ronchi, Genna Cohen, and Ashish Jha was published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association in 2014.

Better Measurements for Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technologies by C4’s Laura Pannella Winn as well as Elettra Ronchi, Julia Adler-Milstein, Genna Cohen, and Ashish Jha was published in The Global Information Technology Report in 2013.

Mobile Present, Mobile Future by C4’s Lisa Carlucci Thomas as well as Lori Bell and Thomas A. Peters was published in The Handheld Library: Mobile Technologies and Libraries in 2013.

Making Sense of Change: E-Books, Access, and the Academic Library by C4’s Lisa Carlucci Thomas as well as Sue Polanka was published in No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management Of Electronic Books in 2012.

Stuck in the Middle With You: Generation X Librarians by C4’s Lisa Carlucci Thomas as well as Karen Sobel, Erik Estep, Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, and Martin K. Wallace was published in The Generation X Librarian in 2011.

Doing More With More: Systems, Services, and Emerging Technologies by C4’s Lisa Carlucci Thomas as well as Edward Iglesias was published in An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian: Systemic Shifts in 2010.

Feature Publications

Universal Design for Underserved Populations

Universal Design for Underserved Populations: Person-Centered, Recovery-Oriented and Trauma Informed by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Robert Sember & Molly K. Richard as well as Rachel Latta and Sheela Raja was published in Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved in August 2017. Person-centered care, enhanced by recovery-oriented care and trauma-informed care, forms the basis for a universal approach to health care and encompasses compassionate, collaborative relationships between providers and service users. The authors establish consensus on basic principles and practices for developing a universal design, guidelines for use in health and human service settings, and recommendations for implementation.

Assessing Homeless Families

Assessment of Families Experiencing Homelessness: Analysis of Current Practice by Carmela J. DeCandia and C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk & Molly K. Richard was published in Child and Family Well-Being and Homelessness: Integrating Research into Practice and Policy in February 2017. Historically, the assessment of homeless families has focused narrowly on structural needs. The authors evaluate initial intake and assessment processes of emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing programs serving homeless families. Results provide support for culturally competent, family-oriented, and trauma-informed assessment of homeless families.

Online vs. Face-to-Face Training of CTI

Online Versus Face-to-Face Training of Critical Time Intervention: A Matching Cluster Randomized Trial by C4’s Jeff Olivet & Neil Greene as well as Suzanne Zerger, Rachael R. Kenney & Daniel B. Herman was published in the American Journal on Distance Education in December 2016. This study examines the effectiveness of online education to providers who serve people experiencing homelessness, comparing online and face-to-face training of Critical Time Intervention (CTI), an evidence-based case management model. Through baseline, follow-up, and nine-month post-training surveys, the authors examined satisfaction, knowledge gains, knowledge retention, and readiness to implement CTI.

Recovery Housing

The Role of Recovery Housing: Prioritizing Choice in Homeless Services by C4’s Kristen Paquette and Laura Panella Winn in Journal of Dual Diagnosis in April 2016. This perspective paper examines recovery housing as an effective model for supporting individuals exiting homelessness and seeking recovery. The authors suggest that recovery housing models promote recovery, reduce homelessness, and can foster housing retention.

Bringing Recovery Housing to Scale in Ohio: Lessons Learned by C4’s Laura Panella Winn and Kristen Paquette in Journal of Dual Diagnosis in April 2016. This analysis addresses barriers and facilitators for recovery housing programming in Ohio. Incorporating the views of key stakeholders, the authors propose methodologies to address barriers and promote expansion of recovery housing programming.

Intersectionality and Race

Intersectionality and Race by C4’s Jeffrey Olivet and Marc Dones was published in the At the Intersections: A Collaborative Report on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in May 2016. This chapter addresses racism, homophobia, and transphobia as a link to youth homelessness. The collaborative report highlights innovative approaches to supporting youth experiencing homelessness and offers concrete solutions to ending homelessness among LGBTQ youth.

Peer-Delivered Recovery Support Services

Peer-Delivered Recovery Support Services for Addictions in the United States: A Systematic Review by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Justine Hanson, R. Neil Greene, and Molly K. Richard as well as Alexandre Laudet was published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment in January 2016. This systematic review of the research concludes there is evidence peer-delivered recovery support services have a positive impact on individuals and their substance use outcomes. This is the most rigorous systematic review undertaken to date on this emerging area of research.

Measuring Trauma-Informed Care

Developing an Instrument to Measure Organizational Trauma-Informed Care in Human Services: The TICOMETER by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk, Kristen Paquette, and Molly K. Richard as well as George J. Unick was published in Psychology of Violence in January 2016. The article describes the development of the TICOMETER, a brief assessment tool that can measure trauma-informed care in health and human service organizations and determine training needs.

Mental Illness in Homeless Children

The Prevalence of Mental Illness in Homeless Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by C4’s Ellen L. Bassuk and Molly K. Richard as well as Alexander Tsertsvadze was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in February 2015. The systematic review updates the evidence base by identifying, appraising, and summarizing studies on the prevalence of mental health issues among homeless children, compares these individuals to low-income-housed children, and discusses research, practice, and policy implications.