Kenneth A. Dodge

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%% Books   
   Author = {Kupersmidt, J. and Dodge, K.A.},
   Title = {Children’s peer relations: From development to
             intervention to policy: A festschrift to honor John D.
   Publisher = {Washington, D.C.: American Psychological
   Editor = {J. Kupersmidt and K.A. Dodge},
   Year = {2004},
   Key = {fds38867}

   Author = {McLoyd, V.C. and Hill, N.E. and Dodge, K.A.},
   Title = {Emerging issues in African American family life: Context,
             adaptation, and policy},
   Publisher = {NY: Guilford Press},
   Year = {2005},
   Key = {fds44483}

   Author = {Coleman, D.L. and Bradley, K.W. and Dodge, K.A.},
   Title = {Corporal Punishment: A Special Symposium
   Journal = {Law and Contemporary Problems},
   Volume = {73},
   Year = {2010},
   Key = {fds184138}

%% Journal Articles   
   Author = {Dodge, KA},
   Title = {The science of youth violence prevention. Progressing from
             developmental epidemiology to efficacy to effectiveness to
             public policy.},
   Journal = {American Journal of Preventive Medicine},
   Volume = {20},
   Number = {1 Suppl},
   Pages = {63-70},
   Year = {2001},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {0749-3797},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Public policy in the United States has historically
             considered youth violence as a moral problem to be punished
             after the fact, but growing scientific evidence supports a
             public health perspective on violent behavior as an
             interaction between cultural forces and failures in
             development. Prevention science has provided a bridge
             between an understanding of how chronic violence develops
             and how prevention programs can interrupt that development.
             Articles in this journal supplement provide yet another
             bridge between efficacious university-based programs and
             effective community-based programs. It is suggested that yet
             one more bridge will need to be constructed in future
             research between community-based programs that are known to
             be effective and community-wide implementation of prevention
             efforts at full scale. This last bridge integrates the
             science of children's development, the science of
             prevention, and the science of public policy.},
   Doi = {10.1016/s0749-3797(00)00275-0},
   Key = {fds272157}

   Author = {Dodge, K.A.},
   Title = {Media Production Leave No Child Behind: Education Leadership
   Year = {2002},
   Key = {fds44855}

   Author = {Pettit, GS and Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Violent children: bridging development, intervention, and
             public policy.},
   Journal = {Developmental Psychology},
   Volume = {39},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {187-188},
   Year = {2003},
   Month = {March},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Childhood violence is a major public health and social
             policy concern in the United States. Scientists and
             policymakers alike have increasingly turned their attention
             to the causes of childhood violence and the extent to which
             its course can be modified through well-planned preventive
             interventions. However, it is not apparent that policymakers
             draw upon basic research findings in formulating their
             priorities and policies, nor is it apparent that
             developmental scientists incorporate policy considerations
             and prevention findings into their research frameworks and
             designs. The goal of this special issue on violent children
             is to begin to bridge the gaps among basic developmental
             science, prevention science, and public policy.},
   Doi = {10.1037//0012-1649.39.2.187},
   Key = {fds272132}

   Author = {Pettit, G.S. and Dodge, K.A.},
   Title = {Violent Children: Bridging Development , Intervention, and
             Public Policy},
   Journal = {Developmental Psychology (Special Issue)},
   Volume = {39},
   Number = {2},
   Year = {2004},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1037//0012-1649.39.2.187},
   Key = {fds45527}

   Author = {Dodge, KA},
   Title = {The Nature-Nurture Debate and Public Policy.},
   Journal = {Merrill Palmer Quarterly},
   Volume = {50},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {418-427},
   Year = {2004},
   Month = {October},
   ISSN = {0272-930X},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The contentious nature-nurture debate in developmental
             psychology is poised to reach a rapprochement with
             contemporary concepts of gene-environment interaction,
             transaction, and fit. Discoveries over the past decade have
             revealed how neither genes nor the environment offers a
             sufficient window into human development. Rather, the most
             important discoveries have come from unearthing the manner
             in which the environment alters gene expression (and how
             genes impose limits on environmental effects), how biology
             and the environment influence each other across time, and
             how maximizing gene-environment fit leads to optimal
             outcomes for children. The manner in which these factors
             operate in tandem should direct future scholarship,
             practice, and public policy.},
   Doi = {10.1353/mpq.2004.0028},
   Key = {fds272285}

   Author = {Foster, and M, E and Jones, and E, D and Dodge, TCPPRGKA and member},
   Title = {The high costs of aggression: Public expenditures resulting
             from conduct disorder},
   Journal = {American Journal of Public Health},
   Volume = {95},
   Pages = {1767-1772},
   Year = {2005},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.2105/AJPH.2004.061424},
   Key = {fds272119}

   Author = {Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Professionalizing the practice of public policy in the
             prevention of violence.},
   Journal = {Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
   Volume = {34},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {475-479},
   Year = {2006},
   Month = {August},
   ISSN = {0091-0627},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The State of the Science Conference Statement on "Preventing
             Violence and Related Health-Risking Social Behaviors in
             Adolescents" accurately summarizes the state of knowledge
             regarding risk factors for violence and intervention
             efficacy. The Statement missed an opportunity, however, to
             move the field of prevention practice and policy forward by
             advocating for more systematic, central review of preventive
             interventions through a new federal regulatory body, such as
             an "FDA for Preventive Interventions." This body would
             provide review of evidence-based programs and aid
             decision-making in funding. As a complement to this body,
             decision-makers also need guidelines in evidence-based
             practice in ambiguous circumstances, which characterize much
             of the reality of public policy. Therefore, this new
             regulatory body should be accompanied by guidelines for
             evidence-based practice in intervention and policy. Finally,
             in order to move forward both of these concepts, a National
             Academy of Sciences Panel should convene to deliberate how
             these concepts can be implemented.},
   Doi = {10.1007/s10802-006-9040-0},
   Key = {fds272101}

   Author = {Dodge, KA},
   Title = {The nature-nurture debate and public policy},
   Pages = {262-271},
   Booktitle = {Appraising the human developmental sciences: Essays in honor
             of Merrill-Palmer Quarterly},
   Publisher = {Wayne State University},
   Editor = {G. Ladd},
   Year = {2007},
   Month = {December},
   Abstract = {Perhaps the most important, and certainly the most
             contentious, debate in the history of developmental
             psychology has concerned the fundamental question of the
             role of genetic and biological factors versus environmental
             and learning factors in a child's development. This debate
             is rooted in philosophical arguments about the nature of the
             human species as a tabula rasa (Locke, 1690/1913) to be
             shaped by experience versus a "noble savage" (Rousseau,
             1754) to be reined in by environmental constraints on an
             otherwise biological destiny (Hobbes, 1651/1969). Much of
             the modern study of individual differences in behavioral
             development, through longitudinal inquiry in the 1950s and
             1960s, inexplicably ignored the role of innate factors but
             led to unprecedented publicly funded programs (e.g., Head
             Start) to enrich the early environments of economically
             disadvantaged children in the War on Poverty (Zigler and
             Muenchow, 1992). This work had dual premises-that
             disparities across groups were largely a result of
             environmental disadvantage and that environmental
             enrichments could repair this inequity. © 2007 by Wayne
             State University Press.},
   Key = {fds271921}

   Author = {Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Framing public policy and prevention of chronic violence in
             American youths.},
   Journal = {American Psychologist},
   Volume = {63},
   Number = {7},
   Pages = {573-590},
   Year = {2008},
   Month = {October},
   ISSN = {0003-066X},
   url = {},
   Keywords = {aggressive behavior • frame analysis • prevention
             • public policy},
   Abstract = {Metaphors can both inspire and mislead the public. Current
             metaphors for youth violence are inconsistent with
             scientific evidence about how chronic violence develops and
             evoke inaccurate or harmful reactions. Popular, problematic
             metaphors include superpredator, quarantining the
             contagious, corrective surgery, man as computer, vaccine,
             and chronic disease. Four new metaphors that more accurately
             reflect the science of child development are proposed to
             shape the field. Preventive dentistry offers a lifelong
             system of universal, selected, and indicated intervention
             policies. Cardiovascular disease offers concepts of distal
             risk factors, proximal processes, equifinality and
             multifinality, and long-term prevention. The Centers for
             Disease Control and Prevention's public health model focuses
             on injury and the victim to elicit popular support. Public
             education for illiteracy offers concepts of long-term
             universal education coupled with specialized help for
             high-risk youths and goes beyond metaphor to represent a
             truly applicable framework. Research is proposed to test the
             scientific merit for and public receptivity to these
   Doi = {10.1037/0003-066X.63.7.573},
   Key = {fds272074}

   Author = {Daro, D and Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Creating community responsibility for child protection:
             possibilities and challenges.},
   Journal = {The Future of Children},
   Volume = {19},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {67-93},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {1054-8289},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Deborah Daro and Kenneth Dodge observe that efforts to
             prevent child abuse have historically focused on directly
             improving the skills of parents who are at risk for or
             engaged in maltreatment. But, as experts increasingly
             recognize that negative forces within a community can
             overwhelm even well-intentioned parents, attention is
             shifting toward creating environments that facilitate a
             parent's ability to do the right thing. The most
             sophisticated and widely used community prevention programs,
             say Daro and Dodge, emphasize the reciprocal interplay
             between individual-family behavior and broader neighborhood,
             community, and cultural contexts. The authors examine five
             different community prevention efforts, summarizing for each
             both the theory of change and the empirical evidence
             concerning its efficacy. Each program aims to enhance
             community capacity by expanding formal and informal
             resources and establishing a normative cultural context
             capable of fostering collective responsibility for positive
             child development. Over the past ten years, researchers have
             explored how neighborhoods influence child development and
             support parenting. Scholars are still searching for
             agreement on the most salient contextual factors and on how
             to manipulate these factors to increase the likelihood
             parents will seek out, find, and effectively use necessary
             and appropriate support. The current evidence base for
             community child abuse prevention, observe Daro and Dodge,
             offers both encouragement and reason for caution. Although
             theory and empirical research suggest that intervention at
             the neighborhood level is likely to prevent child
             maltreatment, designing and implementing a high-quality,
             multifaceted community prevention initiative is expensive.
             Policy makers must consider the trade-offs in investing in
             strategies to alter community context and those that expand
             services for known high-risk individuals. The authors
             conclude that if the concept of community prevention is to
             move beyond the isolated examples examined in their article,
             additional conceptual and empirical work is needed to garner
             support from public institutions, community-based
             stakeholders, and local residents.},
   Doi = {10.1353/foc.0.0030},
   Key = {fds272062}

   Author = {Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Community intervention and public policy in the prevention
             of antisocial behavior.},
   Journal = {Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied
   Volume = {50},
   Number = {1-2},
   Pages = {194-200},
   Year = {2009},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {As academic clinical science moves to community intervention
             to achieve impact on population prevalence of antisocial
             behavior disorders, exciting potential is tempered by
             realistic caution. Three kinds of efforts are noted. First,
             individual evidence-based therapies are being implemented at
             scale. Difficulties in high-fidelity implementation are
             noted, and the unlikelihood of population impact is
             highlighted. Second, communities are receiving new resources
             to support individuals, although connecting community
             resources to highest-risk individuals is difficult. Third,
             community factors are being targeted for change through
             policy reform, with mixed results. As the field moves in
             this direction, the importance of adhering to principles of
             scientific rigor and empirical evidence is emphasized, to
             keep scientist-practitioners from overstepping their
   Doi = {10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.01985.x},
   Key = {fds272065}

   Author = {Rosanbalm, KD and Dodge, KA and Murphy, R and O'Donnell, K and Christopoulos, C and Gibbs, SW and Appleyard, K and Daro,
   Title = {Evaluation of a Collaborative Community-Based Child
             Maltreatment Prevention Initiative.},
   Journal = {Protecting Children},
   Volume = {25},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {8-23},
   Year = {2010},
   Month = {January},
   url = { Duke open
   Key = {fds272036}

   Author = {Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Context matters in child and family policy.},
   Journal = {Child Development},
   Volume = {82},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {433-442},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The traditional model of translation from basic laboratory
             science to efficacy trials to effectiveness trials to
             community dissemination has flaws that arise from false
             assumptions that context changes little or matters little.
             One of the most important findings in developmental science
             is that context matters, but this fact is not sufficiently
             taken into account in many translation efforts. Studies
             reported in this special issue highlight both the potential
             of systematic interventions in parenting, peer relations,
             and social-cognitive skills training, and the problems that
             will be encountered in trying to bring these interventions
             to a community context. It is advocated that developmental
             scientists start from within the community context itself so
             that translation to policy is only a small step. It is also
             advocated that this research be conducted through rigorous
             community randomized controlled trials.},
   Doi = {10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01565.x},
   Key = {fds272032}

   Author = {Lawrence, CN and Rosanbalm, KD and Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Multiple Response System: Evaluation of Policy Change in
             North Carolina's Child Welfare System.},
   Journal = {Children and Youth Services Review},
   Volume = {33},
   Number = {11},
   Pages = {2355-2365},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {November},
   ISSN = {0190-7409},
   url = { Duke open
   Abstract = {Systemic challenges within child welfare have prompted many
             states to explore new strategies aimed at protecting
             children while meeting the needs of families, but doing so
             within the confines of shrinking budgets. Differential
             Response has emerged as a promising practice for low or
             moderate risk cases of child maltreatment. This mixed
             methods evaluation explored various aspects of North
             Carolina's differential response system, known as the
             Multiple Response System (MRS), including: child safety,
             timeliness of response and case decision, frontloading of
             services, case distribution, implementation of Child and
             Family Teams, collaboration with community-based service
             providers and Shared Parenting. Utilizing Child Protective
             Services (CPS) administrative data, researchers found that
             compared to matched control counties, MRS: had a positive
             impact on child safety evidenced by a decline in the rates
             of substantiations and re-assessments; temporarily disrupted
             timeliness of response in pilot counties but had no effect
             on time to case decision; and increased the number of
             upfront services provided to families during assessment.
             Qualitative data collected through focus groups with
             providers and phone interviews with families provided
             important information on key MRS strategies, highlighting
             aspects that families and social workers like as well as
             identifying areas for improvement. This information is
             useful for continuous quality improvement efforts,
             particularly related to the development of training and
             technical assistance programs at the state and local
   Doi = {10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.08.007},
   Key = {fds272025}

   Author = {Kupersmidt, JB and Stelter, R and Dodge, KA},
   Title = {Development and validation of the social information
             processing application: a Web-based measure of social
             information processing patterns in elementary school-age
   Journal = {Psychological Assessment},
   Volume = {23},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {834-847},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {December},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric
             properties of an audio computer-assisted self-interviewing
             Web-based software application called the Social Information
             Processing Application (SIP-AP) that was designed to assess
             social information processing skills in boys in 3rd through
             5th grades. This study included a racially and ethnically
             diverse sample of 244 boys ages 8 through 12 (M = 9.4) from
             public elementary schools in 3 states. The SIP-AP includes 8
             videotaped vignettes, filmed from the first-person
             perspective, that depict common misunderstandings among
             boys. Each vignette shows a negative outcome for the victim
             and ambiguous intent on the part of the perpetrator. Boys
             responded to 16 Web-based questions representing the 5
             social information processing mechanisms, after viewing each
             vignette. Parents and teachers completed measures assessing
             boys' antisocial behavior. Confirmatory factor analyses
             revealed that a model positing the original 5 cognitive
             mechanisms fit the data well when the items representing
             prosocial cognitions were included on their own factor,
             creating a 6th factor. The internal consistencies for each
             of the 16 individual cognitions as well as for the 6
             cognitive mechanism scales were excellent. Boys with
             elevated scores on 5 of the 6 cognitive mechanisms exhibited
             more antisocial behavior than boys whose scores were not
             elevated. These findings highlight the need for further
             research on the measurement of prosocial cognitions or
             cognitive strengths in boys in addition to assessing
             cognitive deficits. Findings suggest that the SIP-AP is a
             reliable and valid tool for use in future research of social
             information processing skills in boys.},
   Doi = {10.1037/a0023621},
   Key = {fds272024}

   Author = {Snyder, EH and Lawrence, CN and Dodge, KA},
   Title = {The impact of system of care support in adherence to
             wraparound principles in Child and Family Teams in child
             welfare in North Carolina.},
   Journal = {Children and Youth Services Review},
   Volume = {34},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {639-647},
   Year = {2012},
   Month = {April},
   ISSN = {0190-7409},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {North Carolina is one of a growing number of states to
             implement family meeting models in child welfare as a way to
             engage families, while simultaneously addressing complex
             familial needs and child safety issues. However, much is
             still unknown regarding how family meetings actually operate
             in child welfare, underscoring a clear need for further
             evaluation of this process. Utilizing direct observational
             data of Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings, collected as
             part of two separate evaluations of the North Carolina
             Division of Social Service's Multiple Response System (MRS)
             and System of Care (SOC) initiatives, the purpose of the
             current study was to examine whether the support provided by
             SOC improved fidelity to the CFT model in child welfare. The
             observations were conducted using the Team Observation
             Measure consisting of 78 indicators that measure adherence
             to ten domains associated with high quality family team
             meetings (e.g., collaborative, individualized, natural
             supports, outcomes based, strengths-based). Findings
             indicate that receiving SOC support in child welfare leads
             to a more collaborative and individualized decision-making
             process with families. Meeting facilitators in SOC counties
             were better prepared for CFTs, and had greater ability to
             lead a more robust and creative brainstorming process to
             develop a family-driven case plan. The current study also
             provides a much needed description of the CFT meeting
             process within child welfare using a direct observational
   Doi = {10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.12.010},
   Key = {fds272011}