Recent Key Publications

Supporting research by the ParentCorps team that discusses the impact of the program:

  • Dawson-McClure, S. R., Calzada, E. J., Huang, K. Y., Kamboukos, D., Rhule, D., Kolawole, B., . . . Brotman, L. (2015). A population-level approach to promoting healthy child development and school success in low-income urban neighborhoods: Impact on parenting and child conduct problems. Prevention Science, 16(2), 279-290.

This study evaluates a population-level, family-centered, school-based intervention designed to promote learning, behavior, and health by strengthening parenting, classroom quality, and child self-regulation during early childhood.
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  • Brotman, L., Dawson-McClure, S., Calzada, E., Huang, K., Kamboukos, D., Palamar, J., & Petkova, E. (2013). Cluster (school) RCT of ParentCorps: Impact on Kindergarten academic achievement. Pediatrics, 131(5), e1521-e1529.

This article evaluates the impact of an early childhood, family-centered school based intervention on children’s kindergarten academic achievement. 
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  • Brotman, L. M., Calzada, E. J., Huang, K. Y., Kingston, S., Dawson-McClure, S., Kamboukos, D., . . . Petkova, E. (2011). Promoting effective parenting practices and preventing child behavior problems in school among ethnically diverse families from underserved, urban communities. Child Development, 82(1), 258-276.  This article examines the efficacy of ParentCorps among 4-year old children in prekindergarten in schools in a large urban school district.  

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Research on ParentCorps and Parent Involvement:

  • Calzada, E., Barajas-Gonzalez, R. G., Dawson-McClure, S., Huang, K. Y., Palamar, J., Kamboukos, D., & Brotman, L. M. (2015). Early Academic Achievement among American low-income black students from immigrant and non-immigrant families. Prevention Science, 16(8), 1159-1168.

This article examines foundational school readiness skills (academic and social-emotional learning) at entry into pre-kindergarten (re-k) and achievement in kindergarten and second grade among Black children from low-income immigrant and non-immigrant families.
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  • Calzada, E., Barajas-Gonzalez, R. G., Huang, K. Y., & Brotman, L. M. (2015). Early childhood internalizing problems in Mexican-and Dominican-origin children: The role of cultural socialization and parenting practices. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, epub in advance.

This article discusses a study that examined mother-and teacher-related internalizing behaviors (i.e., anxiety, depression, and somatization symptoms) among young children using longitudinal data from a community sample of 661 Mexican and Dominican families.
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  • Calzada, E.J., Huang, K. J., Hernandez, M., Soriano, E., Acra, C. F., Dawson-McClure, S… Brotman, L. M. (2014). Family and teacher characteristics as predictors of parent involvement in education during early childhood among Afro-Caribbean and Latino Immigrant Families. Urban Education, 50(7), 870-896.

This article discusses ecological theories that are used to examine contextual characteristics as predictors of parent involvement among Afro-Caribbean and Latino parents of young students in urban public schools.
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  • Dawson-McClure, S., Brotman, L. M., Theise, R., Palamar, J., Kamboukos, D., Barajas, R. G., & Calzada, E. J. (2014).Early childhood obesity prevention in low-income, urban communities. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 42, 152-166.

This article evaluates an innovative approach to obesity prevention by promoting foundational parenting and child behavioral regulation.
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  • Huang, K. Y., Calzada, E., Kamboukos, D., Rhule, D., Cullen Sharma, K., Cheng, S., & Brotman, L. M. (2014). Applying public health frameworks to advance the promotion of mental health among Asian children. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5(2), 145-152.

This article discusses the gap of frameworks for treating mental health problems of Asian American Children.
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  • Kingston, S., Huang, K. Y., Calzada, E., Dawson-McClure, S., & Brotman, L. M. (2013). Parent involvement in education as a moderator of family and neighborhood socioeconomic context on school readiness among young children. Journal of Community Psychology, 41 (3), 365-276.

This study uses multilevel modeling to test whether parent involvement moderates the effects of family and neighborhood level socioeconomic resources on school readiness among a sample of 171 urban 4-year-olds.
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  • Brotman, L. M., Dawson-McClure, S., Huang, K. Y., Theise, R., Kamboukos, D., Wang, J… Brotman, L. M. (2012). Early childhood family intervention and long-term obesity prevention among high-risk minority youth. Pediatrics, 129(3), e621 – e628.

This article discusses how family intervention to promote effective parenting in early childhood affects obesity in preadolescence.
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