Publications and Presentations

Below you’ll find a list of CRWS team member publications and selected presentations. 

Publications

Hanson, R., Saunders, B.E., Ralston, E., Moreland, A.D., Peer, S.O., & Fitzgerald, M.M (2019). Statewide implementation of child trauma-focused practices using the community-based learning collaborative model. Psychological Services, 16(1), 170-181.

Shaffer, A., Fitzgerald, M.M., Shipman, K.L., & Torres, M.M. (2019). Let’s Connect: A developmentally driven emotion-focused parenting intervention module. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 63, 33-41.

Fitzgerald, M.M., & Berliner, L. (2018). Mental health interventions in child maltreatment. In J.B. Kilka & J.R. Conte (Eds.), The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment. (pp. 200). Sage Publications Inc.

Kingston, B., Mattson, S.A., Dymnicki, A., Spier, E., Fitzgerald, M., Shipman, K., Goodrum, S. Woodward, W., Witt, J., Hill, KG., & Elliott, D. (2018). Building schools’ readiness to implement a comprehensive approach to school safety. Clinical Child Family Psychology Review, 21(4), 433-449.

Bierman, K.L. & Torres, M. (2016). Promoting the development of executive functions through early education and prevention programs. In J. A. Griffin, P. McCardle, & L. S. Freund (Eds.), Executive function in preschool-age children: Integrating measurement, neurodevelopment, and translational research (p. 299-326). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Berliner, L., Fitzgerald, M., Dorsey, S., Chaffin, M., Ondersma, S. J., & Wilson, C. (2015). Report of the APSAC Task Force on evidence-based service planning guidelines for child welfare. Child Maltreatment, 20(1), 6-16.

Berliner, L., & Fitzgerald, M.M. (2015). Response to the Barth and Saunders commentaries on the report of the APSAC task force on evidence-based service planning guidelines. Child Maltreatment, 20(1), 23.

Fitzgerald, M. M., Torres, M., Shipman, K. Gorrono, J., Kerns, S., & Dorsey, S. (2015). Child welfare caseworkers as brokers of mental health services: A pilot evaluation of Project Focus Colorado. Child Maltreatment, 20(1), 37-49.

Torres, M.M., Domitrovich, C.E, Bierman, K.L. (2015). Preschool interpersonal relationships predict academic achievement in kindergarten: Mediated by gains in emotion knowledge. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 39, 44-52.

Fauchier, A., Fitzgerald, M. M., & Hendrix, L. (2014). Childhood trauma worldwide. In Conte, J.R. (Ed.), Child abuse and neglect worldwide (p. 205-232).

Fitzgerald, M.M., & Nasser, N. (2014). The psychological treatment of victims of interpersonal violence. In Kleespies, P.M. (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of behavioral emergencies and crises.

Fitzgerald, M. M., Shipman, K., & Trammell, J. (2014). Child maltreatment: A clinical guide and reference. In Thackeray, J. D., Giardino, A. P., Alexander, R., Chadwick, D. L., & Esernio-Jenssen, D. (Eds.), Chadwick’s child maltreatment: Physical abuse and neglect. STM Learning, Inc.

Lang, J., Berliner, L., Fitzgerald, M.M., & Franks, R. P. (2014). Statewide implementation efforts. In R.M. Reece, R.F. Hanson, & J. Sargent (Eds.) Treatment of child abuse: Common ground for mental health, medical and legal practitioners (p. 246-254). Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Torres, M.M., Fitzgerald, M.M., & Shipman, K. (2014). The Importance of therapist and family engagement in treatment implementation. In R.M. Reece, R.F. Hanson, & J. Sargent (Eds.) In Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical and Legal Professionals (2nd Ed.). pp. 262-271. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Fitzgerald, M. M., & Berliner, L. (2013). Psychosocial consequences and treatments for maltreated children. In J. E. Korbin and R. D. Krugman (Eds.), Handbook of child maltreatment (pp. 377-392). Dordrecht: Springer.

Fitzgerald, M. M., Shipman, K., & Trammell, J. (2013). Psychological Assessment and Treatment Approaches. Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference. 3rd Edition. STM Learning, Inc.

Grasso, D.J., Saunders, B.E., Williams, L.M., Hanson, R., Smith, D.W., & Fitzgerald, M.M. (2013). Patterns of multiple victimization among maltreated children in Navy families. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26(5), 597-604.

Fitzgerald, M.M., & Berliner, L. (2012). Evidence-based mental health treatment: A 25-year glance at past, present, and future. APSAC Advisor, 24, 36-43.

Fitzgerald, M. M., & Cohen, J. A. (2012). Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy for school psychologists. Applied School Psychology, 28(3), 294-315.

Bierman, K.L., Torres, M.M., & Schofield, H.T. (2010). Developmental factors related to the assessment of social skills. In D.W. Nangle, D.J. Hansen, C.A. Erdley, & P.J. Norton (Eds.) Practioner’s guide to empirically-based measures of social skills. (pp. 119-134). New York: Springer.

Lang, J.M., Ford, J.D., & Fitzgerald, M. M. (2010) An algorithm for determining use of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice,Training, 47, 554-569.

Zinzow, H., Seth, P., Jackson, J., Niehaus, A., & Fitzgerald, M. (2010). Abuse and parental characteristics, attributions of blame, and psychological adjustment in adult survivors of child sexual abuse. J Child Sex Abus, 19(1), 79-98.

Bierman, K.L., Torres, M.M., Domitrovich, C.E., Welsh, J.A., & Gest, S. D. (2009). Behavioral and cognitive readiness for school: Cross-domain associations for children attending Head Start. Social Development, 18, 305-323.

Fitzgerald, M.M., McCart, M.R., Acierno, R., & Kilpatrick, D.G. (2009). Psychological/behavioral treatment with victims of interpersonal violence. In Kleespies, P.M. (Ed.), Behavioral emergencies: An evidence-based resource for evaluating and managing risk of suicide, violence, and victimization.

Nugent, N.R., Saunders, B.E., Williams, L.M., Hanson, R., Smith, D.W., & Fitzgerald, M.M. (2009). Posttraumatic stress symptom trajectories in children living in families reported for family violence. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22(5), 460-466.

Shipman, K., & Taussig, H. (2009). Mental health treatment of child abuse and neglect: the promise of evidence-based practice. Pediatr Clin North Am, 56(2), 417-428.

Banyard, V.L., Williams, L.M., Saunders, B.E., & Fitzgerald, M.M. (2008). The complexity of trauma types in the lives of women in families referred for family violence: Multiple mediators of mental health. Am J Orthopsychiatry, 78(4), 394-404.

Fitzgerald, M.M., Schneider, R., Salstrom, S., Zinzow, H., Fossel, R., & Jackson, J. (2008). Child sexual abuse, early family risk, and childhood parentification: Pathways to current psychosocial adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(2), 320-324.

Hedtke, K.A., Ruggiero, K.J., Fitzgerald, M.M., Zinzow, H.M., Saunders, B.E., Resnick, H.S., & Kilpatrick, D.G. (2008). A longitudinal investigation of interpersonal violence in relation to mental health and substance use. J Consult Clin Psychol, 76(4), 633-647.

Brown, A., Fitzgerald, M., Shipman, K., & Schneider, R. (2007). Children’s expectations of parent-child communication following inter-parental conflict: Do parents talk to children about conflict?” Journal of Family Violence, 407-412.

Shipman, K., Schneider, R., Fitzgerald, M., Sims, N.C., Swisher, L., & Edwards, A. (2007). Maternal emotion socialization in maltreating and nonmaltreating families: Implications for children’s emotion regulation. Social Development, 268-285.

Edwards, A., Shipman, K., & Brown, A. (2005). Socialization of emotional understanding: A comparison of neglectful and nonneglectful mothers and their children. Child Maltreatment, 10, 293-304.

Fitzgerald, M.M., Shipman, K.L, Jackson, J.L., McMahon, R.J., & Hanley, H.M. (2005). Perceptions of parenting versus parent-child interactions among incest survivors. Child Abuse and Neglect, 29, 661-681.

Shipman, K., Edwards, A., Brown, A., Swisher, L., & Green-Turner, E. (2005). Managing emotion in a maltreating context: A pilot study examining child neglect.  Child Abuse and Neglect, 29, 1015-1029.

Shipman, K., Schneider, R., & Sims, N.C. (2005). Emotion socialization in maltreating families:  Links to children’s psychological adjustment. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 590-596.

Back, S.E., Jackson, J.L., Fitzgerald, M., Shaffer, A., Salstrom, S., & Osman, M.M. (2003). Child sexual and physical abuse among college students in Singapore and the United States. Child Abuse and Neglect, 27(11), 1259-1275.

Berliner, L., Hyman, I., Thomas, A., & Fitzgerald, M. (2003). Children’s memory for trauma and positive experiences. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16(3), 229-236.

Champion, K., Shipman, K., Bonner, B., Hensley, L., & Howe, T. (2003). Child abuse training in clinical, counseling, and school psychology programs: A longitudinal study. Child Maltreatment, 8, 211-217.

Champion, K., Vernberg, E., & Shipman, K. (2003). Non-bullying victims of bullies: Aggression, social skills, and friendship characteristics. Applied Developmental Psychology, 24, 535-551.

Shipman, K., Zeman, J., Fitzgerald, M., & Swisher, L. (2003). Regulating emotion in parent-child and peer relationships: A comparison of sexually maltreated and nonmaltreated girls. Child Maltreatment, 8, 163-172.

Shipman, K., Zeman, J., Nesin, A., & Fitzgerald, M. (2003). Children’s strategies for displaying anger and sadness: What works with whom? Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 49, 100-122.

Zeman, J., Shipman, K., & Suveg, C. (2002). Anger and sadness regulation: Predictions to internalizing and externalizing symptoms in children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 31, 393-398.

Shipman, K., & Zeman, J. (2001). Socialization of children’s emotion regulation in mother-child dyads: A developmental psychopathology perspective. Development and Psychopathology, 13, 317-336.

Shipman, K., Zeman, J., & Stegall, S. (2001). Regulating emotionally expressive behavior: Implications of goals and social partner from middle childhood to adolescence. Child Study Journal, 31, 249-268.

Zeman, J., Shipman, K., & Penza-Clyve, S. (2001). Development and initial validation of the Children’s Sadness Management Scale. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 25, 187-205.

Shipman, K., Zeman, J., Penza, S., & Champion, K. (2000). Emotion management skills in sexually maltreated and nonmaltreated girls: A developmental psychopathology perspective.  Development and Psychopathology, 12, 47-62.

Shipman, K., Rossman, B.B.R., & West, J. (1999). Co-occurrence of spousal violence and child abuse: Conceptual implications. Child Maltreatment, 4, 93-102.

Shipman, K., & Zeman, J. (1999). Emotional understanding: A comparison of physically maltreating and nonmaltreating mother-child dyads. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 28, 407-417.

Zeman, J., & Shipman, K. (1998). The socialization of children’s negative affect: A functionalist perspective. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 22, 141-166.

Zeman, J., Penza, S., Shipman, K., & Young, G. (1997). Preschoolers as functionalists:  The impact of social context on emotion regulation. Child Study Journal, 27, 41-67.

Zeman, J., & Shipman, K. (1997). Social-contextual influences on affect management: The transition from middle childhood to adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 33, 917-924.

Zeman, J., & Shipman, K. (1996). Children’s expression of negative affect: Reasons and methods. Developmental Psychology, 32, 842-849.

Selected Presentations

Ellesworth, K. (2021, June). Reflecting on Challenge, Envisioning Collective Trust [Summit County School District Leaders]. Breckenridge, CO.

Ellesworth, K. (2021, June). Othering and Belonging: Implications for Research. Social Justice Speaker Series, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Ellesworth, K. & Price, W. (2021, June.). Panel: How to Talk to Students about Trauma [Invited panel member]. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Ellesworth, K. (2021, June). Equity-centered, Trauma-Informed Discipline. [Five-part school reform series for School Leaders, Highland Elementary School]. Rifle, CO.

Fitzgerald, Monica M. (June, 2021) Cultivating Well-Being in Educators. Virtual workshop for the Colorado League of Charter Schools 2021 Educator Summit Thriving Schools: A Focus on Student and Staff Wellness.

Fitzgerald, Monica M. (June 2021) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): An Overview. An informational session for the Family First Prevention Services Act Mental Health Services Array.  Sponsored by University of Denver and Colorado Office of Children, Youth, & Families.

Fitzgerald, Monica M. (May & June 2021.) Cultivating Well-Being Series. Virtual workshop series presented to the Migrant Education Program staff within Colorado Department of Education.  

Ellesworth, K. (2021, May). Designing Intentional Environments for Trauma Responsive Schools [ Virtual training and on-line course for Facilitators]. Center for Resilience and Well-Being in Schools, University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science, Boulder, CO.

Ellesworth, K. (2020, December – 2021, May). Equity-centered, Trauma Responsive Education [Five- part school reform series for Summit County School District, Principals’ Collaborative]. Breckenridge, CO.

Ellesworth, K. (2021, April). Helping Students Navigating Stress, Adversity and Trauma in the Wake of Mass Violence. Inclusive Communities of Practice, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Fitzgerald, M., Berliner, L., & Lang, J. (April, 2021). News you can Use about Trauma, Resilience, and Mental Health Research. Adapted Presentation for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Child Welfare Committee.

Ellesworth, K. & Davis, K. (2020, November -2021, April) Systems Coaching for Social Emotional Learning and Counselors. [Four- part professional learning series for Jefferson County School District]

Fitzgerald, M., Berliner, L, & Lang, J. (January 2021). News you can Use about Trauma, Resilience, and Mental Health Research.  Symposium presentation for the San Diego International Child Maltreatment Conference  

      Ellesworth, K.(2020, Aug. – 2020, November). Trauma Responsive Schools Initiatives [Fourteen-part training series for Summit County School District, Upper Blue Elementary]. Breckenridge, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. & Ellesworth, K. (2020, October) Resilience in Schools and Educators: Building Trauma-Responsive Schools.  25th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health. School Climate and Universal Mental Health Promotion Track [Virtual Conference]. Baltimore, MD.

Ellesworth, K., Davis, K., Gorrono, J. (2020, August.). Coaching RISE [ digital mini-course & 2-part Virtual Facilitator Training]. Strive Prep Schools, Denver, CO.

Ellesworth, K. (2020, August.). Designing Intentional Environments for Trauma Responsive Schools [Virtual Presentation for faculty and staff]. Strive Prep Schools, Denver, CO.

Fitzgerald, M.M. (2020, June). Cultivating well-being   [Professional development virtual training]. Center for Resilience and Well-Being in Schools, University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science, Boulder, CO.

      Ellesworth, K.(2020, January – 2020, May). Trauma Responsive Discipline [Seven-part training series for Summit County School District, Upper Blue Elementary]. Breckenridge, CO.

Fitzgerald, M.M. (2020, May). Trauma & resilience [Professional development virtual training]. Center for Resilience and Well-Being in Schools, University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science, Boulder, CO. 

Ellesworth, K. (2020, January). Cultivating well-being [Facilitator training]. Center for Resilience and Well-Being in Schools, University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science, Boulder, CO.

      Rotterdam, C. & Ellesworth, K. (2019, December). Empathy, Compassion & LovingKindness [Virtual Presentation]. Schools Committee, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Boulder, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. (2019, Nov.). Promoting mental health, wellbeing, & resilience. 2019 Colorado Migrant Education Program Annual State Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. (2019, Oct.). Whole school trauma-responsive approaches [Invited presentation and panel members]11th National Summit for Trauma Informed Schools, Santa Monica, CA.

Fitzgerald, M. & Ellesworth, K. (2019, Oct.). Panel: Trauma informed schools – How to scale and systemize best practices and engage stakeholders [Invited panel member]. Resilience in Schools Summit 2.0, Kaiser Permanente, Aurora, CO. 

Fitzgerald, M. (2019, Oct.). Let’s Connect & RISE [Psychology brown bag presentation]. Clinical Psychology Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Pauletic Torres, M. (2020, April & May). Trauma-responsive strategies for professionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities [One-day virtual statewide training for Arizona family providers].

      Torres, M., Ellesworth, K., Davis, K,. (2018, Nov. – 2019, April). Resilience in Schools and Educators [Four-part training series for Jefferson County School District]. Golden, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. & Ellesworth, K. (2019, October). Panel: Trauma informed schools – How to scale and systemize best practices and engage stakeholders [Invited panel member]. Resilience in Schools Summit 2.0, Kaiser Permanente, Aurora, CO. 

Fitzgerald, M. & Ellesworth, K. (2019, August). What is RISE: Resilience in Schools and Educators? Kaiser Permanente Professional Learning Community Conference, Boulder, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. (2019, April). Keeping up with the changing times, reaching all the children: Resilience. Child Trauma Conference 2019: Prevention to Recovery, Singapore.

Fitzgerald, M. (2019, April). RISE and community: How to create a safe and supportive school climate and community to build resilience in our younger generation. Child Trauma Conference 2019: Prevention to Recovery, Singapore.

Fitzgerald, M. (2019, April). Practice what you preach: Therapists self-care management of secondary traumatic stress. Child Trauma Conference 2019: Prevention to Recovery, Singapore.

Gorrono, J. & Fitzgerald, M. (2019, April). Massive open online learning course resilient schools, mental health. NCTSN All Network Virtual Conference.

Torres, M. (2019, April). Let’s Connect: Emotion focused parenting strategies [Training for Parents/Caregivers]. Cortez, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. (2019, March). Understanding youth trauma and building resilience in youth and adults that support them. Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Torres, M. (2019, Feb.). Trauma-informed care for schools [Presentation for faculty and staff]. Centaurus High School, Lafayette, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. & Ellesworth, K. (2019). What is RISE: Resilience in Schools and Educators? Kaiser Permanente Professional Learning Community Conference, BVSD Arapahoe Campus.

Torres, M., Ellesworth, K., Davis, K,. Fitzgerald, M., & Shipman, K. (2018, Nov. – 2019, April). Resilience in Schools and Educators [Four-part training series for Jefferson County School District]. Golden, CO.

Carroll, M., Torres, M., & Davis, K. (2018, Nov.). Resilience in Schools and Educators: Building a trauma-informed school climate. Colorado Association for School Psychologists Fall Conference, Keystone, CO.

Fitzgerald, M. (2018, Nov.). Supporting service providers to support youth and families. 2018 Colorado Migrant Education Program Annual State Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Torres, M. (2018, Nov.). Resilience in Schools and Educators. Colorado Association of School Nurses Conference, Loveland, CO.

 Torres, M. (2018, Oct.). Trauma-responsive strategies for parents, caregivers, and child/family-serving professionals [Half-day workshop]. Mercy Care, Phoenix, AZ.

 Fitzgerald, M. (2018, Sept.). Evidence-based practices and child maltreatment. The Nordic Congress on Child Welfare Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Fitzgerald, M. (2018, April). Invited presentation at the Child Trauma and Schools Expert Panel Meeting, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.

Torres, M. (2018, April). Mindfulness and trauma in educators and students [Presentation for SMART mindfulness trainers]. Passageworks Institute, Lafayette, CO.

Fitzgerald, M., Torres, M., & Shipman, K. (2017, Sept. & Oct.). Building trauma-sensitive school communities [Three-part training series]. Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO.

Torres, M. (2017, Feb.). Let’s Connect for Head Start teachers and classrooms [Training for Head Start Teachers and Center Staff]. Jefferson County Head Start, Arvada, CO.

Torres, M. (2017, Jan.). Trauma-informed care for educators [Presentation for Ryan Elementary School Staff]. Lafayette, Colorado