Selected Articles and Reports

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Lipscomb, S. T., Hatfield, B., Lewis, H. , Goka-Dubose, E., & Fisher, P. (in-press). Strengthening children’s roots of resilience: trauma-responsive early learning. Children and Youth Services Review.

Lipscomb. S. T., Goka-Dubose, E., Hur, R. E., Henry, A. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences, and instability in children’s care and parents’ work, Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.05.008

Lipscomb, S. T., Miao, A., Finders, J., Hatfield, B., Kothari, B., & Pears, K. (2019). Identifying social determinants linked with community-level school readiness. Prevention Science.

Schmitt, S. A., Mihalec-Adkins, B., Pratt, M. E., & Lipscomb, S. T. (2018). Teacher-child relationships as a protective factor for children living in non-parental care experiencing residential mobility. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 58, 28-37.

Kothari, B. H., Godlewski, B., McBeath, B., McGee, M., Waid, J., Lipscomb, S. T., Bank, L. (2018). A longitudinal analysis of school discipline events among youth in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 93, 117-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.07.017

Lipscomb, S. T., Becker, D., Laurent, H. M., Neiderhiser, J. M., Shaw, D. S., Natsuaki, M. N., Reiss, D., Fisher, P. A. & Leve, L. D. (2018). HPA activity moderates effects of parenting on children’s skills for success in school. Infant and Child Development, 27, e2083.

Lipscomb, S. T., McClelland, M., MacDonald, M., Anderson, K., Cardenas, A., & Kile, M (2017). Cross-sectional study of social behaviors in preschool children and exposure to flame retardants, Environmental Health. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-017-0224-6

 Schmitt, S. A., Pratt, M. & Lipscomb, S. T. (2017). Residential mobility predicts behavioral problems for children living in nonparental care during the transition to kindergarten. Children and Youth Services Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.04.010

MacDonald, M., Lipscomb, S. T., McClelland, M., Duncan, R., Becker, D., & Kile, M. (2016). Preschoolers’ fine and gross motor skills differentially predict executive function and social behavior. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Schmitt, S. A. & Lipscomb, S. T. (2016). Longitudinal effects of residential mobility on early academic skills for children living in poverty. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 190-200.

Pratt, M., McClelland, M., Swanson, J., & Lipscomb, S. T. (2016). Family Risk Profiles and Early Childhood Compliance: Understanding Emerging Self-Regulation with a Person-Centered Approach. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 462–474

Lipscomb, S. T., Schmitt, S. A., & Pratt, M., (2015). Professional development scholarships increase qualifications of diverse providers. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 36, 232-249

Pratt*, M., Lipscomb, S. T., & Schmitt*, S. A. (2015). The effect of Head Start on parenting outcomes for children living in non-parental care. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 2944-2956. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-0098-y

Pratt*+, M., Lipscomb, S. T., & McClelland, M. (2015). Caregiver responsiveness during preschool supports cooperation in Kindergarten: moderation by children’s early compliance. Early Education and Development. 27, 421-439. DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2016.1090767

Hur. E., Buettner, C. K., & Jeon, L. (2015). The association between teachers’ child-centered belief and children’s academic achievement: The indirect effect of children’s behavioral self-regulation. Child & Youth Care Forum, 44(2), 309-325. DOI: 10.1007/s10566-014-9283-9

Meloy, B., Lipscomb, S. T., & Baron, M. (2015). Linking state child care and child welfare policies and populations: implications for children, families, and policymakers. Children and Youth Services Review, 57, 30-39.

Hur. E., Buettner, C. K., & Jeon, L. (2015). Parental depressive symptoms and children’s school-readiness: The indirect effect of household chaos. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(11), 3462-3473. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-015-0147-1

Hur, E., Jeon, L., & Buettner, C. K., (2015). Preschool teachers’ child-centered beliefs: Direct and indirect associations with work climate and job-related wellbeing. Child & Youth Care Forum. DOI: 10.1007/s10566-015-9338-6

Lipscomb, S. T., Laurent, H., Neiderhiser, J. M., Shaw, D. S., Natsuaki, M. N., Reiss, D., & Leve, L. D. (2014). Genetic vulnerability interacts with parenting and early care and education to predict increasing externalizing behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38, 70-80DOI: 10.1177/0165025413508708

Lipscomb, S. T., Schmitt*, S. A., Pratt*, M., Acock, A., & Pears, K. (2014). Living in non-parental care moderates effects of prekindergarten experiences on externalizing behavior problems in school. Children and Youth Services Review, 40, 41-50DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.02.006

Lipscomb, S. T. (2013). Increasing access to quality child care for children from low-income families: Families’ experiences. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 411-419. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.12.020

Lipscomb, S. T., Pratt, M., Schmitt, S. A., Pears, K C., & Kim, H. P. (2013). School readiness in children living in non-parental care: impacts of Head Start. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 34, 28-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.appdev.2012.09.001

Lipscomb, S. T., Lewis, K. M., Masyn, K. E., & Meloy, M. E. (2012). Child care assistance for families involved in the child welfare system: predicting child care subsidy use and stability. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 2454-2463. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.09.015

Lipscomb, S. T., Leve, L. D., Shaw, D., Neiderhiser,  J. M., Scaramella, L. V., Ge, X., et al., (2012). Negative emotionality and externalizing problems in toddlerhood: Overreactive parenting as a moderator of genetic influences. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 167-179. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579411000757

Lipscomb, S. T., Leve, L. D., Harold, G., Neiderhiser, J. M. Shaw, D., Ge, X., & Reiss, D. (2011). Trajectories of parenting and child negative emotionality during infancy and toddlerhood: A longitudinal analysis. Child Development, 82, 1661-1675. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01639.x

Lipscomb, S. T. & Pears, K. C. (2011). Patterns and predictors of early care and education for children in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 2303-2311. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2011.08.002

Applied Research Reports

Lipscomb, S. T., Weber, R., Green, B., & Patterson, L. (2016). Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Validation Study One: Associations with Observed Program Quality. Report submitted to the Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division

Armington, A., Sundborg, S., Lipscomb, S. T., Rennekamp, D., Sektnan, M., Bovbjerg, V. E. (2014). Oregon Project LAUNCH Final Grantee-Specific Evaluation Report. Report submitted to the State of Oregon Public Health Division.

Weber, R.B., Grobe, D., & Lipscomb, S. T. (2013).  Betty Gray Community College Scholarship Program Evaluation.  Available from:

Lipscomb, S. T. (2012). The Education and Quality Investment Partnership Process Evaluation Final Report. Report submitted to the State of Oregon Employment Department, Child Care Division.

Lipscomb, S. T. (2011). Community Childcare Initiative Outcome Evaluation Final Report. Report submitted to the CCR&R of Multnomah County, Mount Hood Community College and the Portland Children’s Levy.

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