Family Enhancement Project

The major goal of this Project was to provide training and technical assistance to early intervention practitioners to promote their use of family-systems assessment and intervention practices with parents of infants and toddlers with identified disabilities or developmental delays. The project was funded, in part, by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H324R990012).

 

Journal Articles

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2013). Influences of family risk and opportunity factors on parent and child functioning. Paper submitted for publication.

Dunst, C. J., Bruder, M. B., & Espe-Sherwindt, M. (in press). Family capacity-building in early childhood intervention: Do context and setting matter? School Community Journal.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Deal, A. G. (2011). Effects of in-service training on early intervention practitioners' use of family systems intervention practices in the USA. Professional Development in Education, 37, 181-196.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Hamby, D. W. (2010). Influences of family-systems intervention practices on parent-child interactions and child development. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 30, 3-19.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2009). Capacity-building family systems intervention practices. Journal of Family Social Work, 12(2), 119-143. doi:10.1080/10522150802713322.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2009). Meta-analytic structural equation modeling of the influences of family-centered care on parent and child psychological health. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2009, 1-9.

Dunst, C. J., & Dempsey, I. (2007). Family-professional partnerships and parenting competence, confidence, and enjoyment. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 54, 305-318. doi:10.1080/10349120701488772.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2004). Evaluating family-based practices: Parenting experiences scale. Young Exceptional Children, 7(3), 12-19.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005). Characteristics and consequences of family-centered helpgiving practices. CASEmakers, 1(6), 1-4. Available at http://fipp.org/static/media/uploads/casemakers/casemakers_vol1_no6.pdf.

Dempsey, I., & Dunst, C. J. (2004). Helpgiving styles and parent empowerment in families with a young child with a disability. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 29, 40-51. doi:10.1080/13668250410001662874.

Dunst, C. J. (2004). TrAAAveling the TransCanada Highway: Mapping the adoption, application and adherence to family support principles. Perspectives in Family Support, 1(1), 41-48. Retrieved from http://www.frp.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=916.

Wilson, L. L., & Dunst, C. J. (2004). Checking out family-centered helpgiving practices. In E. Horn, M. M. Ostrosky, & H. Jones (Eds.), Family-Based Practices (Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 5) (pp. 13-26). Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Hamby, D. W. (1996). Factors associated with perceived control appraisals in a family-centered early intervention program. Journal of Early Intervention, 20, 165-178.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Hamby, D. W. (1996). Characteristics and consequences of help-giving practices in contrasting human services programs. American Journal of Community Psychology, 24, 273-293.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (1996). Measuring the helpgiving practices of human services program practitioners. Human Relations, 49, 815-835.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., & LaPointe, N. J. (1996). Key elements of empowerment and their implications for early intervention. Infant-Toddler Intervention, 6, 59-73.

 

Book Chapters

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2011). Capacity-building family systems intervention practices. In G. Singer, D. Biegel, & P. Conway (Eds.), Family support and family caregiving across disabilities (pp. 33-57). New York, NY: Routledge.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2010). Family-centered helpgiving practices, parent-professional partnerships, and parent, family and child outcomes. In S. L. Christenson & A. L. Reschley (Eds.), Handbook of school-family partnerships (pp. 362-379). New York, NY: Routledge.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2007). Meta-analysis of family-centered helpgiving practices research. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13, 370-378. doi:10.1002/mrdd.20176.

Wilson, L. L., & Dunst, C. J. (2004). Checking out family-centered helpgiving practices. In E. Horn, M. M. Ostrosky, & H. Jones (Eds.), Family-Based Practices (Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series No. 5) (pp. 13-26). Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Snyder, D. M. (2000). Family-professional partnerships: A behavioral science perspective. In M. J. Fine & R. L. Simpson (Eds.), Collaboration with parents and families of children and youth with exceptionalities (2nd ed., pp. 27-48). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2000). Recommended practices in family-based practices. In S. Sandall, M. E. McLean, & B. J. Smith (Eds.), DEC recommended practices in early intervention/early childhood special education (pp. 39-46). Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., & Deal, A. G. (1997). Resource-based approach to early intervention. In S. K. Thurman, J. R. Cornwell, & S. R. Gottwald (Eds.), Contexts of early intervention: Systems and settings (pp. 73-92). Baltimore: Brookes.

 

Web-Based Publications

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2009). Importance, adoption and use of family-centered principles and practices in the early elementary grades (Winterberry Research Reports Vol. 2, No. 1). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Wilson, L. L., & Dunst, C. J. (2006). Checklist for assessing adherence to family-centered practices. CASEtools, 1(1), 1-6. Available at http://fipp.org/static/media/uploads/casetools/casetools_vol1_no1.pdf.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005). Family resource programs, promotion models, and enhancement outcomes. Practical Evaluation Reports, 1(1), 1-5. Available at http://www.puckett.org.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005). Characteristics and consequences of family-centered helpgiving practices. CASEmakers, 1(6), 1-4. Available at http://fipp.org/static/media/uploads/casemakers/casemakers_vol1_no6.pdf.

Dunst, C. J. (2005). Mapping the adoption, application, and adherence to family support principles. Practical Evaluation Reports, 1(2), 1-7. Available at http://www.puckett.org.

Dunst, C. J., & Dempsey, I. (2007). Family-professional partnerships and parenting competence, confidence, and enjoyment. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 54, 305-318. doi:10.1080/10349120701488772.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., Hamby, D. W., & Snyder, D. (2005). Benefits and consequences of family-centered practices. CASEinPoint, 1(11). Available at http://www.fipp.org.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2005). Community-based parent support programs. In Encyclopedia on early childhood development. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. Retrieved from http://www.excellence-earlychildhood.ca/documents/BulletinVol6No1mars07Ang.pdf.

 

Monographs

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2008). Research synthesis and meta-analysis of studies of family-centered practices (Winterberry Monograph Series). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2007). Capacity-building family-centered helpgiving practices (Winterberry Research Reports Vol. 1, No. 1). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2006). Family support program quality and parent, family and child benefits (Winterberry Monograph Series). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2006). Technical manual for measuring and evaluating family support program quality and benefits (Winterberry Monograph Series). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2005). Measuring and evaluating family support program quality (Winterberry Monograph Series). Asheville, NC: Winterberry Press.

 

Presentations

Dunst, C. J. (2013, October ). Family capacity-building practices: I. Model, characteristics and consequences. Presentation made at the Division for Early Childhood 29th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, San Francisco. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J. (2013, October ). Family capacity-building practices: II. Process and strategies. Presentation made at the Division for Early childhood 29th International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, San Francisco. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J. (2012, July). Strengthening family capacity in Part C early intervention programs. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs Leadership Conference, Washington, DC. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J. (2012, July). Strengthening parent capacity as part of early intervention program practices. Presentation made at the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Leadership Conference, Washington, DC.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2011, May). Characteristics and consequences of family capacity-building practices [PowerPoint presentation]. Presentation made at the 3rd conference of the International Society on Early Intervention, New York, NY. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J. (2011, September). Role of theory in family-systems early childhood intervention practices. Lecture prepared for the "Knowledge-Based Family Intervention in Long-Term Illness and Disability" course, Swedish Institute of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2010, July). Evaluating the direct and indirect effects of early intervention practices using meta-analytic structural equation modeling. Presentation made at the Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors' Conference, Washington, DC. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J. (2010, August). Advances in the understanding of the characteristics and consequences of family-centered practice. Presentation made at the Victorian Chapter of the Early Childhood Intervention Australia Association Seminar on Family-Centered Practices, Melbourne, Australia. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J. (2010, November). Family capacity-building in early childhood intervention: Effects on parent and child competence and confidence. Presentation made at the 8th National Congress on Early Intervention with Young Children and their Families, Aveiro, Portugal. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2008, October). Enabling and empowering families 20 years later [PowerPoint presentation]. Presentation made at 24th annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, Minneapolis, MN. Available at http://puckett.org/presentations.php.

Trivette, C. M. (2007, May). Family-centered practices. Presentation made to Indiana Part (C) Service Coordinators, Indianapolis, IN.

Dunst, C. J., & Trivette, C. M. (2007, May). Why is it important to build on family strengths? Presentation made at Building on Family Strengths: Research and Services in Support of Children and their Families Conference, Portland, OR.

Trivette, C. M. (2007, April). Family-centered practices: Challenges and solutions. Presentation made at Leading the Way: Evidence-based Practices in Early Intervention and Beyond, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2007, May). Family strengths in different cultures. Presentation made at Building Family Strengths: Research and Services in Support of Children and their Families Conference, Portland, OR.

Trivette, C. M. (2007, September). Improving client/family-centered practices. Presentation made to the Pediatric Rehabilitation and Speech and Language Staff at David Thompson Health Region, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Trivette, C. M. (2007, April). Family-centered practices: Challenges and solutions. Presentation made at Leading the Way: Evidence-based Practices in Early Intervention and Beyond, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Trivette, C. M., & Dunst, C. J. (2006, September). Family-centered helpgiving practices and the promotion of caregiver competence. Presentation made at the Research Symposium on Intervention and Positive Functioning, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Dunst, C. J., Trivette, C. M., & Hamby, D. W. (2006, October). Practice-based research syntheses of family-centered helpgiving practices. Presentation made at the Division for Early Childhood 22nd annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Little Rock, AR.

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