Peer Reviewed Articles

 Under Review

Conners-Burrow, N., McKelvey, L. M., Perry, D., Whiteside-Mansell, L. M.,Kraleti, S., Mesman, G., Holmes, K., & Kyzer, A. (2015, under review). Low-Level Symptoms of Depression in Mothers of Young Children are Associated with Behavior Problems in Middle Childhood. Maternal Child Health.

Conners-Burrow, N.A., McKelvey, L. M., Mesman, G., Pemberton, J., Holmes, K. (2014, under review). Differential Effects of Maternal Depression and Alcohol Use on Child Internalizing and Externalizing Problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

McKelvey, L. M., Conners Edge, N.A., Fitzgerald, S., Kraleti, S., & Whiteside-Mansell, L., (2016, under review).  Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences from Birth to Five: Examining Associations with Children’s Health. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Mesman, G., Conners-Burrow, N, McKelvey, L. M., Pemberton, J., Holmes, K. (2016, under review).  Differential Effects of Maternal Depression Symptoms and Alcohol Use Problems on Child Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Problems. Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Swindle, T., Fitzgerald, S., McKelvey, L.M., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (submitted, May 2016). Application of non-inferiority tests to address the food insecurity – obesity paradox in children. Public Health Nutrition.

Conners-Burrow, N. A., Patrick, T., Kyzer, A., & McKelvey, L. M. (2016, In Press). A Preliminary Evaluation of REACH: Training ‘Hard to Reach’ Early Childhood Teachers to Support Children’s Social and Emotional Development. Early Childhood Education Journal.

 Accepted for Publication

Conners-Burrow, N., McKelvey, L. M., Pemberton, J., Mesman, G., Holmes, K. & Bradley, R.H. (2015, In Press). Buffering the Negative Effects of Maternal Alcohol Problems on Child Behavior. Journal of Family Psychology.

Kyzer, A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M.,& Swindle, T. (2015, In Press). Supporting family engagement in home visiting with the Family Map Inventories. Infants and Young Children.

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Swindle, T., & Fitzgerald, S. (2015, In Press). Assessing adverse experiences from infancy through early childhood. Child Abuse and Neglect.

2016

Conners-Burrow, N., McKelvey, L. M., Perry, D., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Kraleti, S., Mesman, G., Holmes, K., & Kyzer, A. (2016). Low-Level Symptoms of Depression in Mothers of Young Children are Associated with Behavior Problems in Middle Childhood. Maternal Child Health, 20(3), 516-524. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-015-1849-0

Kyzer, A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., & Swindle, T. (2016).  Supporting family engagement in home visiting with the Family Map Inventories.  Infants and Young Children, 29(1), 37-52. DOI: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000051

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Swindle, T., & Fitzgerald, S. (2016).  Assessing adverse experiences from infancy through early childhood. Child Abuse and Neglect, 51, 295-302. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.09.008

2015

Conners-Burrow, N., Swindle, T., McKelvey, L. M., & Bokony, P. (2015) A Little Bit of the Blues: Low-Level Symptoms of Maternal Depression and Classroom Behavior Problems in Preschool Children. Early Education and Development, 26(2), 230-244.

McKelvey, L. M., Conners-Burrow, N., Mesman, G., Pemberton, J., & Casey, P. (2015). Promoting Adolescent Behavioral Adjustment in Violent Neighborhoods: Supportive Families Can Make a Difference! Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44(1), 157-168. DOI:10.1080/15374416.2014.895939

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Brophy-Herb, H., Bockneck, E.L., Fitzgerald, H.E., Reischl, T., Hawver, S., & Cunningham-Deluca, M. (2015). Examining Long-Term Effects of an Infant Mental Health-Based Early Head Start Program on Family Strengths and Resilience. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(4), 353-365. DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21518

2014

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Bokony, P., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Jarrett, D., Kraleti, S., McKelvey, L. M., & Kyzer, A. (2014). Low-Level Depressive Symptoms Reduce Maternal Support for Child Cognitive Development. The Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 28(5), 404-412. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.12.005

Kyzer, A. L., Burrow, N. A., & McKelvey, L. M. (2014). Environmental risk factors and custody status in children of substance abusers. Children & Youth Services Review, 36, 150-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.11.020

2013

Brophy-Herb, H., Zajicek-Farber, M.L, Bocknek, E.L., McKelvey, L. M., & Stansbury, K (2013). Longitudinal Connections of Maternal Supportiveness and Early Emotion Regulation to Later School Readiness of Young Children in Low-Income Families. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 4 (1), 2-19. doi:10.5243/jsswr.2013.1

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Fussell, J., Johnson, D.L., McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bokony, P., Kraleti, S. (2013). Maternal Low and High Depressive Symptoms and Safety Concerns for Low Income Preschool Children. Clinical Pediatrics, 52 (2), 171-177. doi:10.1177/0009922812473776

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Kramer, T.L., Sigel, B.A., Helpenstill, K., Sievers, C., & McKelvey, L. M. (2013). Trauma-Informed Care Training in a Child Welfare System: Moving it to the Front Line. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 1830-1835. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.08.013

Conners-Burrow, N, Kyzer, A., Pemberton, J., McKelvey, L. M.,Whiteside-Mansell, L. & Fulmer, J. (2013). Child and Family Factors associated with Teacher-Reported Behavior Problems in Young Children of Substance Abusers. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18, 218-224. doi: 10.1111/camh.12010

Conners-Burrow, N, McKelvey, L. M., Kyzer, A, Swindle, T., Cheerla, R., Kraleti, S. (2013). Exposure to Violence as a Predictor of Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Problems among Children of Substance Abusers. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28, 340-350. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.11.006

Conners-Burrow, N., McKelvey, L. M., Pemberton, J.R., Lagory, J., Mesman, G.R. & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2013). Moderators of the Relationship between Maternal Substance Abuse Symptoms and Preschool Children’s Behavioral Outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22 (8), 1120-1129. doi:10.1007/s10826-012-9674-1

Conners-Burrow, N., McKelvey, L. M., Sockwell, L., Harman Ehrentraut, J., Adams, S. & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2013), Beginning to “Unpack” Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Types of Consultation Services and Their Impact on Teachers. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 280–289. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21387

McKelvey, L. M., Bokony, P., Johnson, D., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Burrow, N., &Swindle, T. (2013). Family Engagement: Establishing a System to Support the Parent-Teacher Partnership. The Special Issue on Parent Involvement/Engagement in Early Childhood Education for NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field, 16 (1), 171-175. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/dialog/article/view/50/105

Peterson, C., Roggman, L., Green, B., Chazan-Cohen, R., Korfmacher, J., McKelvey, L. M.,Zhang, D. & Atwater, J. (2013). Home Visiting Processes: Relations with Family Characteristics and Outcomes. Zero to Three, 33 (3), 39-44.

Swindle, T., Ward, W. L., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Brathwaite, J., Bokony, P.A., Conners-Burrow, N, & McKelvey, L. M. (2013). Pediatric nutrition: Parenting impacts beyond financial resources. Clinical Pediatrics, 53, 793-795. DOI: 10.1177/0009922813505904.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Johnson, D., Bokony, P., McKelvey, L. M., Burrow, N., & Swindle, T. (2013).  Using the Family Map: Supporting Family Engagement with Parents of Infants and Toddlers.  Special Issue on Parent Involvement and Engagement in Head Start for Dialog: The Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 16 (1), 20-44. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/dialog/article/view/42/100

2012

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Amini-Vermani, E., & Sockwell, L. (2012). Improved Classroom Quality and Child Behavior in an Arkansas Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Pilot Project. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33 (3), 256-264. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21335

McKelvey, L. M., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Balamurugan, A., Whiteside-Mansell, L, & Plummer, P. (2012). The Effects of a Home Visiting Intervention for Adolescent Mothers on Parenting Attitudes and Beliefs. American Journal of Public Health, 102, 1860-1862. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300934

McKelvey, L. M., Conners-Burrow, N., Mesman, G.R., Pemberton, J.R., Bradley, R.H., & Fitzgerald, H.E. (2012). Supportive Fathers Moderate the Effects of Mothers’ Alcohol use on Children’s Externalizing Behavior Problems. Family Science, 3 (3-4), 189-200. doi: 10.1080/19424620.2012.783427

Swindle, T. Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M. (2012). Food Insecurity: Validation of a two-item screen using convergent risks. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 22 (7), 932-941. doi:10.1007/s10826-012-9652-7

2011

Bradley, R.H., McKelvey, L. M., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2011). Does the Quality of Stimulation and Support in the Home Environment Moderate the Effect of Early Education Programs? Child Development, 82 (6), 2110-2122. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01659.x

Conners-Burrow, N.A., McKelvey, L. M., & Fusell, J. (2011). Social Outcomes Associated With Media Viewing Habits of Low-Income Preschool Children. Early Education and Development, 22 (2), 256-273. doi:10.1080/10409289.2011.550844

McKelvey, L. M., Bokony, P.A, Swindle, T., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Schiffman, R.F., & Fitzgerald, H.E. (2011). Father Teaching Interactions with Toddlers at Risk: Impacts on Child Cognitive Outcomes. Family Science, 2 (2), 146-155. doi:10.1080/19424620.2011.637710.

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., Casey, P.H., Conners-Burrow, N.A., & Barrett, K. (2011). Growing up in violent communities: Do family conflict and gender moderate impacts on adolescents’ psychosocial development? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 95-107. doi:10.1007/s10802-010-9448-4

2010

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Johnson, D.L., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Bokony, P.A., & Bradley, R.H. (2010). Protecting young children: Identifying family substance use and risks in the home. NHSA Dialog, 13 (3), 168-184. doi:10.1080/1520754.2010.492360.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Johnson, D., Aitken, M. E., Bokony, P. A., Conners-Burrow, N.A , & McKelvey, L. M. (2010).  Head Start and Unintended Injury:  The Use of the Family Map Interview to Document Risk.  Early Childhood Education Journal, 38, 33-41. doi:10.1007/s10643-010-0380-6

 2009

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Johnson, D.L., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., & Gargus, R.A. (2009). Adults Matter: Protecting Children from the Negative Impacts of Bullying. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 593-604. doi:10.1002/pits.20400

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., McKelvey, L. M., & Lopez, M. (2009). Center Based Early Head Start and Children Exposed Family Conflict. Early Education and Development, 20, 942-957. doi:10.1080/10409280903206211

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Shears, J., Ayoub, C., Faldowski, R., & Hart , A.D. (2009). Validity of the short form of the Parenting Stress Index for fathers of toddlers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 102-111. doi:10.1007/s10826-008-9211-4

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., & McKelvey, L. M. (2009). Parenting and Preschool Child Development: Examination of Three Low-Income U.S. Cultural Groups. Journal of Child and Family Studies,18, 48-60. doi:10.1007/s10826-008-9206-1

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., McKelvey, L. M. & & Fussell, J. (2009). Parenting: Linking Impacts of Interpartner Conflict to Preschool Children Social Behavior. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 24, 389-400. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2007.08.017

2008

Shears, J., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M. & Selig, J. (2008). Assessing mothers’ and fathers’ authoritarian attitudes: The psychometric properties of a brief survey. Social Work Research, 32, 179-184. doi:10.1093/swr/32.3.179

2007

Chazan-Cohen, R., Ayoub, C., Pan, B.A., Roggman, L., Raikes, H., McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., & Hart, A. (2007). It Takes Time: Impacts of Early Head Start That Lead to Reductions in Maternal Depression Two Years Later. Infant Mental Health Journal, 28 (2), 151-170. doi:10.1002/imhj.20127

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Ayoub, C., McKelvey, L. M., Faldowski, R. A., Hart, A., & Shears, J. (2007). Parenting Stress of Low-Income Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Psychometric Properties of a Short Form of the Parenting Stress Index. Parenting: Science and Practice, 7, 27-56. doi:10.1080/15295190709336775

2006

Hoerr, S.L., Lee, S.Y., Schiffman, R.F., Horodynski, M.O., & McKelvey, L. M. (2006). Beverage Consumption of Mothers and Toddlers in Low-income Families. The Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21 (6), 403-411.

Fitzgerald, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Montanez, M. (2006). Impact of exposure to paternal antisocial behavior and neighborhood violence on low-income families and their children. Parenting: Science and Practice, 6 (2&3), 243-258. doi:10.1080/15295192.2006.9681308

2005

Fitzgerald, H.E., & McKelvey, L. M. (2005). Low-income adolescent fathers: Risk for parenthood and risky parenting. Zero to Three, 25 (4), 35-41.

2001-2004

Schiffman, R. F., Omar, M. A., & McKelvey, L. M. (2003). Mother-infant interaction in low-income families. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, July/August, 246-251.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H. E., Schiffman, R.F., & vonEye, A. (2002). Family stress and parent-infant interaction: The mediating role of coping. Infant Mental Health Journal, 23 (1-2), 164-182. doi:10.1002/imhj.10010

Brophy-Herb, H., Schiffman, R., McKelvey, L. M., & Cunningham-DeLuca, M. (2001). Quality improvement: Lessons learned from an Infant Mental Health based Early Head Start program. Infants and Young Children, 14 (2), 77-85. doi:10.1097/00001163-200114020-00009

Gibbons, C., Schiffman, R., Brophy-Herb, H., Fitzgerald, H. E., Omar, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2001). Interaction between low-income mother-infant and father-infant pairs: An exploratory study. Santé Mentale au Quebec, 26 (1), 101-117.

Book Chapters

Fitzgerald, H. E., & McKelvey, L. M. (2008). Mental Health: Prevention and Intervention. In M. M. Haith & J. B. Bensen (eds). Encyclopedia of infancy and early childhood. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Bradley, R.H. & McKelvey, L. M. (2007). Managing the Differences Within: Immigration and Early Education in the United States. In J. Lansford, K. Deater-Deckard, & M. Bornstein (Eds.), Immigrant Families in America (pp. 157-176). New York: Guilford.

Contributions to Anthologies

McKelvey, L. M. (2001). Birth. In A. S. Honig, H. E. Fitzgerald, & H. Brophy-Herb (Eds.) Infancy in America: An encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 82-85). ABC-CLIO Press.

McKelvey, L. M. (2001). Birth Defects. In A. S. Honig, H. E. Fitzgerald, & H. Brophy-Herb (Eds.) Infancy in America: An encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 85-87). ABC-CLIO Press.

McKelvey, L. M. (2001). Contraception. In A. S. Honig, H. E. Fitzgerald, & H. Brophy-Herb (Eds.) Infancy in America: An encyclopedia (Vol. 1, pp. 153-154). ABC-CLIO Press.

McKelvey, L. M. (2001). Prenatal Development. In A. S. Honig, H. E. Fitzgerald, & H. Brophy-Herb (Eds.) Infancy in America: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 547-552). ABC-CLIO Press.

McKelvey, L. M. (2001). Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In A. S. Honig, H. E. Fitzgerald, & H. Brophy-Herb (Eds.) Infancy in America: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 610). ABC-CLIO Press.

McKelvey, L. M. (2001). Teratogens. In A. S. Honig, H. E. Fitzgerald, & H. Brophy-Herb (Eds.) Infancy in America: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 630-631). ABC-CLIO Press.

Abstracts and Presentations

Oral Presentations at National and International Meetings (*Invited)

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Swindle, T., Fitzgerald, S., & Kraleti, Shashank (2015, October). Exploring Associations between Adverse Experiences and Health for Children Birth to Five. Paper accepted to the 43rd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group, Cancun, Mexico.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T., Knight, D., Priyambada, P., Kannam, V. K., & McKelvey, L. M. (2015, October). Preventive Screening for Obesity of Children before Age 6. Paper accepted to the 43rd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group, Cancun, Mexico.

Chazan-Cohen, R., Roggman, L., Korfmacher, J., McKelvey, L. M., Green, B., Zhang, D., & Atwater, J. (2014, July). Early Head Start Home Visiting: A Closer Look at Implementation, Dosage, Family Involvement, and Long-Term Outcomes. Paper presented to the Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, DC.

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., & McKelvey, L. M. (June, 2014). Supporting Foster Children through Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program. In, Essential Ingredients of Effective Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC). A symposium presentation presented to the 2014 meeting of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Green, B., Roggman, L., McKelvey, L. M., Chazan-Cohen, R., Korfmacher, J., Zhang, D., Peterson, C., & Atwater, J. (2013, April). Differences in Home Visiting Service Delivery and Outcomes Among Families of Different Ethnic Backgrounds. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Roggman, L., Cook, G., D’zatko, K., McKelvey, L. M., Peterson, C., Zhang, D., & Green, B. (2013, April). Home Visiting Services and Outcomes Among Developmental and Non-developmental Parents. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Peterson, C., Zhang, D., Roggman, L., Green, B., Chazan-Cohen, R., Atwater, J., McKelvey, L. M., & Korfmacher, J. (2013, April). Home Visit Participation Patterns: Relations to Home Visiting Intervention Experiences and Outcomes. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Fussell, J., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Johnson, D. & Kraleti, S. (2012, December). Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Child Safety Risks. Paper presented to the Annual meeting of the National Primary Care Physicians Group, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kyzer, A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T., McKelvey, L. M. (April, 2012) Risks and Strengths in the Home Environment of HIPPY Families. Paper presented at the HIPPY USA National Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Swindle, T., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M. (March, 2012) Potential mediators of the relationship between neighborhood quality and television exposure. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

*McKelvey, L. M., Plummer, P., Payne, L. (2011, December). Thrive: Home Visiting for Teen Parents. Findings from the Evaluation. Invited presentation in Plenary Session: Findings from the Field: Presentations from grantees on program findings from current AFL grantees. Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs National AFL Care Grantee Annual Conference, December 7, Washington, DC.

*McKelvey, L. M. (2011, June). Conducting impacts analyses with the public-use release of data from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation (EHSRE) Study, 1996-2010. Invited Instructor for Quantitative Summer Course, “Evaluating the Impact of Publicly Funded Early Childhood Programs on Children and Families”. University of Michigan, June 22, Ann Arbor, MI.

Bocknek, E.L., Brophy-Herb, H.E., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., & McKelvey, L. M. (2011, March). Links between Early Intervention in Infancy/Toddlerhood and Family Resilience at Post First Grade. In Changing the Family System: Impact of Parent-Focused Interventions on Family Processes From Early Childhood Through Adolescence. Paper presentation to the 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., & Fitzgerald, H.E. (2009, June). Family Stress and Coping: Effects on Parent-Child Interaction across Time. Paper presented at the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., Roggman, L.A., Cook, G.A., & Johnson, D.L. (2009, June). Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale in Low-Income Families. Paper presented at the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

*McKelvey, L. M. (2009, June). Children’s exposure to community violence and family conflict: relationships to youth outcomes at age 18. Invited paper presented to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Third Annual New Connections Symposium, Princeton, NJ.

Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Roggman, L.A., Cook, G.A., & Johnson, D.L. (2009, June). Examining Coping Strategies of Low-Income Mothers Across Time. Paper presented at the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Bokony, P.A., McKelvey, L. M., Bradley, R.H., Patrick, T., & Veit-Edrington, J. (2008, June). Brief Parenting Intervention: An Innovative Model for Parent Education. Paper presented at the Head Start’s Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Lopez, M., McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Johnson, D., Sockwell, L., & Conners, N. (2008, April). Timing of Exposure to Family Conflict and Subsequent Maladjusted Behaviors in Children. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, Little Rock, AR.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., Roggman, L.A., Cook, G.A., & Johnson, D.L. (2008, April). Examining Coping Strategies of Low-Income Mothers across Time. Paper presented to the 2008 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development, Little Rock, AR.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Johnson, D., & Lopez, M. (2008, April). Children’s Appraisals of Family Disagreements, Parent Support and Child Depression. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Faldowski, R.A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Ayoub, C.M., & Hart, A.D (2006, June). Psychometric-based Refinements to the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale for Low-Income Mothers. Paper presented at Head Start’s Eight National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Fitzgerald, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., & Schiffman, R.F. (2006, June). Risk for Paternal Alcohol Use Disorders and Child Outcomes in Low-Income Families. Paper presented at Head Start’s Eight National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Whiteside-Mansell, L. M., Ayoub, C., McKelvey, L. M., & Faldowski, R. (2006, June). The Parenting Stress Index Short Form: Alternate scales for low-income parents of preschoolers. Paper presented at Head Start’s Eight National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Hart, A. D., McKelvey, L. M., Johnson, B., Swanson, M. E. (2006, March). Children and Adults with Spina Bifida: Exploring Secondary Psycho-Social Conditions. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Human Development, March, Fort Worth, TX.

Whiteside-Mansell, L. M., Conners, N., Johnson, D., McKelvey, L. M., & Edwards, M. (2006, March). Classification of Bully Involvement and Severity of Victimization. Paper presented at the 2006 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Hart, A. D., McKelvey, L. M., Johnson, B., Swanson, M. E. (2006, May). Children and Adults with Spina Bifida: Exploring Secondary Psycho-Social Conditions. Paper presentation, symposium on Spina Bifida: Current Strategies, May, Chicago, IL.

Schiffman, R.F., Lee, S., Horodynski, M., & McKelvey. L. (2005, November) Relationship Between Mothers’ Ratings of Children’s Health, and Children’s Health, Health Service Use, and Cognitive Development. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau’s 38th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

*Bloomenthal, A., McKelvey, L. M., Lopez, M., & Ramiro, M.J., (2005, April). Using Data from the EHSRE and FACES for Research on Young Children’s Development. Pre-conference event at the 2005 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Boller, K., Cabrera, N., Roggman, L., Ryan, R., Fitzgerald, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., Bradley, R., Shannon, J., Shears, J., Raikes, H., Vogel, C., Summers, J. (2004, June). Key Findings from Early Head Start Father Studies. Conversation hour presentation at Head Start’s 7th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

*McKelvey, L. M., & Bloomenthal, A. (2004, August). Child Care and Early Education Research Connections: Using data from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Study. Invited Instructor for Quantitative Summer Course, University of Michigan, August 11, 12, 13, Ann Arbor, MI.

*McKelvey, L. M., Bloomenthal, A., Raikes, H. (2004, June). Child Care and Early Education Research Connections: Using data from the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Study. Workshop presentation at the National Head Start Research Conference, Washington DC.

Fitzgerald, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., & Schiffman, R.F. (2004, May). Origins of Risk: Effects of paternal antisocial behavior and neighborhood violence on child and family functioning. Paper presented to the XIVth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, May, Chicago, Illinois.

Fitzgerald, H.E., Van Egeren, L.E., Barnes, J.V., & McKelvey, L. M. (2004, May). Building partnerships for effective community based research: Standards of practice and practice of standards. Paper presented to the Society of Prevention Research, Quebec City, Canada.

Brophy-Herb, H.E., Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M. (2004, January). Parenting and Family Functioning Predictors of Toddler Social Competence in Play at 24 and 36 Months. Paper Presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 9th World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Fitzgerald, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Montanez, M.M. (2004, January). Origins of Risk: Paternal and Neighborhood Influences on Child and Family Functioning. Paper Presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 9th World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R. F., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2002, June). Residential status of biological and social fathers: Impact on father-toddler interaction. In H. E. Fitzgerald (Chair), Challenges to father involvement in research: Insights gained from the Early Head Start National Evaluation. Symposium conducted at Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Van Egeren, L. A., McKelvey, L. M., & Schiffman, R. (2002, June). Low income mothers’ support-seeking strategies: Stability and change over three years. Paper presented at Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R. F., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2002, April). Residential status of biological and social fathers: Impact on father-toddler interaction. In H. E. Fitzgerald (Chair), Challenges to father involvement in research: Insights gained. Early Head Start National Evaluation. Symposium conducted at the XIIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Toronto, Canada.

Schiffman, R., Omar, M., Keefe, D., Reischl, T., Gibbons, C., Fitzgerald, H., Brophy-Herb, H., Kostelnik, M., Cunningham-DeLuca, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, July). Family health model as a guide for evaluation of an Early Head Start program. Paper presented at the Fifth International Family Nursing Conference, Chicago, IL.

Schiffman, R. F., Omar, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, July). Mother-infant interaction in very low income, high risk families. In E. Hewitt (Chair), The role of parent-child interactions in development: Perspectives from temperament, attachment, high risk, and cross-cultural research. Symposium conducted at the XII Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, UK.

Schiffman, R. F., Omar, M.A., & McKelvey, L. M. (1999, November). Mother-infant interaction in very low income, high risk families. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Oral Presentations at Local and Regional Meetings (*Invited)

*McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., & Fitzgerald, S. (2015, July). Assessing adverse experiences from infancy through early childhood. Presentation for the Arkansas Department of Health Scholar’s Group, Little Rock, Arkansas.

*McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, S., Burnett, C., & Fitts, S.S. (2014, July). Arkansas Home Visiting Evaluation: Characteristics of Families Retained in Services. Presentation for the National Advisory Board of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network, Little Rock, Arkansas.

*McKelvey, L. M. (2014, April). Data: What’s in it for Me? Workshop presentation for the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Professional Development Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.

*McKelvey, L. M., & Fitts, S.S. (2012, October). Evaluation Forum. Arkansas Conference for Parent Education and Home Visitation: Home Visitation Institute, October 26, Hot Springs, AR.

Fitzgerald, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., & Brophy-Herb, H.E. (2006, October). Building and Sustaining a Community-Based Research Partnership: A ten-year odyssey of research impacting very young children and their families. Paper presented at the Outreach Scholarship 2006 Conference, Columbus, OH.

Schiffman, R. F., & McKelvey, L. M. (2003) Early Head Start: Results of National and Local Studies. Community Action Agency Board of Directors Meeting, Hillsdale, MI.

Fitzgerald, H. E., Schiffman, R. F., Van Egeren, L. E., Casady, A., Lower, R., Montonez, M., McKelvey, L. M., Nelson, M. E., Rodriguez, V., Smith, J. (2001, October). Strengthening assets of low-income fathers: Lessons learned from Early Head Start. Workshop presented at From Seeds to Roots: Growing a Strong Community Asset Culture, East Lansing, MI.

Posters at National and International Meetings

Schiffman, R. F., McKelvey, L. M., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Bocknek, E. L., Fitzgerald, H. E., Reischl, T. M., Hawver, S., & DeLuca, M. C. (2015, October). Effects of IMH home-based EHS services. Poster session presented at the 2015 Special Topics Conference, Emerging Approaches to Family Health Research across the Lifespan, of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, DC.

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Fitzgerald, S. (2015, May). Assessing Adverse Experiences in Infancy through Early Childhood: Understanding ACE’s Influence on Parenting and Development. Paper presented to the 2015 Meeting of Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative, Washington, DC.

Jarrett, D., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Bokony, P., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Kraleti, S., McKelvey, L. M., & Kyzer, A. (2015, April). The Role of Family Medicine in Supporting Child Cognitive Development through Screening for Low-Level Depressive Symptoms in Mothers. Poster presented to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Markowicz, K., Bocknek, E., Raveau, H., McKelvey, L. M., & Schiffman, R.F. (2015, March). Parental Supportiveness as a Predictor of Parental Concordance on Toddler’s Aggressive Behaviors. Poster submitted to the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA

McKelvey, L M., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Swindle, T., Fitzgerald, S., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2015, March). Reliability of the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory-2 with Parents Enrolled in Home Visiting Services. Poster submitted to the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA

Conners-Burrow, N.A., McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bokony, P., Jarrett, D., Kraleti, S., & Kyzer, A. (2014, July). Low-Level Depressive Symptoms Reduce Maternal Support for Child Cognitive Development. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Swindle, T., Bokony, P.A., & Fitzgerald, S. (2014, July). Risks and Strengths in the Home Environment of Expectant Families in Home Visiting Programs. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., & McKelvey, L. M. (2014, July). The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment and the Family Map Inventories: Overlap and Differences. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T., Gifford, J., & Kimbriel, L., McKelvey, L. M. & Conners-Burrow, N.A. (2014, July). Family Engagement: Finding from the use of a Teacher Implemented Structured Interview. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Perry, D.F., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., & Kraleti, S. (2014, June). The long-term impact of sub-threshold maternal depressive symptoms in early childhood on child behavioral outcome. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

McKelvey, L. M.,Conners-Burrow, N., Penberton, J., Mesman, G., Holmes, K., & Bradley, R.H (2014, June). Mothers with Alcohol Problems’ Warmth and Acceptance: Enough to Protect Children from later Behavioral Problems? Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A. & Kraleti, S. (2014, June). The Impact of Low Maternal Depression on Home Safety for Infants and Toddlers. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

McKelvey, L. M.,Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N., Plummer, P., & McLemore, S.J. (2014, June). Healthy Families Arkansas: Promoting Optimal Parenting in Adolescent Mothers. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., McKelvey, L. M. & Kraleti, S. (2014, June). Maternal Low-Level Depression and Preschool School Readiness Parenting. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

McKelvey, L. M., Roggman, L., Bradley, R., Chazan Cohen, R., Burrow, N., Cook, G., Peterson, C., Zhang, D., Green, B. (2014, March). Fostering Children’s Cognitive and Language Development through Home Visiting: Supporting Parents with Varying Warmth. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, Austin, Texas.

McKelvey, L. M., Kyzer, A., Ellingsen, K., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Pillow-Price, K., Lent, L., & Swindle, T. (2014, March). Risks and strengths in the home environment of Arkansas HIPPY families. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, Austin, Texas.

McKelvey, L. M., Conners-Burrow, N., Mesman, G.R., Pemberton, J.R., Bradley, R.H., & Fitzgerald, H.E. (2013, April). Supportive Fathers Moderate the Effects of Mothers’ Alcohol use on Children’s Externalizing Behavior Problems. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T., Swanson, M., Bradley, R.H., Ward, W., McKelvey, L. M., & Conners-Burrow, N.A. (2013, April). Early Predictors of Long-term Obesity Development In Impoverished Families. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Swindle, T., Ward, W., Bokony, P., & McKelvey, L. M., (December, 2012). Pediatric nutrition: Parenting impacts beyond financial resources. Poster presented to the Annual meeting of the National Primary Care Physicians Group, New Orleans, LA.

Conners-Burrow, N, McKelvey, L. M., Kyzer, A, Swindle, T., Cheerla, R., Kraleti, S. (July, 2012). Exposure to Violence as a Predictor of Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Problems among Children of Substance Abusers. Poster presented to the International Society for the Study of Behavior Development, Edmonton, Canada.

Conners-Burrow, N., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Amini-Vermani, E., Sockwell,L. (July, 2012) Positive Impacts of an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project on Classroom Quality and Child Behavior. Poster presented to the International Society for the Study of Behavior Development, Edmonton, Canada.

McKelvey, L. M., Chapin-Critz, M., & Stegall, K. (2012, June). Quality Rating and Improvement: Efforts to Address Provider Concerns about Participation. Poster presented to the 11th National Head Start Research Conference, Washington D.C.

McKelvey, L. M. Burrow, N., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T., Plummer, P., Sockwell, L., & Barton, L.R. (2012, June). Home-Based Parenting Intervention for Adolescent Mothers: Examining the Effects on Nurturing Attitudes and Beliefs. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington D.C.

McKelvey, L. M. Fitzgerald, H.E., Bradley, R.H., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Burrow, N., & Schiffman, R.F. (2012, June). Early Childhood Exposure to Community Violence and Family Conflict and Behavioral Adjustment at Age 10. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Roggman, L., Cook, G., D’zatko, K., McKelvey, L. M., Peterson, C., Zhang, D., & Green, B. (2012, June). Who needs what? How different aspects of home visiting matter to different parents. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Kyzer, A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T., McKelvey, L. M. (March, 2012) Risks and Strengths in the Home Environment of HIPPY Families. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

McKelvey, L. M. Burrow, N., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Swindle, T., Plummer, P., Sockwell, L. (2012, March). Adolescent Mothers’ Parenting Beliefs: Examining the Effects of a Home-Based Intervention. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Adolescence; Vancouver, Canada.

McKelvey, L. M. Fitzgerald, H.E., Bradley, R.H., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Burrow, N., & Schiffman, R.F. (2012, March). Early Exposure to Family Conflict and Community Violence: Associations with Behavioral Adjustment at Age 11. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Adolescence; Vancouver, Canada.

McKelvey, L. M., Johnson, D., Plummer, P., Payne, L. (2011, December). Thrive: Home Visiting Program for Young Parents. Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs National AFL Care Grantee Annual Conference, December 7, Washington, DC.

Brophy-Herb, H.E., Bocknek, E.L., Zajicek-Farber, M.L.., McKelvey, L. M., & Stansbury, K.E. (2011, March). Maternal Supportiveness and Toddlers’ Emotion Regulation from 14 to 36 Months, Persistence at age 3 and Kindergarten Readiness. In Parenting Relations With Children’s Social-Emotional Outcomes: Findings From the National Early Head Start Evaluation Project. Poster symposium to the 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

McKelvey, L. M., Bradley, R. H., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2011, March). Does Parental Warmth and Stimulation Moderate the Impacts of Home-Based Early Head Start Programming on Child Outcomes? In Parenting Relations With Children’s Social-Emotional Outcomes: Findings From the National Early Head Start Evaluation Project. Poster symposium presented to the 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Bokony, P.A., McKelvey, L. M., & Bradley, R.H. (2010, June).  Feasibility of Preschool Teachers as Parent Educators for High Risk Families. Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Bradley, R. H., McKelvey, L. M., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2010, June). Does Early HOME Stimulation moderate the impacts of Early Head Start programming? Poster presented to Head Start’s 10th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Bradley, R. H., McKelvey, L. M., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2010, July). Does Parental Warmth and Stimulation Moderate the Impacts of Home-Based Early Head Start Programming on Child Outcomes? Poster presented to the 12th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Leipzig, Germany.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H.E., & Schiffman, R.F. (2010, July). Risk Exposure in Toddlers of Low-Income Families: Links to Child Functioning at Age 10. Poster presented to the 12th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Leipzig, Germany.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., Roggman, L.A., & Cook, G.A. (2010, June). Does Home-Based Early Head Start Impact Maternal Coping Strategies? Poster presented to Head Start’s 10th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Johnson, D., Burrow, N.A., McKelvey, L. M., & Bradley, R. H., (2010, June). Evidence of validity of the Early Childhood Family Map:  A tool to assess risk and strength in Head Start.  Poster presented to the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.

McKelvey, L. M., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., Casey, P.E., & Barrett, K. (2010, March). Can Living in a Cohesive Family Protect Children from the Negative Effects of Exposure to Community Violence into Adolescence? Poster presented to the 2010 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

McKelvey, L. M., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., Casey, P.E., Barrett, K., & Sockwell, L. (2009, April). Children’s exposure to community violence and family conflict: pathways to youth outcomes at age 18. Poster presented to the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., & McKelvey, L. M. (2009, April). Moderation of family conflict on child aggressive behavior: Center based Early Head Start. Poster symposium presented to the 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Johnson, D.L., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Sockwell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Bokony, P.A., & Bradley, R.H. (2008, November). Risks in the Home Environment Associated With Family Alcohol and Drug Use. Poster presentation to the National Council on Family Relations’ 70th Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., Roggman, L.A., Cook, G.A., Johnson, D.L., & Brophy-Herb, H.E. (2008, November). Examining Changes in the Coping Strategies of Low-Income Mothers of Children from Infancy to Elementary School. Poster presentation to the National Council on Family Relations’ 70th Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., Roggman, L.A., Brophy-Herb, H.E., Cook, G.A., & Johnson, D.L. (2008, August). Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Scale for Mothers of Toddlers in Low-Income Families. Poster presented to the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 11th World Congress, Yokohama, Japan.

Farber, M.L.Z., Brophy-Herb, H.E., Bocknek, E.L., & McKelvey, L. M. (2008, June). A gender comparison of the relationship between preschool emotional competencies of children in low-income families and their learning outcomes at transition to kindergarten. Poster presented at the Head Start’s Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., Roggman, L.A., Brophy-Herb, H.E., Cook, G.A., & Johnson, D.L. (2008, June). Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Scale for Mothers of Toddlers in Low-Income Families. Poster presented at the Head Start’s Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Sockwell, L.R., Conners-Burrow, N.A., McKelvey, L. M., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2008, June). Mental Health Professionals in Early Childhood Centers: Impacts on Teachers. Poster presented at the Head Start’s Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Sockwell, L., Conners, N., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., Johnson, D. (2008, April). An Examination of Teacher Self Efficacy and Perceptions of Classroom Support by Teacher Educational Status. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Bradley, R. H., & McKelvey, L. M. (2008, April). Support for Learning linked to Child Development: Cultural Differences in Low-income American Indian and European American Families. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Human Development Biennial Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Johnson, D., & McKelvey, L. M. (2008, March). Parents Matter: Protecting Children from the Negative Impacts of Bullying. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Adolescence 2008 Biennial Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Hart, A.D., Gargus, R.A., McKelvey, L. M., & Johnson, L. (2008, March). Bullying Children with Spina Bifida: Lasting Impacts and Relations to Depression. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Adolescence 2008 Biennial Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Brophy-Herb, H.E., London Bocknek, E.B., Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Cunningham-DeLuca, M., & Hawver, M. (2007, November). Family Health over Time: Risks and Resilience in Child and Family Outcomes. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Conners, N., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., & Grant, A. (2007, March). Mental Health Consultation in Early Childhood Programs: Initial Evaluation Results from an Arkansas Pilot Project. Poster presentation at the 2007 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Farber, M.L.Z., Brophy-Herb, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., Dupuis, S.B., London, E.B., Thomas, S., Lin, Y.C., Fitzgerald, H.E., & Schiffman, R.F. (2007, March). Developmental Competencies at 36 months: Links to Learning Readiness at Transition to Kindergarten among Low-Income Children. Poster symposium presentation at the 2007 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M., & Fitzgerald, H.E. (2007, March). Relationship of Family Health, Conflict, Empowerment, Stress, and Coping to Child Outcomes in Early Head Start Eligible Families. Poster symposium presentation at the 2007 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Andrews, N., Kelly, D., & McKelvey, L. M. (November, 2006). Mother-child communication profiles in low-income African American dyads. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Miami, FL.

Conners, N., Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M., & Grant, A. (2006, November). The Evaluation of the Arkansas Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project. Poster presented at the Evaluation 2006 meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR.

Hart, A.D., McKelvey, L. M., Barton, L.R., Whiteside-Mansell, L., & Fitzgerald, H.E. (2006, July). Maternal stress in families with children at risk for developmental delay: Comparisons to normative stress trajectories across the child’s first three years of life. Poster presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 10th World Congress, Paris, France.

Lee, S.Y., Hoerr, S., Schiffman, R.F., Horodynski, M.O., & McKelvey, L. M. (2006, July). Family health, maternal depressive symptoms, and family coping: Relationships to child-feeding behavior and beliefs. Poster presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 10th World Congress, Paris, France.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H.E., & Schiffman, R.F. (2006, July). Risk Exposure in Toddlers of Low-Income Families: Links to Child Functioning at Five Years of Age. Poster presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 10th World Congress, Paris, France.

McKelvey, L. M., Barton, L.R., Hart, A.D., Whiteside-Mansell, L., & Fitzgerald, H.E. (2006, July). Parenting Stress in Fathers of Children with Special Needs. Poster presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 10th World Congress, Paris, France.

Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M., Reischl, T.M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Gu, L., Hawver, M., & Cunningham-Deluca, M. (2006, July). Early Head Start participation, family routines, parenting stress, and child literacy. Poster presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 10th World Congress, Paris, France.

Brophy-Herb, H.E., Farber, M.L.Z., & McKelvey, L. M. (2006, June). Early competence at 36 months and later learning readiness at transition to kindergarten among low-income children. Poster presented at Head Start’s Eight National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Lee, S.Y., Hoerr, S., Schiffman, R.F., Horodynski, M.O., & McKelvey, L. M. (2006, June). Dietary quality and beverage consumption of mothers and toddlers in low income families. Poster presented at Head Start’s Eight National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H.E., & Schiffman, R.F. (2006, June). Risk Exposure in Toddlers of Low-Income Families: Links to Child Functioning at Kindergarten Entry. Poster presented at Head Start’s Eight National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M., Reischl, T.M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Gu, L., Hawver, M., & Cunningham-Deluca, M. (2006, June). The Impact of an Early Head Start Program on Family Self-Sufficiency Activities. Poster presented at Head Start’s Eight National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Hart, A. D., McKelvey, L. M., Johnson, B. (2006, May). Children and Adults with Spina Bifida: Exploring Secondary Psycho-Social Conditions. Poster presented at Symposium on Spina Bifida: Current Strategies, May, Chicago, IL.

Hart, A. D., McKelvey, L. M., Johnson, B., Swanson, M. E. (2006, April). Psycho-Social Secondary Conditions in Children and Young Adults with Spina Bifida. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, April, San Francisco, CA.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Schiffman, R.F., Gu, L. (2005, April). Determining clusters of risk exposure in low-income families: Links to child and family functioning. Poster presentation at the 2005 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Schiffman, R.F., Lee, S., Horodynski, M., & McKelvey. L. (2005, April) Relationship Between Mothers’ Ratings of Children’s Health, and Children’s Health, Health Service Use, and Cognitive Development. Poster presented at the 2005 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Ayoub, C., McKelvey, L. M., Faldowski, R., Hart, A., Shears, J. (2004, August). Psychometric properties of the short form of the Parent Stress Index. Poster presentation at the 2004 18th Biennial meeting for the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, August, Ghent, Belgium.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E. (2004, June). Examining Family Stress and Parent-Child Interaction Across Time. Poster presentation at Head Start’s 7th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M., Reischl, T.M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Neivar, M.A., Gu, L., Hawver, M., Cunningham-DeLuca, M. (2004, July). Examining Outcomes of an Early Head Start Program. Poster presentation at Head Start’s 7th National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Cabrera. M., Fitzgerald, H. E., Bradley, R., Roggman, L., Lamb, M., Summers, J., Boller, K., Shiffman, R., McAllister, C., Shannon, J., Sherars, J. McKelvey, L. M., Vogel, C., Ryan, R., and members of the Father Studies Work Group (2004, June). Studying paternal involvement in the lives of low-income children. Poster symposium presentation at the National Head Start Research Conference, Washington DC.

Ayoub, C., Rappolt-Schlichtmann, G., O’Connor, E., Puma, J., Raikes, H., and the members of the Risk and Protective Factors Working Group (2004, June). Cognition in early childhood: Relationship to risk and the impact of Early Head Start. Poster symposium presentation at the National Head Start Research Conference, Washington DC.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., McKelvey, L. M.,Ayoub, C., Faldowski, R., Hart, A., Shears, J. and members of the Measurement Working Group (2004, June). Psychometrics of the Short Form of the Parenting Stress Index for Preschoolers – An examination across racial groups. Poster symposium presentation at the National Head Start Research Conference, Washington DC.

Brophy-Herb, H.E., Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M. (2004, May). Parenting predictors of toddlers’ play competence and social behaviors at 24 and 36 months. Poster presented to the XIVth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, May, Chicago, Illinois.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Schiffman, R.F., & von Eye, A. (2004, May). Family Stress, Coping, and Dyadic Interaction in Limited-Income Families: A Longitudinal Examination. Poster presented to the XIVth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, May, Chicago, Illinois.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Ayoub, C., McKelvey, L. M., Faldowski, R., Hart, A., Shears, J. (2004, April). Validity of the Short Form of the Parenting Stress Index for Parents of Preschoolers. Poster presented at the 2004 Society for Research in Human Development, Park City, Utah.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E. (2004, January). Examining Family Stress and Parent-Child Interaction Across Time. Poster Presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 9th World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Barton, L. R., Roman, L. A., McKelvey, L. M., Lindsay, J. K., & Moore, J. S. (2004, January). Changes in pre-and postnatal perceived stress: Influences of maternal age and father involvement among low-income women. Poster Presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 9th World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Fitzgerald, H. E., McKelvey, L. M., Montanez, M. & Schiffman, R. (April, 2003). The impact of paternal antisocial behavior on low-income families and their children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R. F., Fitzgerald, H. E., Cunningham DeLuca, M., & Hawver, M. (2002, July). Residential status of biological and social fathers: Impact on father-toddler interaction. Poster workshop presented at the World Association for Infant Mental Health 8th World Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

McKelvey, L. M., Van Egeren, L. V., Schiffman, R. F., Fitzgerald, H. E., Reischl T. M., & Cunningham-DeLuca, M. (2002, July). Coping strategies of low-income mothers: Stability and change over three years. Poster presented at World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 8th World Congress, Amsterdam.

Montañez, M., McKelvey, L. M., Lower, R., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Schiffman, R. F. (2002, July). An examination of the impacts of father antisociality on family outcomes. Poster presented at World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 8th World Congress, Amsterdam.

Van Egeren, L. V., McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Schiffman, R. F. (2002, July). Change in parent-child interaction in low-income families: Links to father status. Poster presented at World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 8th World Congress, Amsterdam.

Gibbons, C., Schiffman, R. F., McKelvey, L. M., & Cunningham-DeLuca, M. (2002, June). Tobacco smoking habits of low-income women raising young children. Poster presented at Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Montanez, M., McKelvey, L. M., Lower, R., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Schiffman, R. F. (2002, June). An examination of the impacts of father antisociality on family outcomes. Poster session presented at Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Schiffman, R. F., McKelvey, L. M., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2002, June). Family functioning as a mediator of parent, child, and family outcomes: A preliminary analysis. Poster session presented at Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Gibbons, C., Schiffman, R. F., Brophy-Herb, H., Fitzgerald, H., Omar, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2001, March). Interaction between low-income mother-infant and father-infant pairs. Poster presented at the 25th annual meeting of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Cleveland, OH.

Gibbons, C., Schiffman, R., Brophy-Herb, H., Fitzgerald, H., Omar, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, July). Interaction between low-income mother-infant and father-infant pairs. Poster session presented at the 7th Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Montreal, Canada.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H., Schiffman, R., & von Eye, A. (2000, July). Family stress and parent- infant interaction: The mediating role of coping. Poster session presented at the 7th Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Montreal, Canada.

Schiffman, R. F., Omar, M. A., Keefe, D., Reischl, T. M., Gibbons, C. L., Fitzgerald, H. E., Brophy-Herb, H., Kostelnik, M., Cunningham-DeLuca, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, July). Family health model as a guide for evaluation of an Early Head Start program. Poster session presented at the XIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Brighton, UK.

Schiffman, R., Omar, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, July). Mother-infant interaction in very low income, high risk families. Poster session presented at the 7th Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Montreal, Canada.

Schiffman, R., Omar, M., Keefe, D., Reischl, T., Gibbons, C., Fitzgerald, H., Brophy-Herb, H., Kostelnik, M., Cunningham-DeLuca, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, June). Family health model as a guide for evaluation of an Early Head Start program. Poster session presented at Head Start’s Fifth National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Posters at Local and Regional Meetings

Jarrett, D., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Bokony, P., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Kraleti, S., McKelvey, L. M.,& Kyzer, A. (2015, May). The Role of Family Medicine in Supporting Child Cognitive Development through Screening for Low-Level Depressive Symptoms in Mothers. Poster presented to the DFPM Intensive Review Course, Little Rock, AR.

Whiteside-Mansell, L., Conners-Burrow, N.A., Swindle, T., McKelvey, L. M.,& Bokony, P.A. (2014, October). Family Medicine Research and Evaluation – Clinical & Community Research to Improve Health. Poster presented to the UAMS Women’s Faculty Development Caucus Poster Showcase, Little Rock, AR.

Conners-Burrow, N.A., Bokony, P., Whiteside-Mansell, L., Jarrett, D., Kraleti, S., McKelvey, L. M.,& Kyzer, A. (2014, July). Low-Level Depressive Symptoms Reduce Maternal Support for Child Cognitive Development. Poster presented to the UAMS Women’s Faculty Development Caucus Poster Showcase, Little Rock, AR.

Fitzgerald, H.E., McKelvey, L. M., & Schiffman, R.F. (2004, October). Origins of Risk: Effects of paternal antisocial behavior and neighborhood violence on child and family functioning. Poster presentation at Michigan State University Extension Fall 2003 Conference, East Lansing, MI.

McKelvey, L. M., Schiffman, R.F., Fitzgerald, H.E. (2004, October). Examining Family Stress and Parent-Child Interaction Across Time. Poster presentation at Michigan State University Extension Fall 2003 Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Schiffman, R.F., McKelvey, L. M., Reischl, T.M., Fitzgerald, H.E., Neivar, M.A., Gu, L., Hawver, M., Cunningham-DeLuca, M. (2004, October). Examining Outcomes of an Early Head Start Program. Poster presentation at Michigan State University Extension Fall 2003 Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Schiffman, R. F., McKelvey, L. M., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2003, April). Family functioning and child, parent, and family outcomes. Greater Lansing Community Nurse Research Day, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing.

Schiffman, R. F., Omar, M. A., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, April). Mother-infant interaction in very low income, high risk families. Poster session presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Dearborn, MI.

Gibbons, C., Schiffman, R., Brophy-Herb, H., Fitzgerald, H., Omar, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, October). Interaction between low-income mother-infant and father-infant pairs. Poster session presented at Michigan State University College of Nursing’s Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, East Lansing, MI.

McKelvey, L. M., Fitzgerald, H., Schiffman, R., & vonEye, A. (2000, October). Family stress and parent-infant interaction: The mediating role of coping. Poster session presented at Michigan State University College of Nursing’s Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, East Lansing, MI.

Schiffman, R., Omar, M., Keefe, D., Reischl, T., Gibbons, C., Fitzgerald, H., Brophy-Herb, H., Kostelnik, M., Cunningham-DeLuca, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, October). Family health model as a guide for evaluation of an Early Head Start program. Poster session presented at Michigan State University College of Nursing’s Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, East Lansing, MI.

Schiffman, R., Omar, M., & McKelvey, L. M. (2000, October). Mother-child interaction in very low income, high risk families. Poster session presented at Michigan State University College of Nursing’s Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, East Lansing, MI