Publications by Project

The Heart to Heart Study

 R01 HD 071933- Fostering healthy development among maltreated preschool-aged children

Findings at Baseline:

Valentino, K., Hibel, L.C., Cummings, E.M., Comas, M.*, Nuttall, A.K.*, & McDonnell, C*. (2015). Maternal elaborative reminiscing mediates the effect of child maltreatment on behavioral and physiological functioning. Development & Psychopathology, 27, 1515-1527. doi:10.1017/S0954579415000917.

Valentino, K., De Alba, A., Hibel, L.C., Fondren, K*, McDonnell, C.G.* (2017). Adherence to Diurnal Cortisol Sampling among Mother-Child Dyads from Maltreating and Nonmaltreating Families. Child Maltreatment, 22, 286-294. doi: 10.1177/1077559517725208.

Lawson, M.+, Valentino, K., McDonnell, C.G.,* & Spiedel, R.* (2018). Maternal attachment differentially influences mother-child reminiscing among maltreating and nonmaltreating families. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 169, 1-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.12.005

Hibel, L.C., Mercado, E., & Valentino, K. (2019). Child Maltreatment and Mother-Child Transmission of Stress Physiology.  Child Maltreatment, 24(4), 340-352. doi: 10.1177/1077559519826295

Speidel, R.*, Valentino, K., McDonnell, C.G.,* Cummings, E.M., & Fondren, K.* (2019). Maternal Sensitive Guidance During Reminiscing in the Context of Child Maltreatment: Implications for Child Regulatory Processes. Developmental Psychology, 55, 110-122. doi: 10.1037/dev0000623.

McDonnell, C.G.*, Speidel, R.*, Fondren, K.*, & Valentino, K. (2019). Emotion Socialization and Developmental Risk:  Interactive Effects of Receptive Language and Maltreatment on Emotional Reminiscing.  Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advanced online publication.

Lawson, M.+, Valentino, K., Speidel, R.,* McDonnell, C.G.,* & Cummings. E.M. (2020). Reduced autobiographical memory specificity among maltreated preschoolers: The indirect effect of neglect through maternal reminiscing. Child Development, 91, 271-288.

Lawson, M.+, Speidel, R.*, Fondren, K.*, Cummings, E.M., & Valentino, K. (2020). Intimate partner violence and maltreated preschoolers’ internal representations of conflict.  Journal of Family Psychology.

Hibel, L.C., Nuttall, A.K.*, & Valentino, K. (2020).  Intimate partner violence indirectly dysregulates child diurnal adrenocortical functioning through positive parenting. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 80, 28-41.

Fondren, K.*, Speidel, R.*, McDonnell, C.G*., Barton, T.**, & Valentino, K. (in press). Maternal Sensitivity and Child Language in the Context of Maltreatment: The moderating role of elaborative reminiscing. Child Maltreatment, 25, 478-487.

Kuehn, M.,** Lawson, M., + Speidel, R.*, & Valentino, K. (2020). The Association Between Maternal Reminiscing and Maternal Perpetration of Neglect. Child Maltreatment, 25, 468-477.

Edler, K.*, Lawson, M., Speidel, R.*, & Valentino, K. (2021). Intergenerational transmission of autobiographical memory specificity: Indirect effects of reminiscing. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Buhler-Wassmann, A.C., Hibel, L.C., Fondren, K.* & Valentino, K. (2021).  Child diurnal cortisol differs based on profiles of maternal emotion socialization in a high risk sample. Developmental Psychobiology, 63(3), 538-555.


Intervention Effects and Long-term Outcomes

Valentino, K., Cummings, E.M., Borkowski, J., Hibel, L.C., Lefever, J., & Lawson, M.+ (2019). Efficacy of a Reminiscing and Emotion Training Intervention on Maltreating Families with Preschool Aged Children.  Developmental Psychology, 55(11), 2365-2378. doi: 10.1037/dev0000792.

Speidel, R.*, Wang, L., Cummings, E.M., & Valentino, K. (2020). Longitudinal Pathways of Family Influence on Child Self-Regulation: The Roles of Positive Parenting, Positive Family Expressiveness, and Maternal Sensitive Guidance in the Context of Child Maltreatment.  Developmental Psychology,56(3), 608–622.

Valentino, K., Hibel, L.C., Speidel, R.*, Fondren, K.*, & Ugarte, E. (2020). The effects of maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and Reminiscing and Emotion Training on children’s diurnal cortisol over time. Development & Psychopathology

Valentino, K., Speidel, R.*, & Lawson, M. (in press). Developmental and intervention-related change in autobiographical memory specificity in maltreated children: Indirect effects of maternal reminiscing. Child Development.

Valentino, K., Speidel, R.*, Fondren, K.,* Behrens, B.,* Edler, K.,* Cote, K.,* & Cummings, E.M. (in press). Longitudinal effects of Reminiscing and Emotion Training on child maladjustment in the context of maltreatment and maternal depressive symptoms. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (Formerly Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology)