Publications by Project

The Heart to Heart Study

 R01HD071933 & R01HD091235 

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.

McDonnell, C.G.*, Lawson, M+., Speidel, R.*, Fondren, K.*, & Valentino, K. (2022). The Structure of Emotion Dialogues: Maternal Reminiscing Factors Differentially Relate to Child Language and Socio-Emotional Outcomes. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 50, 837–851.

Speidel, R.*, Lawson, M. +, Behrens, B.*, Cummings, E.M., & Valentino, K. (2022). Latent Classes in Preschoolers’ Internal Working Models of Attachment & Emotional Security: Roles of Family Risk. Development & Psychopathology. Advanced online publication: Doi:10.1017/S0954579422000293.

Edler, K.*, Behrens, B.*, Wang, L., & Valentino, K. (2023). Validation of the Parent Reflective Functioning Questionnaire among maltreating and nonmaltreating families. Journal of Family Psychology, 37, 324-334.

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. (2021). The effects of maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and Reminiscing and Emotion Training on children’s diurnal cortisol over time. Development & Psychopathology, 33 (3), 868-884.

Valentino, K., Speidel, R.*, & Lawson, M. (2021). Developmental and intervention-related change in autobiographical memory specificity in maltreated children: Indirect effects of maternal reminiscing. Child Development, 92: e977-e996.

Valentino, K., Speidel, R.*, Fondren, K.,* Behrens, B.,* Edler, K.,* Cote, K.,* & Cummings, E.M. (2022). Longitudinal effect of Reminiscing and Emotion Training on child maladjustment in the context of maltreatment and maternal depressive symptoms. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 50, 13-25.

Behrens, B.*, Edler, K.*, Cote, K.*, & Valentino, K., (2022). Child internalizing symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic among maltreating and non-maltreating families: Examining the effects of family resources and the Reminiscing and Emotion Training intervention. Child Abuse & Neglect, 130 (1), 105375.

Edler, K.,* Behrens, B.*, Jacques, K.*, & Valentino, K. (2023). Preventing Child Welfare  Reinvolvement: The Efficacy of the Reminiscing and Emotion Training Intervention. Development & Psychopathology. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1017/S0954579423000809