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Lynch, F. L., Dickerson, J. F., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2017). Cost effectiveness of a school readiness intervention for foster children. Children and Youth Services Review, Online. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.07.011

Graham, A. M., Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., & Fisher, P. A. (2017). Effects of a school readiness intervention on HPA Axis functioning and school adjustment for children in foster care. Development and Psychopathology, Epub ahead of print, 1-14. doi:10.1017/S0954579417001171

McDermott, J. M., Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Kim, H. K., Roos, L. E., Yoerger, K., & Fisher, P. A. (2017). Improving kindergarten readiness in children with developmental disabilities: Changes in neural correlates of response monitoring. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. doi:10.1080/21622965.2017.1286239

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2016). Decreasing risk factors for later alcohol use and antisocial behaviors in children in foster care by increasing early promotive factors. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 156-165. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.04.005

Roos, L. E., Beauchamp, K. G., Pears, K. P., Fisher, P. A., Berkman, E. T., & Capaldi, D. M. (2016). Effects of prenatal substance exposure on neurocognitive correlates of inhibitory control success and failure. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Online. doi:10.1080/21622965.2016.1159561

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Fisher, P., & Yoerger, K. (2016). Increasing pre-kindergarten early literacy skills in children with developmental disabilities and delays. Journal of School Psychology, 57, 15-27. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2016.05.004

Tiberio, S. S., Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., Bertrand, M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2016). Parenting and the development of effortful control from early childhood to early adolescence: A transactional developmental model. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 837-853. doi:10.1017/S0954579416000341

McClelland, M. M., Leve, L. D., & Pears, K. C. (2016). Preschool executive functions in the context of family risk. In J. A. Griffin, P. McCardle, & L. S. Freund (Eds.), Executive function in preschool age children: Integrating measurement, neurodevelopment and translational research (pp. 241-257). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Capaldi, D. M., Tiberio, S. S., Kerr, D. C. R., & Pears, K. C. (2016). The relationships of parental alcohol versus tobacco and marijuana use with early adolescent onset of alcohol use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(1), 95-103.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Buchanan, R., & Fisher, P. A. (2015). Adverse consequences of school mobility for maltreated children in foster care: A prospective longitudinal study. Child Development, 86(4), 1210-1226.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Healey, C. V., Yoerger, K., & Fisher, P. A. (2015). Improving child self-regulation and parenting in families of pre-kindergarten children with developmental disabilities and behavioral difficulties. Prevention Science, 16, 222-232. doi:10.1007/s11121-014-0482-2.

Roos, L. E., Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2015). Impulsivity and the association between the feedback-related negativity and accuracy on an inhibitory control task in young at-risk children. Psychophysiology, 52, 704-713. doi:10.1111/psyp.12389

McCormack, K., Howell, B. R., Guzman, D., Villongco, C., Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Gunnar, M. R., & Sanchez, M. M. (2015). The development of an instrument to measure global dimensions of maternal care in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology, 77, 20-33.

Pears, K. C., Healey, C. V., Fisher, P. A., Braun, D., Gill, C., Conte, H. M., Newman, J., & Ticer, S. (2014). Immediate effects of a program to promote school readiness in low-income children: Results of a pilot study. Education and Treatment of Children, 37(3), 431-460. doi:10.1353/etc.2014.0021

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

Tiberio, S. S., Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kim, H., & Nowicka, P. (2014). Parental monitoring of children’s media consumption: The long-term influences on body mass index in children. JAMA Pediatrics, 168, 414-421.

Bruce, J., Gunnar, M. R., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2013). Early adverse care, stress neurobiology, and prevention science: Lessons learned. Prevention Science, 14, 247-256.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Fisher, P. A., & Yoerger, K. (2013). Early school engagement and late elementary outcomes for maltreated children in foster care. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2201-2211.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., & Fisher, P. A. (2013). Father-child transmission of school adjustment: A prospective intergenerational study. Developmental Psychology, 49(4), 792-803.

Kim, H. K., Tiberio, S., Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., & Washburn, I. J. (2013). Growth of men’s alcohol use in early adulthood: Intimate partners’ influence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 1167-1174.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., Healey, C. V., & Yoerger, K. (2013). Immediate effects of a school readiness intervention for children in foster care. Early Education and Development, 24, 771-791.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., Leve, L. D., Chamberlain, P., & Smith, D. K. (2013). Intervention effects on health-risking sexual behavior among girls in foster care: The role of placement disruption and tobacco and marijuana use.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 370-387.

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

Fisher, P. A., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2012). Cumulative effects of prenatal substance exposure and early adversity on foster children's HPA-axis reactivity during a psychosocial stressor. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(1), 29-35.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2012). Effects of a school readiness intervention for children in foster care on oppositional and aggressive behavior in kindergarten. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 2361-2366.

Graham, A. M., Yockelson, M. B., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2012). Effects of maltreatment and early intervention on diurnal cortisol across the start of school: A pilot study. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36, 666-670. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.07.006

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Leve, L. D. (2012). Girls in foster care: Risk and promotive factors for school adjustment across the transition to middle school. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 234-243.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., Owen, L. D., & Kim, H. K. (2012). Growth in externalizing and internalizing problems in childhood: A prospective study of psychopathology across three generations. Child Development, 83, 1945-1959.

Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2012). Intergenerational influences on early alcohol use: Independence from the problem behavior pathway. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 889-906.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Kerr, D. C. R. (2012). The Oregon Youth Study Three-Generational Study: Theory, design, and findings. Bulletin of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD),2(62), 29-33.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2012). The placement history chart: A tool for understanding the longitudinal pattern of foster children's placements. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(8), 1459-1464.

Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Owen, L. D., Wiesner, M., & Pears, K. C. (2011). Changes in at-risk American men’s crime and substance use trajectories following fatherhood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 1101-1116.

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.

Pears, K. C., Heywood, C. V., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2011). Prereading deficits in children in foster care. School Psychology Review, 40(1), 140-148.

Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., Abdullaev, Y., Mannering, A. M., & Pears, K. C. (2011). The effects of early adversity on the development of inhibitory control: Implications for the design of preventive interventions and the potential recovery of function In M. T. Bardo, D. H. Fishbein & R. Milich (Eds.), Inhibitory control and abuse prevention: From research to translation (pp. 229-249). New York: Springer.

Tininenko, J. R., Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2010). Associations between sleep and inattentive/hyperactive problem behavior among foster and community children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 31(8), 666-674.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., Kim, H., & Yoerger, K. (2010). Early elementary school adjustment of maltreated children in foster care: The roles of inhibitory control and caregiver involvement. Child Development, 81(5), 1550-1564.

Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Fisher, P. A., & Kim, H. K. (2010). Indiscriminate friendliness in maltreated foster children. Child Maltreatment, 15, 64-75.

Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., & Fisher, P. A. (2010). Neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral consequences of child maltreatment. In R. Nass & Y. Frank (Eds.), Cognitive and behavioral abnormalities of pediatric diseases (pp. 635-646). New York: Oxford University Press.

Tininenko, J. R., Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2010). Sleep disruption in young foster children, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41, 409-424.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Connelly, C. D., & Landsverk, J. A. (2010). Trajectories of maternal harsh parenting in the first 3 years of life. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34(12), 897-906.

Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2009). A prospective three generational study of fathers' constructive parenting: Influences from family of origin, adolescent adjustment, and offspring temperament. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1257-1275.

Fisher, P. A., Kim, H. K., & Pears, K. C. (2009). Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers (MTFC-P) on reducing permanent placement failures among children with placement instability. Child and Youth Services Review, 31, 541-546.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., & Owen, L. D. (2009). Emotion dysregulation in the intergenerational transmission of romantic relationship conflict. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 585-595.

Kim, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., & Owen, L. D. (2009). Intergenerational transmission of internalising and externalising behaviors across three generations: Gender specific pathways. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 19, 125-141.

Bruce, J., Fisher, P. A., Pears, K. C., & Levine, S. (2009). Morning cortisol levels in preschool-aged foster children: Differential effects of maltreatment type. Developmental Psychobiology, 51, 14-23.

Capaldi, D. M., Kim, H. K., & Pears, K. C. (2009). The association between partner violence and child maltreatment: A common conceptual framework. In D. Whitaker & J. Lutzker (Eds.), Preventing partner violence: Research and evidence-based intervention strategies (pp. 93-111). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hulette, A. C., Freyd, J. J., Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., & Becker-Blease, K. A. (2008). Dissociation and post-traumatic symptomatology in maltreated preschool children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1(2), 93-108.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., & Owen, L. D. (2008). Intergenerational and partner influences on fathers’ negative discipline. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 347-358.

Kerr, D. C. R., Owen, L. D., Pears, K. C., & Capaldi, D. M. (2008). Prevalence of suicidal ideation among boys and men assessed annually from ages 9 to 29 years. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38, 390-402.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2008). Psychosocial and cognitive functioning of children with specific profiles of maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32, 958-971.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., & Bronz, K. D. (2007). An intervention to promote school readiness in foster children: Preliminary outcomes from a pilot study. School Psychology Review, 36(4), 665-673.

Smith, D. K., Johnson, A. B., Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2007). Child maltreatment and foster care: Unpacking the effects of prenatal and postnatal parental substance use, Child Maltreatment, 12, 150-160.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Heywood, C. V., & Bronz, K. D. (2007). Promoting school readiness in foster children. In B. Spodek & O. Saracho (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on social development and social learning in early childhood education (pp. 173-198). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., & Owen, L. D. (2007). Substance use risk across three generations: The roles of parent discipline practices and inhibitory control. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21, 373-386.

Fisher, P. A., Gunnar, M., Dozier, M., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2006). Effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster children on behavior problems, caregiver attachment, and stress regulatory neural systems. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 215-225.

Fisher, P. A., Burraston, B., & Pears, K. C. (2006). Permanency in foster care: Conceptual and methodological issues. Child Maltreatment, 11, 92-94.

Cromer, L. D., Stevens, C., DePrince, A. P., & Pears, K. C. (2006). The relationship between executive attention and dissociation in children. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 7, 135-153.

Leve, L. D., Kim, H. K., & Pears, K. C. (2005). Childhood temperament and family environment as predictors of internalizing and externalizing trajectories from ages 5 to 17. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 505-520.

Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. (2005). Developmental, cognitive, and neuropsychological functioning in preschool-aged foster children: Associations with prior maltreatment and placement history. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 26, 112-122.

Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2005). Emotion understanding and theory of mind among children in foster care: Evidence of pervasive deficits. Development and Psychopathology 17, 47-65.

Fisher, P. A., Burraston, B., & Pears, K. C. (2005). The Early Intervention Foster Care Program: Permanent placement outcomes from a randomized trial. Child Maltreatment, 10, 61-71.

Pears, K. C., Pierce, S., Kim, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., & Owen, L. D. (2005). The timing of entry into fatherhood in young, at-risk men. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 429-447.

Becker-Blease, K. A., Freyd, J. J., & Pears, K. C. (2004). Preschoolers' memory for threatening information depends on trauma history and attentional context: Implications for the development of dissociation. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 5, 113-131.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Patterson, G. R., & Owen, L. D. (2003). Continuity of parenting practices across generations in an at-risk sample: A prospective comparison of direct and mediated associations. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 31, 127-142.

Pears, K. C., & Moses, L. J. (2003). Demographics, parenting, and theory of mind in preschoolers. Social Development, 12, 1-20.

Leve, L. D., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2002). Competence in early development. In J. B. Reid, G. R. Patterson, & J. Snyder (Eds.), Antisocial behavior in children and adolescents: A developmental analysis and model for intervention (pp. 45-64). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Pears, K. C. & Capaldi, D. M. (2001). Intergenerational transmission of abuse: A two-generation, prospective study of an at-risk sample. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 25, 1439-1461.

Leve, L. D., & Pears, K. C. (2001). Male and female caregivers: Are children treated differently? [Infant Daycare Education Advocacy and Support Journal]. Interaction, CCCF/Fall Issue, 15-17.

Fagot, B. I., Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., Crosby, L., & Leve, C. S. (1998). Becoming an adolescent father: Precursors and parenting. Developmental Psychology, 34, 1209-1219.

Fagot, B. I., & Pears, K. C. (1996). Changes in attachment during the third year: Consequences and predictions. Development and Psychopathology, 8, 325-344.