Christina Groark - Publications
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Journals

Hawk, B. M., McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O.I., Nikiforova, N.V. (in press). Caregiver Sensitivity and Consistency and Children's Prior Family Experience as Contexts for Early Development within Institutions. Infant Mental Health Journal.
Julian, M. M., McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., & Nikiforova, N. V. (2018). The development of children adopted to the USA following a social-emotional intervention in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) institutions. Applied Developmental Science, 21 (1), 1-21. doi: 10.1080/10888691.2017.1420480
Chernego, D. I., McCall, R. B., Wanless, S. B., Groark, C. J., Vasilyeva, M.J., Palmov, O.I., Nikiforova, N. V., Muhamedrahimov, R. J. (2018). The Effect of a Social-Emotional Intervention on the Development of Preterm Infants in Institutions. Infants & Young Children, 31 (1), 37-52. doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000108
McCall, R. B., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Groark, C. J., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V., Salaway, J. L., & Julian, M. M. (2016). The development of children placed into different types of Russian families following an institutional intervention. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 5, 255-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ipp0000060
McCall, R. B., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Groark, C. J., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V, Salaway, J., & Julian, M. M. (2016). The development of postinstitutionalized versus parent-reared Russian children as a function of age at placement and family type. Development and Psychopathology, 28(1), 251-64. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579415000425
Wang, W. C., McCall, R. B., Li, J., Groark, C. J., Zeng, F., & Hu, X. (in press). Chinese collective foster care model: Description and evaluation. International Social Work.
McCall, R. B., & Groark, C. J. (2014). Research on institutionalized children: Implications for international child welfare practitioners and policymakers. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 4(2), 142-159.
McCall, R. B., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Groark, C. J., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V., Salaway, J. L., & Julian, M. M. (under editorial review). Risk and resilience in children placed into different types of Russian families following an institutional intervention. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation.
O'Dell, K. E., McCall, R. B., & Groark, C. J. (2015). Supporting families throughout the international special needs adoption process. Children and Youth Services Review, 59, 161-170. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.11.008
McCall, R. B., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Groark, C. J., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V., Salaway, J. L., & Julian, M. M. (in press). The development of post-institutionalized vs. parent-reared Russian children as a function of age at placement and family type. Development and Psychopathology.
Muhamedrahimov, R.J., Agarkova, V. V., Vershinia, E. A., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V., McCall, R. B., & Groark, C. J. (2014). Behavior problems in children transferred from a social-emotionally depriving institution to families in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Special Issue. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(2), 111-122.
McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Fish, L., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., & Nikiforova, N. V. (in press). Characteristics of children transitioned to intercountry adoption and domestic adoption, foster care, and biological families from institutions in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation). International Social Work.
Rosas, J., McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., & Nikiforova, N. V. (under editorial review). Environmental quality as mediator between an institutional intervention and children's developmental outcomes. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Fish, L., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., & Nikiforova, N. V. (2013). Maintaining a social-emotional intervention and its benefits for institutionalized children. Child Development
Groark, C. J., McCall, R. B., McCarthy, S. K., Eichner, J. C., & Gee, A. D. (2013). Structure, caregiver-child interactions, and children’s general physical and behavioral development in three Central American institutions. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation.
Groark, C. J., McCall, R. B., McCarthy, S. K., Eichner, J. C., Warner, H. A., Salaway, J., Palmer, K., Lopez, M. E. (2013). The effects of a social-emotional intervention on caregivers and children with disabilities in two Central American institutions. Infants & Young Children, 26(4), 286-305.
Hawk, B., McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., Nikiforova, N. V. (2012). Age at adoption: A measure of time in the orphanage or child-specific factors. Adoption Quarterly, 15(1). 18-34.
Groark, C. J., McCall, R. B., Fish, L., McCarthy, S. K., Eichner, J. C., & Gee, A. D. (under editorial review). Structure, caregiver-child interactions, and children’s general physical and behavioral development in three Central American institutions. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation.
The Leiden Conference on the Development and Care of Children without Permanent Parents (2012). The development and care of institutionally-reared children. Child Development Perspectives, 6(2), 174-180.
McCall, R. B., Fish, L. A., Groark, C. J., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., & Nikiforova, N. V. (2012). The role of transitions to new age groups in the development of institutionalized children. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33(4), 421-429.

Technical Reports

Pennsylvania Project LAUNCH Environmental Scan. The purpose of LAUNCH is to provide support for the creation of infrastructure to support services for low-income children from conception to eight years of age and their families. Such The promotion and prevention activities are to be focused on family support and parent education, mental health and social-emotional wellness, early care and education, primary care, and systems development.
Groark, C. J., & McCall, R. B. (2014, September). Expert Witness Statement (regarding research on institutions in Russia and children's development in residence and after adoption to the USA), submitted on behalf of the plaintiffs in the case of A.H. and Others vs. Russia at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.
Martin, K., McCall, R. B., & Groark, C. J. (2014). Allegheny County Out-of-School Time Funding Inventory Report produced for the United Way of Allegheny County.
Wang, W. C, McCall, R. B., Li, J., Groark, C. J., Zeng, F., & Hu, X. (2012). Chinese collective foster care model: Description and evaluation. Final report to Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Pittsburgh, PA: Office of Child Development.

Book Chapters

Assessing Organizational Readiness. Wanless, S. B., Groark, C., Hatfield, B. (2015). Assessing Organizational Readiness. In J. Durlak, R. Weissburg, & T. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of Social Emotional Learning. New York, NY: Guilford Publications.
Wanless, S.B., Groark, C., Hatfield, B. (2012). Assessing Organizational Readiness. In J. Durlak, R. Weissburg, & T. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of Social Emotional Learning. New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Books

Early Child Development: From Theory to Practice. Groark, C. J., McCarthy, S. K., & Kirk, A. (2014). Child Development: From Theory to Practice. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.
Krogh, S. L., & Groark, C. J. (2013). A bridge to the classroom and early care: A capstone. San Diego, CA: Bridgepointe Publishers.
Groark, C. J., & Song, L. (2012). Health and Nutrition of Children. San Diego, CA: Bridgepointe Publisher

Monographs

McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., & Rygaard, N. P. (Editors) (2014). Global research, practice, and policy issues in the care of infants and young children at risk. Special Issue. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(2), 87-93.
Christina Groark

Contact

University of Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA 15208
USA
412-383-2303
cgroark@pitt.edu