The overarching, long-term career goal of the candidate is to run her own clinical laboratory to develop best practice treatment approaches for families impacted by intrafamilial violence. The immediate career goals of this K23 award will aid the candidate in development of independent skills in: 1) substance abuse and violence assessment, 2) the stage model of psychotherapy development, 3) treatment evaluation (including longitudinal, multisite data collection and analysis, and 4) qualitative and treatment fidelity measurement. To achieve these goals, courses in biostatistics, qualitative and longitudinal data collection/analysis have been selected along with seminars in best practice treatment, forensics, and treatment evaluation with this population. Travel to the labs of several internationally known researchers in the field of coordinated substance abuse treatment (Dr. Fals-Stewart), child-parent treatment for domestic violence (Dr. Lieberman) and qualitative assessment of trauma and parent-child interactions (Dr Scheeringa) for intensive training is included in the first eighteen months to prepare the candidate to undertake the psychotherapy development research proposed. This K23 outlines a program of research to develop and evaluate an integrated treatment for fathers with co-morbid substance abuse and domestic violence that targets their roles as fathers under the mentorship of Drs. Bruce Rounsaville, Caroline Easton and Thomas McMahon in the Departments of Child and Adult Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. To facilitate this goal, this POR will support the following research projects: 1) collection of quantitative data on the self-reported parenting stress, behaviors, and child-parent relationships of male perpetrators of intimate partner violence with comorbid substance abuse compared to matched controls;2) manual development and pre-piloting for the development of adherence and fidelity tools;and 3) initial evaluation via a Stage l b randomized pilot of Integrated Father Treatment for Domestic Violence (IFT-DV) for this population of men which incorporates state-of-the-art substance abuse, domestic violence, and child-trauma treatment approaches.
Social service systems rarely acknowledge the status of men as fathers in the conceptualization and delivery of treatment for substance abuse or domestic violence. The enormous rates of intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and child maltreatment constitute a major public health concern. Given the high rates of comorbidity, there is a pressing need for more integrated evidence-based treatments to address the issues facing these families.
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|Stover, Carla Smith; Lent, Kimberly (2014) Training and Certification for Domestic Violence Service Providers: The Need for a National Standard Curriculum and Training Approach. Psychol Violence 4:117-127|
|Stover, Carla Smith (2013) Fathers for change: a new approach to working with fathers who perpetrate intimate partner violence. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 41:65-71|
|Stover, Carla Smith; Morgos, Dorothy (2013) Fatherhood and Intimate Partner Violence: Bringing the Parenting Role into Intervention Strategies. Prof Psychol Res Pr 44:247-256|
|Stover, Carla Smith; Easton, Caroline J; McMahon, Thomas J (2013) Parenting of men with co-occurring intimate partner violence and substance abuse. J Interpers Violence 28:2290-314|
|Oransky, Matthew; Hahn, Hilary; Stover, Carla Smith (2013) Caregiver and youth agreement regarding youths' trauma histories: implications for youths' functioning after exposure to trauma. J Youth Adolesc 42:1528-42|
|Stover, Carla Smith; Connell, Christian M; Leve, Leslie D et al. (2012) Fathering and mothering in the family system: linking marital hostility and aggression in adopted toddlers. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:401-9|
|Berkowitz, Steven J; Stover, Carla Smith; Marans, Steven R (2011) The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention: secondary prevention for youth at risk of developing PTSD. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:676-85|
|Smith Stover, Carla; McMahon, Thomas J; Easton, Caroline (2011) The impact of fatherhood on treatment response for men with co-occurring alcohol dependence and intimate partner violence. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 37:74-8|
|Valentino, Kristin; Berkowitz, Steven; Stover, Carla Smith (2010) Parenting behaviors and posttraumatic symptoms in relation to children's symptomatology following a traumatic event. J Trauma Stress 23:403-7|