Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
217 HHD Building
Christian's research interests include:
and system involvement on behavioral health outcomes; social-ecological and contextual influences on child and adolescent wellbeing; development of risky behaviors in childhood and adolescence.
Prevention and Intervention Research: effects of community-based services and interventions on behavioral health outcomes for at-risk child and adolescent populations (e.g., child protection and child welfare populations; juvenile justice-involved youth); system-level research and evaluation to improve system-level outcomes and reduce system contact for at-risk populations.
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Connell, C. M., & Strambler, M. J. (2021). Experiences with COVID-19 stressors and parents’ use of neglectful, harsh, and positive parenting practices in the northeastern United States. Child Maltreatment. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775595211006465
November 23, 2020
Video: Penn State prevention researchers respond to COVID-19Read more.
May 26, 2020
New Penn State program will train next generation of child maltreatment scholars
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Child maltreatment is a significant health issue, affecting more than 12% of children in the U.S. by the time they reach age 18, and is associated with a myriad of behavioral, emotional, and physical health problems for survivors.Read more.
May 15, 2018
Penn State delegation advocates for social sciences in Washington, DC
A group of Penn State researchers recently attended the Consortium of Social Science Association’s (COSSA) 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.Read more.