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Daniel F. Perkins

Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy; Principal Scientist and Founder, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

107 Ferguson Building
814-867-4182
dfp102@psu.edu

Introduction & Projects

"I am committed to translating science in action for improving lives."

Daniel Perkins’ work involves teaching, research, and outreach through the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service.

"I enjoy partnering with others to integrate research and practice in three focus areas:

  1. Healthy family development (increasing resiliency through evidence-based, strength-based educational programming);
  2. Implementation science (involving mixed-methods hybrid evaluations of preventions and interventions, implementation outcomes, and community-based delivery models, especially in military-connected contexts); and
  3. Community collaboration (promoting strategies for mobilizing communities in support of children, youth, and families)."

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Recent Publications

The relationship between veterans’ employment program component use and career advancement over time

Morgan, N. R., Davenport, K. E., Aronson, K. R., McCarthy, K. J., Bleser, J. A., & Perkins, D. F. (2022). The relationship between veterans’ employment program component use and career advancement over time. Journal of Veterans Studies, 8(1), 147–163. http://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v8i1.281

Factors influencing parental functioning and satisfaction for veteran mothers during civilian transition

Morgan, N. R., Karre, J. K., Aronson, K. R. , McCarthy, K. J., Bleser, J. A., & Perkins, D. F. (2022). Factors influencing parental functioning and satisfaction for veteran mothers during civilian transition. Family Relations. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12669

Missing data in research on youth and family programs

Ballard, J., Richmond, A., van den Hoogenhof, S., Borden, L., & Perkins, D. F. (2021). Missing data in research on youth and family programs. Psychological Reports. https://doi.org/10.1177/00332941211026851

Going the distance: Technical assistance to community prevention coalitions and its impact on prevention coalitions over time

Chilenski, S. M., Welsh, J. A., Perkins, D. F., & Hoffman, L. (2020). Going the distance: Technical assistance to community prevention coalitions and its impact on prevention coalitions over time. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpb0000180

Examining the highs and lows of the collaborative relationship between technical assistance providers and prevention implementers

Chilenski, S. M., Welsh, J., Olson, J., Hoffman, L., Perkins, D., & Feinberg, M. E. (2018). Examining the highs and lows of the collaborative relationship between technical assistance providers and prevention implementers. Prevention Science, 19, 250-259.

The power of a collaborative relationship between technical assistance providers and community prevention teams: A correlational and longitudinal study

Chilenski, S., Perkins, D. F., Olson, J. R., Hoffman, L., Feinberg, M. E., Greenberg, M. T., Welsh, J. A., Crowley, D. M., & Spoth, R. L. (2016). The power of a collaborative relationship between technical assistance providers and community prevention teams: A correlational and longitudinal study. Evaluation and Program Planning, 54(1), 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.10.002

Universal prevention exposure as a moderator of the community context: Findings from the PROSPER project

Chilenski, S., Welsh, J. A., Perkins, D. F., Feinberg, M. E., & Greenberg, M. T. (2016). Universal prevention exposure as a moderator of the community context: Findings from the PROSPER project. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57(12), 819. doi: 00910562

Thriving in school: The role of sixth grade adolescent-parent-school relationships in predicting eighth grade academic outcomes

Welsh, J. A., Chilenski, S., Johnson, L. E., Perkins, D. F., Greenberg, M. T., Berrena, E., & Spoth, R. L. (2016, In Press). Thriving in school: The role of sixth grade adolescent-parent-school relationships in predicting eighth grade academic outcomes. Youth & Society.

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