Papers

*publications with students or postdocs

*Smith, E. P., Witherspoon, D. P., Hart, M., and Davidson, W. S. (August 2016).  The Dynamic and Interactive Role of Theory in Community Research, Practice, and Policy.  In Meg A. Bond, Christopher B. Keys, and Irma Serrano-García, Beth Shinn (Eds) APA Handbook of Community Psychology: Volume II. Washington, D. C.:  American Psychological Association.

Witherspoon, Dawn P., Daniels, Lisa D., Mason, Amber, and Smith, Emilie Phillips (In Press, December 2015). Racial-ethnic Identity in Context: Examining Mediation of Neighborhood Factors on Children’s Academic Adjustment.  American Journal of Community Psychology.

Smith, Emilie P., Witherspoon, D. P., and Osgood, D. W. (Accepted December 2015).  Positive Youth Development among Diverse Racial-Ethnic Children:  Quality Afterschool Contexts as Developmental Assets. Submission to the Special Section of Child Development focused on:  Positive Youth Development in Diverse and Global Contexts. 

Smith, E. P., Peterson, Anne, and Leman, Patrick, Guest Editors (Accepted 2015). Child Development, Special Section on Positive Youth Development in Diverse and Global Contexts. 

*Oh, Yoonkyung, Osgood, D. Wayne, and Smith, Emilie Phillips (2015). Measuring Afterschool Quality using Settings-Level Observational Approaches.  Journal of Early Adolescence, 35 (5-6), 681-713 doi:10.1177/0272431614561261

Smith, Emilie Phillips, Wise, E., Rosen, H., Rosen, A., Childs, S., & McManus, M. (2014). Top-down, Bottom-up, and Around the Jungle Gym.  A Social Processes and Networks Approaches to Building Learning Communities in Afterschool.  American Journal of Community Psychology, 53, 491–502, DOI 10.1007/s10464-014-9656-0

Smith, Emilie Phillips; Osgood, D. Wayne; Caldwell, Linda C.; Hynes, Kathryn and Perkins, Daniel F.  (2013) Measuring Collective Efficacy Among Children in Community-based Afterschool:  Pathways toward Prevention and Positive Youth Development. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 27-40, DOI 10.1007/s10464-013-9574-6

Kuperminc, Gabriel K., Smith, Emilie P., and Henrich, Christopher, C. (2013).  Introduction to the Special Issue on “Social and Motivational Processes in After-School Settings:  Bridging Gaps Between Theory, Research, and Practice.”  The Journal of Early Adolescence, 33(1), 5-16.

*Halgunseth, Linda C., Carmack, C., Childs, S. S., Caldwell, L., Craig, A., Smith, Emilie Phillips (2012). Using the Interactive Systems Framework in Understanding the Relation Between General Program Capacity and Implementation in Afterschool Settings. American Journal of Community Psychology, 50, 311-320

Flaspohler, Paul; Lesesne, Catherine A.; Puddy, Richard W.; Smith, Emilie and Wandersman, Abraham (2012).  Advances in Bridging Research and Practice: Introduction to the Second Special Issue on the Interactive System Framework for Dissemination and Implementation.  American Journal of Community Psychology, 50, 271-281

Hynes, Kathryn, Smith, Emilie Phillips, Perkins, Daniel (2009).  Piloting a classroom-based intervention in after-school programmes: a case study in science migration.  Journal of Children’s Services, 4(3), 4-20. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17466660200900014

Smith, E. P. (2007).  The Role of Afterschool Settings in Positive Youth Development.  Journal of  Adolescent Health, 41(3), 219-220. 

Manuscripts Submitted or under preparation (*publications with students or postdocs)

Smith, E. P., Osgood, D. W., Oh, Y., and Caldwell, L., (submitted).  Improving Afterschool Quality and Youth Developmental Outcomes:  Randomized Trial of the Pax Good Behavior Game. 

*Farnham, A., Smith, E. P., Witherspoon, D. P., Bhargava, Sakshi, and Bermudez, M. (submitted).  The Role of Cultural Values in Positive Youth Developments and Risk Behaviors in Elementary School Age Children.

*Ciara Smalls-Glover, Emilie Smith, Dian Yu, and Ciera Lewis (submitted July 2016).  Families and Community-Based Programs: Characteristics, Engagement, and Dissemination.  In Barbara Fiese (Editor) APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology.

*Belue, R., Ross, S. T., Smith, E. P., and Moise, R., (submitted). Physical activity in after-school programs serving diverse elementary school-age. 

Presentations

*presentations with students or postdocs

Invited Addresses

           Smith, E. P. (August 2016). Prevention in Community-Based Youth-Serving Programs: Nurturing Environments, Nurturing Children.  Keynote address presented to the Coalition for Healthy Youth Conference on Preventing Substance Use in Rural Communities, Lancaster, SC.

           Smith, E. P. Farnham, A., Witherspoon, D. P. and Saskhi, B. (September 2015).  Understanding Positive Youth Development in Community-Based Programs: Cultural Values, Prosocial, and Risk Behaviors in Elementary Age Children.  Presented to the Special Meeting of the SRCD on Immigrant and Refugee Children, Hydra Greece.

           Smith, Emilie P. (June 14, 2013). Pennsylvania Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) June 14, 2013 webinar, “Making Everyday a Great Day in Out of School Time: Promoting Youth Engagement and Positive Behavior.” 

           Smith, Emilie P. (March 2013).  Prevention of Problem Behavior in Community-Based Afterschool Settings. Invited Lecture to Grand Rounds, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Prevention & Community Research, Connecticut Mental Health Center/The Consultation Center, New Haven, CT.

           Smith, Emilie P. (Presenter), Osgood, D. Wayne, Caldwell, L. Oh, Y., and Rosen, H. (March, 2012).  Community-Based Approaches to Prevention and Promotion with Youth.  Keynote Address presented to the College of Education Research Symposium, Tom Farmer Convener, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.     

           Smith, Emilie P. Keynote Address:  Making the Case and Making It Work:  Approaches to Strengthening Afterschool Programs. (November 1, 2012).  Southeastern Pennsylvania Out-of-School Time Summit and Resource Fair, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network and the University of Pennsylvania Out-Of-School time Resource Center, Philadelphia, PA.

           Emilie Phillips Smith, Chair (February 2012).  Promoting Positive Social and Emotional Development.  Panel presentation at the 2012 SRCD Themed Meeting on Positive Development of Minority Children, Tampa, FL.

           Smith, E. P. (November 2008). Fostering Children's Collective Efficacy in Afterschool: Implications for Positive Youth Development. Presented at Merrill-Palmer Institute, Detroit, MI.

Presentations

            *Smith, Emilie, Oshri, A., and Yu, D. (October 2016).  Young Boys of Color:  Development Patterns of Racial-Ethnic Identity, Perceived Barriers, and Positive Youth Development.  In E. Smith’s (chair) Developing Connections: The Influence of Contextual Barriers on Relationships among Boys and Men of Color.  Symposia presented at the SRCD Special Themed Meeting on Babies, Boys, and Men of Color, Tampa, FL.

            Caldwell, C. (Moderator), Smith, E.(Chair), Murray, V., Cunningham, M., and Hill, N. (October, 2016).  Research and Intervention with Boys and Men of Color:  Beyond Demographic Controls – Toward Gender Sensitivity.  Roundtable presented at the SRCD Special Themed Meeting on Babies, Boys, and Men of Color, Tampa, FL.

             Jeremie, R., Smith, E., Witherspoon, D. and Osgood, D. W. (March 2015). Youth’s Collective Efficacy: Fostering Positive Youth Development in Afterschool Settings.  Presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

            Witherspoon, D. and Smith, E. (September 2014).  Youth Collective Efficacy:  Building Empowerment and Positive Youth Development in an Afterschool Setting Using a Cooperative Game, PaxGBG.  Paper presented to the 5th International Conference on Community Psychology, Fortaleza, Brazil.

            Smith, Emilie (Presenter), Puiwa Lei, Dawn Witherspoon, and D. Wayne Osgood (March 2014).  Exploring the Moderators of Effective Implementation of PaxGBG in Afterschool.  In Kim DuMont (Chair), Michael Weiss, Sandra Jo Wilson, and Emilie Smith Why do program impacts vary?  Implementation, participants, and contexts.  Symposium presented at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, March 20-22, 2014, Austin, TX. 

            Smith, Emilie (Presenter), Dawn Witherspoon, Jaelyn Farris, Puiwa Lei and Wayne Osgood (April 2014).  Strengthening Policy and Research Capacity:  The Role of Context, Culture, and Capacity in Prevention Research and Practice in Afterschool Settings.  In Jaelyn Farris (Chair), Tom Farmer, Tom Dishion, Emilie Smith and Eileen Wise’s (Discussant) Symposium, Cross Context Approaches for Promoting Positive Development:  Systemic Efforts  to Move Research Toward Broader Practice and Policy.  Presented at the Special Themed Meeting of SRCD on Strengthening Connections Among Child and Family Research, Policy, and Practice, April 3-5, 2014, Alexandria, VA.  

            Bradshaw, Catherine (Organizer), Rashelle Jean Musci, Anja Kurki, Emilie Smith (May 2013). Testing the Limits and Assumptions of the Good Behavior Game:  Findings from Three Randomized Controlled Trials.  Symposium presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Seattle, Washington. 

            Smith, Emilie (Presenter), D. Wayne Osgood, Linda Lee Caldwell, and Yoonkyung Oh. (May 2013).  Using Empirically-Based Practices in Afterschool Programs:  Effects on Children’s Socio-Emotional Adjustment and Behavior.  Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Seattle, WA. 

            Witherspoon, D. (Chair), Enrique Neblett, Niobe Way, Emilie Smith (April 2013).  Positive Youth Development Among Racial-Ethnic Minorities:  Constructing a Healthy Sense of Self, Others, and Community.  Roundtable Presentation to the Society for Research in Child Development 2013 Biennial Conference, Seattle WA. 

            Emilie Phillips Smith, Sharon Childs, Howard Rosen, Alison Rosen (June 2012).  Building Networks of Researchers and Practitioners to Implement Empirically-Based Practices in Afterschool:  The LEGACY Together Project.  Presented in Brian Christens (Chair) Paper Symposium, Augmenting Theory in Community Psychology with a Social Network Perspective, at the 4th International Conference on Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain.

           Witherspoon, Dawn; Lindeke, Lisa; and Smith, Emilie (June 2012).  Racial-ethnic identity in context: An examination of neighborhood factors with school-aged children. Presentation to the 4th International Conference on Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain. 

           Sharon S. Childs, Linda C. Halgunseth, Emilie P. Smith, Howard S. Rosen.(May 2011).  Recruitment & Engagement: Afterschool Settings in Prevention Research. Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D. C.

           Linda C. Halgunseth, Emilie P. Smith, Sharon S. Childs, Linda Caldwell (May 2011).  Implementing Interventions in Afterschool Settings: A Multi-Component Approach. Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D. C.

           Jason Rose, Jill Schulte, Wayne Osgood & Emilie Phillips Smith. (May 2011).  Using Technology in Prevention Science: A Multi-Method Approach to Measuring Quality in After-School Programs.  Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D. C.

           Alba Blandino, Kaprea Johnson, Emilie P. Smith, Linda C. Halgunseth, Jason Rose (May 2011).  Afterschool Matters:  Student Characteristics and trends in afterschool participation.  Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D. C.

           Halgunseth, L.C.Rose, J., & Smith, E. (March, 2011). The relation between racial identity and children’s conduct problems: Variations by race. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QC.

           Johnson, K., Rose, J., Halgunseth, L.C., & Smith, E. (March, 2011). The relation between school connectedness and problem behaviors among ethnic minority youth. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QC.

           Emilie Smith, Chakema Carmack, Katharine Hynes, Daniel Perkins, and Wayne Osgood (2009).  The role of community-based afterschool programs in promoting collective efficacy and preventing youth problem behavior:  Developmental Models.  Presented to the European Conference of Community Psychology, Paris France, October 2009.

           Emilie Smith, Chakema Carmack, Katharine Hynes, Daniel Perkins, and Wayne Osgood. (2009). The Role of Community-Based Afterschool Programs in Promoting Collective Efficacy and Preventing Youth Problem Behavior.  Presentation in Symposia entitled “Social and  Motivational Processes in After-School Youth Programs," at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American  Psychological Association), Montclair State University, in collaboration with Rutgers University, in New Jersey, June 18-21, 2009.

           Smith, E. P., Child, S., Gorham, L., and Carmack, C. (2008).  Capacity and Change in Afterschool Settings.  Paper presented in symposium at the 16th Annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

           Grisa, E., Perkins, D., and Smith, E. P. (2008).  Measuring Quality through Observations in After-School Programs for Children.  Paper presented in symposicum at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

           Hynes, K., Smith, E. P., Perkins, D., and Osgood, W. (2007).  Piloting a School-Based Intervention in Afterschool Settings:  A Case Study in Science Migration.  Paper presented at the Society for Community Research and Action, Pasadena, CA. 

           Wallace, Tamar and Smith, Emilie Phillips (2007).  The Role of Collective Efficacy in After-School Programs.  Presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D. C.