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4 good practices for anyone caring for quarantined kids 

*This is a conversation piece, and also appeared in PBS Newshour (link here), Marketwatch, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other local papers across the country and some international too.


Families can support kids’ mental health whether they’re learning remotely or at school – here’s how

*This one was picked up Yes!Magazine, Ecowatch, the Houston Chronicle, and other local papers.


What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Community Resilience

*In an interview with Dr. Jamie D. Aten, Dr. Bocknek explores the notion of community resilience.



​Bocknek, E. L. (In preparation). A family systems perspective on paternal absence, presence, and engagement. In H. E. Fitzgerald, K. von Klitzing, N. Cabrera, T. Skjøthaug, & J. Scarano de Mendonça (Eds.), Handbook of fathers and child development - prenatal to preschool (pp. TBD). New York: Springer.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Bocknek, E. L., & Choi, H. (In press). Building early relationships in late toddlerhood: 24 months to 36 months. In A. Williamson & A. Morris (Eds.), Building early social and emotional relationships in infants and toddlers: integrating research and practice.


Bocknek E. L., Lewis, M., & Raveau, H. (2017). African American fathers’ mental health & child well-being: A cultural practices, strengths-based perspective. In I. Iruka, S. Curenton, & T. Durden (Eds.), African American children in early childhood education: Making the case for policy investments in families, schools, and communities (pp. 221-243). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.


Hale, J. & Bocknek, E. L. (2015). The play behavior of African American children: The need for a cultural prism. In J. L. Roopnarine (Ed.), International perspectives on children’s play (pp. 62-73). Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.


Fitzgerald, H. E. & Bocknek, E. L. (2012). Fathers, children, and the risk-resilience continuum. In N. J. Cabrera & C. S. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.), Handbook of father involvement: Multidisciplinary perspectives (2nd ed., pp. 168-185).  New York: Routledge.


Osofsky, J. D., Osofsky, H., & Bocknek, E. L. (2010). The impact of trauma on parents and infants. In S. Tyano (Ed.), Parenthood and mental health: A bridge between infant and adult psychiatry (pp. 241-290). West Sussex, UK: Wiley & Sons, Inc.



Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P., McGoron, L., Raveau, H., & Iruka, I. (In press). Adaptive parenting among low-income Black mothers and toddlers' regulation of distress. Child Development.

Lawler, J., Bocknek, E. L., McGinnis, E. L., Martinez-Torteya, C., Rosenblum, K., & Muzik, M. (In press). Maternal postpartum depression increases vulnerability for toddler behavior problems through HPA dysregulation in early infancy. Infancy.


Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P. A., van den Heuvel, M., Qipo, T., & Brophy-Herb, H. (2018). Sleep moderates the association between routines and emotion regulation for toddlers in poverty. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(7), 966-974.


Richardson, P., Bocknek, E. L., McGoron, L., & Trentacosta, C. (In press). Fathering across contexts: The moderating role of toddler respiratory sinus arrhythmia in predicting emotion regulation among African American families. Developmental Psychobiology.


McGoron, L., Hvizdos, E., Bocknek, E. L., Montogomery, E., & Ondersma, S. J. (2018). Feasibility of internet-based parent training for low-income parents of young children. Children and Youth Services Review, 84, 198-205.


Bocknek, E. L. (2017). Family rituals in low-income African American families at risk for trauma exposure and associations with toddlers’ regulation of distress. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12293 [epub ahead of print].


Ratner, H., Bocknek, E. L., Miller, A., Weathington, B., & Elliot, S. (2017). Creating communities:  A consortium model for early childhood leaders. Teacher Development, 1-20.


Bocknek, E. L., Dayton, C., Brophy-Herb, H., Raveau, H., & Fitzerald, H. (2017). Routine active playtime with fathers is associated with toddlers’ emotion regulation competencies. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 63(1), 105-134.


Muzik, M., Morelen, D., Hruschak, J., Rosenblum, K., Bocknek, E. L., & Beeghly, M. (2017). Psychopathology and parenting: An examination of perceived and observed parenting in mothers with depression and PTSD. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 242-250.


Dayton, C., Buczkowski, R., Muzik, M., Goletz, J., Hicks, L., Walsh, T., & Bocknek, E. L. (2016). A qualitative analysis of expectant fathers’ beliefs and expectations about fathering as they prepare to parent a new infant. Social Work Research, 40(4), 225-236.


Muzik, M., McGinnis, E., Bocknek, E. L., Rosenblum, K., Liberzon, I., Seng, J., & Abelson, J. (2016). PTSD symptoms across pregnancy and early postpartum in women with lifetime PTSD diagnosis. Depression and Anxiety, 33, 584-591.


Brophy-Herb, H.E., Bocknek, E., Vallotton, C., Stansbury, K., Senehi, N., Dalimonte-Merckling, D., Lee, Y. (2015). Toddlers with early behavior problems at higher family demographic risk benefit the most from maternal emotion talk.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 36(7), 512-520.


McKelvey, L., Schiffman, R., Brophy-Herb, H., Bocknek, E. L., Fitzgerald, H., Resichl, T., Hawver, S., & DeLuca, M. (2015). Examining long-term effects of an infant mental health-based Early Head Start program on family strengths and resilience. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(4), 353-365.


Martinez-Torteya, C., Muzik, M., McGinnis, E., Rosenblum, K., Bocknek, E. L., Beeghly, M., & Abelson, J. (2015). Longitudinal examination of infant baseline and reactivity cortisol from ages 7 to 16 months. Developmental Psychobiology, 57(3), 356-364.


Kronenberg, M., Osofsky, J., Bocknek, E. L., & Hansel, T. (2015). Longitudinal impact of attachment-related risk and exposure to trauma among young children after Hurricane Katrina. Child Care & Youth Forum: Special Issue on Hurricane Katrina, 44, 493-510.


McGinnis, E., Bocknek, E. L., Beeghly, M., Rosenblum, K., Busuito, A. & Muzik, M. (2015). Does child sex moderate vulnerability to postpartum risk among infants of mothers at risk for psychopathology? Infancy, 20(1), 42-69.


Fitzgerald, H. E., Bocknek, E.L., Hossain, Z., & Roggman, L. (2015). Reflections on fathers and infant mental health. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(1), 75-77.


Bocknek, E. L., Hossain, Z., & Roggman, L. (2014). Forward progress of scientific inquiry into the early father-child relationship: Introduction to the special issue on very young children and their fathers. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(5), 389-393.


Bocknek, E. L., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Fitzgerald, H. E., Schiffman, R F., & Vogel, C. (2014). Stability of biological father presence as a proxy for family stability: Cross-racial associations with the longitudinal development of emotion regulation in toddlerhood. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(4), 309-321.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Farber, M. L., Bocknek, E. L., McKelvey, L. M., & Stansbury, K. (2013). Longitudinal connections of maternal supportiveness and early emotion regulation to later school readiness of young children in low-income families. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 4(1), 2-19.


Muzik, M., Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P., Broderick, A., Rosenblum, K. L., Thelen, K., & Seng, J. S. (2013). Mother-infant bonding in the first six months postpartum: The primacy of psychopathology in women with child abuse and neglect histories. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16(1), 29-38.


Bocknek, E. L., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Fitzgerald, H. E., Jager, K. B. & Carolan, M. (2013). Maternal psychological absence and toddlers’ social-emotional development: Interpretations from the perspective of boundary ambiguity theory. Family Process, 51(4), 527-541.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Stansbury, K., Bocknek, E. L., & Horodynski, M. (2012). Modeling parent emotion-related socialization behaviors in a low-income sample: Relations with toddlers' self-regulation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 27, 353-364.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Schiffman, R. F., Bocknek, E. L., Dupuis, S. B., Fitzgerald, H. E., Horodynski, M., Onaga, E., Van Egeren, L. A., & Hillaker, B. (2011). Toddlers' social-emotional competence in the contexts of parental emotion beliefs and contingent responsiveness. Social Development, 20(1), 73-92.


Maupin, A., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Schiffman, R. F., & Bocknek, E. L. (2010). Low-income parental profiles of coping, resource adequacy, and public assistance receipt: Links to parenting. Family Relations, 59, 180-194.


Bocknek, E. L., Brophy-Herb, H. E., & Banerjee, M. (2009). The effects of parental supportiveness on toddlers’ emotion regulation over the first three years of life in a low-income African American sample. Infant Mental Health Journal: Special Issue on Development of Infants and Toddlers in Ethnoracial Families, 30(5), 452-276.


Brophy-Herb, H., Horodynski, M., Dupuis, S., Bocknek, E. L., Schiffman, R., Onaga, E., Van Egeren, L., Fitzgerald, H., Cunningham-DeLuca, M., Hawver, S., Adkins, M., Thomas, S. (2009). Early emotional development in infants and toddlers: Perspectives of Early Head Start staff and parents. Infant Mental Health Journal, 30(3), 203-222.


Bocknek, E. L., Sanderson, J., & Britner, P. A. (2009). Ambiguous loss and posttraumatic stress in children of prisoners. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18(3), 323-333.


Jager, K. B., Bak, J. A., Barber, A., Bozek, K., Bocknek, E. L., & Weir, G. (2009). Qualitative inquiry and family therapist identity construction through community-based, child welfare practice. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 21(1), 39-57.


Freundlich, M. & Bocknek, E. L. (2007). Child fatalities in New York City: An assessment of child protective service practice. Families in Society, 88(4).