Anne F. Farrell

Director of Research

Dr. Anne Farrell is the Director of Research at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. She serves a critical role in keeping Chapin Hall at the forefront of policy research and fosters a commitment to innovative, rigorous, and actionable research. Farrell supports the acquisition and development of talent and engages in collaborations that ensure the creation, delivery, and development of knowledge and strategies to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families. In addition to leading Chapin Hall’s policy research agenda, Farrell conducts research and policy analysis on housing and child welfare, cross-systems collaborations, family-centered services, and family and community resilience. Farrell is Principal Investigator on a federally funded demonstration project on housing and child welfare, developed a screening tool on housing instability, speaks frequently on the topic of housing, authored several peer-reviewed publications in this area, and serves on the editorial boards of scholarly journals.

Farrell’s career began as a frontline worker conducting home visits in an early intervention and child welfare program, and held positions of increasing responsibility while pursuing a funded program of translational scholarship related to historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Farrell’s career is marked by a distinctive focus on mentoring and Farrell was recognized by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for distinguished performance as a mentor. Farrell has also served as mentor for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD), which aims to develop talented, diverse thinkers and leaders who improve the knowledge base and contribute to better science and social innovation in the field of research and evaluation.

Farrell received a PhD in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University, a Master of Arts in Psychology with Distinction from Hofstra University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fairfield University.

PhD in Clinical and School Psychology, Hofstra University

Master of Arts in Psychology with Distinction, Hofstra University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Fairfield University

Presentations (Peer-reviewed, Funded, and *Invited)

Farrell, A. F. (2018, January). No place like home: Housing as a platform for child development. Keynote address at Finding Home: Connecting multiple systems to create a safe space for family recovery, Hamden, CT.

Collier-Meek, M.A., Johnson, A., & Farrell, A.F. (2017, August). Development and initial evaluation of the Measure of Active and Supervision and Interaction. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Britner, P. A., & Farrell, A. F. (2017, August). Family homelessness and housing instability within a child welfare population. In M. Haskett (Chair), Child and family well-being and homelessness: Integrating research into practice and policy. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

*Britner, P. A., & Farrell, A. F. (2017, June). Supportive housing for families in child welfare. Presentation and Congressional Briefing, Washington, DC: U.S. Capitol.

Farrell, A. F. (2017, May). Housing for families in the child welfare system: Emerging evidence. Presentation at the Corporation for Supportive Housing Summit, Denver, CO.

Farrell, A. F. (2017, April). Facilitating conversations around diversity. Presenter at Diversity Symposium, Connecticut Bar Association, and CT Bar Association James W. Cooper Fellows, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT.

Farrell, A. F. (2017, March). What do we know about supportive housing for families? In super session on housing and homelessness in child welfare: Housing interventions for prevention, permanency & family success, A. Johnson, Facilitator. Child Welfare League of America, 2017 National Conference, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A. F., & Cronin, E. (2017, March). Assessing housing and related needs of families in early childhood programs. Presentation at Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Bridgeport, CT.

Farrell, A. F., Dibble, K., Westberg, L., & Britner, P. A. (2016, November). Risk, assets and typologies among child welfare-involved families. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2016, September). Target: whom. In A. F. Farrell (Chair), Target, triage, and timing: Lessons in promoting well being in a housing and child welfare demonstration. Symposium presented at the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A.F. (2016, November). What do we know about supportive housing for families in child welfare? Presentation in Panel: Creating family stability through multi-system partnerships, Colorado NOW Housing Conference, Beaver Creek, CO.

Farrell, A. F., Britner, P.A., Landsman, M., Lery, B., & Miller-Haight, J. (2016, September). Target, triage, & timing: Lessons in promoting well being in a Housing & Child Welfare Demonstration. Presentation at the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A., & Britner, P. A. (2016, September). Spotlight on Intensive Supportive Housing for Families: Emerging Findings. Presented at the Connecticut Housing and Child Welfare Collaborative, Middletown, CT.

*Farrell, A. F. (2016, April). What will it take to end family homelessness? Invited remarks. The Next Frontier: Ending Family Homelessness. Hartford, CT: Partnership for Strong Communities.

Parr, K. E., Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A. Leopold, J., & Howell, B. (2016, April). CECHI: Connecticut Estimating Costs of Child Homelessness Initiative. Invited talk delivered as part of the Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) Policy Forum, Hartford, CT.

Farrell, A. F. (2015, November). Screening for housing instability among vulnerable populations. Presentation offered at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Farrell, A. F. (2015, July). A cross-systems approach to family homelessness. Presentation to the CT Early Childhood Cabinet, Hartford, CT.

Moon, D., Farrell, A. F., & Avin, U. (2015, April). Evaluating sustainable City Year programs. Presentation at the Annual Sustainable City Year Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., & Randall, K. G. (2015, April). Supportive housing for families in child welfare: A research perspective. Presentation at joint meeting of the Corporation for Supporting Housing (CSH) and the Departments of Children and Families (DCF), Connecticut and New Jersey, hosted by The Connection, Middletown, CT.

Farrell, A. F., Collier-Meek, M. A., Furman, M., Denke, R., & Britton, C. (2015, March). Positive Behavior in Out of School Time: Curriculum, implementation, and measurement. Paper presented at the 12th International Association for Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Farrell, A. F., Goodrich, S. A., Randall, K. G., Britton, C., & Britner, P. A. (2014, November). Patterns of family characteristics in child welfare: A configural frequency analysis. In P. J. Fowler (Discussant), The power of place: Family stability, resilience and wellbeing. Symposium at the 76th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Baltimore, MD.

Goodrich, S. A., Farrell, A. F., Maxwell, M. L., Randall, K. G., Robinson, J. L., & Britner, P. A. (2014, October). Patterns among families enrolled in human service programs: Moving away from a variable-centered to person-centered approaches. Presentation at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.

Farrell, A. F. (2014, October). Community engaged scholarship. Panel discussion in response to L. R. Sandman. If the answer is community-engaged scholarship: What is the question? University of Connecticut, Office of Engagement, Year of Engagement Series, Storrs, CT.

Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2014, June). Housing as a platform for child welfare intervention: Evaluating a new paradigm. Invited colloquium delivered at the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2014, May). Systems change in child welfare: Process evaluation of a cross-systems approach to prevention, family reunification, and well-being. In B. Samuels (Chair), Coordinating child welfare and housing services to promote family stability: Evidence for prevention systems. Paper Symposium at the Society for Prevention Research 22nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Randall, K. R., Farrell, A. F., Goodrich, S. A., Britner, P .A., & Britton, C. (2014, April). Development of a risk assessment tool to target families with dual vulnerabilities in housing and child welfare. Presentation at the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), New Orleans, LA.

Farrell, A. F., Collier-Meek, M. A., & Galluci, J. (2014, March). Adapting PBIS for settings outside of school: Design, context, and measurement. Presentation at the 11th International Association for Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Farrell, A. F., Randall, K. G., & Britner, P. A. (2013, November). An empirical examination of family characteristics changes in environment, and measures of well-being within a housing & child welfare intervention. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, TX.

Farrell, A. F., Bowen, G. L, & Swick, D. C. (2013, November). Fitness & resiliency in military spouses with children with special needs. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, TX.

Goodrich, S. A., Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., & Randall, K. G. (2013, October). Local evaluation in the Partnership to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System. In A. F. Farrell (Chair), The implementation of a national public-private partnership to evaluate programs that address housing and child welfare needs. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.

Goodrich, S. A., Lincoln, C., Leland, A., Bryce, K., Britner, P. A., Robinson, J. L., & Farrell, A. F. (2013, October). Using a longitudinal approach to measuring parent engagement in a home visiting program. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Washington, DC.

Randall, K. G., Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2013, June). Connecticut’s model of Supportive Housing for Families. In P. A. Britner (Chair), Housing and child welfare: New, integrated approaches to systems change. Roundtable discussion presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research and Community Action, Coral Gables, FL.

*Farrell, A. F., Savino, K., & Britner, P. A. (2013, April). The right idea – Making it work: Supportive housing for families. In V. Tseng (Facilitator), Program Design and Implementation (PDI) workshop. Invited workshop at the Child Welfare League of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A. F., & Collier-Meek, M. A. (2013, March). Assessing implementation of positive behavior support components in out-of-school-time. Workshop presented at the 10th International Association for Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Ruberto, L., Farrell, A. F., & Collier-Meek, M. A. (2013, March). Staff training to implement positive behavior support in out-of-school time. Poster presented at the 10th International Association for Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Pons, S., & Farrell, A. F. (2013, February). Incorporating positive behavior support strategies into afterschool time: A staff training approach. Workshop presented at the Beyond School Hours Conference XVI, Jacksonville, FL.

Randall, K. G., Britner, P. A., Farrell, A. F., & Rose, A. (2012, November). Supportive housing for families in child welfare: Client characteristics and risk. In A. F. Farrell (Chair), The intertwined nature of housing and child welfare: Research, policy, and practice toward improved family experiences and outcomes. Symposium conducted at the 74th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

White, R. A., Goodrich, S. A., Parr, K., Randall, K. G., Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2012, November). Preserving families, cutting costs: What the research tells us about housing interventions for child welfare involved families. In A. F. Farrell (Chair), The intertwined nature of housing and child welfare: Research, policy, and practice toward improved family experiences and outcomes. Symposium conducted at the 74th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Farrell, A. F., Bowen, G. L., Martin, J. A., & Swick, D. (2012, November). The formal and informal network support and the resiliency of Air Force parents with children with special needs: Empirical testing of the theory of community action and change. In G. L. Bowen & J. A. Mancini (Chairs), Community capacity building and health in the U.S. military. Symposium conducted at the 74th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Farrell, A .F. (2012, October). Womb to womb: The persisting influence of health disparities across the lifecourse. Discussant for special session/invited symposium, 74th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Farrell, A. F. (2012, August). Triage in supportive housing for families in child welfare: Client characteristics and risk at intake and Supportive housing for families: Evaluation results. Presentations and panel discussion offered at Research on the Intersection of Families, Housing, and Child Welfare Systems, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Farrell, A. F., & Pons, S. (2012, July). Incorporating Positive Behavior Support strategies into afterschool programs: A staff training approach. Presentation offered at the U.S. Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Institute, New Orleans, LA.

Farrell, A. F., & Collier-Meek, M. A. (2012, May). Changing the climate of afterschool programs. Address provided to the Connecticut Afterschool Partnership, Hartford, CT.

Farrell, A. F., Collier-Meek, M. A., & Pons, S. (2012, March). Embedding components of PBIS in afterschool programs. Workshop presented at the 9th Association for Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Randall, K. G., Collier-Meek, M. A., Saxena, M., & Farrell, A. F. (2011, August). Quality of program and research design in afterschool programs: A systematic review of the literature. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Collier-Meek, M. A., Randall, K. G., Saxena, M., & Farrell, A. F. (2011, August). Realigning afterschool program goals and objectives: A data-based approach. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Goodrich, S. A., Britner, P. A., & Farrell, A. F. (2011, August). Professional foster parents’ stress, engagement, and perceptions of services. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A. F., & Pons, S. R. (2011, July). Creating positive cultures: A collaborative plan to embed positive behavior interventions and supports into 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Presentation offered at U.S. Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Institute, National Harbor, MD.

Farrell, A. F., & Freyre-Calish, G. (2011, March-June). Routes to successful inclusion for children of all abilities. Workshop series presented for the Westchester Child Care Council, Scarsdale, NY.

*Farrell, A. F. (2011, March). Evaluation report writing: Strengthening families through parent-professional partnerships in early intervention. Training provided for the CT State Education Resource Center and Birth to Three, Cromwell, CT.

Farrell, A. F., Collier Meek, M. A., Randall, K. G., Saxena, M., & Pons, S. (2011, March). Building PBIS in afterschool programs: A collaborative partnership. Poster presented at the 8th International Conference on Positive Behavior Supports, Denver, CO.

Randall, K. G., Goodrich, S. A., Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2010, November). Supportive housing for families in child welfare: Assessing risk and process. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Goodrich, S. A., Randall, K. G., Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., & Hansen, L. (2010, August). Supportive housing for families in child welfare: Program evaluation. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 118th Annual Conference, Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services, San Diego, CA.

Collier, M., Saxena, M., Randall, K., Farrell, A. F., & Sugai, G. (2010, August). Assessment of a program-wide intervention in an afterschool context. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 118th Annual Conference, Division of School Psychology, San Diego, CA.

*Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., Nucci, P., DeMatteis, L., Cronin, E.O., Lavin, H., & Rivera, J. (2010, January). Why couple housing and child welfare? Invited presentation offered at the First Annual Conference of the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A. (2010, April). Evaluation report writing: Strengthening families through parent-professional partnerships in early intervention. Training provided for the CT State Education Resource Center and Birth to Three, Cromwell, CT.

Collier, M., Saxena, M., Farrell, A. F., Randall, K., & Sugai, G. (2010, March). Developing a tool to assess program-wide intervention in an afterschool context. Poster presented at the Association for Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Farrell, A. F., Humphrey, C., Britner, P. A., Cronin, E. O., Hansen, L., Goodrich, S., & Somaroo-Rodriguez, S. K. (2010, January). Intertwined problems require integrated solutions: Supportive housing for families in child welfare. Workshop presented at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Conference, Washington, DC.

*Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2009, July). Characteristics, service utilization, and initial outcomes for families in child welfare and supported housing. Paper presented (invited) at the Regional Partnerships Grants Annual Meeting, Children’s Bureau, Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A. F., Goodrich, S., & Britner, P. A. (2009, July). Supportive housing for families in child welfare: Prospects, outcomes, and implications. Paper presented at the 2nd National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy, Bridgewater, MA.

Farrell, A. F. (2009, May). Accentuate the positive: Systematic approaches to behavioral and academic support after school. Invited presentation for the Connecticut State Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Afterschool Network.

Farrell, A. F. (2009, May). Parents as Partners: Strengthening families in early intervention. Paper and presentation at the Building Blocks/CT Association for Infant Mental Health Spring Conference: Early Relationships Matter, Westbrook, CT.

Farrell, A., & Britner, P. A. (2009, February). SHF: A promising model for family preservation and reunification. Invited talk presented at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Conference, Pre-conference Institute on Housing Solutions for Child Welfare Families and Youth, Washington, DC.

Farrell, A., Hansen, L., Britner, P. A., Lujan, M., Somaroo-Rodriguez, S. K., & Guzzardo, M. (2009, February). Supportive Housing for Families: An innovative partnership in service of permanency and stability. Paper presented at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Conference, Washington, DC.

*Britner, P. A., & Farrell, A. (2008, December). Supportive Housing for Families: Preliminary evaluation results. Invited talk delivered to staff and state partners of The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT.

*Britner, P. A., Farrell, A., Lujan, M., & Guzzardo, M. (2008, October). Supportive Housing for Families: Preliminary evaluation results. Invited talk delivered at the Annual Conference of The Connection, Inc., East Haddam, CT.

Farrell, A.F.,Britner, P.A., Lujan, M., & Guzzardo, M. (2008, July). Supportive Housing for Families: Preliminary evaluation results. Prepared for The Connection, Inc., Supportive Housing for Families Program, Middletown, CT.

Farrell, A. (2008, June). Preventing, understanding, and managing problem behavior with positive behavior supports. Presented at the After School Partnerships for Success Conference, CT State Education Department, Hartford, CT.

Farrell, A.F., & Crimmins, D. (2008, March). Current issues in providing individualized PBS. Presented at the 6th Annual Convention of The Association for Positive Behavior Supports, Chicago, IL.

Crimmins, D., & Farrell, A. (2007, November). Positive Strategies: Developing individualized behavioral supports in schools. Presented at TASH 2007: Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion, Seattle, WA.

Brown, F. (Chair), Hawken, L. S., O’Neill, R., Farrell, A., & Crimmins, D. (2007, March). Severe disabilities and school-wide PBS. Panel discussion at the 5th Annual Convention of The Association for Positive Behavior Supports, Boston, MA.

Crimmins, D., Farrell, A. F., & Smith, P. W. (2007, March). Positive Strategies 1: Conducting the FBA. Workshop presented at the 5th Annual Convention of The Association for Positive Behavior Supports, Boston, MA.

Crimmins, D., Farrell, A. F., & Smith, P.W. (2007, March). Positive Strategies 2: Developing the BIP. Workshop presented at the 5th Annual Convention of The Association for Positive Behavior Supports, Boston, MA.

Farrell, A. F. (2007, January). Program evaluation objectives and processes. Presentation offered at the SSA/AUCD Pediatric Medical Unit Design Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Farrell, A. F., Kimball, L. H., & Crimmins, D. (2006, November). Changing patterns in research and practice: Publication trends in school-based Positive Behavior Supports. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Convention of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Farrell, A. F. (2006, May). Keeping the promise: Best practices in early intervention. Invited keynote address at the Orange County Early Childhood Provider Coalition, Middletown, NY.

Crimmins, D., Farrell, A. F., Smith, P. W., & Bailey, A. (2006, March). Beyond the basics of individualized supports: Fifteen years of lessons learned. Workshop presented at the 4th Annual Convention of The Association for Positive Behavior Supports, Reno, NV.

Farrell, A. F., Crimmins, D., Smith, P. W., Bailey, A., & Kimball, L. H. (2005, November). Integrating individual and universal positive behavior supports (PBS) in schools. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Convention of The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.

*Farrell, A.F. (2003, September). Mental retardation. Invited Panel Discussion offered at Social Security Administration (SSA) Policy Conference: Mental Disorders in the Disability Programs, Washington, DC.

*Farrell, A.F. (2003, September). Evidentiary sources. Invited panel discussion offered at SSA Policy Conference: Mental Disorders in the Disability Programs, Washington, DC.

Crimmins, D. B., Farrell, A. F., Bacon, A., & O’Hara, D. (2001, November). Project Cope: Providing information on supporting individuals with disabilities in coping with the September 11th disaster. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for University Centers on Disabilities, Bethesda, MD.

Farrell, A., O’Sullivan, C., Crimmins, D., & Woolf, S. (2001, October).Building Bridges: A parent program on critical issues in educating young children with autism and related disorders. Valhalla, NY: Unpublished curriculum.

Heller, M. C., & Farrell, A. (2001, August). Functional assessment of parental competency: Putting theory into practice. Paper presented at the 109th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Farrell, A., and colleagues. (2001-2004). Clinical practice guidelines for Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Communication Disorders. Workshop presentations at the Westchester Institute for Human Development Community Training Series, Sponsored by NY State Department of Health, NY Metropolitan Area.

Jesien, G., Eigen, B., Farrell, A., & Schulzinger, R. (2001, February). Changes to SSI Regulations. Panel presented to the Central Conference of University Training Programs in Developmental Disabilities under the auspices of the 2001 Media Exchange: Young Children with Developmental Disabilities: Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues, broadcast from Baltimore, MD.

Crimmins, D., Farrell, A., Russo, K., & Towle, P. O. (2000, July). Autism: Focus on early childhood intervention. Four-day workshop presented at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY.

*Farrell, A. F. (2000, May). Miracles and challenges in early childhood development. Invited workshop offered at Zero Complacency: Standing up for Youth, Twenty-first Annual Conference of the Unified Services Workgroup, Rockland County Department of Mental Health, Stoney Point, New York.

Farrell, A. F. (1999, November). Applications of functional assessment to parental competency evaluation. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Farrell, A., O’Sullivan, C., & Quinn, L. (1999, April). What really matters to families: Parent focus groups as a means of studying practice in early intervention. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Farrell, A., & Heller, M. (1999, April). Adaptive functioning of children in foster care: Short term adjustment as related to risk factors and supports. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Farrell, A., & Heller, M. (1998, May). Planning for positive results: Evaluation practices to support inclusion for preschoolers. Workshop offered at Inclusive Schools and Communities for Children and Youth Conference, sponsored by N.Y. Partnership for Statewide Systems Change 2000, New York, NY.

Breitner, W., & Farrell, A. (1997, November). Westchester Institute for Human Development: A creative partnership for a new generation of new child welfare services. Poster presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Kansas City, MO.

Towle, P., Vitalone-Raccaro, N., & Farrell, A. (1996, December). Evaluation of reports in early intervention: Strategies for best practice. Poster presented at the Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 11th National Training Institute, Washington, DC.

Breitner, W., Farrell, A., & Salem, T. (1995, September). Creative partnerships: Enhanced services for foster families. Presented at the Child Welfare League of America Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Farrell, A. (1994). Post-traumatic stress disorder in adolescence. Invited workshop given for NYC Board of Education, Conference on Urban Youth, New York, NY.

Farrell, A. (1992, June). Short and long-term sequelae of childhood victimization. Presentation offered at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.

Farrell, A. (1992, June). Milieu therapy. Workshop offered at New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA) Annual Conference, Melville, NY.

Little, S., Sterling, R., & Farrell, A. (1990). Why did he do that? The role of attribution principles in the classroom. Presented at National Association of School Psychology Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Presentations (Miscellaneous and community)

Farrell, A. F. (2015, July). A cross-systems approach to addressing family homelessness. Invited presentation, Connecticut Early Childhood Cabinet, Hartford, CT.

Farrell, A. F. (2014, March). Housing as an intervention for at-risk families. Colloquium presented at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT.

Farrell, A. F. (2012, May). Promises to keep. Keynote address presented to Richmond Community Services, Professional Development Program, Ridgefield, CT.

Farrell, A. F., Pons, S., & Rigano, S. (2011, October). Positive climate in afterschool programs. Colloquium presented at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT.

Farrell, A. F., & Freyre-Calish, G. (2010, May). Natural and creative routes to successful inclusion. Workshop presented to the Westchester Child Care Council, White Plains, NY.

Farrell, A. F. (2010, October). Supportive housing for families in child welfare: Program models, client characteristics, and family outcomes. Presented as part of UConn Stamford 2010-2011 Faculty Colloquium Series, Stamford, CT.

Flatow, I., Engel, G., Farrell, A., Jalbert, P., & Siedner Tillman, L. (2009, October). Communicating science in a science-challenged world. Panel discussion, UConn Year of Science, Stamford, CT.

Farrell, A. (2009, October). Family-centered care: Ideals and realities in human services and education. Presented as part of UConn Stamford Faculty Colloquium series, Stamford, CT.

Farrell, A. (2008, March). Accentuate the positive: Research, policy, and practice in contemporary school discipline. Presented as part of UConn Stamford Spring 2008 Faculty Colloquium series, Stamford, CT.

Farrell, A. (2007, November). Positive behavior strategies for home and school. Invited community presentation sponsored by Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Fairfield, CT.

Farrell, A. F., & Franklin, K. (2005, June). Autism spectrum disorders: From evaluation to transition. Invited presentation sponsored by the Department of Health. Presented at NY Medical College, School of Public Health and Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY.

Farrell, A. F. (2004, May). Assessment in early intervention: Clinical practice guidelines. Workshop presentations at the Westchester Institute for Human Development Community Training Series, Sponsored by NY State Department of Health, Valhalla, NY.

Farrell, A. F. (2003, April). Miracles and challenges: Assessing and supporting development in the first five years. Workshop presented at the 19th Annual Westchester Child Care Consortium Training Day, White Plains, NY.

Farrell, A. (1996, April). Parenting your child: Supporting social-emotional development in grades K-4. Workshop offered for the Mt. Pleasant Board of Education, Valhalla, NY.

Farrell, A. (1993, November). Dealing with traumatic separation and loss in foster children. Workshop for foster parents, Westchester County Department of Social Services, White Plains, NY.

Farrell, A. (1993, May-June). Developmental implications of trauma in childhood. Training given to Westchester County Department of Social Services personnel, Valhalla, NY.

Muran, E., & Farrell, A. (1991, March). Assertion training. Six-week workshop offered at the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York, NY.

Pelusi, N., & Farrell, A. (1991, June). Enhancing social skills. Workshop at the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York, NY.

Ellis, A., & Farrell, A. (1991, January). Friday night workshop: Rational emotive therapy. Workshop at the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York, NY.

Farrell, A. (1991, April). Body image in a weight-conscious society. Workshop at the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy, New York, NY.

Faculty Recognition Award, University of Connecticut-Stamford. This award honors sustained, outstanding achievements in research, service, and teaching.

Invited participant, Workshop on the Intersection of Disabilities Studies, Human Rights, and Discourses of Humanitarianism. Sponsored by Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.

Tedd Carr Outstanding Poster Award (Honorable Mention). Eighth International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, Denver, CO.

Graduate Faculty Mentor Award presented by the University of Connecticut Chapter of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR); recognized by graduate students for distinguished performance as a mentor

Funded Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Summer Research Training Institute: Cluster Randomized Trials. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

National Goals, the State of Knowledge and a National Agenda for Research on Intellectual and Developmental Disability: An Invitational Collaborative Conference, sponsored by The Arc of the U.S., The U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, et al. [Anne Farrell, Invited participant, Early Intervention Workgroup; Chair, Families Section].

Articles (Peer reviewed and invited)

Morton, M. H., Dworsky, A., Matjakso, J. L., Curry, S. R., Schlueter, D., Chavez, M. A., & Farrell, A. F. (2018). Prevalence and correlates of youth homelessness in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(1), 14-21.

Collier-Meek, M. A., Johnson, A. H., & Farrell, A. F. (2017). Development and initial evaluation of the Measure of Active Supervision and Interaction in out-of-school time. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1534508417737516

Farrell, A. F., Dibble, K. E., Randall, K. G., & Britner, P. A. (2017). Screening for housing instability and homelessness among families undergoing child maltreatment investigation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 60(1-2), 25-32.

Fowler, P. J., & Farrell, A. F. (2017). Housing and child well being: Implications for policy, research, and practice. American Journal of Community Psychology, 60(1-2), 3-8.

Fowler, P. J., Farrell, A. F., Marcal, K. E., Chung, S., & Hoymand, P. S. (2017). Housing and child welfare: Emerging evidence and implications for scaling up services. American Journal of Community Psychology60(1-2), 134-144.

Britner, P. A., & Farrell, A. F. (2017). A safe, stable place to call home: Policy implications and next steps to address family homelessness. In M. E. Haskett (Ed.), Child and Family Well-Being and Homelessness: Integrating Research into Practice and Policy (pp. 101-112), part of a series of briefs on Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice. New York: Springer International Publishing.

Farrell, A. F., Randall, K. G., Britner, P. A., Cronin, B., Somaroo-Rodriguez, S. K., & Hansen, L. (2017). Integrated solutions for intertwined challenges: Connecticut’s statewide collaboration in supportive housing for child-welfare involved families. Child Welfare, 94(1), 141-165.

Collier-Meek, M. A., Johnson, A. H., & Farrell, A. F. (2017). Development and initial evaluation of the Measure of Active Supervision and Interaction in out-of-school time. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 1-15.

Farrell, A. F., & Krahn, G .L. (2014). Family life goes on: Disability in contemporary families. Family Relations, 63(1), 1-6.

Farrell, A. F., Bowen, G. L., & Swick, D. (2014). Network supports and resiliency among US military spouses with children with special health care needs. Family Relations, 63(1), 55-70.

Farrell, A. F., Collier-Meek, M. A., & Pons, S. R. (2013). Embedding positive behavior interventions and supports into afterschool programs. Beyond Behavior, 23(1), 38-45.

Farrell, A. F., Lujan, M., Britner, P. A., Randall, K., & Goodrich, S. (2012). “I am part of every decision”: Client perceptions of engagement within a supportive housing child welfare programme. Child and Family Social Work17(2), 254–264.

Kearney, J. A., Britner, P. A., Farrell, A. F., & Robinson, J. L. (2011). Mothers’ resolution of their young children’s psychiatric diagnoses: Associations with child, parent, and relationship characteristics. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 42(3), 334-348.

Farrell, A. F., & Collier, M. (2010). School personnel’s perceptions of family-school communication. Improving Schools13(2), 4-20.

Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., Guzzardo, M., & Goodrich, S. (2010). Supportive housing for families in child welfare: Client characteristics and their outcomes at discharge. Children and Youth Services Review32, 145-154.

Farrell, A. F. (2009). Validating family centeredness in early intervention evaluation. Infants & Young Children, 22(4), 238-252.

Farrell, A. F., O’Sullivan, C., & Quinn, L. (2009). Parent perspectives on early childhood assessment: A focus group inquiry. Early Childhood Services, 3, 61-76.

Myers, D. M., & Farrell, A. F. (2008). Reclaiming lost opportunities: Applying public health models in juvenile justice. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1159-1177.

Towle, P., Farrell, A. F., & Vitalone-Raccaro, N. (2008). Guidelines for writing user-friendly, strength-based early intervention evaluation reports. Zero to Three, 28, 53-60.

Farrell, A., & Crimmins, D. (2007). Coping with disaster: Helping children with cognitive disabilities. Impact, 20, 14-15. [Adaptation of earlier work in edited translational publication on disabilities & disaster planning.]

Crimmins, D., & Farrell, A. F. (2006). Individualized behavioral supports at 15 years: It’s still lonely at the top. Research for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 31, 31-45.

Little, S., Sterling R., & Farrell, A. (1997). Attribution theory and school psychology. The School Psychologist51, 103-111.

Books authored and edited

Accardo, P., Whitman, B., Accardo, J., Bodurtha, J. N., Farrell, A., Goelz, T., Morrow-Gorton, J., Rice, G. B., & Smith, G. (Eds.). (2011). Dictionary of developmental disabilities terminology, Third edition. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishers.

Crimmins, D. B., Farrell, A. F., Smith, P. W., & Bailey, A. (2007). Positive strategies for students with problem behaviors. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishers.

Accardo, P., Whitman, B., Behr, S.K., Farrell, A., Magenis, E., & Morrow-Gorton, J. (Eds). (2002). Dictionary of developmental disabilities terminology, Second edition. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishers.

Chapters in edited volumes

Farrell, A. F., Bowen, G. L., & Goodrich, S. A. (2014). Strengthening family resilience: A community capacity approach. In J. A. Arditti (Ed.), Family problems: Stress, risk, & resilience (pp. 273-289). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/Blackwell.

Farrell, A. F., & Myers, D. M. (2011). Collaboration in the service of better systems for youth. In F. Sherman & F. Jacobs (Eds.), Juvenile justice: Advancing research, policy, and practice (pp. 433-455). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Farrell, A. F. (2008). Building schoolwide positive behavior supports. In R. W. Christner & R. B. Mennuti (Eds.), School-based mental health: A practitioner’s guide to comparative practices (pp. 87-124). London, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Hemmeter, M. L., Santos, R., Snyder, P., Hyson, M., Harris-Solomon, A., Bailey, D., Farrell, A., Bricker, D., & Fewell, R. (2005). Young children with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities. In K. C. Lakin & A. Turnbull (Eds.), National goals and research for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 15-37). Washington, DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.

Publications (translational, curricula, miscellaneous)

Farrell, A. F., Britner, P.A., & Dibble, K. E. (2016, July). Research to practice brief: Results from Connecticut’s universal housing screen in child welfare. Storrs, CT and Chicago, IL: Center for Applied Research in Human Development, University of Connecticut and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

Farrell, A. F., & Collier-Meek, M. A. (2014). Positive BOOST (Positive Behavior in Out of School Time): A Guide to development and implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports. Suite of materials including curriculum guide, manual, implementation and fidelity monitoring resources, assessment and evaluation resources. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, Center for Applied Research.

Farrell, A. F., Collier-Meek, M. A., & Ruberto, L. M. (2012). Embedding elements of positive behavior support in afterschool programs: A curriculum manual. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, Center for Applied Research.

Freyre-Calish, G., & Farrell, A. F. (2011). Routes to successful inclusion for children of all abilities ages birth to five. Web toolkit for caregivers of children birth to age five. Available at: http://www.uconnucedd.org/.

Breitner, W., & Farrell, A. (2006). Healthy development. Valhalla, NY: Westchester Institute for Human Development.

Crimmins, D. B., Farrell, A. F., Smith, P. W., & Bailey, A. (2004). Positive strategies: Developing individualized supports in schools. Valhalla, NY: Westchester Institute for Human Development.

Vitale, M., Crimmins, D., & Farrell, A. F. (2003). Project cope: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Frontline Initiative5, 5-7.

Crimmins, D. B., & Farrell, A. F. (2002, February). Coping with disaster: How did your family cope? Tell us by completing the Project Cope/EP Family Survey. Exceptional Parent32, 46-53.

Farrell, A. F., & Crimmins, D. B. (2001). Coping with disaster: A second guide for parents and other caregivers. Exceptional Parent, 31, 38-44.

Farrell, A. F., & Crimmins, D. B. (2001). Coping with disaster: A guide for supporting children with cognitive disabilities. Exceptional Parent, 31, 50-54.

Technical reports

Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., & Dibble, K. E. (2016, July). Research to practice brief: Results from Connecticut’s universal housing screen in child welfare. Technical report prepared under Grant HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CA-0538, Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System.

Parr, K., Dealy, J. A., Farrell, A. F., Reid, A., & Britner, P. A. (2015). Connecticut Estimating Costs of Homelessness Initiative (CECHI): Report on 2015 CECHI statewide survey of family homeless shelters. Technical report prepared under Grant HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CA-0538, Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System.

Padgett, W. C., Siembida, E. J., Reid, A. J., Mudrick, H., & Farrell, A. F. (2015, April). Meriden Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant: Analysis of the Choice Neighborhood Needs Assessment Survey. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research in Human Development. Report prepared under subcontract from the Meriden, CT Public Housing Authority, Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, CFDA 14.892.

Mudrick, H. B., & Farrell, A. F. (2015, April). Connecticut fitness and nutrition in motion:Report on Winter 2014 data from Morris Street, Danbury CT. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research in Human Development.

Bryce, K., Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., & Racine, L. (2015, March). Client perceptions of engagement in child welfare and housing services: A pilot study. Technical report prepared under Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CA-0538.

Opening Doors-CT Homeless Youth Workgroup, The Center for Children’s Advocacy, Partnership for Strong Communities, Youth Catalytics, & UConn Center for Applied Research in Human Development [Farrell, A.F.] (2014, March). Opening Doors for Youth: An action plan to provide all Connecticut youth and young adults with safe, stable homes and opportunities. Hartford, CT: Partnership for Strong Communities. Available at: http://www.pschousing.org/files/OpeningDoorsforYouth_FullPlan_03-25-2015.pdf.

Farrell, A. F., Randall, K. G., Britner, P. A., & Reynolds, J. (2015, March). Universal housing screening of families undergoing child welfare investigation: Technical report on CT’s pilot of the QRAFT. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research in Human Development. Technical report prepared under Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CA-0538.

Farrell, A. F., Randall, K. G., Britner, P. A., & Reynolds, J. (2015, February). QRAFT: Implications for client targeting and enrollment in CT’s housing and child welfare demonstration. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research. Technical report prepared for The Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau.

Farrell, A. F., Randall, K. G. (2015, January). Technical report on the Q-RAFT: #2 in a series examining housing screening in DCF Region 3. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research. Prepared for The Connection, Inc. and The CT Department of Children and Families.

Farrell, A. F., Randall, K. G., Racine, L., & Britner, P. A. (2014, December). Technical Report on the Q-RAFT: #2 in a series examining housing screening in DCF Region 3. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research. Prepared for The Connection, Inc. and The CT Department of Children and Families.

Ruberto, L., Farrell, A. F., & Collier-Meek, M. (2014, March). Embedding elements of PBIS in a summer program: Executive summary. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research. Technical report prepared for the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Farrell, A. F., & Collier-Meek, M. (2013, August). Positive Behavior in Out-Of-School Time (Positive BOOST©) Center for Applied Research in Human Development Technical Report and Project Update. Storrs, CT: UConn Center for Applied Research. Technical report prepared for the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Goodrich, S. A., Randall, K. G., Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2013, March). Focus groups with SHF case managers. Technical report prepared for The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT under Grant HHS-2012-ACF-ACYF-CA-0538, Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System.

Randall, K. G., Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2013). Risk Assessment for Family Triage (RAFT): Report on RAFT validation and revisions. Technical report prepared for The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT.

Randall, K. G., Farrell, A. F., & Britner, P. A. (2012, March). Risk Assessment for Family Triage: Interim report on RAFT validation. Technical report prepared for The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT.

Goodrich, S., Britner, P. A., & Farrell, A. F. (2011, March). Connecting children and families: An in-depth look at the experiences of professional foster parents. Technical report prepared for The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT.

Farrell, A. F., Collier, M., Saxena, M., Randall, K., & Sugai, G. (2010). Toward best practices in afterschool programs: A descriptive review of the literature. Technical report prepared for the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Burke, J., Fox, B., Farrell, A. F., Hallisey, J., Levy, L., Williams, B., & Wenz, K., The Early Childhood Blueprint Writing Group. (2009). Stamford early childhood blueprint: A community plan for children birth to eight and their families. Stamford, CT: Stamford School Readiness Council.

Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., & Goodrich, S. (2009). Supportive Housing for Families: Promoting child safety and family self sufficiency. Evaluation Summary (2006-2009). Technical report prepared for The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT.

Goodrich, S., Britner, P. A., & Farrell, A. F. (2009). Connecting Children and Families: Interim report on a professional foster care model. Technical report prepared for The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT.

Farrell, A. F., Britner, P. A., Lujan, M., & Guzzardo, M. (2008, July). Supportive Housing for Families: 2006-2008 evaluation final report. Technical report prepared for The Connection, Inc., Middletown, CT.

Farrell, A., Nikola-Lisa Bishop, Y., Schulzinger, R., & Jesien, G. (2008). AUCD/SSA Pediatric Medical Unit (PMU) final cross tabulation data report. Technical report prepared for the Social Security Administration as part of a final report on the evaluation of PMUs. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Schulzinger, R., Nikola-Lisa Bishop, Y., Farrell, A., & Jesien, G. (2008). Pediatric Medical Units: Final report. Technical report prepared for the Social Security Administration. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Farrell, A., & Schulzinger, R. (2005). Project evaluation plan for Pediatric Medical Units. Technical report and proposal developed for the Social Security Administration.

Farrell, A. (2004, August). Policy analysis: Presumptive eligibility and state definitions of disability in compliance with Part C of IDEA. Appeared in Expedited benefits for selected childhood SSI claimants, technical report produced by The Association of University Centers on Disabilities for the Social Security Administration.

Farrell, A. (1995). Program evaluation of Westchester Community Opportunity Program Center at WestHELP. Technical report produced under the auspices of Project Head Start and Homeless Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Grant Application HSHF 009.

Farrell, A. (1994). Program evaluation of Westchester Community Opportunity Program Center at WestHELP. Technical report produced under the auspices of Project Head Start and Homeless Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Grant Application HSHF 009.

Farrell, A. (1992, December). The relation between childhood sexual abuse and eating disorders. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.