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Healing children after trauma by providing evidence-based therapies free-of-charge,
Empowering the multicultural communities by adapting these services for them,
Learning of professionals across the country by training  them in these evidence-informed approaches, and
Preventing abuse and injury by offering evidence-informed prevention programs.


Sharma-Patel, K. & Brown, E. (2015). Emotion regulation and self blame as mediators and moderators of trauma-specific treatment.  Psychology of Violence, 6, 400-409.

Sharma-Patel, K., Filton, B., Tebbett, A., Tahilani, K., Brown, E., & Campbell, C. (2014). Patterns in blame attributions in abused youth: Association with mental health correlates and adaptive functioning. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Abuse, 567-588.

Goodman, R. F., & Brown, E. J. (2016, January). Two programs to promote resilience of bereaved parents. Workshop presented at the 2nd International Conference on Loss, Bereavement & Human Resilience, Eilat, Israel.

Happer, K., Brown, E. J., & Sharma-Patel, K., (2015, November). Changes in children’s resilience over the course of trauma-specific CBT: A comparison of models. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Grice, C. Francis, M. M., Sharma-Patel, K. & Brown, E. J. (2015, May).  Examining the influence of parenting practices on children’s behavior problems and hostile attribution bias: Understanding the role of caregivers in trauma-specific treatment.  Paper presented as part of symposium titled “Parenting factors as mechanisms of change in child treatment outcomes” at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Herring, J., Zlotnik, D., Tebbett, A., Sharma-Patel, K., Brown, E.J. (2010, June). Relation between type of improvement and treatment phase in trauma-specific CBT: PTSD versus adaptive skills. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA.


Nikulina, V., Bautista, A., & Brown, E. J. (in press).  Negative responses to disclosure of sexual victimization and victims’ symptoms of PTSD and depression: The protective role of ethnic identity.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Rivera, P. M., Gonales-Backen, M. A., Yedlin, J., Brown, E. J., Schwartz, S. J., Caraway, S. J., & Ham, L. S. (2015). Family violence and sexual risk-taking among Latino emerging adults: Role of posttraumatic stress symptoms and acculturative stress. Journal of Family Violence, 30 (8), 967-976. 

Baker, A. J. L., Brown, E. J., Schneiderman, M., Sharma-Patel, K. & Berrill, L. (2014). Application of evidence-based therapies to children in foster care:  A survey of program developers. APSAC Advisor, 23, 3-14.

Sharma-Patel, K., & Brown, E. (2011). Engagement strategies and trauma treatment adaptations with families of Caribbean backgrounds. Clinical presentation as part of a workshop titled Breaking the Mold: Tailoring Trauma-Specific Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) to multicultural and extended families exposed to abuse  presented at the Annual Meeting of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.  Philadelphia, PA.


Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by D. Kolko, E. Brown, M. Shaver, B. Baumann, & A. Hershell.  Trainings provided June, 2012-present.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy by J. Cohen, E. Deblinger, & A. Mannarino.  Trainings provided January, 2013-present.

CBT Plus by L. Berliner, S. Dorsey, & S. Kerns.  Trainings provided January, 2016-present.


Canter, M. F., Brown, E. J., & Beekman, L. (October 2016). Findings from an abuse and bullying prevention program for professionals and parents. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Brown, E. J., Beekman, L., & Canter, M. F. (2015, November). Findings from a pilot RCT of a psychoeducational program to prevent abuse and bullying. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.