Ellen DeVoe

Ellen Ransel DeVoeAssociate Professor
Clinical Practice
Director, PhD Program Director
Founding Director, Trauma Certificate Program
Phone: 617-353-7885
edevoe@bu.edu

Education

BA, (history and women’s studies), Princeton University
MSW, University of Denver
PhD, (social work and psychology) University of Michigan
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire; Family Violence Research Training

Courses Taught

CP 759   Introduction to Clinical Social Work Practice
CP 781   Clinical Social Work Assessment and Intervention
CP 803   Clinical Practice and Trauma
CP 804   Trauma-Focused Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Effects of violence exposure on children, domestic violence, sexual abuse; research on interventions with children and families to address violence; September 11 th

Selected Publications

DeVoe, E.R., Paris, R., & Ross, A.M. (2012). Build it together and they will come: The case for Community-Based Participatory Research with military populations. Advances in Social Work Research, Special Issue on Research with Military Populations, 13(1), 149-165.

DeVoe, E.R., & Paris, R. (2012). Military Couples as Co-Parents. In D. Snyder & C. Monson (Eds.), Couple-Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families: Promoting Individual and Relationship Well-Being. New York: Guilford Press.

DeVoe, E.R., & Ross, A. (2012). The Parenting Cycle of Deployment: Adapting parenting strategies in the context of deployment separation and reunion. Military Medicine, 177(2), 184-190.

Graham-Bermann, S.A., Howell, K., Lilly, M., & DeVoe, E.R., (2011). Mediators and Moderators of Change in Adjustment Following Intervention for Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(9). 1815-1833. DOI 10.1177/0886260510372931

Paris, R., DeVoe, E. R., Ross, A.M., & Acker, M. (2010). When A Parent Goes to War: Effects of parental deployment on very young children and implications for intervention. Am J Ortho, 80(4), 614-622.

DeVoe, E.R., Klein, T.P. Bannon, W., & Miranda-Julian, C. (2010). Young children exposed to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Vol 3 (1), 1-7.

Klein, T. P., DeVoe, E. R., Miranda-Julian, C., & Linas, K. (2008). Young children’s responses to September 11th: The NYC experience. Infant Mental Health Journal.

DeVoe, E. R., Bannon, W., Klein, T. K., & Miranda, C. M. (2007). Post-September 11 mental health service help seeking among a group of highly exposed New York City Parents. Families in Society, 88(1), 1-6.

Graham-Bermann, S. A., Lynch, S., Banyard, V. L., DeVoe, E. R. & Halabu, H. (2007). Community-based intervention for children exposed to intimate partner violence: An efficacy trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(2), 199-209.

DeVoe, E. R., Bannon, W., & Klein, T. P. (2006). Post-9/11 helpseeking by New York City parents on behalf of highly exposed young children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(2), 167-175.

Selected Presentations

DeVoe, E.R., Paris, R., & Acker, M. (December 2011). Strong Families Strong Forces on the Ground: Home-Based Work with Military Families With Very Young Children. Zero to Three National Training Institute.  Washington, DC.

Ross, A.M., Prouty, D.A., & DeVoe, E.R.  (November 2011). Military Family Mental Health: Implications for Preventive Intervention. American Public Health Association National Conference. Washington, DC.

Kaufman Kantor, G., & DeVoe, E.R., (March 2011). A Mixed-Method, Multi-Site Evaluation of Military Pathways. Armed Forces Public Health Conference. Hampton Roads, VA.

DeVoe, E.R., Paris, R., Lester, P. & Cozza, S.  (November 2010). Young Children in US Military Families: How Are They Doing and What Are We Doing About It? Panel Presentation at the 26th Annual International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Translation, Collaboration, and Mutual Learning. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

DeVoe, E (April 2010). “Strong Families Strong Forces: Developing a reintegration program for military families with very young children.” Military Family Research Institute, 2010 International Research Symposium on Military Families, Indianapolis, Indiana.

DeVoe, E.R., & Miranda-Julian, C. (November 2009). Does prevention decrease discordance in mother and child reports of youth violence exposure & PTSD? 25th Silver Anniversary Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Miranda, C., DeVoe, E. R., & Dean-Assael, K. (2008, July). Concordance between mother and child report of trauma symptoms in an urban sample of youth: Shouldn’t they all have PTSD? Symposium paper presented at International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference (Moderator: E. DeVoe), Portsmouth, NH.

DeVoe, E. R., Klein, T. P., Linas, K., & Miranda, C. (2007, December). Making sense of disaster: Young children’s stories and questions about the September 11th terrorist attacks. National Training Institute of Zero to Three, Orlando, FL.

Selected Grant Activity

Principal Investigator (2008-2012). United States Department of Defense. Strong Families Strong Forces. Family Based Intervention with Traumatized Service Members and Their Young Children.Supplement: September 2011-January 2013

Mentored Research Sponsor (2009-2011). National Institutes of Mental Health F31. Posttraumatic Stress and Parental Functioning in a Sample of Adolescent Mothers. (PI: Claudia Miranda-Julian, M.S.W.; Tufts University Elliott Pearson Program in Child Development)

Co-Investigator (2008-2009). United States Department of Defense.Evaluation of an Internet and Health Fair Mental Health Self-Assessment Program. (Subcontract via Screening for Mental Health Incorporated, PI: Glenda Kaufman Kantor, Ph.D.).

Principal Investigator (2003-2005). Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention (Center PI: Bruce Link, Ph.D.). Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention.The SURVIVE Community Project.

Principal Investigator (2002-2004). National Institutes of Mental Health RAPID for Time-Sensitive Research. R01-MH66462-01. The Impact of the WTC Disaster on Parents and their Young Children.

Principal Investigator (2002-2003). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Supporting Parents in Reducing the Impact of Urban Youth Violence Exposure.

Co-Principal Investigator (2001-2002). Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention (Center PI: Bruce Link, Ph.D.). Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention.Supporting Parents in Reducing Urban Youth Violence Exposure.

Principal Investigator (1999-2001). National Institute of Mental Health Behavioral Science Track Award for Research Transition {B/START}, R03 MH61762-01.Domestic Violence and Urban Preschool Children {The Preschool Project}

Awards and Honors

Teaching Excellence Award, Boston University School of Social Work, 2008

Licensure and Certifications

Certified Social Worker (CSW), New York State #063204-1, 2001

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW), 1993