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Connect Program Model and Evidence
Attachment Research
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2020

Moretti, M. M., O’Donnell, K. A., & Kelly, V. (2020). Connect: An Attachment Based and Trauma Informed Program for Foster Parents of Teens. Child Welfare, Special Issue: Twenty Years after the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (“Chafee”): What We Know Now About Meeting the Needs of Teens and Young Adults, 97(5), 159-178.

Under Review

Goulter, N., & Moretti, M. M. (under review). Mental health profiles among at-risk youth with conduct disorder symptoms and callous-unemotional features: Informant discrepancies and gender differences. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Goulter, N., Craig, S. G., & Moretti, M. M. (under review). Maternal self-report on the inventory of callous-unemotional traits: Associations with perpetration of child maltreatment. Psychological Assessment.

Thornton, E. M., Moretti, M. M. (under review). Parent and child attachment and perceptions of interpersonal conflict. Attachment & Human Development.

Under Revision

Dangaltcheva, A., Moretti, M. M., & Goulter, N. (under revision). Turning to peers and romantic partners versus parents to meet attachment needs: A risky choice among vulnerable teens. Attachment & Human Development.

2019

Sierra, C. H., & Moretti, M. M. (Sept 24, 2019). Adolescence attachment. In S. Hupp, J. Jewel (Eds.), T. L. Shek, & J. T. Y. Leung. Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley-Blackwell.wh

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., O’Donnell, K. A. (in press from April 2019). El desafío de la adolescencia desde una perspectiva de apego. In Marrone, M. & Wolfberg, E. (Eds.), Apego y parentalidad.

Goulter, N., Moretti, M. M., del Casal, J. M., & Dietterle, P. (2019). Attachment insecurity accounts for the relationship between maternal and paternal maltreatment and adolescent health. Child Abuse & Neglect. 96, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104090. PMID:31419602

Hayre, R. S., Goulter, N., & Moretti, M. M. (2019). Maltreatment, attachment, and substance use in adolescence: Direct and indirect pathways. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 196-203. Click here

Ozturk, Y., Moretti, M., & Barone, L. (2019). Addressing parental stress and adolescents’ behavioral problems through an attachment-based program: An intervention study. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 19(1), 89-100.

Craig, S.G., & Moretti, M.M. (2019) Profiles of Primary and Secondary Callous-Unemotional Features in Youth: The Role of Emotion Regulation. Development and Psychopathology. 31, 1489-1500.

Craig, S.G., Sierra Hernandez, C. Moretti, M.M., & Pepler, D. The role of affect dysregulation in the relationship between attachment and oppositional defiant disorder symptoms. Previously submitted 2019; Newly revised to be submitted to Attachment & Human Development.

Craig, S.G., Goulter, N., & Moretti, M.M. Understanding the different pathways to Callous Unemotional Traits: A Systematic Review of Primary and Secondary Variants in Youth. Previously submitted in 2019; Newly revised to be submitted Developmental Review.

2018

Hunt, S., Moretti, M. M., Booth, C., Reyda, N. (2018). Creating evidence based change through a trauma informed lens: Translating principles into practice. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS), 9(1), 54-68. Click here

2017

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., O’Donnell, K. A., (2017). Connect: An attachment based program for parents and teens. In H. Steele & M. Steele. (Eds), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions (First Ed.). New York, NY, USA: Guilford Publications.

Gardiner, E., Iarocci, G., Moretti, M. M. (2017). Integrative care for adolescents with dual diagnosis: Considering trauma and attachment within an innovative model for clinical practice. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(4), 321-344. Click here

2015

Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C., Repucci, N. D. (2015). Serious conduct problems among girls at risk. In R. Corrado, A. Leschied, P. Lussier & J. Whatley (Eds.), Serious and violent young offenders and youth justice: A Canadian perspective. SFU Press.

Moretti, M.M., Obsuth, I., Craig, S.G., & Bartolo, T. (2015). An attachment-based intervention for parents of adolescents at risk: Mechanisms of change. Attachment and Human Development, 18, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2015.1006383. Click here

Nicholls, T. L., Greaves, C., Greig, D. & Moretti, M. M. (2015). Gender differences in aggression. Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (2nd ed.),doi: 10.1002/9780470061589.fsa223. Click here

Tsang, S., Schmidt, K. M., Vincent, G. M., Salekin, R. T., Moretti, M. M., & Odgers, C. L. (2015). Assessing psychopathy among justice involved adolescents with the PCL: YV: An item response theory examination across gender. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 22–31. Click here

2014

Chauhan, P., Ragbeer, S. N., Burnette, M. L., Oudekerk, B., Reppucci, N. D., & Moretti, M. M. (2014). Comparing the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory (YPI) and the Psychopathy Checklist–Youth Version (PCL-YV) among offending girls. Assessment, 21(2), 181-194. doi:10.1177/1073191112460271. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Bartolo, T., Odgers, C., Slaney, K., & Craig, S. (2014). Gender and the transmission of risk: A prospective study of adolescent girls exposed to maternal versus paternal interparental violence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 80-92Click here

2013

Moretti, M. M., & Craig, S. (2013). Maternal versus paternal physical and emotional abuse, affect regulation and risk for depression from adolescence to early adulthood. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37(1), 4-13Click here

2011

Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C., Reppucci, N. D., & Catherine, N. L. (2011). Serious conduct problems among girls at risk: Translating research into intervention. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies2(1/2), 142-161.Click here

2010

Lee, Z., Penney, S., Odgers, C., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Challenges in the assessment of aggression in high-risk youth: Testing the fit of the Form-Function Aggression Measure. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9, 259-270. Click here

Odgers, C., Moretti, M. M., & Reppucci, D. (2010). A review of findings from the Gender and Aggression Project: Informing juvenile justice policy and practice though gender-sensitive research. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 6-10. Click here

Bartolo, T., Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Social-cognitive processes related to risk for aggression in adolescents. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 44-52. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Jackson, M., & Obsuth, I. (2010). Translating Research into Intervention: Lessons Learned and New Directions. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 58-63. Click here

Obsuth, I., Watson, G. K., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Substance Dependence Disorders and Patterns of Psychiatric Comorbidity among At Risk Teens: Implications for Social Policy and Intervention. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46 (1-2), 24-30. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). The roles of affect dysregulation and deficient affect in youth violence. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(6), 709-731. Click here

Penney, S. R., Lee, Z., Moretti, M. M. (2010). Gender differences in risk factors for violence: An examination of the predictive validity of the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth. Aggressive Behavior, 36(6), 390-404. Click here

Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Ruminating on rumination: Are rumination on anger and sadness differentially related to aggression and depressed mood? Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioural Assessment, 32(1), 108-117. Click here

2009

Lee, Z., Klaver, J., Hart, S., Moretti, M. M., & Douglas, K. (2009). Short-term stability of psychopathic traits in adolescent offenders. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 38(5), 595-605. Click here

2008

Penney, S. R., Moretti, M. M., & DaSilva, K. S. (2008). Structural validity of the MACI psychopathy and narcissism scales: Evidence of multidimensionality and implications for use in research and screening. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37(2), 422-433. Click here

2007

Odgers, C., Moretti, M. M., Burnette, M., Chauhan, P., Waite, D., & Repucci, D. (2007). A latent variable modeling approach to identifying subtypes of serious and violent female offenders. Aggressive Behavior, 33(4), 339-352. Click here

Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2007). Rumination on anger and sadness in adolescence: Fueling of fury and deepening of despair. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 66-75. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2007). The relation of psychopathy to concurrent aggression and antisocial behavior in high-risk adolescent girls and boys. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 25, 21-41. Click here

2006

Moretti, M. M., & Odgers, C. (2006). Preface: Sex differences in the functions and precursors of adolescent aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 32(4), 373-375. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Odgers, C., & Reebye, P. (2006). Exposure to maternal versus paternal partner violence, PTSD and aggression in adolescent girls and boys. Aggressive Behavior, 32(4), 385-395. Click here

Obsuth, I., Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., Braber, C., & Cross, S. (2006). Conduct Disorder: New directions in promoting effective parenting and strengthening parent -adolescent relationships. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 15(1), 6-15. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2006). New perspectives on intervention for conduct disorder. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 15(1), 1-2. Click here

2005

Odgers, C., Reppucci, N. D., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). Nipping psychopathy in the bud: An examination of the convergent, predictive and theoretical utility of the PCL-YV among adolescent girls. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 23, 1-21. Click here

Boldero, J. M., Moretti, M. M., Bell, R. C., & Francis, J. J. (2005). Self-discrepancies and negative affect: A primer of when to look for specificity and how to find it. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(3), 139-147. Click here

Carr, G., Moretti, M. M., & Cue, B. (2005). Evaluating parenting capacity: Validity problems with the MMPI, PAI, CAPI and ratings of child adjustment. Professional Psychology: Theory and Practice, 36, 188-196. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). The transfer of juveniles to adult court in Canada and the United States: Confused agendas and compromised assessment procedures. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 4, 19-37Click here

Moretti, M. M., Catchpole, R., & Odgers, C. (2005). The dark side of girlhood: Recent trends, risk factors and trajectories to aggression and violence. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 32-38. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). Perspectives on childhood and adolescent aggression. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 2. Click here

Odgers, C., Burnette, M. L., Chauhan, P., Moretti, M. M., & Repucci, D. (2005). Misdiagnosing the problem: Mental health profiles of incarcerated juveniles. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 39-44. Click here

2004

Moretti, M. M., & Peled, M. (2004). Adolescent-parent attachment: Bonds that support healthy development. Pediatrics & Child Health, 9 (8), 551-555. Click here

2002

Bartholomew, K., & Moretti, M. M. (2002). The dynamics of measuring attachment. Attachment and Human Development, 4, 162-165. Click here

Odgers, C., & Moretti, M. M. (2002). Aggressive and antisocial girls: Research update and challenges. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 1, 103-119. Click here

2001

Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., & McKay, S. (2001). Self-other representations and relational and overt aggression in adolescent girls and boys.Behavioral Sciences and Law, 19, 109-126. Click here

2000

Reebye, P., Moretti, M. M., & Wiebe, V. (2000). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in adolescents with conduct disorder: Gender differences and onset Patterns, Journal of Canadian Psychiatry, 45, 746-751. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2000). Infants and toddlers before the court. Infant Mental Health Journal, 21, 4-5.

1999

Hymel, S., & Moretti, M. M., (1999). Introduction to new directions in theory and research of the developing self. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 45, 433-542. Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Wiebe, V. (1999). Self-discrepancy in adolescence: Own versus parental standpoints on the self. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 45,624-649. Click here