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Whitt-Woosley, A., Eslinger, J., & Sprang, G. (2018). Partners in Child Protection: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Assessment in Child Welfare.  In V.C. Strand (Ed.) & G. Sprang (Ed.), Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems (127-147). Springer International.   https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319646015

Whitt-Woosley, A., Eslinger, J, & Sprang, G. (2018). Partners in Child Protection: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Assessment in Child Welfare. In V.C. Strand (Ed.) & G. Sprang (Ed.), Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems (127-147). Springer International.   https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319646015

Sprang, G. & Cole, J. (2018). Familial Sex Trafficking of Minors:  Trafficking Conditions, Clinical Presentation, and System Involvement, Journal of Family Violence, 33, 3, 185-195. https://t.co/oZP7L0cQaL 

Sprang, G., Ross, L., & Miller, B. (2018). A data-driven, implementation-focused, organizational change approach to addressing secondary traumatic stress, European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 6,1, 62-68. http://www.bjll.org/index.php/ejpch/article/view/1400

Sprang, G. (2018). Organizational Assessment of Secondary Traumatic Stress: Utilizing the Secondary Traumatic Stress Informed Organizational Assessment Tool to Facilitate Organizational Learning and Change. In Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems (pp. 261-270). Springer, Cham, Switzerland.https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319646015

Sprang, G., Bush, H. M., Coker, A. L., & Brancato, C. J. (2017). Types of Trauma and Self-Reported Pain That Limits Functioning in Different-Aged Cohorts. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0886260517723144

Strand, V. & Sprang, G. (2018). Well-Being and the Consolidation of Trauma Informed Practice: A vision for the future, Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice.   https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319646015

Molnar, B., Sprang, G., Bride, B., & Killian, K. (2017). Setting a Research Agenda for Advancing Science and Practice in the area of Vicarious Traumatization/Secondary Traumatic Stress, Traumatology, 23, 2, 129 -142. http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Ftrm0000122

Sprang, G., Ross, L., Miller, B., Blackshear, K. , Ascienzo, S. (2017). Psychometric Properties of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Informed Organizational Assessment, Traumatology, 23, 2, 165-171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/trm0000108

Choi, M., Sprang, G., & Eslinger, J. (2016). Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Synthetic Review and Theoretical Model for Interventions.  Family and Community Health, 39(2), 120-128.  DOI: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000097

Sprang, G., Ross, L., Miller, B. C., Blackshear, K., & Ascienzo, S. (2016). Psychometric properties of the secondary traumatic stress–informed organizational assessment. Traumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/trm0000108

Miller, B. & Sprang, G. (2016). A Components-Based Practice Model for Reducing Compassion Fatigue by Effecting Clinician Experience. Traumatology  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/trm0000058

Cole, J., Sprang, G., Lee, R, & Cohen, J. (2016). The Trauma of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth: Findings from the NCTSN Core Data Set, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31,1, 122-146.DOI: 10.1177/0886260514555133

Sprang, G., Silman. M., Whitt-Woosley, A., & Mau, A. (2015). Translational Research in Child Maltreatment: Innovations in Assessing and Managing Risk. In Jared Jaworski (Ed.) Advances in Sociological Research, 17, 39-61. ISBN: 978-1-63483-198-7 . 

Sprang, G. & Craig, C. (2015). Crowell Problem Solving Procedure Rating Scale: A Test of Psychometric Properties, Child and Adolescent Mental Health.DOI: 10.1111/camh.12082

Cole, J. & Sprang, G. (2015). Sex Trafficking of Minors in Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Communities, Child Abuse and Neglect, 40, 113 -123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.07.015

Whitt-Woosley, A. & Sprang, G. (2015). Analysis of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 and the Justice Challenge of Balancing the Rights of Parents and Children in a Culture of Inequality, Child Welfare, Vol 93,3.

Eslinger, J. G., Sprang, G., & Otis, M. D. (2015).  Children with Multi-Trauma Histories: Special Considerations for Care and Implications for Treatment Selection, Journal of Child and Family Studies.DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-0079-1 

Eslinger, J. Sprang, G., & Otis, M. (2014).  Caregiver Dropout in Child Psychotherapy for Trauma, Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 19, 121-136. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15325024.2012.742720

Sprang, G., Clark, J., Leigh, P., Silman, M., Jackson, C., LaJoie, S. (2014).  Evidence Informed Guidelines for Pediatric Pandemic Planning and Response, CTAC Publication 14-BHDRP001.Sprang, G. and Silman, M. (2014).  Adolescent Health and Recovery Treatment and Training Project: Needs Assessment Summary Report, CTAC Report #14-AHARTT-001, Center on Trauma and Children https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=ctac_reports

Sprang, G., Ross, L., Blackshear, K., Miller, B., Vrable, C., Ham, J., Henry, J., & Caringi, J. (2014). The Secondary Traumatic Stress-Informed Organization Assessment (STSI-OA) tool. http://www.uky.edu/CTAC/STSI-OA

Sprang, G. and Silman, M. (2014).  Adolescent Health and Recovery Treatment and Training Project: Needs Assessment Summary Report, CTAC Report #14-AHARTT-001, Center on Trauma and Children 

Craig, C., & Sprang, G. (2014).  Gender Differences in Trauma Treatment: Do Boys and Girls Respond to Evidence-Based Interventions in the Same Way? Victims and Violence, 29, 6  927–939. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25905137

Sprang, G., Choi, M., Eslinger, J., & Whitt-Woosley, A. (2014). The pathway to grandparenting stress: Trauma, relational conflict and emotional well-being. Aging and Mental Health, in press. Available online 24 July 2014. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2014.938606

Cole, J., Sprang, G., Lee, R, & Cohen, J. (2014). Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth: Findings from the NCTSN Core Data Set, Journal of Interpersonal Violence.DOI: 10.1177/0886260514555133

Whitt-Woosley, A., Sprang, G. & Gustman, B. (2014). Lives at Risk: Uncovering Factors Associated with Fatal Child Maltreatment. Child and Youth Services Review, 47, 307-313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.10.007

Sprang, G., Staton-Tindall, M., Gustman, B., Freer, B., Clark, J., Dye, H. & Sprang, K. (2013).  The Impact of Trauma Exposure on Parenting Stress in Rural America.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 6, 287-300. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1080/19361521.2013.836585

Staton-Tindall, M. Sprang, G. , Straussner, S. L. (2013). Caregiver Substance Misuse and Child Trauma. Routledge Taylor & Francis: New York More info here 

Sprang, G., Craig, C., Clark, J., Vergon, K., Cohen, J., Tindall, M., & Gurwitch, R. (2013). Factors Impacting the Completion of Trauma-focused Treatments: What Can Make a Difference? Traumatology, 19,1, 28-40. doi: 10.1177/1534765612445931.

Staton- Tindall, M. Sprang, G. , Straussner, S. L. (2013). Caregiver Substance Misuse and Child Trauma: Introduction to the Special Issue, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13, 1-5.  DOI: 10.1080/1533256X.2012.756790.

Staton-Tindall, M., Sprang, G., Clark, J.J., Walker, R., & Craig, C. (2013). Caregiver substance misuse and child outcomes: a systematic review.  Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions: Special Issue on Caregiver Substance Use and Child Trauma. , 13, 6-31. DOI:10.1080/1533256X.2013.752272.

Sprang, G., Craig, C. & Clark, J. (2013). Protecting the Protectors: Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Professionals. In Alex Powell and Jenna Gray-Peterson (Eds.) Child Welfare: Current Issues, Practices. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. p.65-84.  https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=37275

Freer, B., Sprang, G., & Chen, S. (2013). Violence against Girls: Understanding and Addressing Physical Abuse in the Family, in Janet Sigal (Ed.) Violence against Girls and Women: International Perspectives., Praeger Publishing.

Sprang, G. & Silman, M. (2013). Post-traumatic stress in parents and youth following health related disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 7,1,105-110. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2013.22.

Perkins, E., & Sprang, G. (2013). Results from the Pro-QOL-IV for Substance Abuse Counselors Working with Offenders. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction., 11(2), 199-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-012-9412-3

Staton-Tindall, M., Sprang, G., & Clark,J. (2012). Caregiver drug use and arrest as correlates of child trauma exposure, Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 9, 265-282. https://doi.org/10.1080/15433714.2010.494982

Katz, D., Sprang, G., & Cooke, C. (2012).  Chronic Stress in Infancy and Early Childhood: Understanding and Applying the Concept of Allostatic Load in Clinical Practice. Journal of Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 40, 3, 469-490. https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/pdps.2012.40.3.469

Sprang, G. (2012).  Whose Job Is It Anyway?  Addressing Child Abuse in America, Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment.  1, p. 10-12.

Sprang, G., Craig. C. & Clark, J. (2011). Secondary traumatic stress and burnout in child welfare workers: A comparative analysis of occupational distress across professional groups.  Child Welfare, 90,6,149-168. https://search.proquest.com/openview/130e5ecc58ec6e2930e9145ad095a26a/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=40853

Sprang, G., Staton-Tindall, M., Gustman, B., Freer, B., Clark, J., Dye, H., Sprang, K.(In press). The impact of trauma exposure on parenting stress in rural America. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1080/19361521.2013.836585

Clark, J., Sprang, G., Freer, B., & Whitt- Woosley, A. (2011). “Better than nothing” is not good enough: Challenges to introducing evidence based approaches for traumatized populations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Doi:10: 1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01567.

Katz, D., Sprang, G., Cooke, CC (2011). “Allostatic Load and Child Maltreatment in Infancy”. Clinical Case Studies, 10, 2, 159-172. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1534650111399121

Sprang, G. (2011). “Sibling Physical Abuse”. In Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley Rae Pehler (Eds). Encyclopedia of Family Health, Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA. http://sk.sagepub.com/Reference/familyhealth/n312.xml

Sprang, G., Clark, J., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., M. Silman, M., Jackson, C. (2011). Best Practice Guidelines for Pandemic Disaster Response: Response from the Field (Part 2). National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5h, CSVAC Pub. 11-BHDRP001.

Sprang, G., Clark, J., Silman, M., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., M. Jackson, C. (2011). Evidence-Informed Guidelines for Child-Focused Pandemic Planning and Response. National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5i, CSVAC Pub. 12-BHDRP002 ..\NIHS grant\Deliverable 8\Final\NIHS Del 5i online copy revised  FINAL.pdf.

Craig CD, Sprang G  (2010). Factors associated with the use of evidence-based practices to treat psychological trauma by psychotherapists with trauma treatment expertise. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 7(5): 488-509. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15433714.2010.528327

Freer, B, Whitt-Woosley, A., & Sprang, G. (2010). “Narrative Coherence and the Trauma Experience: A Mixed-Method Analysis, Victims and Violence, 25, 6, 743- 755.

LaJoie, A.S. & Sprang, G., McKinney, W. P. (2010). “Long-term effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Psychological Well-Being of Evacuees”. Disasters, 34, 1031-1044. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01181.x

Sprang, G., Clark, J., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., Mohipp, C., Otis, M. Silman, M., Jackson, C. (2010). New Directions in Pandemic Response: A Roadmap to Resilience, National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5e, CSVAC Pub. 10-BHDRP008.
    
Sprang, G., Clark, J., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., Mohipp, C., Otis, M. Silman, M., Jackson, C. (2010). A Comprehensive Analysis of Pandemic and Quarantine Responses for Families and Children: Integrative Report of New Evidence (Preliminary Findings),  National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5d, CSVAC Pub. 10-BHDRP007.

Sprang, G., Clark, J., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., M. Silman, M., Jackson, C. (2010). Best Practice Guidelines for Pandemic Disaster Planning: Response from the Field (Part 1).  National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5g, CSVAC Pub. 10-BHDRP009.

Sprang, G., Clark, J., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., Mohipp, C., Silman, M., Jackson, C. (2010). Expert Database, National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5c, CSVAC Pub. 10-BHDRP006.

Sprang, G., Staton-Tindall, & Craig, C. (2010). M. National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative FY2010 Annual Evaluation Report for the University of Kentucky Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment Institute, November 26, 2010. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=ctac_reports

Sprang, G., Staton-Tindall, M. & Clark, J. (2010). “Caregiver Substance Misuse and Trauma Exposure in Vulnerable Children”. Families in Society, 91,4 DOI: 10.1606/1044-3894.4029.

Craig, C. & Sprang, G. (2009).  “Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Trauma Practices Questionnaire (TPQ):  A test of psychometric properties. Research in Social Work Practice. 19, 221-233. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049731508317294

Sprang, G. (2009). “The Efficacy of a Relational Intervention for Traumatized and Maltreated Children and their Foster Families”. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14, 81-88. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1475-3588.2008.00499.x

Sprang, G. (2009). “Translating Frontier Knowledge Into Contemporary Practice by Harnessing the Synergy of the Cluster”, Journal of Loss and Trauma, 14, 235- 239. https://doi.org/10.1080/15325020903001687

Sprang, G., Craig, C., (2009). Staton-Tindall, M. National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative FY2009 Annual Evaluation Report for the University of Kentucky Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment Institute, November 30, 2009. 

Sprang, G., Clark, J., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., Mohipp, C., Silman, M. (2009). University of Kentucky Behavioral Health Pandemic Research Toolkit: An Analysis of the Child and Family Experience, National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5b, CSVAC Pub. 09-BHDRP005.

Sprang, G., Clark, J., LaJoie, A., Leigh, P., Mohipp, C., Silman, M., Smith, J. (2009). A Comprehensive Analysis of Pandemic and Quarantine Responses for Families and Children, National Institute for Hometown Security, NIHS KCI#15-07-Milestone 5a, CSVAC Pub. 09-BHDRP004.  

Sprang, G. & LaJoie, A.S. (2009). “Exposure, Avoidance and PTSD among Hurricane Katrina Evacuees: A mediational analysis”.  Traumatology, 15, 10-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534765609331607

Sprang, G., Kaak, H.O., Staton-Tindall, M., Clark, J., Hubbard, K., Whitt-Woosley, A., Mau, A., Combs, A., Risk, H. (2009).  A Response from the Field: Perspectives on Translating Neuroscience to Clinical Practice, Journal of Loss and Trauma. 14, 315-346.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15325020903004871

Sprang, G., Katz, D. & Cooke, C. (2009). “Allostatic Load: Examining the Cumulative Burden of Trauma in Foster Care”. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 2, 242-252. 

Clark, J. & Sprang, G. (2008).  Infant Mental Health, Child Maltreatment, & the Law: A Jurisprudent Therapy Analysis. Journal of Infant Mental Health. 29, 21-35. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/imhj.20163

Gillen, M., Segress, M., Clark, J., Sprang, G., Otis, M., Katz, D., & Hoffman, K. (2008).  A three-dimensional perspective on child abuse prevention. National Child and Family Report, 53 (4), F12, F13, F20.

Sprang, G., Craig, C., & Clark, J. (2008). “Factors Impacting Trauma Practice Patterns:  The Convergence/Divergence of Science and Practice”.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 22, 162-174. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0887618507000680

Sprang, G., Staton-Tindall, M., Clark,  J. (2008).  A Kentucky profile of trauma exposure and drug endangered children. In S. Turner and R. Walker (Eds.) Report on Methamphetamine and Other Drug Use in Kentucky.  Lexington, Kentucky. The University of Kentucky Special Commission on the Study of Methamphetamine and Other Drug Use in Kentucky.

Sprang, G., Staton-Tindall, M. & Clark, J. (2008). “Trauma Exposure and the Drug Endangered Child”, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21, 1-7.  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jts.20330

Craig, C. & Sprang, G. (2007).  “Trauma Exposure and Child Abuse Potential: Investigating the Cycle of Violence. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77. 296-305.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0002-9432.77.2.296

Sprang, G., & Craig, C. (2007).  “Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Trauma Practices Questionnaire (TPQ).  Best Practices in Mental Health:  An International Journal. 3, 9 – 20. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/lyceum/bpmh/2007/00000003/00000002/art00003

Sprang, G., Whitt-Woosley, A., & Clark, J. (2007). “Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Compassion Satisfaction:  Factors impacting a professional’s quality of life. Journal of Loss and Trauma. 12, 259 – 280. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15325020701238093

McKinney, W.P., Wesley, G., Sprang, M.V., & Troutman, A. (2005). Educating Health Professionals to Respond to Bioterrorism.  Public Health Reports. 120, 32- 47. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00333549051200S109

Sprang, G., Clark, J. & Bass, S. (2005).   Factors the Contribute to Maltreatment Severity: Multimethod and Multidimensional Approaches.  Child Abuse and Neglect: An International Journal, 29, 335-350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2004.08.008

Sprang, G. (2004).  Construct Validity and Method Variance in the Measurement of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:  The Traumatic Experiences Inventory.   Journal of Loss and Trauma. 9, 189-199. https://doi.org/10.1080/15325020490423424

Sprang, G., Clark, J.,  Kaak, O., & Brenzel, A. (2004). Developing and Tailoring Mental Health Technologies for Child Welfare: The Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS) project.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.74,3, 325-336. http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2F0002-9432.74.3.325

Sprang, G. (2003). “Psychological Impact of Isolated Acts of Terrorism”. In  A. Silke (Ed.). Terrorist, Victims and Society: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism. Wiley and Sons. London.

Sprang, G. (2002).  Vicarious stress: Patterns of disturbance two years after the Oklahoma City bombing.  Psychological Reports , Vol. 89, 331-338. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/pr0.2001.89.2.331

Sprang, G. (2001). Coping Strategies and Psychiatric Co-morbidity following the Oklahoma City Bombing. Social Work and Social Sciences Review. 8, 2, 207-218. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/15347656093316