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Ron Prinz

Carolina Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Office: Barnwell 430; Research--Parenting & Family Research Center
Phone Number: (803) 777 7143
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Director, USC Parenting & Family Research Center

Coordinator, USC Research Consortium on Children and Families (with H. Davis, L. Forthofer, S. McDermott, L. Patterson, M. Weist)

Co-Director, USC Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (with R. Booze)

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review (with T. Ollendick)



Prinz, R.J. (in press). Public health approach to parenting and family support: A blended prevention strategy to reduce child abuse and neglect. In A. Bentovim & J. Gray (Eds.), Eradicating child maltreatment: Evidence-based approaches to prevention and intervention across services. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Salari, R., Fabian, H., Prinz, R., Lucas, S., Feldman, I., Fairchild, A., & Sarkadi, A. (2013). The Children and Parents in Focus project: A population-based cluster-randomized controlled trial to prevent behavioral and emotional problems in children. BMC Public Health, 13, 961-970.

Schueler, C.M., & Prinz, R.J. (2013). The role of caregiver contingent responsiveness in promoting compliance in young children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44, 370-381.

Love, S.M., Sanders, M.R., Metzler, C.W., Prinz, R.J., & Kast, E.Z. (2013). Enhancing accessibility and engagement in evidence-based programs to reduce maltreatment: Conversations with vulnerable parents. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 7, 20-38.

Prinz, R.J. (2012). Prevention and reduction of parent-child relationship difficulties. In H.M. Foran, S.R.H. Beach, A.M.S. Slep, R.E. Heyman, & M.Z. Wamboldt (Eds.), Family problems and family violence: Reliable assessment and the ICD-11. Springer.
Prinz, R.J. (2012). Effective parenting to prevent adverse outcomes and promote child well-being at a population level. In D. Mick, S. Pettigrew, C. Pechmann, & J. Ozanne (Eds.), Transformative consumer research for personal and collective well-being. (pp. 585-598) Taylor & Francis.
Prinz, R.J., Sanders, M.R., Shapiro, C.J., Whitaker, D.J., & Lutzker, J.R. (2009). Population-based prevention of child maltreatment: The U.S. Triple P System Population Trial. Prevention Science, 10, 1-13.
Prinz, R.J. (2009). Towards a population-based paradigm for parenting intervention, prevention of child maltreatment, and promotion of child well-being. In K. Dodge & D. Coleman (Eds.), Community prevention of child maltreatment. NY: Guilford.
Sanders, M.R., Prinz, R.J., & Shapiro, C.J. (2009). Predicting uptake and utilization of evidence-based parenting interventions with organizational, service-provider and client variables. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 36, 133-143.
Sanders, M.R., & Prinz, R.J. (2008). Using the mass media as a population level strategy to strengthen parenting skills. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 609-621.
Foster, E.M., Prinz, R.J., Sanders, M.R., & Shapiro, C.J. (2008). The costs of a public health infrastructure for delivering parenting and family support. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 493-501.
Sanders, M.R., & Prinz, R.J. (2008). Ethical and professional issues in the implementation of population-level parenting interventions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15, 130-136.
Shapiro, C.J., Prinz, R.J., & Sanders, M.R. (2008). Population-wide parenting intervention training: Initial feasibility. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 17, 457-466.
Prinz, R.J., & Sanders, M.R. (2006). Testing effects on parenting at a broad scale: The U.S. Triple P System Population Trial. In N. Heinrichs, K. Hahlweg, & M. Doepfner (Eds.), Strengthening families: Different evidence-based approaches to support child mental health. Muenster, Germany: .Psychotherapie Verlag.
Seng, A.W., Prinz, R.J., & Sanders, M.R. (2006). The role of training variables in effective dissemination of evidence-based parenting interventions. International. Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 8, 19-27.
Prinz, R.J. (2006). Parenting and the prevention of childhood injuries. In L.S. Doll, S.E. Bonzo, J.A. Mercy, D.A. Sleet, & E.N. Haas (Eds.), Handbook of injury and violence prevention. New York: Springer.
Miller, G.E., & Prinz, R.J. (2003). Engagement of families in treatment for childhood conduct problems. Behavior Therapy, 34, 517-534.
Berryhill, J. C., & Prinz, R.J. (2003). Environmental interventions to enhance student adjustment: Implications for prevention. Prevention Science, 4, 65-87.
Prinz, R.J., & Kerns, S.E.U. (2003). Early substance use by juvenile offenders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 33, 263-278.
Locke, L.M., & Prinz, R.J. (2002). Measurement of parental discipline and nurturance. Clinical Psychology Review, 22, 895-929.
Prinz, R. J., Dumas, J. E., Smith, E. P., Laughlin, J., White, D., & Barrón, R. (2001). Recruitment and retention of participants in prevention trials. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 20 (Supplement), 31-37.
Prinz, R. J., & Connell, C. (1997). Prevention of conduct disorders and antisocial behavior. In R. T. Ammerman & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of prevention and treatment with children and adolescents: Intervention in the real world context. (pp. 238-258). New York: Wiley.
Prinz, R. J., & Miller, G. E. (1994). Family-based treatment for childhood antisocial behavior: Experimental influences on dropout and engagement. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62, 645-650.