Shelby Elaine McDonald

Shelby Elaine McDonald

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Publications and Reports

    • Haden, S. C., McDonald, S. E., Blakelock, H., & Ascione, F.R. (in press). An exploratory study of incarcerated domestic violence perpetrators’ reports of violence against animals. Anthrozoös.

      Shin, S. H., McDonald, S.E., & Conley, D. (2017). Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and substance use among young adults: A latent class analysis. Addictive Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.11.020

      McDonald, S. E., Dmitrieva, J., Shin, S., Hitti, S. A., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F.R., & Williams, J.H. (2017). The role of callous/unemotional traits in mediating the association between animal abuse exposure and behavior problems among children exposed to intimate partner violence.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 421-432https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.004

      Shaffer, C. M., Corona, R., Sullivan, T.N., Fuentes, V. & McDonald, S.E. (2017). Barriers and supports to dating violence communication between Latina adolescents and their mothers: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Family Violence. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-017-9936-1

       McDonald, S. E., Ma, L., Green, K. E., Hitti, S. A., Cody+, A., Donovan, C., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). Evaluation of the parent-report version of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits in a sample of children recruited from intimate partner violence services: A multidimensional Rasch analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22497

      McDonald, S. E., Cody+, A., Collins*, E., Stim+, H., Nicotera, N., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J.H. (2017). Concomitant exposure to animal abuse and socioemotional adjustment among children exposed to intimate partner violence: A mixed methods study. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-017-0176-6  

      McDonald, S. E., Collins*, E., Maternick+, A., Nicotera, N., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). Intimate partner violence survivors’ reports of their children’s exposure to companion animal maltreatment: A qualitative study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516689775

      Corona, R., Velazquez, E., McDonald, S.E., Avila, M., Neff, M.R., Iglesias, A., & Halfond, R.W. (2017). Ethnic labels, pride, and challenges: A qualitative study of Latinx youth living in a new Latinx destination community. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 4, 1-13 

      Collins*, E., Cody+, A., McDonald, S. E., Nicotera, N., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). A template analysis of intimate partner violence survivors’ experiences of animal maltreatment: Implications for safety planning and intervention. Violence Against Women. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801217697266

      Corona, R., Rodríguez, V. M., McDonald, S.E., Velazquez, E., Rodríguez, A., & Fuentes, V.E.   (2017). Associations between cultural stressors, cultural values, and Latina/o college students’ mental health. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(1), 63-77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-016-0600-5

      McDonald, S. E., Corona, R., Maternick+, A., Ascione, F., Williams, J. H., & Graham-Bermann, S. (2016). Children's exposure to intimate partner violence and their social, school, and activities competence: Latent profiles and correlates. Journal of Family Violence, 31(7), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-016-9846-7

      McDonald, S. E., Shin, S., Corona, R., Maternick+, A., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F., & Williams, J. H. (2016). Children exposed to intimate partner violence: Identifying differential effects of family environment on children’s trauma and psychopathology symptoms through regression mixture models. Child Abuse & Neglect, 58, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.06.010

      McDonald, S. E., Graham-Bermann, S., Maternick+, A., Ascione, F., & Williams, J. H. (2016). Patterns of adjustment among children exposed to intimate partner violence: A person-centered approach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 9(2), 137-152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-016-0079-y

      McDonald, S. E., Collins*, E., Nicotera, N., Hageman, T., Ascione, F., Williams, J. H., & Graham-Bermann, S. (2015). Children’s experiences of companion animal maltreatment in households characterized by intimate partner violence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 116-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.10.005

      McDonald, S. E., Vidacovich, C., Williams, J.H., Ascione, F.R., & Green, K.E. (2015). Validity of the Children’s Treatment of Animals Questionnaire: A Rasch analysis. Anthrozoös, 28(1), 131-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/089279315X14129350722172

      Wiegand, D. M., Hanowski, R. J., & McDonald, S. E. (2009). Commercial drivers’ health: A naturalistic study of body mass index, fatigue, and involvement in safety-critical events. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10(6), 573-579. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15389580903295277

       

    • Wiegand, D. M., Hanowski, R. J., & McDonald, S. E. (2009). Commercial drivers’ health: A naturalistic study of body mass index, fatigue, and involvement in safety-critical events. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10(6), 573-579.

    • Wiegand, D. M., Hanowski, R. J., & McDonald, S. E. (2009).  Commercial driver health and fatigue study.  Report submitted to the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence.  http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VTTI/reports/Health_and_Fatigue_021109.pdf

    • Wiegand, D. M., McClafferty, J., McDonald, S. E., & Hanowski, R. J. (2009). Development and evaluation of a naturalistic Observer Rating of Drowsiness protocol. Report submitted to the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VTTI/reports/ORD_Final_Report_022509.pdf

  • Under Review

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      Shaffer, C.M., Corona, R., Sullivan, T.N. Fuentes, V. & McDonald, S.E. (R/R). Barriers and supports to dating violence communication between Latina adolescents and their mothers: A qualitative analysis. Mansucript Submitted for Publication in Health Education Research.
       

       

  • Book Chapters

    • McDonald, S. E. (forthcoming). Animal abuse and human aggression in households experiencing family violence. In P. Birch, C. Ireland, & J. Ireland, The international handbook on aggression. London, UK:
       
      McDonald, S. E., (in press). Human-animal relationships in households experiencing family violence: Implications for addressing cycles of multidirectional violence (Ed.). Animal revolutions: A new look at the animal world. Paris, France: Les Liens qui Libèrent.

  • Peer reviewed poster presentations

    • 1. McDonald, S.E., Vidacovich, C., Williams, J.H., Green, K., & Ascione, F.R.,  (accepted). Validity of Children's Treatment of Animals Questionnaire in an ethnically diverse sample of children: A Rasch analysis. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2015 International Society for Antrhozoology Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY.

      2. McDonald, S. E., Vidacovich, C., Ascione, F., Williams, J. H. & Green, K. E. (January 2015). The Child Exposure to Domestic Violence Scale: A Rasch analysis of the Home Exposure Subscale in a sample of 7- to 12-year-old children. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work & Research, New Orleans, LA.

      3. McDonald, S. E., Garrido, E., Ascione, F., & Taussig, H. (January 2012). Perpetration of Animal Abuse by Maltreated Youth in Out-of-Home Care: Mental Health and Behavioral Correlates. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work Research. San Diego, CA.

      4. McDonald, S. E., & Ascione, F. (January 2012). Incarcerated Men's Reports of Animal Abuse in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence: The Influence of Antisocial Personality Disorder and Childhood Animal Cruelty. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work Research. San Diego, CA.

      5. Ascione, F. R., Peak, T. P., McDonald, S. E., & Clark, L. (October 2009). Animal Welfare Issues and Elder Adult Maltreatment: A National Survey. Poster presented at the International Society for Anthrozoology/Human Animal Interaction International Conference, Kansas City, MO.

      6. McDonald, S. E., Deater-Deckard, K., Petrill, S. A., & Thompson, L. (March 2007). Genetic and environmental variance in temperament in middle childhood. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

      7. McDonald, S. E., Wolff, J. C., Deater-Deckard, K., & Ollendick, T. H. (March 2007). Child internalizing problems and achievement: Overprotective parenting as a moderator. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

      8. McDonald, S. E., Nicholson, H. D., Deater-Deckard, K., Petrill, S. A., & Thompson, L. (May 2007). Nonshared environmental processes: An observational twin study. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington D.C.

      9. McDonald, S. E., & Scarpa, A. (May 2006). Autonomic activity in childhood proactive and reactive aggression: The influence of ADHD-related behavior on heart rate and skin conductance. Poster presented at the 18th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, New York City, NY.

      10. McDonald, S. E., Haden, S. C. & Scarpa, A. (May 2006). Young adults’ exposure to community violence: Psychological outcomes of family and stranger violence. Poster presented at the 18th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, New York City, NY.

      11. McDonald, S. E., & Scarpa, A. (May 2005). Reactive and proactive aggression differ in autonomic reactivity to provocation. Poster presented at the 17th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

    • 12. McDonald, S. E., Tyrrell, J. M., Pendleton, D. C., Haden, S. C., & Scarpa, A. (May 2005). Psychophysiological correlates of laboratory reactive and proactive aggression. Poster presented at the 17th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

      13. Cankaya, B., McDonald, S. E. & Clum, G. A. (May 2005) Young Schema Questionnaire and Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale: A longitudinal study of depression. Poster presented at the 17th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

      14. McDonald, S.E., Pendleton, D.C., Tyrrell, J.M., Haden, S.C., & Scarpa, A. (March 2005). Autonomic activity and laboratory proactive and reactive aggression. Poster presented at the 2005 Southeastern Psychological Association Conference.

      15. McDonald, S. E., Thompson, N. E., Scarpa, A., & Van Voorhees, E. E. (October 2004). Autonomic activity and childhood reactive and proactive aggression. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Santa Fe, NM.

      16. Tanaka, A., McDonald, S. E., Thompson, N. E., Shumate, H., & Scarpa, A. (October 2004). Autonomic activity and childhood reactive/proactive aggression II: The roles of child and parent anxiety and depression. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Santa Fe, NM.

      17. McDonald, S. E., Varga, Z., Van Voorhees, E. E., & Scarpa, A. (May 2004). Attention symptomatology in childhood reactive and proactive aggression. Poster presented at the 16th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Chicago, IL.

      18. McDonald, S. E., Varga, Z., Scarpa, A., & Van Voorhees, E. E. (November 2004). Attentional and conduct problems in childhood proactive and reactive aggression. Poster presented at the 2004 Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Nashville, TN.

  • Peer reviewed paper presentations

      1. McDonald, S.E., Williams, J. H., & Ascione (January, 2016). Examining profiles of risk, protection, and resilience among children exposed to intimate partner violence using latent profile analysis. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work & Research, Washington DC. Collins, E.,
      2. Collins, E.A., McDonald, S.E., Nicotera, N., Williams, J. H., & Ascione, F. (January, 2016). Women's experiences of companion animal maltreatment in the context of intimate partner violence: A qualitative study with implications for safety planning and intervention. Paper accepted for the 20th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work & Research, Washington DC.
      3. McDonald, S.E., Williams, J. H., & Ascione (January, 2016). Children exposed to intimate partner violence: Identifying differential effects of family environment on children's socioemotional functioning through regression mixture models. Paper accepted for the 20th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work & Research, Washington DC.
      4. Collins, E., McDonald, S.E., & Williams, J. H. (October, 2016). Behavior problems among children of Mexican-immigrant mothers receiving intimate partner violence services. Paper accepted for Oral Presentation in the Violence Against Women and Their Children Track, 61st Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
      5. McDonald, S.E. & Williams, J. H. (October, 2015). Profiles of socio-emotional adjustment among children exposed to intimate partner violence. Paper accepted for Oral Presentation in the Violence Against Women and Their Children Track, 61st Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
      6. McDonald, S. E., Nicotera, N., Hageman, T., Ascione, F., & Williams., J. H. (January 2015). A qualitative study of how children experience and intervene in threats to and harm of companion animals in the context of intimate partner violence. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work & Research, New Orleans, LA.
      7. McDonald, S. E., & Williams, J. H. (January 2014). Validity of the Children’s Treatment of Animals Questionnaire among youth exposed to intimate partner violence: A Rasch Analysis. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work Research. San Antonio, TX.
      8. McDonald, S. E., Ascione, F.R., Williams, J. H., & Brown, S. M. (January 2014). Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress among youth exposed to intimate partner violence: The impact of witnessing animal cruelty. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work Research. San Antonio, TX.
      9. McDonald, S. E., & Laser, J. A. (January 2014). Childhood maltreatment, internalizing problems, and delinquency among Korean youth: The buffering effect of perceived neighborhood collective efficacy. Paper accepted for presentation at the 18th Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work Research. San Antonio, TX.
    • paper presentations, contd.

      10. Brown, S. M., McDonald, S. E., Ascione, F., & Williams, J. H. (November 2013). Socioemotional difficulties of children exposed to intimate partner violence and animal abuse. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Dallas, TX.

      11. McDonald, S. E., Brown, S. M., Ascione, F., & Williams, J. H. (July 2013). Children exposed to intimate partner violence and concomitant animal cruelty. Oral paper presentation given at the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology. Chicago, IL.

      12. McDonald, S. E., Brown, S. M., Ascione, F., & Williams, J. H. (April 2013). Mental health and behavioral correlates of children exposed to intimate partner violence and concomitant animal abuse. Paper presented at the 3rd International Veterinary Social Work Summit. Knoxville, TN.

      13. McDonald, S. E., Garrido, E., Ascione, F., & Taussig, H. (November 2012). Perpetration of animal abuse by children in out-of home care. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Washington, DC.

      14. McDonald, S. E., & Ascione, F. (November 2012). Animal abuse and family violence: Implications for social work education. Paper accepted at the 58th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Washington, DC.

      15. Ascione, F. R., & McDonald, S. E. (March 2011). Women victims and criminal perpetrators of domestic violence (intimate partner violence): The significance of animal abuse and possible effects on child witnesses. Invited presentation at the Scienze Criminologiche e Forenzi Conference, Mantova, Italy.

      16. Wiegand, D. M., Hanowski, R. J., & McDonald, S. E. (March 2009). Using naturalistic driving data to explore the relation of body mass index and fatigued driving among professional truck drivers. Paper presented by S. McDonald at the International Fatigue Management in Transportation Operations Conference: Boston, MA.

      17. Wiegand, D. M., Hanowski, R. J., & McDonald, S. E. (August 2008). Commercial truck drivers’ health: Implications for driving performance and fatigue. Paper presented at the Naturalistic Driving Methods & Analyses Symposium, Blacksburg, VA.

  • Symposia and WorkShop Collaborations

      1. Pearson, J., Clark, A., Tedeschi, P., & McDonald, S.E. (October, 2016). Preparing social workers to address pet loss, bereavement, and related stress. Interactive Workshop in the Clinical Practice Track, 61st Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Denver, CO.
      2. American Psychological Association Conference (2014). The effects of Human-Animal Interaction on protective factors for at-risk children. Co-discussants: Pendry, P., Gabriels, R., Schuck, S., McDonald, S.E., & O’Haire, M. Washington, DC. Co-chairs: McCune, S. & Esposito, L.
      3. Society for Social Work Research Conference (2014). Key Topics in Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) and Research-Informed Social Work. Co-discussants: Hoy, J., Komorosky, D., Brown, S., McDonald, S.E., & O’Connor, A. San Antonio, TX.
  • Selected Presentations

This portfolio last updated: Nov 23, 2017 6:10:27 AM