RESEARCH DISSEMINATION:

The LiFEsports Initiative continually strives to provide avenues to disseminate best practices in the field of youth development. In an effort to disseminate this information to those in the field, the LiFEsports Initiative staff currently prioritizes the writing of articles for both community and primary literature. Past publications are available for download below.


Research Briefs:


Program Evaluation Reports:IMG_4103

In addition to these program reports, LiFEsports regularly published research articles in primary literature outlets as well as presenting them at national and state conferences on youth development, social work, and sport. Below is a list of current publications and presentations.


Publications:

  • Bates, S., McCloskey, R., & Kimiecik, C. (2017, January). Sport-based positive youth development: The influence of weight status on youth outcomes. NASW Ohio Chapter Newsletter, 1, 19.
  • Lower, L., Newman, T., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2017). Validity and reliability of the teamwork scale for youth. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(6), 716-725.
  • Riley, A., Anderson-Butcher, D., Logan, J., Newman, T., & Davis, J. (2017). Staff practices and social skill outcomes in a sport-based youth program. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29(1), 59-74.
  • Newman, T., Lower, L., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Riley, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D., (in press). Promoting positive youth development among underserved youth in the United States through The Ohio State University’s LiFE Sports. In Gilbert, K. & McPherson, K. (Eds.) Urban Sports Development. Chicago, IL: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Riley, A., Iachini, A., & Wade-Mdivanian, R. (in press). Maximizing youth experiences in community sport settings: The design and impact of the LiFE Sports Camp. Journal of Sport Management.
  • McDonough, M., Ullrich-French, S., Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A.J., & Riley, A. (2013). Social relationships predict social competence among low-income youth in sport-based positive youth development programs. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25, 431-447.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Riley, A., Iachini, A., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Davis, J., & Amorose, A. (2013). Exploring the impact of a summer sport-based youth development program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 37, 64-69.
  • Riley, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2012). Participation in a summer sport-based youth development program for disadvantaged youth: Getting the parent perspective. Children and Youth Services Review. 34(7), 1367-1377.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., & Cash, S. (2010). Participation in Boys & Girls Clubs, vulnerability, and problem behaviors. Children and Youth Services Review. 32, 672-678.
  • Amorose, A.J., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Cooper, A. (2009). Predicting changes in athletes’ well-being from changes in need satisfaction over the course of a competitive season. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 80(2), 386-392.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Iachini, A., & Amorose, A. (2008). Initial reliability and validity of the Perceived Social Competence Scale. Research on Social Work Practice, 18(1). 47-54.
  • Amorose, A.J., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2007). Autonomy-supportive coaching and self-determined motivation in high school and college athletes: A test of self-determination theory. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8, 654-670.
  • Martinek, T., Hardiman, E., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2006). Addressing trauma in children through physical activity. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 17(6), 34-38.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Newsome, W.S., & Nay, S.  (2003). The impact of a social skills intervention during elementary school recess: A visual analysis. Children & Schools, 25(3), 135-146.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., & Conroy, D.E. (2002). Factorial, convergent, and predictive validity of a measure of belonging in youth development programs. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 62(5), 857-876.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (1999). Enhancing social skills through social work interventions during recess: Gender differences. Social Work in Education, 21(4), 249-262.
  •  Newman, T., Lower, L., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Riley, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D., (in press). Promoting positive youth development among underserved youth in the United States through The Ohio State University’s life sports. In Gilbert, K. & McPherson, K. (Eds.) Urban Sports Development. Chicago, IL: Common Ground Publishing.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Cash, S.J., Saltzburg, S., Midle, T., & Pace, D. (2005). Institutions of youth development: The significance of supportive staff-youth relationships (pp. 83-100). In C.N. Dulmus & K.M. Sowers (Eds.), How institutions are shaping the future of our children. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. (co-published simultaneously in Human Behavior in the Social Environment).
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Riley, A., Iachini, A., Wade-Mdivanian, R., & Davis, J. (2012). Sports and youth development. In R.J.R. Levesque (Ed), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 2846-2859). New York: Springer.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2012). Sport and the development of family, school, peer, and community strengths.  In R.J.R. Levesque (Ed), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 2835-2845). New York: Springer.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Paluta, L., Lowers, L., & Davis, J. (2013). OSU LiFE Sports 2013 annual report.  Columbus, OH: College of Social Work. Ohio State University.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Davis, J., Ruch, D., & Riley, A. (2013). OSU LiFE Sports 2012 annual report. Columbus, OH: College of Social Work. Ohio State University.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Riley, A., Amorose, A., Iachini, A., & Davis, J. (2012). LiFE Sports: 2011 annual evaluation. Columbus, OH: College of Social Work. Ohio State University.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Riley, A.,  & Davis, J. (2010). LiFE Sports 2010 annual evaluation report. Columbus, OH: College of Social Work. Ohio State University.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Iachini, A., Boester, A., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Davis, J., & Amorose, A. (2009). 2008 Ohio State University National youth sports program annual evaluation report. Columbus, OH: College of Social Work, Ohio State University.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2005). Recruitment and retention in youth development programming. The Prevention Researcher, 13(2), 3-6.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2010). The promise of afterschool programs for promoting school connectedness and other youth outcomes. The Prevention Researcher. 17(3), 11-14.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2010). The Promise of afterschool programs for promoting school connectedness and other youth outcomes. The Prevention Researcher. 17(3), 11-14.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A.J., McDonough, M., Riley, A., & Ullrich-French, S. (2011). Reliability and validity evidence of the social competence in sport scale. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
  • Riley, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2011). Participation in a summer sport-based youth development program for disadvantaged youth: Getting the parent perspective. Children and Youth Services Review.
  • Wade-Mdivanian, R., Anderson-Butcher, D., Hale, K., Kwiek, N., Smock, J., Radigan, D., & Lineberger, J. (2012). Utilizing business, university, and community resources to target the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs by youth. The Prevention Researcher.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Riley, A., Iachini, A., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Davis, J., & Amorose, A. (2012). Exploring the impact of a summer sport-based youth development program. Evaluation and Program Planning.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2012). Sport and the development of family, school, peer, and community strengths. In R.J.R. Levesque (Ed), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 2835-2845). New York: Springer.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Riley, A., Iachini, A., Wade-Mdivanian, R., & Davis, J. (2012). Sports and youth development. In R.J.R. Levesque (Ed), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 2846-2859). New York: Springer.
  • Iachini, A.L., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2012). The contribution of extracurricular activities to school priorities and student success. In J. Waller (Ed.), Mental Health Promotion in Schools: Foundations (pp. 127-149). Oak Park. IL: Bentham Science.
  • Iachini, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (in press). The connection between out-of-school time programs and school mental health. In Weist, M., Lever, N, Bradshaw, C., & Owens, J. (Eds.) Handbook of school mental health (2nd Ed). New York: Springer.
  • McDonough, M., Ullrich-French, S., Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A.k., & Riley, A. (2013). Social relationships predict social competence among low-income youth in sport-based positive youth development programs. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25(4), 431-447.

 

Presentations:

  • Boester, A., Iachini, A., Ball, A., Anderson-Butcher, D. (2009). Social work practice with Children: a sport-based intervention. Poster presented at the National Association of Social Workers – Ohio Chapter Conference.
  • (2010) Poster to be presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Conference
  • Payton, A.N., Iachini, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (August, 2010). Exploring parent’s perceptions of afterschool programs in Ohio. Poster presented at 2010 Student Research Opportunities Program. Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Wade-Mdivanian, R., Riley, A., Davis, J., Roth, B., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (October, 2010). Building a sustainable outreach agenda around the “One University” concept. Poster presented at 2010 National Outreach Scholarship Conference. Raleigh, NC, USA.
  • (2010) Poster presented at the Ohio State University’s Student Research Opportunities Program. 2010 Ohio State University Annual Conference on Leadership and Civic Engagement Presentation.
  • Wade-Mdivanian, R., Riley, A., Davis, J., Roth, B., Anderson-Butcher, D. (2010). Building a sustainable outreach agenda around ‘one university’ concept. Poster presented at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Martinek, T., & Doolittle, S. (2011). Using elements of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model (TPSR) in three urban settings: Lessons learned from working with underserved youth in the United States. Symposium presented at the International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, Limerick, Ireland. (Peer Reviewed).
  • Dunn, R., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Riley, A. (2011). Decreased barriers to physical activity in Black girls participating in a summer sports program. Poster presented at the International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, Limerick, Ireland. (Peer Reviewed).
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Martinek, T., & Doolittle, S. (2011). Using elements of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model (TPSR) in three urban settings: Lessons learned from working with underserved youth in the United States. Symposium presented at the International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, Limerick, Ireland. (Peer Reviewed).
  • Dunn, R., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Riley, A. (2011). Decreased barriers to physical activity in Black girls participating in a summer sports program. Poster presented at the International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, Limerick, Ireland. (Peer Reviewed).
  • Riley, A., Wade-Mdivanian, R., & Anderson-Butcher, D., (January 2011). Examining the outcomes of a summer sport-based youth development program for disadvantaged youth. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work Research Conference. Tampa, FL, USA.
  • Ullrich-French, S., McDonough, M., Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A.J., & Riley, A (June, 2011). Profiles of social relationships for low-income youth in physical activity based positive youth development programs. Poster presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity National Conference.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2012, April). Positive youth development careers and social work. Presented at the College of Social Work Undergraduate Student Association Meeting, Columbus, OH.
  • Wilson, M., Wade-Mdivanian, Anderson-Butcher, D., & Penner, M. (2012, June). Protecting youth at Buckeye Sports Camps. Presented at The Ohio State University Department of Athletics, Columbus, OH.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Riley, A., Iachini, A., & Wade-Mdivanian, R. (2012). Maximizing youth experiences in community sport settings: The design and impact of the LiFE Sports Camp. Submitted to Journal of Sport Management.
  • Yoho, P., Skotko, N., Daugherty, N., Bergen, M., Ruch, D., O-Quinne, L., Riley, A., Wade- Mdivanian, R., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2012, November). Enhancing student learning through experiences with The Ohio State University LiFE Sports Initiative. Poster presented at the Ohio National Association of Social Workers Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Olate, R., Riley, A., Ball, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2013, January). Predictors of social competence among African American teenagers participating in a sports-based positive youth development program. Presented at the 17th Annual Conference for the Society for Social Work Research, San Diego, CA.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Riley, A., Amorose, A.J., & Ball, A. (2013, January). Social development in a sports-based positive youth development program. Presented at the 17th Annual Conference for the Society for Social Work Research, San Diego, CA.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2013, March). Addressing the needs of underserved youth through the Ohio State University LiFE Sports Initiative. Presented at the Beyond the Playing Field: University of Michigan Social Work and Sport Mini-Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. (2013, May). Learning in Fitness and Education through Sports: An evidence-based sports-based youth development program at the Ohio State University. Keynote presented at the Proyecto FONDEF: Seminario Experiencias de Intervenciones Biopsicosociales en Contextos Escolares National Meeting, Santiago, Chile.
  • Wade-Mdivanian, R. (2013, May). Learning in Fitness and Education through (LiFE) Sports. Presented at the Mental Health-Education Integration Council National Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Lower, L. M., Newman, T. J., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Davis, J., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2014, December). Youth sport curricula to support athletic and social development. Paper presented at the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention, Sandusky, OH. (Peer Reviewed).
  • Anderson-Butcher, D. Wade-Mdivanian, R., Newman, T., & Davis, J. (2015, October). Awakening the origins of social work: Utilizing sport to impact youth, families, and communities. Presented at Social Work in Sports Symposium, Denver, CO.
  • Bates, S., Newman, T., Anderson-Butcher, D., Davis, J., & Wade-Mdivanian, R. (2015, November). Teaching sport and physical activity: The Ohio State LiFE Sports Initiative. Poster presented at the Banding Together for Adolescents and Young Adults Statewide Summit, Columbus, OH.
  • Bates, S., McCloskey, R., & Kimicek, C. (2016, November). Sport-based positive youth development: The influence of weight status on youth outcomes. Poster presented at the National Association of Social Worker’s Ohio Chapters Conference, Columbus, OH. [Outstanding Graduate Student Research Poster Award Winner]. 
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Newman, T., Bates, S., & Paluta, L. (2016, September). Teaching social skills through sport: The LiFEsports curricular model. Poster presented at 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, San Diego, CA.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Okamoto, K., Newman, T., Davis, J., & Wade-Mdivanian, R. (2016, November). The LiFEsports Initiative: A community-based positive youth development model. Paper presented at North American Society for the Sociology of Sport 36th Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, FL.
  • Newman, T., Paluta, L., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2017, January). Key social agents as predictors of social competence development in a sport-based positive youth development program. Poster presented at Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Newman, T., Bates, S., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Babcock, J. (2017, October). Prevention and youth development through sport, recreation, and play. Interactive Workshop at Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX.
  • Bates, S., McCloskey, R., Stevens, J., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Kimiciek, C. (2017, October). The role of nonacademic supports and services in dropout recovery settings: Lessons learned from the Early College Academy. Conference presentation at the 22nd Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Washington, DC.
  • Anderson-Butcher, D., Newman, T., Amorose, A., Bates, S., Okamoto, K., & Volek, A. (2018, January). Promoting healthy development through a community youth development program: The impact of key adult figures. Poster presented at Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Washington, DC.

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