Evidence-Based Programs

COMPASS for Courage

COMPASS for Courage is a brief tier-2 social emotional learning curriculum designed for K-8 schools to support their students struggling with anxiety, worries, fear, or stress. COMPASS uses collaborative game-based learning to teach students research-backed strategies to manage worries, solve problems, build relationships, and face stressful situations with confidence. The six-lesson curriculum also has shown to improve grades and test scores, increase teacher instructional time, and reduce student out-of-classroom time (e.g., absences, nurse visits).

COMPASS for Courage

To learn more about COMPASS for Courage, visit:

Visit CompassForCourage.com

 

To learn about the research behind the COMPASS curriculum, visit:

Visit www.TheCourageLab.org

Publications

  • Holly, L. E., & Pina, A. A. (2014). Variations in the Influence of Parental Socialization of Anxiety among Clinic Referred Children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 1-11.

  • Holly, L. E., Little, M., Pina, A. A., & Caterino, L. C. (2014). Assessment of anxiety symptoms in school children: a cross-sex and ethnic examination. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 1-13.

  • Pina, A. A., Holly, L. E., Zerr, A. A., & Rivera, D. E. (2014). A personalized and control systems engineering conceptual approach to target childhood anxiety in the contexts of cultural diversity. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(3), 442-453.

  • Pina, A. A., & Gonzales, N. A. (2014). The Role of Theory and Culture in Child and Adolescent Prevention Science: Introduction to the Special Section. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(3), 397-399.

  • Zerr, A. A., & Pina, A. A. (2014, April). Predictors of Initial Engagement in Child Anxiety Mental Health Specialty Services. In Child & youth care forum (Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 151-164). Springer US.

  • Pina, A. A., Little, M., Wynne, H., & Beidel, D. C. (2014). Assessing Social Anxiety in African American Youth using the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 42(2), 311-320.

  • Pina, A. A., Zerr, A. A., Villalta, I. K., & Gonzales, N. A. (2012). Indicated prevention and early intervention for childhood anxiety: A randomized trial with Caucasian and Hispanic/Latino youth. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 80(5), 940.

  • Alfano, C. A., Pina, A. A., Zerr, A. A., & Villalta, I. K. (2010). Pre-sleep arousal and sleep problems of anxiety-disordered youth. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 41(2), 156-167.

  • Knight, G. P., & Zerr, A. A. (2010). Introduction to the special section: Measurement equivalence in child development research. Child Development Perspectives, 4(1), 1-4.

  • Knight, G. P., & Zerr, A. A. (2010). Informed theory and measurement equivalence in child development research. Child Development Perspectives, 4(1), 25-30.

  • Weems, C. F., & Pina, A. A. (2010). The assessment of emotion regulation: Improving construct validity in research on psychopathology in youth—An introduction to the special section. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32(1), 1-7.

  • Sulik, M. J., Huerta, S., Zerr, A. A., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Valiente, C., ... & Taylor, H. B. (2010). The factor structure of effortful control and measurement invariance across ethnicity and sex in a high-risk sample. Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment, 32(1), 8-22.

  • Costa, N. M., Weems, C. F., & Pina, A. A. (2009). Hurricane Katrina and youth anxiety: The role of perceived attachment beliefs and parenting behaviors. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(7), 935-941.

  • Alfano, C. A., Pina, A. A., Villalta, I. K., Beidel, D. C., Ammerman, R. T., & Crosby, L. E. (2009). Mediators and moderators of outcome in the behavioral treatment of childhood social phobia. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 48(9), 945-953.

  • Silverman, W. K., Kurtines, W. M., Jaccard, J., & Pina, A. A. (2009). Directionality of change in youth anxiety treatment involving parents: an initial examination. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(3), 474.

  • Pina, A. A., Zerr, A. A., Gonzales, N. A., & Ortiz, C. D. (2009). Psychosocial interventions for school refusal behavior in children and adolescents. Child development perspectives, 3(1), 11-20.

  • Pina, A. A., Villalta, I. K., & Zerr, A. A. (2009). Exposure-based cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety in youth: An emerging culturally-prescriptive framework. Behavioral Psychology, 17, 111-135.

  • Carter, R., Jaccard, J., Silverman, W. K., & Pina, A. A. (2009). Pubertal timing and its link to behavioral and emotional problems among ‘at-risk’African American adolescent girls. Journal of adolescence, 32(3), 467-481.

  • Pina, A. A., Little, M., Knight, G. P., & Silverman, W. K. (2009). Cross-ethnic measurement equivalence of the RCMAS in Latino and White youth with anxiety disorders. Journal of personality assessment, 91(1), 58-61.

  • Silverman, W. K., Pina, A. A., & Viswesvaran, C. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for phobic and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37(1), 105-130.

  • Barrett, P. M., Farrell, L., Pina, A. A., Peris, T. S., & Piacentini, J. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent obsessive–compulsive disorder. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37(1), 131-155.

  • Pina, A. A., Villalta, I. K., Ortiz, C. D., Gottschall, A. C., Costa, N. M., & Weems, C. F. (2008). Social support, discrimination, and coping as predictors of posttraumatic stress reactions in youth survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37(3), 564-574.

  • Weems, C. F., Watts, S. E., Marsee, M. A., Taylor, L. K., Costa, N. M., Cannon, M. F., ... & Pina, A. A. (2007). The psychosocial impact of Hurricane Katrina: Contextual differences in psychological symptoms, social support, and discrimination. Behaviour research and therapy, 45(10), 2295-2306.

  • Weems, C. F., Pina, A. A., Costa, N. M., Watts, S. E., Taylor, L. K., & Cannon, M. F. (2007). Predisaster trait anxiety and negative affect predict posttraumatic stress in youths after Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(1), 154.

  • Pina, A. A., & Silverman, W. K. (2004). Clinical phenomenology, somatic symptoms, and distress in Hispanic/Latino and European American youths with anxiety disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33(2), 227-236.

  • Pina, A. A., Silverman, W. K., Fuentes, R. M., Kurtines, W. M., & Weems, C. F. (2003). Exposure-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for phobic and anxiety disorders: Treatment effects and maintenance for Hispanic/Latino relative to European-American youths. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 42(10), 1179-1187.

  • Pina, A. A., Silverman, W. K., Weems, C. F., Kurtines, W. M., & Goldman, M. L. (2003). A comparison of completers and noncompleters of exposure-based cognitive and behavioral treatment for phobic and anxiety disorders in youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71(4), 701.

  • Yeganeh, R., Beidel, D. C., Turner, S. M., Pina, A. A., & Silverman, W. K. (2003). Clinical distinctions between selective mutism and social phobia: an investigation of childhood psychopathology. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 42(9), 1069-1075.

  • Weems, C. F., Silverman, W. K., Rapee, R. M., & Pina, A. A. (2003). The role of control in childhood anxiety disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 27(5), 557-568.

  • Pina, A. A., Silverman, W. K., Saavedra, L. M., & Weems, C. F. (2001). An analysis of the RCMAS lie scale in a clinic sample of anxious children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 15(5), 443-457.

  • Silverman, W. K., Saavedra, L. M., & Pina, A. A. (2001). Test-Retest Reliability of Anxiety Symptoms and Diagnoses With the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IV: Child and Parent Versions. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 40(8), 937-944.

  • Weems, C. F., Silverman, W. K., Saavedra, L. M., Pina, A. A., & Lumpkin, P. W. (1999). The discrimination of children's phobias using the Revised Fear Survey Schedule for Children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 40(6), 941-952.