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Selected Research Publications

and Presentations

Recent Publications

Burns, B. M. (in press, 2018) Mindfulness-based parenting programs: Significance for young children experiencing adversity and trauma. In T. G. Plante (Ed.)  Healing With Spiritual Practices: Proven Techniques for Disorders from Addictions and Anxiety to Cancer and Chronic Pain. NY: Praeger.

Merritt, J., Burns, B.M. & Chyu, L. (in preparation, 2018) The Implementation of a Community-Led Trauma-Informed Family Resilience Program: A Case Study.

May, M., Fayram, E., Crespi, S., Ilcicin, M., Sherwin, E., Vaccaro, J., Franke, K., Franklin, C., Richardson*, S., Goitom, S., Dong, S. Schuller, M. & Burns, B. M. (2016) Resilient Families Community Movement. International Journal of Student Voice, Vol. 1 (1) (Animation).

Burns, B.M., Fayram, E., Strong, K.,Ruiz, A., Arellano, B., Ilcisin, M., Dong, S., Schuller, M., Gil, R., Franklin,C., Agelson, D., Cruz, V., Crespi, S., Vaccaro, J. (2015) Resilient Families Program: Promoting young children’s resilience through parenting. International Wheelock Journal of Children, Families and Social Change. e1-e9

 

Burns, B. M. and Maritz, Y. (2015) Mindful parents, resilient children: The significance of compassion for parenting. In Plante, T. G. (Ed.) Maximize Compassion, Minimize Cruelty: Psychological, Spiritual, and Religious Influences. NY: Praeger. 

Burns, B. M., Senturias, Y., Davis, L.B. (2015) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A pilot study exploring parental experiences and a FASD education program. Fetal Alcohol Forum, 12, FASD Medical e-network, 26-30.

Senturias, Y. & Burns, B. M. (2014). Managing children and adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder in the Medical Home.  Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 44(4), 96-101.

 

Burns, B. M., Haynes, L., Bauer, A., Shetty, A., Mendoza, J. Fregoso, F., Strong, K., Arellano, B. (2013). Strengthening children’s resilience through parenting: A pilot study. Therapeutic Communities: International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, 34(4), 121-131.

Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Burns, B.M., Gil, R., & Gallardo, M. (2017, Nov) Resilient Families: Babies. Workshop presented at Zero To Three Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Burns, B.M., Franke, K., & Breynaert, R. (with S. Crespi, S. Dong, E. Fayram, C. Franklin, S. Goitom, M. Ilcisin, M. May, S. Richardson, M. Schuller, E. Sherwin, and J. Vaccaro) (2017, August 10-13). Marginalized People and the Resilient Families Program. Workshop presented at the Through the Eye of the Needle: Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

 

Merritt, J. , Burns, B.M., Nichols, L., Chyu, L., Branch, N., Cermeno, I., Nutefall, J. & Ramirez, M.E. (2017, August 10-13).  Santa Clara University’s Thriving Neighbors Initiative Community Assessment.  Workshop presented at Through the Eye of the Needle: Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

 

Dosovitsky, G. & Burns, B.M. (2017, May) Parenting 2.0: Parents’ Well Being and Preschoolers’ Executive Function Skills. Poster presented at the Second Annual Compassion in Action for Children Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Franke, K., Breynaert, R. & Burns, B.M. (2017, May) Parenting 2.0: Coaching Parents to Promote Stress Management and Preschoolers’ Executive Function Skills. Poster presented at the Second Annual Compassion in Action for Children Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Goitam, S., Peraltes, J. & Burns, B.M. (2017, May) Safe, Secure and Loved: A pilot program with Latino Families. Poster presented at the Second Annual Compassion in Action for Children Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

May, M., Steffen, Z., & Burns, B.M. (2017, May) Parenting 2.0: Developing a Texting System to Promote Habits of Resilience. Poster presented at the Second Annual Compassion in Action for Children Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Moore, M. & Burns, B.M. (2017, May) Parenting 2.0: Coaching Parents on Resilience with Art. Poster presented at the Second Annual Compassion in Action for Children Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Sobalvarro-Ramirrez, E. Servin Ayala, D. & Burns, B.M. (2017, May) Strong Attachment, Strong Future. Second Annual Compassion in Action for Children Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Vaccaro, J., Richardson, S. & Burns, B.M. (2017, May) Characterizing post traumatic growth in Latina parents. Second Annual Compassion in Action for Children Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Burns, B.M. (2017, March 15)  A Community Resilience Toolbox to Support Children Facing Adversity and Trauma I.  Invited talk at Flint Michigan’s Public Health Conference Triumph Over Trauma: Celebrating the Resilience in Our Community. Flint, Michigan.

Burns, B.M. (2017, March 17) A Community Resilience Toolbox to Support Children Facing Adversity and Trauma II.  Invited talk at Flint Michigan’s Public Health Conference Triumph Over Trauma: Celebrating the Resilience in Our Community. Flint, Michigan.

 

Dosovitsky, G. & Burns, B.M. (2017, March) Parents’ Well Being and Preschoolers’ Executive Function Skills. Poster presented at the San Jose State University Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, San Jose, CA.

 

Burns, B.M. & Franke, K. (2016, July) Resilient Families Program: A Nonprofit to Support Communities.  Presented at Walla Walla Washington ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) and Community Conference on Resilience. Walla Walla, WA.

 

Fayram, E., May, M. & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) Overview of the Resilient Families Program. Video Presentation at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

Dosovitsky, G., Moore, M., Vaccaro, S. & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) Community Assessment in Thriving Neighbors Initiative. Video Presentation at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

De La Piedra, B., Gil, R., Vaccaro, J. & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) Community Views of the Resilient Families Program. Video Presentation at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.


Ilcisin, M., Crespi, S.,  Sherwin, E.  Vaccaro, J., Goitom, S., May, M. & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) Serving Latino Families Affected by Trauma with Evidence-Based Community Interventions.  Poster Presentation at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Ilcisin, M., Crespi, S., Sherwin, E.,  Vaccaro, J., Goitom, S., May, M. & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) The Resilient Families Program: Promotoras. Poster Presentation at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

Crespi,S., Dong, S., Fayram, E., Ilcicin, M.,  Schuller, M., & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) The Resilient Families Program: Train the Trainer in Louisville, KY.  Poster Presentation at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Franklin,C., Franke, K., Dong, S., Richardson, S., Schuller, M. & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) Commemorating The Resilient Families Program at Sacred Heart Community Service: A Mural.  Poster Presentation at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Fayram, E., Franklin, C., Franke, K., Dong, S., Richardson, S., Schuller, M., & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) Traumatic Stress in Latino Preschool Children. Poster presented at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Richardson, S., Schuller, M., Franklin, C., Franke, K., Dong, S., & Burns, B.M. (2016, June) Continuing the Habits of Resilience: Extending the RFP Curriculum. Poster presented at the First Annual Compassion in Action for Children Research Conference for Undergraduates. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Burns, B.M. (2016, Oct.) Promoting Resilient Families in Community Nonprofits. Keynote Address at Center for Women and Families Conference, Louisville, KY.

 

Burns, B.M. (2015, June) What Everyone Interested in Peaceful and Thriving Communities Needs To Know About the Science of Resilience.  Invited keynote address at Olympism for Humanity Conference: Summit, Olympia, Greece.

 

Burns, B.M. (2015, June) Resilient Communities: Measuring Community Risks and Community Assets. Invited talk at Olympism for Humanity Conference: Summit, Olympia, Greece.

 

Burns, B.M. and Gil, R. (2015, July) Resilience Families Program: Using Games to Promote Resilience in Children. Invited talk at Olympism for Humanity Conference: Praxis, Olympia, Greece.

 

Burns, B.M. (2015, July) Resilience Families Program: Teachers Can Promote Resilience in Classrooms. Invited talk at Olympism for Humanity Conference: Praxis, Olympia, Greece.

 

Burns, B.M. (2015, July)  Resilience Families Program: Individual Students from Sudan and Canada.  Invited talk at Olympism for Humanity Conference, Olympia, Greece.

 

Burns, B.M., Ruiz, A., & Strong, K. (2015, May). Resilient Families Projects: Lessons Learned.  Panel presentation at the First Annual Thriving Neighborhoods Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

Strong, K, Arellano, B., Ruiz, A. & Burns, B.M. (2015, May). Resilient Families Program for Parents and Children. Poster presented at the First Annual Thriving Neighborhoods Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Burns, B.M. (2015, April) Resilient Families. Invited talk at the Second Mindful Individuals, Families and Communities Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Burns, B.M., Strong, K., M., Ruiz, A., Ilcisin, M., & Fayram, E. (2015, April) Resilient Families Program: Parents. Poster presented at the Second Mindful Individuals, Families and Communities Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Burns, B.M., Fayram, E., Ruiz, A., Ilcisin, M. & Strong, K. (2015, April) Resilient Families Program: Children. Poster presented at the Second Mindful Individuals, Families and Communities Conference, Seattle, WA.

Burns, B.M. (2015, May). Resilient Families Projects: Lessons Learned.  Panel presentation at the First Annual Thriving Neighborhoods Conference, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

 

Burns, B.M. (2015, April). Resilient Families.  Invited talk at the Second Mindful Individuals, Families and Communities Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

Burns B.M., Arellano, B. & Sevilla, R. (2014, June). Resilience Meets Brain Science: Resilient Families Project. Invited talk presented at Olympism4Humanity Conference, Athens, Greece.

 

Burns, B.M. (2014, June) Managing Stress with 'Mindful Moments'.  Invited presentation at Sacred Heart Community Service, San Jose, CA.

 

Burns, B.M., Bauer, A., Mendoza, J., Fregoso, F., Strong, K., Shetty, A., Arellano, B., & Lau, M. (2013, April 15-16), Resilient Families Project:  A Pilot Project to Strengthen Resilience in Parents and Children Experiencing Homelessness. Poster presented at the First Mindful Individuals, Families and Communities Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.