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Yvonne Rafferty

Professor

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Psychology - NYC

Location
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1315
Office Hours
New York City

Biography


Yvonne Rafferty, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology, Pace University, New York. She teaches courses in both the Psychology Department (e.g., International Issues in Child Protection; Children in Urban Society; The Impact of War on Women and Children; Social Psychology; Community Psychology) and Women's and Gender Studies (e.g., The Girl Child: A Global Perspective; Gender, Race and Class; International Issues in Child Protection). At the United Nations, she represents the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), where she is particularly active with the Working Group on Girls (WGG), the NGO Committee on Child Rights; the Psychology Coalition, and the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons.

Education


BA , William Paterson University

PhD , SUNY Stony Brook
Social-Community Psychology

Awards and Honors

  • Wilson Fellowship Award, September 2013 - Award received in recognition of my research on child trafficking.
  • Pace University, 2011 - Jefferson Award, Bronze Medal Award for Commitment to Service to University Community, Pace University
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, State University New York at Stony Brook, 1987 - Award for Excellence in Doctoral Level Research
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1986 - Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching, Psychology Department
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1986 - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1982 - Graduate Teaching Assistantship
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1982 - Graduate Tuition Scholarship

Publications


Rafferty, Y. Challenges to the Rapid Identification of Children Who Have Been Trafficked for Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Rafferty, Y. Child Trauma as an Outcome of Child Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Human Rights Based Perspective. Psychology and Society.

Rafferty, Y. Mental Health Services as Vital Component of Psychosocial Recovery for Victims of Child Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Rafferty, Y. (2013). Child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation: A review of promising prevention policies and programs. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Vol 84 (Issue 4) , pages 1-17.

Rafferty, Y. (2013). Ending child trafficking as a human rights priority: Applying the Spectrum of Prevention as a conceptual framework. J. Segal and F. Denmark (Eds.), Violence Against Women Across the Life Cycle: An International Perspective. . , pages 133 – 174.

Rafferty, Y. (2013). Gender as an obstacle to good health: Health related human rights violations and the girl child. International Psychology Bulletin. Vol 17 (Issue 1) , pages 15-24.

Rafferty, Y. (2013). International dimensions of discrimination and violence against girls: A human rights perspective. Journal of International Women's Studies. Vol 14 (Issue 1) , pages 1-23.

Rafferty, Y. & Griffin, K. (2013). The impact of family factors and parenting practices on cognitive development and aggressive behavior among children in Early Head Start. C. H. Qi and T. Stanton-Chapman (Eds.), Preschool Children: Education, Social Functioning and Behavioral Issues. Nova Science Publishers. , pages 55 – 71.

Rafferty, Y., Griffin, K. & Lodise, M. (2011). Adolescent motherhood and developmental outcomes of children in Early Head Start: The influence of maternal parenting behaviors, well-being, and risk factors within the family setting. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Vol 81 (Issue 2) , pages 227 – 243.

Rafferty, Y., Griffin, K. & Robokos, D. (2010). Maternal depression and parental distress among families in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project: Risk factors within the family setting. Infant Mental Health Journal. Vol 31 (Issue 5) , pages 543 - 569.

Rafferty, Y. & Griffin, K. (2010). Parenting behaviors among families in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project: Risk factors within the family setting. Early Childhood Services. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages 105-128.

Rafferty, Y. & Griffin, K. (2010). Parenting behaviors among low-income mothers of preschool age children in the United States: Implications for parenting programs. International Journal of Early Years Education. Vol 18 (Issue 2) , pages 143–157.

Rafferty, Y. (2008). The impact of trafficking on children: Psychological and social policy perspectives. Child Development Perspectives. Vol 2 , pages 13-18.

Rafferty, Y. (2007). Children for sale: Child trafficking in Southeast Asia. Child Abuse Review. Vol 16 , pages 401-422.

Rafferty, Y. & Griffin, K. (2005). Benefits and risks of inclusion for preschoolers with and without disabilities: Perspectives of parents and providers. Journal of Early Intervention. Vol 27 (Issue 3) , pages 173-192.

Rafferty, Y., Shinn, M. & Weitzman, M. (2004). Academic achievement among formerly homeless adolescents and their continuously housed peers. Journal of School Psychology. Vol 42 , pages 179-199.

Rafferty, Y. (2004). Educating children who are homeless: An overview of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program. D. Levinson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Homelessness. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. , pages 70-74.

Rafferty, Y., Piscitelli, V. & Boettcher, C. (2003). The impact of inclusion on language development and social competence among preschoolers with disabilities. Exceptional Children. Vol 69 (Issue 4) , pages 467-479.

Rafferty, Y., Boettcher, C. & Griffin, K. (2001). Benefits and risks of reverse inclusion for preschoolers with and without disabilities: Parents' perspectives. Journal of Early Intervention. Vol 24 (Issue 4) , pages 266-286.

Rafferty, Y., Friend, R. & Landsbergis, P. (2001). The association between job skill discretion, decision authority and burnout. Work & Stress. Vol 15 (Issue 1) , pages 73-85.

Rafferty, Y. & Radosh, A. (2000). AIDS prevention and condom availability in an urban school system: Facilitating factors and program challenges. Health Education Journal. Vol 59 , pages 17-35.

Rafferty, Y. (1999). Legal issues in educating homeless children: Past accomplishments and future challenges. Journal for a Just and Caring Education. Vol 5 (Issue 1) , pages 19-33.

Rafferty, Y. & Radosh, A. (1997). Attitudes about AIDS education and condom availability among parents of high school students in New York City: A focus group approach. AIDS Education and Prevention. Vol 9 (Issue 1) , pages 14-30.

Rafferty, Y. (1997). Meeting the educational needs of homeless children. Educational Leadership. Vol 55 (Issue 4) , pages 48-52.

Guttmacher, S., Lieberman, L., Hoi-Chang, W., Ward, D., Radosh, A., Rafferty, Y. & Freudenberg, N. (1995). Gender differences in attitudes and use of condom availability programs among sexually active students in New York City public high schools. Journal of the American Medical Women's Association. Vol 50 (Issue 3/4) , pages 99-102.

Guttmacher, S., Lieberman, L., Ward, D., Radosh, A., Rafferty, Y. & Freudenberg, N. (1995). Parents' attitudes and beliefs about HIV/AIDS prevention with condom availability in New York City public high schools. Journal of School Health. Vol 65 (Issue 3) , pages 101-106.

Rafferty, Y. (1995). The legal rights and educational problems of homeless children and youth. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Vol 17 (Issue 1) , pages 39-61.

Rafferty, Y. & Shinn, M. (1991). The impact of homelessness on children. American Psychologist. Vol 46 , pages 1170-1179.

Friend, R., Rafferty, Y. & Bramel, D. (1990). A puzzling misinterpretation of the Asch "conformity" study. European Journal of Social Psychology. Vol 20 , pages 29-44.

Friend, R., Bramel, D. & Rafferty, Y. (1985). The misguided motto of American social psychology: "Two's intimacy, but three's a mob?". Contemporary Social Psychology. Vol 11 (Issue 5) , pages 203-205.

PRESENTATIONS


Rafferty, Y. (2015, September). Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Conference. The Recovery and (Re)integration of Children Who Have Been trafficked for Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Review of Promising Policies and Practices. Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), Capetown

Rafferty, Y. (2015, August). 105th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Child Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Prevention and Protection Perspectives. American Psychological Association, Toronto

Rafferty, Y. (2015, March 12). United Nations Commission on Status of Women. Promoting Girls' Physical and Psychological Health in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. UN, New York

Rafferty, Y. (2015, March 11). United Nations Commission on Status of Women. Mental Health Service Needs of Child Victims of Trafficking. UN, New York

Rafferty, Y. (2014, October 8). United Nations Committee on Rights of Child. Preparing for the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.. Committee on Rights of Child, NY

Rafferty, Y. (2014, October 1). United Nations Working Group on Girls. The Changing Face of Child Trafficking.. Working Group on Girls, NY

Rafferty, Y. (2013, October). Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Conference. Child Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE): An Overview of Promising Practices for Prevention. Bangkok, Thailand

Rafferty, Y. (2013, April). 46th Meeting of the Commission on Population and Development: Vulnerabilities of Children in International Migration: Human rights and Psychosocial Perspectives. The Psychological Impact of Trafficking on Children. United Nations, New York, NY

Rafferty, Y. (2013, January). Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Researching Children's Rights: Innovations, Opportunities and Responsibilities. Washington, DC

Rafferty, Y. (2012, November). Meeting of the NGO Committee on the Commission on the Status of Women. Discrimination and Violence Against the Girl Child: A Focus on Early and Forced Marriage. United Nations, New York, NY

Rafferty, Y. (2012, October). 24th Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research. Child Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Implications for research and action.

Rafferty, Y., Griffin, K., Robokos, D. & Lodise, M. (2012, June). Head Start's 12th National Research Conference: Research on Young Children and Families: Launching the Next Decade for Policy and Practice. Families in Early Head Start: Maternal Well-Being, Parenting Behaviors, and Child Developmental Outcomes. Washington, DC

Rafferty, Y. (2012, May). Invited presentation from the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, at the celebration of “Children's rights in the concept of Janusz Korczak” . Child Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Review of Promising Prevention Policies and Program. United Nations, New York, NY

Rafferty, Y. (2012, April). United Nations Briefing on Human Rights for Vulnerable People: Human Behavior and Well Being. Ending Child Trafficking as a Human Rights Priority: Psychological Perspectives. United Nations, New York, NY

RESEARCH INTEREST ---


Child Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation; Prevention Programs; Early Head Start; Homelessness; Preschoolers with Disabilities.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Orthopsychiatry Association (since 1990)
  • American Psychological Association (since 1985)
  • American Public Health Association (since 1985)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (since 1998)
  • Society for Community Research and Action (since 1987)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (since 2001)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (since 1986)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Kenan [Committee Member]
  • University 101 Advisory Board [Committee Member]
    Desc: as noted
  • Salary Review [Committee Member]
    Desc: Lots of meetings -- endless hours reviewing paperwork.
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