Scholarly Publications

Journal Articles:

Kelley, S.J., Whitley, D.M. & Campos, P.E. (2013). Psychological distress in African American grandmothers raising grandchildren: The contribution of child behavior problems, physical health, and family resources. Research in Nursing & Health 36, pp. 373-385.

Kelley, S.J., Whitley, D.M. & Campos, P.E. (2013). African American caregiving grandmothers: Results of an intervention to improve health indicators and health promotion behaviors. Journal of Family Nursing, 19, 53-73.

Whitley, D.M., Kelley, S.J., & Campos, P.E. (2011). Perceptions of family empowerment among African American custodial grandmothers raising grandchildren: Thoughts for research and practice. Families in Society: Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 383-389.

Kelley, S.J., Whitley, D.M. & Campos, P.E. (2011). Behavior problems in children raised by grandmothers: The role of caregiver distress, family resources, and the home environment. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 2138-2145.

Kelley, S.J., Whitley, D.M., & Campos, P.E. (2010) Grandmothers raising grandchildren: Results of an intervention to improve health outcomes. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42, 379-386.

Kicklighter, J.R., Whitley, D.M., Kelley, S.J., Lynch, J.E., & Melton, T.S. (2009). A home-based nutrition and physical activity intervention for grandparents raising grandchildren: A pilot study. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 28, 188-199.

Whitley, D.M., & Kelley, S.J. (2008). Developmental screening and evaluation results of young African American grandchildren raised by grandparents: Thoughts for research and practice. ARETÊ, 32(1), 38-57.

Kelley, S.J., Whitley, D., & Sipe, T. (2007). Results of an interdisciplinary intervention to improve the well-being and physical functioning of African American grandmothers raising grandchildren. Journal of Intergenerational Relations, 5(3), 45-64.

Kicklighter, J.R., Whitley, D.M., Kelley, S.J., Taube, J., Berry, R., & Shipskie, S. (2007). Grandparents raising grandchildren: A response to a nutrition and physical activity intervention. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107(7), 1210-1213.

Whitley, D. M., Kelley, S.J., & Sipe, T. A. (2001). Grandmothers raising grandchildren: Are they at increased risk of health problems? Health & Social Work, 26, (2), 105-114.

Kelley, S.J., Yorker, B.C., Whitley, D., & Sipe, T. A. (2001). A multi-modal intervention for grandparents raising grandchildren: Results of a pilot study. Child Welfare, LXXX(1), 27-50.

Kelley, S.J., Whitley, D., Sipe, T. A., & Yorker, B.C. (2000). Psychological distress in grandmother kinship care providers: The role of resources, social support, and physical health. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 24,(3), 311-321.

Whitley, D.M., White, K. R., Kelley, S.J., & Yorker, B.C. (1999). Strengths-based case management: The application to grandparents raising grandchildren. Families in Society, 80, 110-119.

Yorker, B.C., Kelley, S.J., Whitley, D., Lewis, A., Magis, J., Bergeron, A., & Napier, C. (1998). Custodial relationships of grandparents raising grandchildren: Results of a home-based intervention study. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 49(2), 15-25.

Kelley, S.J., Yorker, B.C., & Whitley, D. (1997). To grandmother’s house we go……and stay: Children raised in intergenerational families. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 23 (9), 12-20.

Book Chapters:

Kelley, S. J. and Whitley, D.M. (2014). Kinship care (pp. 96-106). R.M. Reece, R. F. Hanson & Sargent, J. (Eds.). Treatment of Child Maltreatment, 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press.

Whitley, D. M. and Kelley, S.J. (2013). Promoting family empowerment among African American grandmothers raising grandchildren. Bert Hayslip Jr. & Gregory C. Smith (Eds.) Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: A Strengths-Based Perspective, pp. 235-250. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Kelley, S. J. (2012). Grandparents raising grandchildren. J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.), Encyclopedia of nursing research, 3rd ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 198-201.

Kelley, S. J. (2011). Theories and research on child maltreatment. In J. Campbell & J. Humphreys (Eds.) Family violence and nursing practice. (pp. 91-113). New York: Springer.

Kelley, S. J. (2011). Child maltreatment: assessment, practice and intervention. In J. Campbell & J. Humphreys (Eds.) Family violence and nursing practice. (pp. 253-277). New York:

Kelley, S. J. (2006). Grandparents raising grandchildren. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.),             Encyclopedia of nursing research (pp. 234-236). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Kelley, S. J., & Whitley, D. (2003). Psychological distress and physical health problems in grandparents raising grandchildren: Development of an empirically based intervention model. In B. Hayslip & J. H. Patrick (Eds.), Working with custodial grandparents (pp. 127-144). New York: Springer Publishing Company.