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Rae Newton
Rae Newton, PhD
Faculty Research Specialist - School of Psychology
Capistrano Beach, CA

rnewton@fielding.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellow,
NIMH Program in Measurement
Indiana University, 1980-1982
 
PhD, Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973
 
MA, Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1969
 
BA, Psychology and Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Statistics
  • Computers
  • SPSS
  • Research Design
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Longitudinal Outcomes for High Risk Children and Foster Care Populations
  • Effects of Abusive and Neglectful Environments on Children and Adolescents
  • Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Sociological Association
  • Pacific Sociological Association
 

Publications:

  • Proctor, Laura J. , Randazzo, Katherine Van Dusen, Litrownik, Alan J. , Newton, Rae R. , Davis,Inger P. Villodas,Miguel. (2011) Factors associated with caregiver stability in permanent placements: A classification tree approach. Child Abuse & Neglect, Volume 35, Issue 6, June 2011, 425-436.
  • Yonas, Michael A., Lewis, Terri, Hussey, Jon M., Thompson, Richard, Newton, Rae, English, Diana, & Dubowitz, Howard. (2010) Perceptions of Neighborhood Collective Efficacy Moderate the Impact of Maltreatment on Aggression. Child Maltreatment, 15 37-47.
  • English, Diana J., Graham, J. Christopher, Newton, Rae R., Lewis,Terri L., Thompson, Richard, Kotch, Jonathan B., Weisbart, Cindy. (2009) At-Risk and Maltreated Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Aggression/Violence: What the Conflict Looks Like and Its Relationship to Child Outcomes. Child Maltreatment, 14: 157-171.
  • Thomas, Patricia A., Krampe, Edythe M. & Newton, Rae R. (2008) "Father Presence, Family Structure, and Feelings of Closeness to the Father Among Adult African American Children." Journal of Black Studies, 38(4): 529-546.
  • Aarons, G., McDonald, E.., Connelly, C., Newton, R. (2007). Assessment of family functioning in Caucasian and Hispanic Americans: Reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Family Assessment Device. Family Process, 46, 557-569.
  • Rudestam, K. E. & Newton, R. R., (2007). Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process. Sage Publications (3rd Ed.)  Sage Publications.
  • Krampe, E. M, & Newton, R. R. (2006). The Father Presence Questionnaire: A new measure of the subjective experience of being fathered.  Fathering, Vol. 4(2).
  • Lau, A. S., Litrownik, A. J., Newton, R. R., Black, M. M., & Everson, M. D. (2006). Factors affecting the link between harsh physical discipline and child externalizing problems in Black and White families. Journal of Community Psychology. Vol. 34, No 1, Pgs. 89-103.
  • Romney, S., Litrownik, A., & Newton, R (2006). The Relationship Between Child Disability and Living Arrangement In Child Welfare. Child Welfare, Vol., LXXXV, #6.
  • Connelly, C. D., Newton, R. R., & Aarons, G. A. (2005). A Psychometric Examination of English and Spanish Versions of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20:1560-1579.
  • Gilford, Rosalie, Gibson, Lori, and Newton, Rae R. (2005). Gerontology Required Core Courses and Gerontology Program Success. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, Vol. 25, No. 3, 31 – 48.
  • Howard Dubowitz, Rae R. Newton, Alan J. Litrownik, Terri Lewis, Ernestine C. Briggs, Richard Thompson, Diana English, Li-Ching Lee, Margaret M. Feerick. (2005). Examination of a Conceptual Model of Child Neglect. Child Maltreatment, 10: 173-189, May.
  • Litrownik, A. J. Newton, R. R., Landsverk, J. A. (2005) Assessment of Depressive Symptomatology in Young Maltreated Children. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. (11) 135 – 156.
  • Litrownik, A. J., Lau A., English, D. J. Briggs, E., Newton, R. R., Romeny, S., Dubowitz, H. (2005). Measuring the Severity of Child Maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect, (29) 553-573.
  • Runyan, D. K., Cox, C. E., Dubowitz, H., Newton, R. R., Upadhyaya, M., Kotch, J. B., Leeb, R. T., Everson, M. D., Knight, E. D. (2005). Describing Maltreatment: Do Child Protective Service Reports and Research Definitions Agree? Child Abuse and Neglect, (29), 461-477.
  • Alan J. Litrownik, Rae Newton, Wanda Hunter, Diana English, Mark Everson. (2003). Exposure to family violence in young at-risk children: A longitudinal look at the effects of victimization and witnessed physical and psychological aggression. Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 18, No. 1, 59-73, February.
  • Alan J. Litrownik, Rae Newton, Barbara E. Mitchell, Kelly K. Richardson, John A. Landsverk. (2003). Long-term follow-up of young children placed in foster care: Subsequent placements and exposure to family violence. Journal of Family Violence 18(1):19-28 , February.
  • Lau, A., Litrownik, A, Newton, R., Landsverk, J. (2003). Going Home: The Complex Effects of Reunification on Internalizing Problems Among Children in Foster Care.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 345 – 358, August.
  • Kjell Erik Rudestam & Rae R. Newton. (2001). Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (Second Edition). Sage Publications.
  • Rae R. Newton, Cynthia Donaldson Connelly and John A. Landsverk (2001, April). An Examination of Measurement Characteristics and Factorial Validity of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol 61, No. 2, 317 - 335.
 

Presentations:

  • Newton, Rae R., Litrownik, Alan J. (2011) Maltreatment Allegations Among High Risk Single-Mother Families: A Longitudinal Look at Family Composition and Change. Paper Presented at the 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Kampe, E.M., and Newton, R.R. (2010). Mama Done Told Me: Age, Ethnicity, Family Structure & Young Adult Women’s Relationships with Their Fathers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, CA.
  • Krampe, E.M., and Newton, R.R. (2009). Oh, My Papa: Family Structure, Childhood Father Loss, and Adult Women’s Relationships with Their Fathers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Krampe, E.M., and Newton, R.R. (2008, August) Middle-aged and older women's relationships with their fathers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Lewis, T., Yonas, M., Hussey, J., Thompson, R., Newton, R., English, D., & Dubowitz, H. (2008, September). Protective neighborhood effects on preventing externalizing behaviors in maltreated youth. XVIIth ISPCAN International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Hong Kong, S.A.R., China.
  • Krampe, E. M., & Newton, R. R. (2007, April). Father presence in middle-age and older women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, CA.
  • Krampe, E. M., & Newton, R. R. (2006, April). Reconceptualizing and measuring father presence: A confirmatory factor analysis of the Father Presence Questionnaire. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Hollywood, CA.
  • Litrownik, A. J., Newton, R. R., Mitchell, B. E., & Jinich, S. (2004, September). Coping with sexual abuse: Long-term follow-up of a videotape intervention for nonoffending parents. Paper presented at the ISPCAN 15th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Gilford, R., Gibson, L., & Newton, R. (2003, March). AGHE curriculum guidelines and student outcomes. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Meetings of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Romney, S., Litrownik, A., Lau, A., & Newton, R. (2002, January). Do perceived disabilities predict type of placement in the child welfare system? Paper presented at the 16th San Diego Conference on Child & Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.
  • Lau, A., Litrownik, A., Newton, R., & Landsverk, J. (2001, July). Longitudinal impact of reunification of foster children on internalizing behavior problems, social isolation, and mental health service use. Paper presented at the 7th International Family Violence Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Newton, R., Landsverk, J., Leslie, L., & Connelly, C. D. (2000, June). Methodological issues in assessing 24 month outcomes in a randomized trial of home visitation. Paper presented at Victimization of Children and Youth: An International Research Conference, New England Conference Center, Durham, NH.
  • Newton, R., Connelly, C., & Landsverk, J. (2000, June). Laterality of IPV and mother to child physical violence: A longitudinal assessment. Paper presented at Victimization of Children and Youth: An International Research Conference, New England Conference Center, Durham, NH.
  • Newton, R., Long, J., Litrownik, A., & Mitchell, B. (2000, March). Gone but not forgotten: How parents with terminated parental rights describe their experiences with social workers and CPS. Paper presented at the 71st annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 1990-2010: Co-Principal Investigator, Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN)
    A study funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families (Office of Child Abuse & Neglect) ($250,000/year)
  • 1991-1993: Co-Principal Investigator (with Allan Litrownik, Inger Davis, Richard Hough, John Landsverk) "Psychological Impact of Child Maltreatment," National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, San Diego State University.
  • 1989-1993: Co-Principal Investigator (with Allan Litrownik, Inger Davis, Richard Hough, John Landsverk) "Screening Impact on Services and costs for Foster Children," Department of Health and Human Services.
  • 1990-1992: Co-Principal Investigator (with Allan Litrownik, Inger Davis, John Landsverk)
    "Study of Reunification Risks and Successes, "Office of Child Development, Department of health and Human Services, San Diego State University.
  • 1990-1991: Principal Investigator (with Richard Serpe, Edward Trotter, David Sachsman) "Managed Care Health Systems Research Survey." A statewide telephone survey based on an area probability sample of 1,500 Medi-Cal recipients and recorded interviews with 150 social workers. The purpose was to assess the attitudes of Medi-Cal recipients and social workers toward HMO's and PPO's.
  • 1989-1990: Principal Investigator (with Richard Serpe, Steven Vandewater) "California State University Faculty Workload Study," A stratified random sample of faculty and department chairs at the California State University's nineteen campuses (n=1,900) and 35 comparable universities throughout the U.S. (n=2,500). The purpose was to develop benchmark data related to faculty workload and to compare CSU faculty workload with faculty from the national sample.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Faculty Research Specialist, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 1972-2010: Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Emeritus, California State University, Fullerton. 
  • 1995-2005: Senior Statistician, Child and Adolescent Services Research Center, Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA
 
 
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