​Bocknek, E. L. (In preparation). A family systems perspective on paternal absence, presence, and engagement. In H. E. Fitzgerald, K. von Klitzing, N. Cabrera, T. Skjøthaug, & J. Scarano de Mendonça (Eds.), Handbook of fathers and child development - prenatal to preschool (pp. TBD). New York: Springer.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Bocknek, E. L., & Choi, H. (In press). Building early relationships in late toddlerhood: 24 months to 36 months. In A. Williamson & A. Morris (Eds.), Building early social and emotional relationships in infants and toddlers: integrating research and practice.


Bocknek E. L., Lewis, M., & Raveau, H. (2017). African American fathers’ mental health & child well-being: A cultural practices, strengths-based perspective. In I. Iruka, S. Curenton, & T. Durden (Eds.), African American children in early childhood education: Making the case for policy investments in families, schools, and communities (pp. 221-243). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.


Hale, J. & Bocknek, E. L. (2015). The play behavior of African American children: The need for a cultural prism. In J. L. Roopnarine (Ed.), International perspectives on children’s play (pp. 62-73). Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.


Fitzgerald, H. E. & Bocknek, E. L. (2012). Fathers, children, and the risk-resilience continuum. In N. J. Cabrera & C. S. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.), Handbook of father involvement: Multidisciplinary perspectives (2nd ed., pp. 168-185).  New York: Routledge.


Osofsky, J. D., Osofsky, H., & Bocknek, E. L. (2010). The impact of trauma on parents and infants. In S. Tyano (Ed.), Parenthood and mental health: A bridge between infant and adult psychiatry (pp. 241-290). West Sussex, UK: Wiley & Sons, Inc.



Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P., McGoron, L., Raveau, H., & Iruka, I. (In press). Adaptive parenting among low-income Black mothers and toddlers' regulation of distress. Child Development.

Lawler, J., Bocknek, E. L., McGinnis, E. L., Martinez-Torteya, C., Rosenblum, K., & Muzik, M. (In press). Maternal postpartum depression increases vulnerability for toddler behavior problems through HPA dysregulation in early infancy. Infancy.


Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P. A., van den Heuvel, M., Qipo, T., & Brophy-Herb, H. (2018). Sleep moderates the association between routines and emotion regulation for toddlers in poverty. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(7), 966-974.


Richardson, P., Bocknek, E. L., McGoron, L., & Trentacosta, C. (In press). Fathering across contexts: The moderating role of toddler respiratory sinus arrhythmia in predicting emotion regulation among African American families. Developmental Psychobiology.


McGoron, L., Hvizdos, E., Bocknek, E. L., Montogomery, E., & Ondersma, S. J. (2018). Feasibility of internet-based parent training for low-income parents of young children. Children and Youth Services Review, 84, 198-205.


Bocknek, E. L. (2017). Family rituals in low-income African American families at risk for trauma exposure and associations with toddlers’ regulation of distress. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12293 [epub ahead of print].


Ratner, H., Bocknek, E. L., Miller, A., Weathington, B., & Elliot, S. (2017). Creating communities:  A consortium model for early childhood leaders. Teacher Development, 1-20.


Bocknek, E. L., Dayton, C., Brophy-Herb, H., Raveau, H., & Fitzerald, H. (2017). Routine active playtime with fathers is associated with toddlers’ emotion regulation competencies. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 63(1), 105-134.


Muzik, M., Morelen, D., Hruschak, J., Rosenblum, K., Bocknek, E. L., & Beeghly, M. (2017). Psychopathology and parenting: An examination of perceived and observed parenting in mothers with depression and PTSD. Journal of Affective Disorders, 207, 242-250.


Dayton, C., Buczkowski, R., Muzik, M., Goletz, J., Hicks, L., Walsh, T., & Bocknek, E. L. (2016). A qualitative analysis of expectant fathers’ beliefs and expectations about fathering as they prepare to parent a new infant. Social Work Research, 40(4), 225-236.


Muzik, M., McGinnis, E., Bocknek, E. L., Rosenblum, K., Liberzon, I., Seng, J., & Abelson, J. (2016). PTSD symptoms across pregnancy and early postpartum in women with lifetime PTSD diagnosis. Depression and Anxiety, 33, 584-591.


Brophy-Herb, H.E., Bocknek, E., Vallotton, C., Stansbury, K., Senehi, N., Dalimonte-Merckling, D., Lee, Y. (2015). Toddlers with early behavior problems at higher family demographic risk benefit the most from maternal emotion talk.  Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 36(7), 512-520.


McKelvey, L., Schiffman, R., Brophy-Herb, H., Bocknek, E. L., Fitzgerald, H., Resichl, T., Hawver, S., & DeLuca, M. (2015). Examining long-term effects of an infant mental health-based Early Head Start program on family strengths and resilience. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(4), 353-365.


Martinez-Torteya, C., Muzik, M., McGinnis, E., Rosenblum, K., Bocknek, E. L., Beeghly, M., & Abelson, J. (2015). Longitudinal examination of infant baseline and reactivity cortisol from ages 7 to 16 months. Developmental Psychobiology, 57(3), 356-364.


Kronenberg, M., Osofsky, J., Bocknek, E. L., & Hansel, T. (2015). Longitudinal impact of attachment-related risk and exposure to trauma among young children after Hurricane Katrina. Child Care & Youth Forum: Special Issue on Hurricane Katrina, 44, 493-510.


McGinnis, E., Bocknek, E. L., Beeghly, M., Rosenblum, K., Busuito, A. & Muzik, M. (2015). Does child sex moderate vulnerability to postpartum risk among infants of mothers at risk for psychopathology? Infancy, 20(1), 42-69.


Fitzgerald, H. E., Bocknek, E.L., Hossain, Z., & Roggman, L. (2015). Reflections on fathers and infant mental health. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(1), 75-77.


Bocknek, E. L., Hossain, Z., & Roggman, L. (2014). Forward progress of scientific inquiry into the early father-child relationship: Introduction to the special issue on very young children and their fathers. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(5), 389-393.


Bocknek, E. L., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Fitzgerald, H. E., Schiffman, R F., & Vogel, C. (2014). Stability of biological father presence as a proxy for family stability: Cross-racial associations with the longitudinal development of emotion regulation in toddlerhood. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(4), 309-321.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Farber, M. L., Bocknek, E. L., McKelvey, L. M., & Stansbury, K. (2013). Longitudinal connections of maternal supportiveness and early emotion regulation to later school readiness of young children in low-income families. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 4(1), 2-19.


Muzik, M., Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P., Broderick, A., Rosenblum, K. L., Thelen, K., & Seng, J. S. (2013). Mother-infant bonding in the first six months postpartum: The primacy of psychopathology in women with child abuse and neglect histories. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16(1), 29-38.


Bocknek, E. L., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Fitzgerald, H. E., Jager, K. B. & Carolan, M. (2013). Maternal psychological absence and toddlers’ social-emotional development: Interpretations from the perspective of boundary ambiguity theory. Family Process, 51(4), 527-541.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Stansbury, K., Bocknek, E. L., & Horodynski, M. (2012). Modeling parent emotion-related socialization behaviors in a low-income sample: Relations with toddlers' self-regulation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 27, 353-364.


Brophy-Herb, H. E., Schiffman, R. F., Bocknek, E. L., Dupuis, S. B., Fitzgerald, H. E., Horodynski, M., Onaga, E., Van Egeren, L. A., & Hillaker, B. (2011). Toddlers' social-emotional competence in the contexts of parental emotion beliefs and contingent responsiveness. Social Development, 20(1), 73-92.


Maupin, A., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Schiffman, R. F., & Bocknek, E. L. (2010). Low-income parental profiles of coping, resource adequacy, and public assistance receipt: Links to parenting. Family Relations, 59, 180-194.


Bocknek, E. L., Brophy-Herb, H. E., & Banerjee, M. (2009). The effects of parental supportiveness on toddlers’ emotion regulation over the first three years of life in a low-income African American sample. Infant Mental Health Journal: Special Issue on Development of Infants and Toddlers in Ethnoracial Families, 30(5), 452-276.


Brophy-Herb, H., Horodynski, M., Dupuis, S., Bocknek, E. L., Schiffman, R., Onaga, E., Van Egeren, L., Fitzgerald, H., Cunningham-DeLuca, M., Hawver, S., Adkins, M., Thomas, S. (2009). Early emotional development in infants and toddlers: Perspectives of Early Head Start staff and parents. Infant Mental Health Journal, 30(3), 203-222.


Bocknek, E. L., Sanderson, J., & Britner, P. A. (2009). Ambiguous loss and posttraumatic stress in children of prisoners. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18(3), 323-333.


Jager, K. B., Bak, J. A., Barber, A., Bozek, K., Bocknek, E. L., & Weir, G. (2009). Qualitative inquiry and family therapist identity construction through community-based, child welfare practice. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 21(1), 39-57.


Freundlich, M. & Bocknek, E. L. (2007). Child fatalities in New York City: An assessment of child protective service practice. Families in Society, 88(4).