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                                    David S. Robinson, Ed.D.
                                    President, DSRobinson & Associates
                     Center for Evaluation and Research with Children and Adolescents

                                                   and

                                               Instructor
                                          School of Social Work
                                            Simmons College

                                      Curriculum Vitae
                                       Brief Biography
                                             and
                                 Recent and Ongoing Projects

Biography for David S. Robinson, Ed.D.

Dr. David S. Robinson is President of DSRobinson & Associates, an evaluation and
strategic planning consulting group with clients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
and New York. For twenty-four years Dr. Robinson has directed the Research and
Evaluation Department at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children (MSPCC). He is also an Instructor at Simmons College School of Social Work.
His primary teaching interests are: participatory evaluation, violence prevention, family and
child mental health and development, research methods, action research and program
evaluation. He helped coordinate the Simmons SSW Research Practicum and is on the
advisory committee of the joint Center for Social Work Research and Practice (Boston
College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work collaboration). Dr. Robinson is
President of the Board of Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention, a non-profit corporation
providing special education services and after-school programs within public schools in
Boston, Massachusetts. He currently consults to social service agencies, state-wide
collaborative after-school programs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and Head Start
programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. His consulting work concentrates on
developing systems for assessing program outcomes and program evaluation strategies
using new technologies to build capacity for families and institutions..

Dr. Robinson was the Principal Investigator for the Simmons Family and Child Progress
Study, an 8-year longitudinal study of the school adjustment and social development of 300
young children from low-income families. This study is a unique study that involves
assessing the progress of Head Start children and families from kindergarten through middle
school. The study grant was awarded to Dr. Robinson as an Assistant Professor of Social
Work Research at Simmons College School of Social Work.

Dr. David S. Robinson was the Principal Evaluator for the Head Start/Public School Early
Childhood Transition Demonstration Project, Administration for Children, Youth and
Families, Head Start Bureau from 1992 through 1997. The evaluation of this innovative five-
year demonstration tests the impact of specialized family, health and educational services


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for poor children and families beginning in Head Start and continuing through the third
grade. This unique Head Start/Public School partnership is funded by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services for approximately $4 million over a five-year period.

Dr. Robinson was also a Research Associate on a project awarded to EDC (Educational
Development Center, Newton, MA) to study successful practices in Head Start centers
throughout New England concentrating on cultural and language issues, literacy in families
with English as a second language, management information and database usage, and
children's social behavior in classrooms. His contribution involves work on family the impact
of family characteristics on children’s Head Start adjustment and progress, and the impact of
quality information management practices within Head Start programs.

In his role as the Director of the Center for Evaluation and Research with Children and
Adolescents (CERCA) from 1993 to the present, Dr. Robinson has created a unique
evaluation and research unit within the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the Director of Research and Evaluation for
MSPCC (1980-present) and has conducted several studies on the impact of violence
prevention programs.

Some of Dr. Robinson’s recent presentations and papers include:

           Providence, Rhode Island, Evaluation of Community Schools Rhode Island in
        five Rhode Island middle schools (Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, West
        Warwick and Woonsocket) for the United Way of Southeastern New England,
        June 2002 – Ongoing.

          Newport, Rhode Island, Evaluating Violence Prevention Programs in Schools
        and Communities, Newport Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative, September,
        1999 through October, 2003.

          Central Falls, Rhode Island, The Evaluation of the SCOPE Initiative: The
        Impact of After-School Programs on Students, February, 2002.

          New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island, Head Start
        Outcomes and Data Collection – three workshops for The New England
        Resource Center, Education Development Center for Head Start Directors and
        Education managers, December 2000 through January 2001.

           New Orleans, Louisiana, “Parental Reports of Family Routines as Predictive
        of Language and Literacy Development of Head Start Children,” April 28, 2000.
        AERA 2000 Annual Meeting.

          Seattle, Washington, “The Relationship of Preschool Child Care
        Arrangements to Children’s Academic Outcomes in Kindergarten and Third
        Grade,” June 1999. Child Welfare League of America National Research
        Conference.




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           Albuquerque, New Mexico, “Resiliency and Adjustment to School: How
        Former Head Start Children Adapt to Early School Transitions,” Paper presented
        at the Society for Research in Child Development, Biennial Meeting, March 20,
        1999.

         Washington, D.C., “Action for Family Involvement: How Family Service
        Coordinators Shape School Policy for Parents and Children,” July 11, 1998.
        Head Start’s Fourth National Research Conference.

          Washington, D.C., “How Head Start Parent Involvement Practice Influences
        Children’s School Adjustment,” July 11, 1998, Head Start’s Fourth National
        Research Conference.

          Boston, Massachusetts, “Parent Involvement and Children’s School
        Adjustment: Practical Strategies for Forming Partnerships with Families and
        Schools,” Simmons College School of Social Work Continuing Education
        Program, June 13, 1997.

          Boston, Massachusetts, “Research isn’t just for researchers: Avenues to
        engaging Head Start programs in research,” The 24th Annual Training
        Conference of the National head Start Association, May 30, 1997.

           Keystone, Colorado, “Rescuing the Child in Child Protection: the Neglected
        role of Child Assessment in Child Protection,” The 25th Anniversary Child Abuse
        and Neglect Symposium, The C. Henry Kempe National Center for the
        Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, Department of
        Pediatrics/School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
        May 14, 1997.

          Philadelphia,   Pennsylvania,     “Rethinking    Successful     Professional
        Development to Support Children’s Literacy: Family Culture, Parent Involvement
        and Children’s Language Use,” “Family Involvement as a Topic and Approach to
        Professional Development for Teachers,” The 18th Annual ethnography in
        Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, March 8, 1997.

           Newport, Rhode Island, “Family Services and Parent Involvement: A Study of
        Strategies to Increase Parent Involvement,” Simmons College School of Social
        Work Research Project Results, July 11, 1996.

          Children & Family Rights Project, Forum on Law & Education, Rethinking
        Our Schools Conference, Panel on Early Childhood and Human Services,
        Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 14, 1992

           Robinson, D.S. (1997). “Rescuing the child in child protection: The neglected
        role of child assessment in child protection.” Paper presented at the 25th
        Anniversary Child Abuse and Neglect Symposium, The C. Henry Kempe national
        Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect,


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        Department of Pediatrics/School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health
        Sciences Center, May 14, 1997.

          Newport, Rhode Island, “Parent Involvement and Children’s Social Skills:
        Pathways to Children’s School Adjustment,” Simmons College School of Social
        Work Research Project Results, May 1997.

           Robinson, D.S. (1997). “Family Involvement as a Topic and Approach to
        Professional Development for Teachers.” Paper presented at the 18th Annual
        Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania,
        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 8, 1997.

          Robinson, D.S. (1996). “MSPCC Transition Guide: A Guide to Assist Head
        Start and Preschool Programs.” Boston: Center for Evaluation and Research with
        Children and Adolescents, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
        Children, Boston, MA.

          Ayoub, C.C., Willett, J.B. and Robinson, D.S. (1992). "Families at Risk of
        Child Maltreatment: Entry-Level Characteristics and Growth in Family Functioning
        During Treatment." CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, 16. pp. 495-511.

           Willett, J.B., Ayoub, C.C., and Robinson, D.S. (1991) "Using Growth Modeling
        to Examine Systematic Differences in Growth: An Example of Change in the
        Functioning of Families at Risk of Maladaptive Parenting, Child Abuse, or
        Neglect," JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 59(1),
        pp. 38-47.




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                                      David S. Robinson, Ed.D.
                                    357 Commercial Street, #209
                                    Boston, Massachusetts 02109
                                       617 722-9899 (Business)
                                        617 733-9899 (Mobile)
                                  E-Mail 1: davidr46@comcast.net
                               E-Mail 2: david.robinson@simmons.edu
                                 Website : www.evaluationhelp.com


EDUCATION
   Ed.D. - Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989
   Ed.M. - Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978
   B.A. - Bemidji State College, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1973

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
   President, DSRobinson & Associates (2004 – Present), Evaluation and consulting services for
           education, mental health, public health, and social services, Boston, MA.
   Principal Evaluator, Community Schools Rhode Island (2002 – Present), United Way Rhode Island,
           Providence, RI.
   Principal Evaluator, Yonkers Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative (2002-2003), Yonkers Public
           Schools, Yonkers, NY.
   Principal Evaluator, Newport Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative, (1999 – 2002), Newport Public
           Schools, Newport, Rhode Island.
   Principal Investigator, Simmons Family and Child Progress Study, (1997 – 2000), Simmons College
           School of Social Work, MSPCC, New Visions of Newport County Head Start, and Newport
           Public Schools
   Director, Center For Evaluation And Research With Children And Adolescents, (1993 -2004),
           Massachusetts Society For the Prevention Of Cruelty To Children, Boston, Massachusetts
   Director of Research and Evaluation, (1980-2004), Massachusetts Society For the Prevention of
           Cruelty To Children, Boston, Massachusetts
   Instructor, (1991 - Present) Simmons College, School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts
   Evaluation and Curriculum Development Specialist, (1978-1980), Massachusetts Department of
           Social Services, Boston, Massachusetts
   Curriculum Development and Training Specialist, (1978-1979), Massachusetts Department of Public
           Welfare, Title XX Training Department, Boston, Massachusetts
   Social Worker, (1977-1978), New England Home for Little Wanderers, Boston, Massachusetts
   Social Worker, (1972-1977), Boston Children's Services Association, Boston, Massachusetts
   Social Worker, (1971-1972), Child Protective Services, Florida Department of Health and
           Rehabilitative Services, Sebring, Florida

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
   President of DSRobinson & Associates, Principal Evaluator of the Community Schools Rhode Island (2002
        – Present) a multi-site evaluation of the after-school programs located in 4 middle schools in Rhode
        Island.
   Evaluation consultant to Newport CATCH (AAP) grant to assist task force to develop objectives, measures


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        and outcomes for local plan to increase medical home for children in Newport County. (1999 – 2001)
   Evaluator for Yonkers Public Schools, NY, and Newport Public Schools, Safe Schools/Healthy Students
        Initiative, a three-year Federal Grant to reduce violence and substance abuse and increase positive and
        healthy outcomes for Newport students and families (January 2002 – August 2003).
   Evaluation consultant to Quincy Community Action Program Head Start to develop and report on child
        outcomes and self-assessment CERCA is assisting the Head Start Director and Education Managers to
        develop internal systems for collecting, documenting and reporting child outcomes in eight domains.
        The evaluation combines identification of developmental domains, instruments for documenting
        progress on those domains, and reporting the results of three assessment periods for children three and
        four years of age. (2000 – 2002)
   Evaluation contractor for the Central Falls 21st Century Community Learning Center. CERCA and
        Crowther Consultants, Inc. combined to evaluate the process and outcomes of two after-school
        programs in Central Falls, Rhode Island. CERCA is developing a new instrument to assess youth
        outcomes in four domains: academic progress, social development, youth leadership and cultural
        development. (2000 – 2003)
   Consulting evaluator to the Transition to Success Pilot Project Evaluation. This evaluation of a Boston
        Public School system for helping students at risk for school failure is funded by Mass 2020 and Boston
        2:00 PM to 6:00 PM After-School Initiative. CERCA and Solutions for the Third Sector are
        collaborating to assess the overall effectiveness of the student support initiative in six Boston
        elementary and middle schools. (2000 - 2002
   Principal Investigator, Simmons Family and Child School Progress Study, Simmons College School of
            Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1997 to September 2000.
   Research Associate, New England Quality Research Center for Head Start, Education Development
            Center, Inc., Database Research Study, October 1995 to the present.
   Principal Evaluator, Head Start/Public School Early Childhood Transition Demonstration Project,
            Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Head Start Bureau - 1992 through 1997.
            Collaborated on a successful proposal to evaluate an innovative three year demonstration
            between New Visions for Newport, Inc. Head Start; Newport Public Schools; and an
            interagency mental health and social services system. This study is funded by the U.S.
            Department of Health and Human Services at $4 million over a five year period, and tests the
            effects of specialized family, health and educational services for poor children and families
            beginning in Head Start and continuing through the third grade
   Evaluation Contractor, Boston Healthy Start Initiative, City of Boston, 1994 & 1995. Contracted to
            develop a youth client satisfaction survey system for the Boston Healthy Start Initiative,
            utilizing teens to help develop and design feedback form.
   Research Project Director, Simmons College School of Social Work, 1994-1997. Designed,
            researched and wrote report on the relationship between parents' involvement in schooling and
            children's progress in school (in kindergarten year), utilizing second year graduate students in
            research seminar.
   Established and directed the Center for Evaluation and Research With Children and Adolescents of the
            MSPCC, a newly formed unit of the Research Department with ten research professionals,
            beginning in May 1994.
   Co-Principal Investigator for an evaluation to study the impact and outcomes of comprehensive health
            education programs in all 293 school systems in Massachusetts, 1993-1994
   Co-Principal Investigator for the evaluation of the Massachusetts Community Service Learning
            programs, 1993-1994
   Principal Investigator for the ABCD Even Start Program evaluation, 1993 to present


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   Principal Evaluator for the Rogers High School Restructuring program, 1993-1994
   Managed a longitudinal study of group services to child sexual offenders and their families (Principal
           Investigator, Male Development Project). Funded at $80,000 by U.S. Department of Health
           and Human Services (Office of Human Development Services) and Massachusetts
           Department of Social Services
   Managed a federally funded service demonstration project for teen parents (Project Director, Pregnant
           and Parenting Teen Project). Funded at $125,000 with MSPCC Worcester Region by Health
           and Human Services (Office of Human Development Services)
   Established formal relationships between the MSPCC and four major academic institutions (Harvard
           University, Boston University, Simmons College, Boston College and Salem State College)
   Managed the upgrading of the MSPCC Research Library as a major resource for articles on family
           violence and parent education for Board, staff and area students and faculty of local
           universities
   Managed the design and implementation of MSPCC's computerized Client Management System
           (CMS), including the computerized transfer of client data from CMS to the Department of
           Social Services (ASSIST) mainframe computer system
   Collaborated with Urban League (Boston) to evaluate families involved with ScholarshipBuilders, a
           tuition-free scholarship program for school-age children
   Collaborated with Massachusetts Child Welfare League of America Executives Group on publication
           of "Mental Health Clinics in Child Welfare and Family Service Agencies," a report outlining
           problems and strategies for successful mental health services for children
   Managed MSPCC’s successful re-accreditation by the national Council on Accreditation of Services
           for Families and Children, Inc. in 1988 and 1991
   Managed the planning and implementation of the mental health clinic program for the MSPCC
   Managed approval process for licenses and waivers from the Department of Public Welfare (Division
           of Medicaid) and Department of Public Health (Division of Substance Abuse and Division of
           Quality Care)
   Managed the production of the MSPCC Board Manual in collaboration with Board and staff
   Planned and implemented Board and staff strategic planning retreats leading to adoption of agency-
           wide mission and goals
   Collaborated with Mental Health Choices Task Force of the Massachusetts CWLA Executives Group,
           resulting in formation of Preferred Provider Organization - MasSPAN - a managed mental
           health care network of community-based agencies for children and youth

PRESENTATIONS and WORKSHOPS
   Quincy, MA, “Results of Child Outcomes Pilot Study Using High Scope COR Assessment System,”
           Presentation of results of pilot child outcome assessments in three classrooms. August 15,
           2001.
   Central Falls, RI, “Logic Model Training for After-School Programs,” Workshop for after-school
           administration to develop logic model (United Way) for after-school programs and activities.
           May 30, 2001.
   Middletown, RI, “Findings from Early Education Needs Assessment.” Presentation to the
           Middletown, COZ and Task Force on Early Childhood Development in Middletown, July 10,
           2001.
   New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, “Child Outcomes and Data Collection”, three
           workshops on data collection for Head Start Directors and educational managers, June 2000,


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            December 2000, and June 2001.
   Seattle, Washington, “The Relationship of Preschool Child Care Arrangements to Children’s
            Academic Outcomes in Kindergarten and Third Grade,” Paper presented at the Child Welfare
            League of America’s First Research Conference, June 1999.
   Albuquerque, New Mexico, “Resiliency and Adjustment to School: How Former Head Start Children
            Adapt to Early School Transitions,” Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child
            Development, Biennial Meeting, March 20, 1999.
   Washington, DC, “The Specific Contribution of Parent Involvement to Children’s Academic
            Competence and Progress from Kindergarten through First Grade,” Paper presented at Head
            Start’s Fourth National Research Conference, July 11, 1998.
   Washington, DC, “Action for Family Involvement: How Family Service Coordinators Shape School
            Policy for Parents and Children,” Paper presented at Head Start’s Fourth National Research
            Conference, July 11, 1998.
   Springfield, Massachusetts, “Transitioning from Head Start to Elementary School: Results and Best
            Practices,” Paper presented at the New England Head Start Association Annual Conference,
            December 8, 1998.
   Providence, Rhode Island, “Exposure to Family Violence & Children’s Social, Emotional and
            Academic Development,” Paper presented at the Northeast Regional Child Maltreatment
            Conference, November 13, 1998.
   Alexandria, Virginia, “Simmons Family and Child School Progress Study,” Head Start University
            Partnership Grantee Meeting, Alexandria Holiday Inn and Hotel Suites, November 13, 1997.
   Providence, Rhode Island, “National Head Start Public School Early Childhood Transition
            Demonstration Project, Preliminary Findings from Rhode Island and National Data.”
            Presentation to the Rhode Island Children’s Cabinet, November 12, 1997.
   Boston, Massachusetts, “Parent Involvement and Children’s School Adjustment: Practical Strategies
            for Forming Partnerships with Families and Schools,” Simmons College School of Social
            Work Continuing Education Program, June 13, 1997.
   Boston, Massachusetts, “Research isn’t just for researchers: Avenues to engaging Head Start programs
            in research,” The 24th Annual Training Conference of the National head Start Association,
            May 30, 1997.
   Keystone, Colorado, “Rescuing the Child in Child Protection: the Neglected role of Child Assessment
            in Child Protection,” The 25th Anniversary Child Abuse and Neglect Symposium, The C.
            Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect,
            Department of Pediatrics/School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
            May 14, 1997.
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Rethinking Successful Professional Development to Support Children’s
            Literacy: Family Culture, Parent Involvement and Children’s Language Use,” “Family
            Involvement as a Topic and Approach to Professional Development for Teachers,” The 18th
            Annual ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, March 8,
            1997.
   Newport, Rhode Island, “Family Services and Parent Involvement: A Study of Strategies to Increase
            Parent Involvement,” Simmons College School of Social Work Research Project Results, July
            11, 1996.
   Newton, Massachusetts, “Needs of Families and Head Start Databases,” Summer Institute on Research
            Collaborations, New England Research Center on Head Start Quality, EDC, Inc. June 12 &
            13, 1996.



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   Newport, Rhode Island, Project REACH Family Service Coordinators' Training, "Home Visiting and
           Service Delivery Standards: Successful Practices." Training and materials for family home
           visitors on Transition Project, October 1995.
   Wheelock College, Summer Institute, "Evaluating Home Visiting Programs," Lecture on quantitative
           and qualitative evaluation on process and outcomes of home visiting programs, July 27, 1995.
   Children's Trust Fund, "Evaluating Home Visiting: What We Know & How To Do It," Multi-
           disciplinary Conference on Family Support, with Debora Daro (National Committee for
           Prevention of Child Abuse and Judith Weiss, Massachusetts Department of Public Health,
           Millford, Massachusetts, May 2, 1995.
   American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Poster Presentation," Incest Offenders:
           Characteristics, Treatment Progress and Practice Implications," with Mary Varanese, Ph.D.,
           Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 4, 1994
   Children's Trust Fund, "Evaluating Home-based Prevention Programs, Serving Young Children and
           Their Parents," Marlboro, Massachusetts, April 11, 1994
   National Council of Community Mental Health Centers, 1993 New England Conference, "Measuring
           the Outcomes of Services You Provide," November 4, 1993
   Children & Family Rights Project, Forum on Law & Education, Rethinking Our Schools
           Conference, Panel on Early Childhood and Human Services, Harvard Law School,
           Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 14, 1992
   Education Development Center, Inc., New England Resource Center, Grant Writing Conference,
           Doing the Write Thing, workshop on "Using Outside Evaluators to Improve Program,"
           Vernon, Connecticut, January 28, 1992
   Albert E. Trieschman Center Annual Conference workshop, "Program Evaluation for Fun, Profit, and
           Quality," Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 5, 1991
   Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, "Incest Offenders: The Male Development Project and Treatment
           Implications," March 14, 1991
   John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, "Family Violence and Poverty,"
           February 27, 1991
   Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc., Edna McConnell Clark
           Foundation, "Recommendations for Improving the Reaccreditation Self-Study Procedures,"
           February 4, 1991
   Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, "Databases in Human Services: The CMS
           System at MSPCC," November 20, 1990
   Family Development Center, Children's Hospital Medical Center, "Male Development Project:
           Clinical Implications," November 12, 1990
   Council on Accreditation of Services for Child and Family Agencies, Hartford, Connecticut,
           "Changing Face of Child Welfare Services in the U.S." September 20, 1990
   Bull Information Systems (Honeywell), "The Child Protective Services System: Child Advocates and
           Automation," August 28, 1990
   Albert E. Trieschman Center and Boston AIDS Consortium, "Program Evaluation, Getting Started: A
           Workshop for AIDS Prevention Program Managers," May 4, 1990
   The 1990 National Symposium On Child Victimization, National Panel on Risk Assessment in Family
           Violence Prevention, April 25-28, Atlanta, Georgia, April 28, 1990
   New England Home for Little Wanderers, Symposium, "Implementing Clinical Evaluation in Child
           and Family Service Agencies," October 27, 1989



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   Lesley College, "Human Services Structure and Function: Federal, State and Local Organizations,"
           October 10, 1988

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS AND REPORTS
   Robinson, D.S., Crowther, W. B. & Lee, S. (2001), Central Falls SCOPE: Initial Program Assessment,
          Fall 1998 – 2000. Central Falls School District & United Way of Southeastern New England,
          October.
   Robinson, D.S. & Lee, S. (2001), Evaluation of Peace Promotion Program: A Violence Prevention
          Program in Newport, RI, Women’s Resource Center & Newport Safe Schools/Safe Students
          Initiative, August 2001.
   Robinson, D.S., Strom, J., Schneiderman, J., & Fetsko, E. (2001), GoodStart and the developing
          child : A tapestry of connections for safety and wellbeing. COMMON GROUND, April,
          2001 12(1), 12-17.
   Robinson, D.S. (2001), Article Review – “Does home visiting improve parenting and quality of the
          home environment? A systematic review and meta analysis.” CHILD ABUSE QUARTERLY:
          MEDICAL UPDATE, VIII (1) January 2001, 4.
   Robinson, D.S., Dickinson, D.K., Sayer, A., Bryant, D., Lambert, R. & Abbott-Shim, M. (2000),
          “Family routines and the emerging literacy and phonemic awareness of Head Start children.”
          Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association, New
          Orleans, LA, April 28, 2000.
   Robinson, D.S. (1999), “Resiliency and Adjustment to School: How Former Head Start Children
          Adapt to Early School Transitions.” Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child
          Development, Biennial Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 20, 1999.
   Robinson, D.S. , K. Stulbarg, A. Cremonini, & H. Glotzer, (1998), “How Head Start parent
          involvement practice influences children’s school adjustment: The specific contribution of
          parent involement to children’s academic competence and progress from kindergarten through
          first grade.” Paper presented at Head Start’s Fourth National Research Conference,
          Washington, D.C., July 11, 1998.
   Robinson, D.S., S. Allen, R. Thompson, J. Drapeaux, L. Spadig, L. Parrott, K. Conrad, A. Dillon,
          (1998), “Documenting changes in early childhood education: A qualitative view from three
          sites of the National Head Start Public School Early Childhood Transition Demonstration
          Project.” Poster Symposia presented at Head Start’s Fourth National Research Conference,
          Washington, D.C., July 11, 1998.
   Robinson, D.S. (1997). “Rescuing the child in child protection: The neglected role of child
          assessment in child protection.” Paper presented at the 25th Anniversary Child Abuse and
          Neglect Symposium, The C. Henry Kempe national Center for the Prevention and Treatment
          of Child Abuse and Neglect, Department of Pediatrics/School of Medicine, University of
          Colorado Health Sciences Center, May 14, 1997.
   Robinson, D.S. and Simmons School of Social Work Students (1997), Newport, Rhode Island, “Parent
          Involvement and Children’s Social Skills: Pathways to Children’s School Adjustment,”
          Simmons College School of Social Work Research Project Results, May, 1997.
   Robinson, D.S. (1997). “Family Involvement as a Topic and Approach to Professional Development
          for Teachers.” Paper presented at the 18th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum,
          University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 8, 1997.
   Robinson, D.S. (1996). “MSPCC Transition Guide: A Guide to Assist Head Start and Preschool
          Programs.” Boston: Center for Evaluation and Research with Children and Adolescents,
          Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Boston, MA.



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   Robinson, D.S. (1995). "Even Start Evaluation Report: The Third Year of the ABCD Even Start
            Program." A report on the implementation and outcomes of the federally funded family
            literacy program in collaboration with Head Start. Boston, MA, CERCA.
   Robinson, D.S. (1995). "Boston Healthy Start Service Satisfaction Initiative: Final Report." A report
            summarizing the findings of a project to develop and test a client service satisfaction
            questionnaire for youth enrolled in Boston Healthy Start Initiative funded programs. Boston,
            MA, CERCA.
   Robinson, D.S. and Simmons Students, (1995). "Parent Involvement in the Early School Years,"
            Simmons College School of Social Work. Boston, MA: Simmons College School of Social
            Work.
   Robinson, D.S. and Strunin, L. (October & December 1994), "Toward A Healthier Massachusetts For
            Children: The First Year Evaluation of the Health Protection Grant Initiative," An executive
            summary and report to the Massachusetts Department of Education. Boston, MA, CERCA.
   Robinson, D.S., Lochhead, C.M., and Gencarelli, D.M., (July 30, 1994), ABCD Even Start Family
            Literacy Program: First Year Evaluation Report," A report delivered to the ABCD Even Start
            Program Director.
   Robinson, D.S., Lochhead, C.M., and Gencarelli, D.M., (July 1994), "Melville Initiative Rogers High
            School Restructuring Program: First Annual Evaluation Report," A report to the principal of
            Rogers High School.
   Robinson, D.S., and Simmons Students, (1994), "Experiencing Head Start: Child Functioning and
            Family Development in the Preschool Years," Simmons College School of Social Work,
            Boston, MA.
   Beinecke, R.H., Shepard, D., and Robinson, D. (November 30, 1993) "Measuring Service, Client, and
            Program Outcomes in Community Mental Health Centers," National Institute of Mental
            Health.
   Robinson, D.S., Deveney, W., and Meyer, H., (1993) "Seasons of Service: The First Year of the
            Massachusetts Community Service Learning Program," MSPCC, Report to the Massachusetts
            Department of Education.
   Robinson, D.S., and Simmons Students, (1993), "Culture and Client Feedback: A Qualitative,
            Explorative Study," Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts.
   Robinson, D.S., and Simmons Students, (1992). "A Good Start: A Study of Client Satisfaction in a
            Child Abuse Prevention Program," Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston,
            Massachusetts.
   Ayoub, C.C., Willett, J.B. and Robinson, D.S. (1992). "Families At Risk of Child Maltreatment:
            Entry-Level Characteristics and Growth in Family Functioning During Treatment." CHILD
            ABUSE AND NEGLECT, 16. pp. 495-511.
   Willett, J.B., Ayoub, C.C., and Robinson, D.S. (1991) "Using Growth Modeling to Examine
            Systematic Differences in Growth: An Example of Change in the Functioning of Families at
            Risk of Maladaptive Parenting, Child Abuse, or Neglect," JOURNAL OF CONSULTING
            AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 59(1), pp. 38-47.
   Robinson, D.S., Mamlak, R. and Meade, D. (1991) "Preventing Child Abuse in High Risk Families:
            Findings from a Secondary Child Abuse Prevention Program," Paper presented at the National
            Albert E. Trieschman Center Conference, "Finding Better Ways: Building Competence for
            Staff and Clients." April 6, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
   Kowal, L.W. and Robinson, D.S. (1991) "Child Welfare Liability From the Private Agency
            Perspective," in Sprague, M. and Horowitz, R.M. (Eds.), LIABILITY IN CHILD WELFARE
            AND PROTECTION WORK: RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, Washington, D.C.:


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          American Bar Association, Center On Children And The Law.
   Robinson, D.S. (1990) "The Sexual Abuse Treatment Study: Evidence for the Efficacy of the
          Treatment of Incest Offenders," A COMMON GROUND FOR CHILDREN AND
          FAMILIES, 6(3), pp. 4, 26.
   Robinson, D.S., Worrell, C., Prince, J.S., Kottmeier, C.P., Komives, J.A. and Allen, J. (1990) "the
          MSPCC Sexual Abuse Treatment Study: Final Report," Boston: MSPCC.
   Robinson, D.S. (1990) "Group Treatment of Incest Offenders: The Relationship Between Group
          Progress and Helping Skills," Paper presented at the 1990 National Symposium on Child
          Victimization "Keepers of the Children," April 25-28 in Atlanta, Georgia.
   Robinson, D.S., Hunter, W., Mamlak, R. and Calello, Jr., A.T. (1990) "Preventing Child Maltreatment
          - A Good Start for Integrating Evaluation With Practice," Paper presented at the National
          Symposium on Child Victimization "Keepers of the Children," April 25-28 in Atlanta,
          Georgia.
   Robinson, D.S. (1989) "Evaluating Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse Treatment: Group Process and
          Outcomes in Multi-Site Programs," Doctoral Thesis, Harvard University.
   Robinson, D.S. (1989) "A Brief Summary and Bibliography on Child Sexual Abuse in the Family,"
          Unpublished paper.
   Kowal, L.W., Kottmeier, C.P., Ayoub, C.C., Komives, J., Robinson, D.S. and Allen, J. (1989)
          "Families At Risk of Problems in Parenting: Evaluation of a Home-Based Secondary
          Prevention Program," CHILD WELFARE, 58(5), pp. 529-538.
   Kowel, L.W., and Robinson, D.S. (1989) "Child Abuse and Neglect: Indicators and General
          Bibliography," Boston: MSPCC.
   Robinson, D.S. (1989) "New Study May Guide Future Sexual Abuse Treatment," A COMMON
          GROUND FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, 4(4), pp. 1,7.
   Robinson, D.S. (1988) "Background of MSPCC Parents United Approach to Child Sexual Abuse
          Treatment," Unpublished paper.
   Robinson, D.S., Herskowitz, J. and Moss. S. (1984) "Test Site Implementation-Investigation of Child
          Abuse and Neglect Reports by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
          Children." Report to the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.
   Ayoub, C.C., Bresnan, A., Jacewitz, M., Lang, K., Munro, K. and Robinson, D.S. (1984) "Developing
          Early Intervention Programs for Children at Risk of Maladaptive Parenting," Unpublished
          paper.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
   Society for Research in Child Development
   International Society of Child Abuse and Neglect
   American Orthopsychiatric Association
   Child Welfare League of America
   Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.
   The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
   American Association for Protecting Children
   Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
   National Education Research Association
   Evaluation Research Society


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RELATED EXPERIENCE
   Adjunct Assistant Professor, (1991), Boston University, School of Social Work, Boston,
           Massachusetts
   Adjunct Assistant Professor, (1989-1990), Salem State College, School of Social Work, Salem,
           Massachusetts
   Evaluation Consultant, (1985), Steppingstones, Framingham, Massachusetts
   Evaluation Consultant, (1979-1980), Project RAP, Beverly, Massachusetts
   National Council On Research In Child Welfare, Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington,
           DC
   National Professional Advisory Group, Council On Accreditation Of Services For Families And
           Children, Inc., New York, NY
   Member of North American Commission Child Welfare and Chemical Dependency, Sponsored by the
           Child Welfare League of America, Washington, DC
   Member of Boston Healthy Start Ad Hoc Consortium, Boston, MA
   Member of the Massachusetts Adolescent Sexual Offender Coalition, Sponsored by the New England
           Adolescent Research Institute, Worcester, MA
   Executive Office of Human Services, Steering Committee on Program Monitoring, Performance
           Contracting and Evaluation, Boston, MA
   Massachusetts CWLA Executives Group, Child Welfare and Mental Health Task Force, Boston, MA
   Massachusetts CWLA Executives Group, Health Choices Task Force, Boston, MA
   Research Advisory Board Member, The Germaine Lawrence School, Arlington, MA


REFERENCES
   Available on request




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                          The Center for Evaluation and Research with Children and Adolescents
                                                    CERCA PROJECTS

Community Schools Rhode Island
DSRobinson & Associates (CERCA) is the principal evaluation firm conducting a multi-site program evaluation of after-school
activities in four middle schools using a “community school” model in Providence, West Warwick, Pawtucket and Newport
Rhode Island (2002 – Present).

Quincy Community Action Program Head Start Child Outcomes and Self-Assessment
CERCA is assisting the Head Start Director and Education Managers to develop internal systems for collecting, documenting and
reporting child outcomes in eight domains. The evaluation combines identification of developmental domains, instruments for
documenting progress on those domains, and reporting the results of three assessment periods for children three and four years of
age. (2000 – 2002)

Central Falls 21st Century Community Learning Center
CERCA and Crowther Consultants, Inc. combined to evaluate the process and outcomes of two after-school programs in Central
Falls, Rhode Island. CERCA is developing a new instrument to assess youth outcomes in four domains: academic progress,
social development, youth leadership and cultural development. (2000 – 2003)

Transition to Success Pilot Project Evaluation
This evaluation of a Boston Public School system for helping students at risk for school failure is funded by Mass 2020 and
Boston 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM After-School Initiative. CERCA and Solutions for the Third Sector are collaborating to assess the
overall effectiveness of the student support initiative in six Boston elementary and middle schools. (2000 - 2002

The National Head Start/ Public School Early Childhood Transition Demonstration Study.
This study evaluates the impact of continuous, comprehensive quality Head Start developmental education, family services,
parent involvement and health/nutrition services for children and their families in the Newport, RI public school system as they
make transitions from Head Start to the first few years of public school. The focus of the study is on the progress of
disadvantaged children and families who were in Head Start and are currently receiving Head Start-like services from
Kindergarten through third grade (1992-1998).

The Simmons Child and Family Progress Study
Through his affiliation with the Simmons College School of Social Work (Adjunct Assistant Professor) the Research Director
was awarded a three year Head Start grant. The Simmons Child and Family Progress Study will continue to follow
approximately 250 children and families for three more years, as children enter the middle school grades. This study builds on
the successful work of the National Head Start/Public School Early Childhood Transition Demonstration Study (1991 – 1998).
The primary objectives are to document the long-term school progress of Head Start graduates and to determine the impact of
family services and support on family functioning and children’s school progress (1997-2000).

The ABCD Even Start Family Literacy Evaluation
This evaluation is designed to document the effects of the Even Start Program on participating children and their parents. The
ABCD Even Start program provides participating families with a comprehensive program of early childhood education, adult
literacy training, and parenting education. (1993-1998).

The New England Quality Research Center (NEQRC) on Head Start
The NEQRC is a collaborative research and quality improvement effort designed to identify features of Head Start programs that
are indicators of program quality. The focus of the NEQRC is primarily addressing the impact of demographic change (cultural
and linguistic diversity and changing patterns of poverty) on program, family, staff, and community levels. This is a joint
research project with the Educational Development Center, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the School of
Education at Boston College (1996-2000).

An Even Start in Newport
Like the ABCD Even Start Family Literacy Evaluation, this is an evaluation of an Even Start Program in Newport, RI. This
program provides literacy-focused interventions for low-income families and children. The evaluation component focuses on the
effectiveness, usefulness and quality of the various services offered through this program, and will highlight promising and
successful practices for increasing literacy and school adjustment (1995-2000).

Child and Family School Transition Guides; In 1998 CERCA will be developing and producing practical guides and training
manuals for families and school personnel derived from our research on the most effective and promising practices for low-
income, at-risk children and families in transition from preschool to the early grades of elementary school.

Fire Safe Families; In 1998 CERCA will collaborate with the Injury Prevention and Control Program of the Massachusetts



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Department of Public Health as the evaluator of a three year program designed to increase residential smoke detector use among
low-income, high-risk families and reduce injury or death from residential fires in three Massachusetts communities.

The Danbury School Progress Study; CERCA was contracted by the Danbury, CT Head Start Program and School Department
to study Head Start Children’s progress in the year prior to and after kindergarten. We examined children’s health
characteristics, parent involvement and support services. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the progress and
identify the changes of children and families participating in the Danbury Head Start program from four years of age to six years
(start of Head Start to the end of Kindergarten) (1996 - 1997).

Southbridge Community Assessment; in the spring of 1997 CERCA conducted a community needs assessment for the town of
Southbridge, Massachusetts. The primary aim of the assessment was to identify the child care and education needs of young
families in the Southbridge community, and particularly for families with children between the ages of two and five. The
assessment sought to identify gaps between the need for services and the current availability of services. Information was
collected through custom designed questionnaires for parents, teachers, child care professionals, at-home child care providers,
human service and health professionals, interviews with community members, and focus groups.

Parent Involvement and Children’s School Adjustment: Practical Strategies for Forming Partnerships with Families and
Schools. This workshop for school adjustment counselors and social workers is based on the research of the National Head Start
Public School Transition Demonstration Study, and is designed to support school staff to strengthen children’s school progress
through practical strategies and approaches. (presented 1997)

The Massachusetts Department of Education Community Service Learning Program Evaluation involved over 50
programs designed to incorporate community service into Kindergarten through 12th grade public and private schools, providing
young people with an opportunity to learn about their communities, become involved in community service, and enhance their
achievement and school adjustment (1993-1994).

The Massachusetts Department of Education Health Protection Grant Evaluation involved an administrative survey of over
300 school districts in Massachusetts to determine the level of implementation of comprehensive health education
resources/programs in public schools. This study also assessed the impact of the Health Protection Grant program on 8th and 10th
graders in a random sample of schools in Massachusetts. This evaluation produced an Executive Summary and a report of first
year activities (1993-94).

The Male Development Project was a longitudinal evaluation of a community-focused, group treatment intervention for incest
offenders over a three year period (1986-1989).




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