- Youth violence prevention
- Adverse childhood experience and promoting resilience
My clinical and research interests are focused on promoting positive youth development. My research focuses on violence prevention and addressing the effects that contextual risk factors have on children's and adolescents' development and functioning. Specifically, I am interested in the dynamic interaction between a child and his or her environment, and how that relates to the development of problem behaviors. I prioritize using community-based participatory research that integrates the goals and perspectives of the community so that interventions are culturally appropriate, effective, and sustainable.
Mehari, K. R., Farrell, A. D. (2016). Where does cyberbullying fit?: A comparison of competing models of adolescent aggression. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/vio0000081
Mehari, K. R., Farrell, A. D., Le, A. (2014). Cyberbullying: Measures in search of a construct. Psychology of Violence, 4(4), 399-415.doi: 10.1037/a0037521
Mehari, K. R., Farrell, A. D. (2013). The relation between peer victimization and adolescents’ well-being: The moderating role of ethnicity within context. Journal of Research on Adolescence 25(1), 118-134. doi: 10.1111/jora.12095See More
Farrell, A.D., Thompson, E., & Mehari, K. R. (2016). Dimensions of peer influences and their relationship to adolescents' aggression and other problem behaviors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-19. doi:10.1007/s10964-016- 0601-4
Becker, S. P., Mehari, K. R., Langberg, J. M., & Evans, S. W. (2016). Rates of peer victimization in young adolescents with ADHD and associations with internalizing symptoms and self-esteem. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Goncy, E. A., Sullivan, T. N., Farrell, A. D., Mehari, K. R., & Garthe, R. C. (2015). Identification of patterns of dating aggression and victimization among urban early adolescents and their relations to mental health symptoms. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/vio0000039
Farrell, A. D., Mehari, K. R., Mays, S., Sullivan, T.N., & Le, A.T. (2015). Participants’ perceptions of a violence prevention curriculum for middle school students: Was it relevant and useful? Journal of Primary Prevention, 36, 227-246. doi: 10.1007/s10935-015-0391- 6
Farrell, A. D., Mehari, K. R., Kramer-Kuhn, A. M., Mays, S. A., & Sullivan, T. N. (2015). A qualitative analysis of factors influencing middle school students' use of skills taught by a violence prevention curriculum. Journal of School Psychology, 53(3), 179-194.