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Digital Publications

Fatherhood After Divorce: Learn, Connect & Create

This online program is designed help fathers adjust and parent after divorce or separation.

Click here to learn more.


Parents of Middle-Schoolers: Help has arrived!

Parenting Through Middle School is available as an e-book.

It is also available by request as a short, easy-to-use web-based Tool Kit. Contact me directly for more information.

Parents love this program because it:

  • Prepares them for the many changes to come,
  • Is accessible at the time and place of their choice,
  • Provides quick tips and concrete guidelines,
  • Communicates evidence-based information,
  • Leaves them feeling confident and empowered!

Parents will learn what they can expect, what they need to know, and what they can do to help their child through the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional they will face in middle school. In addition, this dynamic tool kit provides useful information on important shifts in family dynamics, communication, and parental roles. As your child progresses through middle school, this tool kit will facilitate greater school support by providing information and tips to understand individual and social changes, academics and school success and the many challenges middle school students face.

Downloadable Pdfs include

  • Puberty Charts for Girl and Boys
  • Tips to Connect Home and School
  • Assessment Tool and Guide for Parents
  • 10 Tips for Parents
  • Prep Plan for Middle School
  • Insight and Advice from Principals


Print Publications

A comprehensive conceptualization of peer influence

Published processes in adolescence

Citation: Brown, B. B., Bakken, J. P., Ameringer, S. W., & Mahon, S. D. (2008). A comprehensive conceptualization of the peer influence process in adolescence. In M. J. Prinstein & K. Dodge (Eds.), Peer influence processes among youth. New York: Guildford Publications.

Case study of capacity building for smoke-free indoor

Published in two rural Wisconsin communities

Preventing Chronic Disease Journal: Manuscript # PCD-06-0159.R1
Co-Authored with Dr. Ellen Taylor-Powell