Sarah Ascienzo

mental health, psychological trauma, provider wellbeing, coping, Gender, wellbeing

Works (13)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 12:44

2023 journal article

The utility of trauma evaluations in judicial decision-making in child sex trafficking cases: A qualitative analysis

Family Court Review.

By: G. Sprang*, S. Ascienzo n, C. Atwater* & J. Cole*

author keywords: child sex trafficking; commercial sexual exploitation of children; family court; judicial response; juvenile court; qualitative analysis; Safe Harbor Laws; trafficking Victim's protection act; trauma evaluations; trauma-informed
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries, Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 30, 2023

2022 journal article

Gender differences in the PTSD symptoms of polytraumatized youth during isolated phases of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 14(3), 488–496.

By: S. Ascienzo*, G. Sprang & D. Royse

author keywords: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; youth; gender; treatment
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Child; Child Welfare; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Female; Humans; Sex Factors; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology; Treatment Outcome
TL;DR: TF-CBT is effective in reducing PTSD in youth with poly-trauma exposure, irrespective of gender, and the use of measurement-based care and specifically attending to symptom fluctuation in PTSD symptom domains during treatment is suggested. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 3, 2022

2022 journal article

“My Bad Experiences Are Not the Only Things Shaping Me Anymore”: Thematic Analysis of Youth Trauma Narratives

Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 15(3), 741–753.

By: S. Ascienzo n, G. Sprang* & D. Royse*

author keywords: Youth; Posttraumatic stress disorder; Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy; Trauma narrative; Cognitive processing; Treatment
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: January 24, 2022

2020 journal article

Disseminating TF‐CBT: A Mixed Methods Investigation of Clinician Perspectives and the Impact of Training Format and Formalized Problem‐Solving Approaches on Implementation Outcomes

Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 26(6), 1657–1668.

By: S. Ascienzo n, G. Sprang* & J. Eslinger*

author keywords: evidence-based practice; implementation; Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural therapy; trauma-focused treatment; youth
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Caregivers; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Humans; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
TL;DR: Findings suggest that perceived difficulty of TF-CBT components did not vary by training format, but more extended formats and the use of FPSAs were associated with more favourable implementation outcomes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: February 10, 2020

2020 journal article

Fidelity and sustainability in evidence-based treatments for children: An investigation of implementation determinants

JOURNAL OF FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, 23(2), 177–196.

By: J. Eslinger*, G. Sprang*, S. Ascienzo n & M. Silman

author keywords: Fidelity; sustainability; evidence-based treatments (EBT); barriers; children
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 27, 2020

2020 article

THE IMPACT OF SAFE HARBOR LEGISLATION ON COURT PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SEX TRAFFICKED YOUTH: A QUALITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVES (vol 58, pg 816, 2020)

Sprang, G., Cole, J., Leistner, C., & Ascienzo, S. (2020, October). FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 58, pp. 1115–1115.

By: G. Sprang, J. Cole, C. Leistner & S. Ascienzo

author keywords: Safe Harbor legislation; domestic child sex trafficking; judicial perspectives; child sex trafficking in the court system; disposition of child sex trafficking cases; juvenile court; family court
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 24, 2020

2020 journal article

The Impact of Safe Harbor Legislation on Court Proceedings Involving Sex Trafficked Youth: A Qualitative Investigation of Judicial Perspectives

Family Court Review, 58(3), 816–831.

By: G. Sprang, J. Cole, C. Leistner & S. Ascienzo*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 22, 2023

2020 journal article

“Just like Jail”: Trauma Experiences of Older Homeless Men

Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 63(3), 143–161.

By: N. Pope*, S. Buchino* & S. Ascienzo n

author keywords: Homelessness; qualitative analysis; trauma; older homeless; United States
MeSH headings : Aged; Ill-Housed Persons / psychology; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Psychological Trauma; Qualitative Research; United States
TL;DR: Findings from this study lend themselves to the explicit need for trauma-informed care and supportive services that are sensitive to the urgency of homelessness as it is experienced by men in late life. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: March 23, 2020

2019 journal article

Predictors of evidence-based treatment implementation, sustainability, and fidelity

Best Practices in Mental Health, 15(1), 41–48.

By: G. Sprang, J. Eslinger, M. Silman & S. Ascienzo

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

2017 journal article

Psychometric properties of the Secondary Traumatic Stress–Informed Organizational Assessment.

Traumatology, 23(2), 165–171.

By: G. Sprang*, L. Ross*, B. Miller*, K. Blackshear* & S. Ascienzo*

TL;DR: It appears the STSI-OA total and domain scores can be used to create a blueprint for organizational learning, and to reliably track progress toward desired change over time. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 22, 2023

2016 chapter

Intervening and treating emotional abuse

In D. Royse (Ed.), Emotional abuse of children: Essential information (pp. 129–174). United Kingdom: Routledge.

By: S. Ascienzo

Ed(s): D. Royse

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

2016 journal article

Reflections on the scientist-practitioner model in social work doctoral education

Perspectives on Social Work, 12(2), 39–48.

By: S. Ascienzo

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2023

2015 book

Emotional Abuse of Children

By: D. Royse

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2023

Employment

Updated: September 12th, 2019 09:34

2019 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Assistant Professor Social Work

Education

Updated: April 19th, 2023 14:02

University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky, US
PhD Social Work

Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO, US
MSW Social Work

James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA, US
BA Psychology; Women and Gender Studies

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