Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5439 USA
- Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007
- Abnormal child psychology
- Lifespan development
- Child behavior therapy
- Psychological assessment
- Unintentional childhood injury
- Child maltreatment
Dr. Amy Damashek is an associate professor for the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University.
Her research focuses on the promotion of young children’s safety and well-being via prevention of unintentional child injuries and child maltreatment. Specifically, her work focuses on: the role of parenting behaviors in preventing unintentional child injuries; interventions to reduce injuries; and examination of ways to improve services for at-risk families and children. She is particularly interested in interventions that support low-income families. Clinically, Dr. Damashek is well-versed in evidence-based psychotherapies for children and families. She teaches courses in abnormal child psychology, child behavior therapy, lifespan development, and psychological assessment.
Damashek, A., Kothari, C., Berman, A. Chahin, S., Lutzker, J. R., Guastaferro, K., Whitaker, D. J., Shanley, J., & Self-Brown, S. (in press). Engagement in home visiting services during the perinatal period: A prospective mixed methods pilot study. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
Damashek, A. & Borduin, C. (in press). The moderating role of maternal supervision in the relation of social- ecological risk factors to children's minor injuries. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
Corlis, M., Damashek, A., Meister, K., Richardson, H., & Bonner, B. (in press). Sibling child protective services following a child maltreatment fatality. Child Maltreatment.
Damashek, A., & Corlis, M. (2017). The role of proximal maternal supervision in children’s risk for injury in a low-income sample. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(7), 727-737.
Kuhn, J., & Damashek, A. (2015). The role of proximal circumstances and child behavior in toddlers’ risk for minor unintentional injuries. Injury Prevention, 21(1), 30-34.
Damashek, A., Drass, S., & Bonner, B. (2014). Child maltreatment fatalities related to inadequate caregiver supervision. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(11), 1987-2001.
Damashek, A., Bard, D., & Hecht, D. (2012). Provider cultural competency, client satisfaction and engagement in home-based programs to treat child abuse and neglect. Child Maltreatment, 17(1), 56-66.
Damashek, A., Doughty, D., Ware, L., & Silovsky, S. (2011). Predictors of client engagement and attrition in home-based child maltreatment prevention services. Child Maltreatment, 16(1), 9- 20.