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Marcela Raffaelli Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Affiliate of Latina/Latino Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Center for Global Studies

Contact Information

  • Address: 2003 Christopher Hall
    904 West Nevada Street
    M/C 081
    uiuc campus mail, IL 00001
  • Telephone: (217)244-5017
  • Email: mraffael@illinois.edu

Publications

Book Contributions

  • "Children at risk: The case of Latin American street youth." Handbook of child well-being. Springer, 2013.

  • ". Exploring the immigrant paradox in adolescent sexuality: An ecological perspective." Is becoming an American a developmental risk?. Washington DC: APA Books, 2012.

  • "Resiliência e vulnerabilidade na vida de crianças e adolescentes em situação de rua [Resilience and vulnerability in the lives of children and adolescents in street environments]." Endereço Desconhecido: 8 Crianças e Adolescentes em Situação de Rua [Address unknown: Children and adolescents in street environments]. Sao Paulo: 2010.

  • "Prefácio [Preface]." Preface. Endereço Desconhecido: Crianças e Adolescentes em Situação de Rua [Address unknown: Children and adolescents in street environments] . 2010.

  • "Sexuality and sexual risk behaviors among Latino adolescents and young adults.." , Handbook of US Latino Psychology: Developmental and community based perspectives . 2009.

  • de Morais, Normanda A., and Marcela Raffaelli. "Resiliência e vulnerabilidade na vida de crianças e adolescentes em situação de rua [Resilience and vulnerability in the lives of children and adolescents in street environments]." Endereço Desconhecido: Crianças e Adolescentes em Situação de Rua [Address unknown: Children and adolescents in street environments]. Sao Paulo: Casa do Psicologo, 2009.

  • Koller, Silvia H., and Marcela Raffaelli. "Improving the lives of street youth of Latin America: Towards the construction of a new agenda for developmental research and practice." The case for the child: Towards a new agenda. Antwerp: Intersentia, 2008. 179-200.

Journal Articles

  • "An integrative theoretical model of intimate partner violence, coparenting after separation, and maternal and child wellbeing." Journal of Family Theory & Review 4 (2013):

  • "Challenges and strengths of immigrant Latino families in the rural Midwest." Journal of Family Issues 34 (2013):

  • "Depression, family support, and body mass index in Mexican adolescents." Interamerican Journal of Psychology 47 (2013):

  • "Introduction: Special issue on adolescents in the majority world." Journal of Research on Adolescence 23 (2013):

  • "Perceived stress, social support, and depression: A test of the stress-buffering hypothesis in a Mexican sample." Journal of Research on Adolescence 23 (2013):

  • "Conducting research about sensitive subjects: The case of homeless youth." Universitas Psychologica 11 (2012):

  • "Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the SCOFF questionnaire in a Mexican young adult sample." Salud Publica de Mexico 54 (2012):

  • "Gender and age-related differences in depressive symptoms and health behaviors among Mexican youth." Interamerican Journal of Psychology 47 (2012):

  • "Protective factors moderate between risk exposure and behavioral adjustment among low income Brazilian adolescents and young adults." British Journal of Educational Psychology 11 (2012):

  • "Risk and resilience in rural communities: The experience of immigrant Latina mothers." Family Relations 61 (2012):

  • "Weight status misperception among Mexican young adults." Body Image 9 (2012):

  • "Eventos estressores e indicadores de ajustamento entre adolescentes em situação de vulnerabilidade social no Brasil [Stressful live events and adjustment among vulnerable Brazilian adolescents]." Universitas Psychologica 9 (2010):

  • "Stressed and helping: The relations among acculturative stress, gender, and prosocial tendencies in Mexican Americans." The Journal of Social Psychology 150 (2010):

  • "Support and conflict in ethnically diverse young adults’ relationships with parents and friends." International Journal of Behavioral Development 34 (2010):

  • "Trajectories of sexual risk from middle adolescence to early adulthood. ." Journal of Research on Adolescence 20 (2010):

  • "Cultural factors and family-based HIV prevention intervention for Latino youth. ." Journal of Pediatric Psychology 34 (2009):

  • "Protective effects of ethnic identity on Mexican American college students’ psychological well-being." Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 31 (2009):

  • Raffaelli, Marcela, Silvia H. Koller, and Normanda A. de Morais. "Assessing the development of Brazilian street youth." Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies 2 (2007): 154-164.

  • Raffaelli, Marcela, Silvia H. Koller, Elder Cerqueira-Santos, and Normanda A. de Morais. "Developmental risks and psychosocial adjustment among low-income Brazilian youth." Development & Psychopathology 19 (2007): 565-584.