Jane F. Silovsky

Contact Information:
Jane F. Silovsky


Silovsky, Jane F. (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Peds - Developmental Pediatric -Professor

Center of:


University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   Graduate Fellow- Pediatric Psychology/Child Abuse & Neglect   1996
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama   PhD- Clinical Psychology (Clinical Child Psychology)   1996
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   Internship- Clinical Psychology   1995
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama   M.A- Clinical Psychology   1982
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida   B.A- Psychology   1989

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Silovsky┬┐s research is in the area of treatment outcome and program evaluation of services for children affected by child maltreatment. One of her major research interest is sexual behavior problems of young children, and she has published on preschool and school age children with sexual behavior problems. Since 1997, she has been the Director of the Children with Sexual Behavior Problems program, an assessment, treatment, and research program for preschool and school age children with sexual behavior problems. In addition, Dr. Silovsky┬┐s research interests are child maltreatment prevention and treatment outcome. She has been systematically evaluating child maltreatment prevention programs, including randomized clinical trials of SafeCare augmented to address risk factors.


Department of Pediatrics

Research Projects:

Sexual Behavior Problems in Youth: Training and Technical Assistance for Community Based Management of Youth, Victims and Families
Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Prevention for High Risk Families: Expanding to Latino Communities, Enhancing Family Violence Prevention, and Sustaining Prevention Programs.
Prevention of Child Maltreatment in High Risk Families.
Treatment Program for Preschool and School-Age Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

Selected Publications:

A statewide trail of SafeCare home-based services model with parents in Child Protective Services.
2012    Chaffin, M., Hecht, D., Bard, D., Silovsky, J. F. & Beasley, W.
Children with Sexual Behavior Problems
2011    Silovsky, J.F., Swisher, L., Widdifield, Jr., J., & Burris, L.
Invited chapter in P. Goodyear-Brown (ed.). The Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Change trajectories during home-based services with chronic child welfare cases.
2011    Chaffin, M., Bard, D., Hecht, D., & Silovsky, J.F.
Child Maltreatment
Predictors of treatment engagement and attrition in home-based child maltreatment prevention services.
2011    Damashek, A., Doughty, D., Ware, L., & Silovsky, J.
Child Maltreatment
Psychology internship training on interventions for children with maltreatment histories.
2011    Sigel, B. & Silovsky, J. F.
Training and Education in Professional Psychology
Prevention of child maltreatment in high-risk rural families: A randomized clinical trial with child welfare outcomes
2011    Silovsky, J.F., Bard, D., Chaffin, M., Hecht, D., Burris, L., Owora, A., Beasley, L. & Doughty, D., & Lutzker, J.
Children and Youth Services Review
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