PhD Florida State University
MN University of Florida
BSN Florida State University
Dr. Dashiff is a psychiatric-mental health nurse with preparation as a marriage and family therapist who is an active clinician, teacher and researcher. Her expertise centers on the family as a context for promoting the development and health of members, specifically children and adolescents, and adult partners. She studies autonomy support to enhance self-care, particularly in those with chronic illness or who have suffered trauma. She has methodolgic expertise in the quantitative and qualitative design of family studies, observational designs, and interaction analysis. She is currently studying the relationship of parental support for autonomy development to health outcomes among adolescents with Type 1 diabetes as they transition through adolescence.
Family influence on self-care of individuals with chronic conditions and the promotion of health. Developmental transitions, i.e. adolescence. Support for autonomy in relationships among parent and child or adult partners. Self-determination theory. Trauma recovery and emotional functioning. Separation anxiety.
Dashiff, C. J. & Weaver, M. (2008). Development and testing of a scale to measure separation anxiety of parents of adolescents. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 16(1), 61-80.
Newman, K., Harrison, L., Dashiff, C., & Davies, S. (2008). Relationships
between parenting styles and risky adolescent health behaviors: An integrative
literature review. Latin American Nursing Research Journal. 16(1), 142-150.
Dashiff, C., Hardemann, T., & McLain, R. (2008). Parent-adolescent
communication and diabetes: An integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing,
62 (2), 140-162.
McLain, R., & Dashiff, C. (2008). Family stress, family adaptation, and
psychological well-being of elderly CABGS patients, Dimensions of Critical Care
Nursing, 27 (3), 125-131.
Dashiff, D., Morrison, S., & Rowe, J. (2008). Fathers of children and
adolescents with diabetes: What do we know? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23
Dashiff, C. (2007). Behavioral measurement with adolescents and their parents
in family studies. Behavioral Measurement Letter, 9, 7-9.
Dashiff, C. J., McCaleb, A., & Cull, V. (2006). Self-Care of Young
Adolescents With Type I Diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21, 222-232.
Viikinsalo, M.K., Crawford, D.M., Kimbrel, H., Long, A.E. & Dashiff, C.
(2005). Conflicts between young adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and their
parents. Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, 10, 69-80.
Dashiff, C., Bartolucci, A., Wallander, J. & Abdullatif, H. (2005). The
relationship of family structure, maternal employment and family conflict with
self-care adherence of adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Families, Systems &
Health, 23, 66-79.
2006 Volunteer of the Year, Southeastern Diabetes Education Services, Birmingham, AL.
1993-1994 Selected for National Institute of Mental Health Technical Assistance and Mentorship for Nurses in Implementation of the National Plan for Research in Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders
1989 Nashville Mental Health Association Research Honoree