Pajarita Charles is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Social Service Administration. She can be reached by email.
Pajarita's CV can be viewed here.
Fields of Special Interest
Publications or Presentations
Jones, A., & Charles, P. (2015). Family strengthening programs: Where do we go from here? Journal of Family Strengths, 14(1), Article 2. Available from http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol14/iss1/2
Charles, P. (2014). Diversity of family structure. In Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Courtney, M., Charles, P., Okpych, N., Napolitano, L., & Halstead, K. (2014). Findings from the California youth transitions to adulthood study (CalYOUTH): Conditions of foster youth at age 17 [Report]. Chicago: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Retrieved from http://www.chapinhall.org/sites/default/files/Youth%20Report.pdf
Charles, P., Jones, A., & Guo, S. (2014). Treatment effects of a relationship-strengthening intervention for economically disadvantaged new parents. Research on Social Work Practice, 24(3), 321-338.
Grinstein-Weiss, M., Manturuk, K., Guo, S., Charles, P., & Key, C. (2014). The impact of homeownership on marriage and divorce: Evidence from propensity score matching. Social Work Research, 38(2), 73-90.
Jones, A., Charles, P., & Benson, K. (2013). A model for supporting at-risk couples during the transition to parenthood. Families in Society, 94(3), 166-173.
Grinstein-Weiss, M., Charles, P., Guo, S., Manturuk, K., & Key, C. (2011). The effect of marital status on homeownership among low-income households. Social Service Review, 85(3), 475-503.
Akos, P., Charles, P., Orthner, D., & Cooley, V. (2011). Teacher perspectives on career relevant curriculum in middle school. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 34(5), 1-9.
Charles, P., Gorman-Smith, D., Spielfogel, J. E., & Schoeny, M. (2015, January). The effect of criminal history on father involvement: The moderating role of maternal and kin support and relationship quality. 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
Jones, A., & Charles, P. (2015, January). Young African-American fathers' perspectives on obstacles and solutions to economic stability. Symposium presentation: The Social and Behavioral Importance of African American Fathers: Enhancing the Prosperity of Vulnerable Youth and Families. 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
Charles, P., & Courtney, M. (2015, January). The health status of transition age foster age: Early findings from the CalYOUTH study. Symposium presentation: Early Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH). 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.