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Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich, Ph.D.

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Position

Associate Professor

Email

idap@msu.edu

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Area of Interest

Participatory Evaluation Methods; Mixed Methods Designs; Cultural-responsiveness; Service disparities; Organizational readiness; Applied youth development; Evaluation in child- and youth-focused settings

Faculty Information

Dr. Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University and was formerly a Co-Director of the Center for Children, Families and Communities at Central Michigan University. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (emphasis on adolescent and child mental health) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Acevedo’s work as a program evaluation practitioner is focused on health and human services for youth and families, with emphases on community needs assessment and on the multi-dimensional evaluation of interventions for youth and families in community settings. Dr. Acevedo’s research is focused on refining approaches to promote the use of data in developing, disseminating and/or improving sustainable programs for youth, particularly programs that support young people's efforts to address social issues. 

Featured Projects and Reports

Reports Accessible Online:

Callejas, L. M., & Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D. (2007). An Assessment of the Social Service Needs of Residents in the Changing Rural Communities of Hillsborough County 2006-2007 (FMHI Publication No. 242). Tampa, FL: Department of Child & Family Studies, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

(Accessed via: http://www.planhillsborough.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/RSSP-2006-2007-AssessmentofSocialService-Need.pdf)

Other Relevant Publications:

Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., Crider, E., Kassab V.A., & Gerhart, J.I. (2011). Increasing Service Parity through Organizational Cultural Competence. In L. Buki & L.M. Piedra (Eds.). Creating Infrastructures for Latino Mental Health (pp.79-98). New York, NY: Springer

(Access via: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-9452-3_4 )

Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Beck, K.L., Hawks, E. & Ogdie, S.E. (2015). Toward a Relevant Psychology of Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination: Linking Science and Practice to Develop Interventions that work in Community Settings. In A. Alvarez, C. Liang., & H. A. Neville (Eds), Contextualizing the Cost of Racism for People of Color: Theory, Research and Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Picture of Dr. Acevedo-Polakovich

Position

Associate Professor

Email

idap@msu.edu

Social Media

Area of Interest

Participatory Evaluation Methods; Mixed Methods Designs; Cultural-responsiveness; Service disparities; Organizational readiness; Applied youth development; Evaluation in child- and youth-focused settings
   

Dr. Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University and was formerly a Co-Director of the Center for Children, Families and Communities at Central Michigan University. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (emphasis on adolescent and child mental health) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Acevedo’s work as a program evaluation practitioner is focused on health and human services for youth and families, with emphases on community needs assessment and on the multi-dimensional evaluation of interventions for youth and families in community settings. Dr. Acevedo’s research is focused on refining approaches to promote the use of data in developing, disseminating and/or improving sustainable programs for youth, particularly programs that support young people's efforts to address social issues. 

Reports Accessible Online:

Callejas, L. M., & Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D. (2007). An Assessment of the Social Service Needs of Residents in the Changing Rural Communities of Hillsborough County 2006-2007 (FMHI Publication No. 242). Tampa, FL: Department of Child & Family Studies, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

(Accessed via: http://www.planhillsborough.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/RSSP-2006-2007-AssessmentofSocialService-Need.pdf)

Other Relevant Publications:

Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., Crider, E., Kassab V.A., & Gerhart, J.I. (2011). Increasing Service Parity through Organizational Cultural Competence. In L. Buki & L.M. Piedra (Eds.). Creating Infrastructures for Latino Mental Health (pp.79-98). New York, NY: Springer

(Access via: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-9452-3_4 )

Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Beck, K.L., Hawks, E. & Ogdie, S.E. (2015). Toward a Relevant Psychology of Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination: Linking Science and Practice to Develop Interventions that work in Community Settings. In A. Alvarez, C. Liang., & H. A. Neville (Eds), Contextualizing the Cost of Racism for People of Color: Theory, Research and Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

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