Peer Reviewed Publications

Arellano R., Balcazar, F.E., Alvarado F., Suarez S. (in press). A Participatory Action Research Intervention in a Rural Community of Mexico. Universitas Psychologica.

Awsumb, J. M., Balcazar, F. E., & Alvarado, F. (in press). Vocational rehabilitation transition outcomes of youth with disabilities from a Midwestern state. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education

Lukyanova, V., Balcazar, F.E., Oberoi, A., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (In Press). Employment Outcomes among African American and Whites with Mental illness. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation.

Garcia-Ramirez, M., Balcazar, F.E., Freitas De C. (2014). An Editorial Comment. Community psychology contributions to the study of social inequalities, well-being and social justice. Psychosocial Intervention. 23(2) 79-81.

Balcazar, F.E., Kuchak, J., Dimpfl, S., Saripella, V., & Alvarado, F. (2014). An Empowerment Model of Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities in the United States. Psychosocial Intervention 23, 145-450

Oberoi, A., Balcazar, F.E., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Langi, F.G., & Lukyanova, V (in press) Employment outcomes among African American/Black and White Women with Disabilities: Examining the Inequalities. Journal of Women, Gender, & Families of Color.

Langi, F.L.F.G, Oberoi. A. K., Balcazar, F. E. (in press). Toward a Successful Vocational Rehabilitation in Adults with Disabilities: Does Residential Arrangement Matter? Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, Special issue on Increasing Community Living for People with Disabilities

Taylor-Ritzler, T., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., García-Iriarte, E., Henry, D., & Balcazar, F.E., (2013). Understanding and Measuring Evaluation Capacity: A Model and Instrument Validation Study. American Journal of Evaluation. 34(2) 190-206.

Balcazar, F.E., Oberoi, A., & Keel, J.M (2013). Predictors of Employment and College Attendance Outcomes for Youth in Transition: Implications for Policy and Practice. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 44(1), 38-45.

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Lukyanova, V., Balcazar, F.E., Ali, A., Morton, D., & Alvarado, F., (2013). An evaluation of Employment Outcomes of Community Rehabilitation Providers. Journal of Rehabilitation,79, 11-18.

Balcazar, F.E., Oberoi, A.K., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., & Alvarado, F., (2012). Predictors of Rehabilitation Outcomes for African Americans in a Vocational Rehabilitation State Agency: Implications for Policy and Practice. Rehabilitation Education, 26(1), 43-54.

Balcazar, F.E., Taylor-Ritzler, T., Dimpfl, S., Portillo-Peña, N., Guzman, A., Schiff, R., Murvay, M. (2012). Improving the transition outcomes of low-income minority youth with disabilities. Exceptionality, 20(2), Apr, 114-132.

Balcazar, F.E., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Adames, S.B., Keys, C.B., Garcia-Ramirez, M., Paloma, V. (2012). A Case Study of Liberation among Latino Immigrant Families with Children with Disabilities, American Journal of Community Psychology, 49, 283-293.

Balcazar, F. E. (2012). Commentary: Are we there yet? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 32, 124-126

Balcazar, F.E., Berardi, L., & Taylor- Ritzler, T. (2011). El ‘Privilegio de los Blancos:’ Otra Fuerza de Dominación Social de las Clases Privilegiadas. Espacios en Blanco, 21, 85-110.

Balcazar, F.B., Hayes-Kelly, E., Keys, C.B., Balfanz-Vertiz, K. (2011). Using Peer Mentoring to Support the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Violently Acquired Spinal Cord Injuries. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42, 3-11.

Wehmeyer, M.L., Abery, B.H., Zhang, D., Ward, K., Willis, D., Waheeda, A. H., Balcazar, F… Walker, H. M. (2011). Personal Self-Determination and Moderation that Impact Efforts to Promote Self-Determination. Exceptionality Journal, 1, 19-30.

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F., Taylor-Ritzler, T., Portillo, N. & Rodawoski, J., Garcia-Ramirez, M. & Willis, C. (2011). Development and Validation of a Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument: A Factorial Analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation, 77, 14-23,

Taylor-Ritzler, T., Balcazar, F. E., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Kilbury, R., Alvarado, F. & James, M. (2010). Engaging Ethnically Diverse Individuals with Disabilities in the Vocational Rehabilitation System: Themes of Empowerment and Oppression. Journal of vocational Rehabilitation, 33, 3-14.

Devlieger, P. & Balcazar, F. E. (2010). “Bringing them back on the right track:” Perceptions of medical staff on the rehabilitation of violently spinal cord injured disabled individuals. Disability and Rehabilitation. 32, 444–451.

Guzman, A. & Balcazar, F. E. (2010). Disability Service’s Standards and the Worldviews Guiding their Implementation. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 23(1), 50-64

Balcazar, F., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2009). Promoting child survival in Honduras: Factors for program sustainability. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 5(3), 17-28

Hasnain, R. & Balcazar, F. E. (2009). Predicting community- versus facility-based employment for transition-aged young adults with disabilities: The role of race, ethnicity, and support systems. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 31, 1-14.

Balcazar, F. E. & Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2009). Perspectives of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors on the Factors Related to Employment Outcomes of Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Disabilities Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 8:1-16

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Radakowski, J., Balcazar, F., Ritzler, T., Portillo, N., & Willis, C. (2009). Perceived levels of cultural competence among Occupational therapists. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63(4), 496-503.

Balcazar, F., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., & Taylor, Ritzler, T. (2009). Cultural competence: Development of a conceptual framework. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31(14): 1153–1160

Garcia-Ramirez, M., Paloma, V., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., & Balcazar, F. (2009). Building International Collaborative Capacity: Contributions of Community Psychologists to a European Network. American Journal of Community Psychology, 44(1/2), 116-122

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F., & Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2009). Using the Internet to Conduct Research with Culturally Diverse Populations: Challenges and Opportunities. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(1), 96-104.

Arango-Lasprilla, J.C., Ketchum, J.M., Flores-Stevens, L., Balcazar, F. E., Wehman, P. Foster, L. & Hsu, N. (2009). Ethnicity/racial differences in employment outcomes following spinal cord injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 24, 37-46.

Balcazar, F. E., García-Iriarte, E., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2009). Participatory Action Research with Colombian Immigrants. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 31(1), 112-127.

Taylor-Ritzler, T., Balcazar, F. E., Dimpfl, S., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Willis, C. & Schiff, R. (2008). Cultural Competence Training with Organizations Serving People with Disabilities from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 29, 77-91.
Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F. E., Taylor-Ritzler, T., & Garcia-Iriarte, E. (2008). Capacity building and empowerment: A panacea and a challenge for agency-university engagement. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 1, 179-196.

Hernandez, B., McCullough, S., Balcazar, F. E., & Keys, C. (2008). Accessibility of public accommodations in three ethnic minority communities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 19, 80-85.

Taylor-Ritzler, T., Balcazar, F. E., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Garcia-Iriarte, E. (2008). Conducting disability research with people from diverse ethnic groups: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 74(1), 4-11.

McDonald, K. E., Keys, C. B., & Balcazar, F. E. (2007). Disability, race/ethnicity and gender: Themes of cultural oppression, acts of individual resistance. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 145-161.

Garcia-Iriarte, E., Balcazar, F. E., & Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2007). Analysis of case managers’ support of youth with disabilities transitioning from school to work. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 26, 129-140.

Sanabria, J.J. & Balcazar, F.E (2006). Significados del proceso de incremento de poder: Un estudio de caso con una organización de auto-ayuda para minorías con discapacidades, Acta Colombiana de Psicología, 14, 53-68

Hernandez, B., Balcazar, F.E., Keys, C.B., Hidalgo, M.A., & Rosen, J. (2006). Taking it to the streets: ethnic minorities with disabilities seek community inclusion, Community Development, 37(3), 13-25

Balcazar, F.E., Davies, G.L., Viggers, D., Tranter D., (2006). Goal attainments scaling as an effective strategy to assess the outcomes of mentoring programs for troubled youth. International Journal of School Disaffection, 4(1), p 43-52

Britner, P.A., Balcazar, F.E, Blechman, E.A., Blinn-Pike, L., & Larose, S. (2006). Mentoring special populations. Journal of Community Psychology, 34(6), 747-763.

Balcazar, F. E., Keys, C.B., Davis, M., Lardon, C. & Jones, C. (2005). Strengths and challenges of intervention research in vocational rehabilitation: An illustration of agency-university collaboration. Journal of Rehabilitation, 71(2), 40-48.

Garcia-Ramirez, M., Martínez, M.F., Balcazar, F. E., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Albar, J., Domínguez, E., & Santolaya, F. (2005). Psychosocial empowerment and social support factors associated with the employment status of immigrant welfare recipients. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(5), 1-19.

Balcazar, F.E., Garate-Serafini, T., & Keys, C.B. (2004). The need for action when conducting intervention research: The multiple roles of community psychologist. American Journal of Community Psychology, 33, 243-252.

Henry, D. B., Duvdevani, I., Keys, C. B., & Balcazar, F. E. (2004). Attitudes of American and Israeli staff toward people with intellectual disabilities. Mental Retardation, 42, 26-36.
Hernandez, B., Balcazar, F. E., & Keys, C. B. (2004). Disability rights: Attitudes of private and public sector representatives. Journal of Rehabilitation, 70(1), p. 28-37

García-Ramírez, M., Balcazar, F. E., & Suárez-Balcazar, Y. (2003). Investigación-acción participativa en psicología comunitaria: una herramienta para entender la diversidad human. Apuntes de Psicología, 21(3), 409-417.

Balcazar, F. E. (2003) La investigación-acción participativa en la psicología comunitaria: Principios y retos. Apuntes de Psicología, 21 (3), 419-435

Balcazar, F. E. (2003). Investigación Acción participativa (IAP): Aspectos conceptuales y dificultades de implementación. Fundamentos en Humanidades, 4, (7/8) 59-77.

Hernandez, B., Keys, C. B., & Balcazar, F. E. (2002). The Americans with Disabilities Act: Strong Psychometrics and weak knowledge. Rehabilitation Psychology, 48(4) 93-99

Block, P., Balcazar, F. E., & Keys, C. B. (2002). Race poverty and disability: three strikes and you’re out! Or are you? Social Policy, 33(1), 34-38.

Balcazar, F. E., & Hernández, B. (2002). Violencia y discapacidad: Un modelo de intervención basado en la investigación-acción participativa. Intervención Psychosocial, 11(2), 183-199.

Balcazar, F. E. (2001). The role of the behavior scientist in the design of counter culture, Behavior and Social Issues, 11(1), 17-18.

Hernández, B., Hayes, E., Balcazar, F. E., & Keys, C. B. (2001). Responding to the needs of the underserved: A peer-mentor approach. Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial Process, 14(3), 142-149.

Taylor-Ritzler, T., Balcazar, F. E., Keys, C. B., Hayes, E., Garate-Serafini, T., & Ryerson-Espino, S. (2001). Promoting attainment of transition-related goals among low-income ethnic minority students with disabilities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 24(2), 147- 167

Balcazar, F. E., Keys, C. B., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2001). Empowering Latinos with disabilities to address issues of independent living and disability rights: A capacity-building approach. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 21(2) 53-70. Reprinted in: Keys, C. B. & Dowrick, P. W. (2001). People with disabilities: Empowerment and community action. New York: The Haworth Press.

Kaplan, D., Hernandez, B., Balcazar, F. E., Keys, C. B., & McCullough, S. (2001). Assessing and improving accessibility of public accommodations in an urban Latino community. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12(1), 55-62.

Block-Lourie, P., Balcazar, F. E., & Keys, C. B. (2001). From pathology to power rethinking race, poverty, and disability. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12(1), 18-27,39.

Hernandez, B., Keys, C. B., Balcazar, F. E., (2000). Employer attitudes toward workers with disabilities and their ADA employment rights: A literature review. Journal of Rehabilitation, 66(4), 4-16.

Balcazar, F. E., Keys, C. B., Kaplan, D., & Suárez-Balcazar, Y. (1998). Participatory action research and people with disabilities: Principles and challenges. Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation, 12, 105-112.

Balcazar, F. E., Suarez-Balcazar, Y. & Keys, C. B. (1998). Un modelo de investigación-acción para desarrollar la capacidad de comunidades para incrementar su poder. Suma Psicológica, 5, 123-147.

Hernandez, B., Keys, C. B., Balcazar, F. E., & Drum, C. (1998). Construction and validation of the Disability Rights Attitude Scale: Assessing attitudes toward the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Rehabilitation Psychology, 43, 203-218.

Balcazar, F. E., Mackay, M., Keys, C. B., Henry, D., & Bryant, F. B. (1998). Assessing perceived agency adherence to the values of community inclusion: Implications for staff satisfaction. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 102, 451-463.

Balcazar, F.E., Keys, C. B., Bertram, J., & Rizzo, T. (1996). Advocate development in the field of developmental disabilities: A data-based conceptual model. Mental Retardation, 36, 341-351

Henry, D., Keys, C. B., Balcazar, F. E., & Jopp, D. (1996). Attitudes of community-living staff members toward persons with mental retardation, mental illnesses and dual diagnosis. Mental Retardation, 34, 367-379.

Henry, D., Keys, C. B., Jopp, D., & Balcazar, F. E., (1996). The community living attitudes scale, Mental Retardation Form: Development and psychometric properties. Mental Retardation, 34, 149-158.

Balcazar, F. E. (1995). Comentario sobre la síntesis experimental del comportamiento. Revista Ciencias de la Conducta,9, 26-32

Balcazar, F. E., Keys, C. B., & Garate, J. (1995). Learning to recruit assistance to attain transition goals: A program for adjudicated youths with disabilities. Remedial and Special Education, 16,237-246.

Suarez Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F. E., Quiros, M., Chavez, M.,& Quiros, O. (1995). A case study of international cooperation for community development and primary prevention in Costa Rica. Prevention in Human Services, 12,3-23.

Balcazar, F. E., Mathews, R. M., Francisco, V. T., & Fawcett, S. B. (1994). The empowerment process in four advocacy organizations of people with disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 39(3), 191-206.

Fawcett, S. B., White, G. W., Balcazar, F. E., Suarez Balcazar, Y., Mathews, R. M., Paine, A. L., Seekins, T., & Smith, J. F. (1994). A contextual behavioral model of empowerment: Case studies with people with physical disabilities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 22, 475-496.

Balcazar, F. E. & Keys, C. B. (1994). Teaching self-help to vocational rehabilitation clients. Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling, 5(5), 1-11.

Balcazar, F. E. (1993). Intervention research and the empowerment of African American Men. Journal of Men’s Studies, 1(3), 277-286.

Balcazar, F. E., Fawcett, S. B., & Seekins, T. (1991). Teaching people with disabilities to recruit help to attain personal goals. Rehabilitation Psychology, 36, 1, 31 42.

Balcazar, F. E., Majors, R., Blanchard, K. A., Fawcett, S. B., Paine, A., Suarez Balcazar, Y., Fawcett, S. B., Murphy, R. & Meyer, J. (1991). Teaching minority high school students to recruit helpers to attain personal and educational goals. Journal of Behavioral Education, 1,4, 445 454.

Smith, J. F., Fawcett, S. B., & Balcazar, F. E. (1991). Behavior analysis of social action constructs: The case of empowerment. Behaviour Change, 8, 1, 4 9

Suarez Balcazar, Y., & Balcazar, F. E. (1991). Child survival in the third world: A functional analysis of oral rehydratation therapy dissemination campaigns. Behaviour Change, 8, 1, 26 34.

Balcazar, F. E., Seekins, T., Fawcett, S. B., & Hopkins, B. L. (1990). Empowering people with physical disabilities through advocacy skills training. American Journal of Community Psychology. 18, 2, 281 295

Balcazar, F. E., Shupert, M. K., Daniels, A. C., Mawhinney, T. C., Hopkins, B. L. (1989). An objective review and analysis of ten years of publication in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 10, 7 38.

Suarez de Balcazar, Y., Fawcett, S. B., & Balcazar, F. E. (1988). Effects of environmental design and police enforcement on violations of a handicapped parking ordinance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 291 298.

Balcazar, F. E., Hopkins, B. L., & Suarez, Y. (1986). A critical objective review of performance Feedback. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 7(3/4), 65 89.