• Building: Psychology
  • Office: 127B
  • Phone: (517) 432-4890

Ignacio Acevedo vita

Associate Professor

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2008
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2007
BS, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Aquinas College, 1999

Research Statement

All young people--regardless of race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation or gender identity--should have access to services and supports that enable their efforts to lead successful, productive lives. The research and professional practice of the Community-AID Lab, which I founded and lead, promotes the use of data in developing, disseminating and improving sustainable preventive and positive development programs for all youth. I am particularly interested in programs that support young people's efforts to improve their communities.

Related Programs

Selected Publications

  • Christian, A., Niec, L. N., Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., & Kassab, V.
    Dissemination of an Evidence-Based Parenting Program: Clinician Perspectives on Training and Implementation. Children and Youth Services Review
    2014, Children and Youth Services Review, 43:8-17
  • Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Cousineau, J. R., Quirk, K.M., Gerhart, J.I., Bell, K.M. & Adomako, M.S.
    Toward an Asset Orientation in the Study of US Latina/o Youth: Biculturalism, Ethnic Identity, and Positive Youth Development
    2014, The Counseling Psychologist, 42:201-299
  • Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Quirk, K.M., Cousineau, J. R., Saxena, S.R., & Gerhart, J.I.
    Acting bicultural versus feeling bicultural: Cultural adaptation and school-related attitudes among U.S. Latina/o youth
    2014, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 13:32-47
  • Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Niec, L.N., Barnett, M.L., Bell, K.M., Aguilar, G., *Vilca, J., Abbenante-Honold, E. S., Christian, A.S., & Peer, S.O.
    Exploring the role of Natural Helpers in efforts to address disparities for children with conduct problems
    2014, Children and Youth Service Review, 40:1-5
  • Niec, L.N., Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Abbenante-Honold, E.S., Christian, A.S., Barnett, M.L., Aguilar, G. & Peer, S.O.
    Working Together to Solve Disparities: Latina/o Parents’ Contributions to the Adaptation of a Preventive Intervention
    2014, Psychological Services, 11:410-420
  • Kassab, V.A., Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Grzybowski, M.M., Stout, S., Richards, A.E., Barnett, M.L., Guerra-Morales, A., Bell, K.M., Crider, E.A., Beck, K.L., Brookins-Fisher, J., Alfaro, M., & Saxena, S.R.
    Views on Sex and Sex Education among Gang-Involved Latino Youth in the United States
    2014, Qualitative Health Research, 24:654-664
  • Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., Bell, B., Gamache, P., & Christian, A.S.
    Service Accessibility for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth
    2013, Youth and Society, 45:75-97
  • Acevedo-Polakovich, I.D., Niec, L.N., Barnett, M.L., & Bell, K.M.
    Incorporating Natural Helpers to Address Service Disparities for Young Children with Conduct Problems
    2013, Children and Youth, 35:1463-1467
  • Acevedo-Polakovich, I. D., Kassab V.A., & Barnett, M.L.
    Las Asociaciones entre la Academia y la Comunidad como Fuente de Transformación Social Sustentable (Community-Academic Partnerships as a Source of Sustainable Social Change). In N.N. Asili (Ed.)
    2012, In N.N. Asili (Ed.), Vida Sustentable236-253
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