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Mental health, recovery and reintegration with a focus on women
Gender-based violence, including child sexual abuse
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Child and adolescent mental health
Journal Special Issue (Edited/ Co-edited)
Maitra, S., Srivastava Anjula, Bharat Shalini (2014). HIV Counselling: Empirical Evidence from the Field. Special Issue. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 74 (2). Mumbai:TISS
Maitra, S., Seshadri Shekhar (2012). Play: Experiential Methodologies in Developmental and Therapeutic Settings. New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan
Mane Purnima, Maitra, S. (1992). AIDS Prevention: The Socio‑Cultural Context in India, Mumbai: TISS
Journal Articles/ Book Chapters
Maitra, S. (2021). (Editorial) Mental health in the context of Covid-19 in India. Indian Journal of Social Work, 82, (1), 5-16, Mumbai: TISS DOI: 10.32444/IJSW.2021.82.1.5-16
Maitra Shubhada (2021) Women, Mental Illness and Human Rights: Operationalising UNCRPD on the Ground Journal of National Human Rights Commission India Vol 20, 2021 pp 161 to 182
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Adhikari, A., Parmar, D., Desousa, A., Shah, N., Maitra, S. Claes, L. (2021). Non-suicidal self-injury and its association with identity formation in India and Belgium: A cross-cultural case-control study. Transcultural Psychiatry, 58, (1), 52-62. DOI: 10.1177/1363461520933759
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Adhikari, A., Parmar, D., De Sousa, A., Shah, N., Maitra, S., Claes, L. (2021). Non-suicidal self-injury and identity formation in Indian clinical and nonclinical samples: A comparative study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 67, (3), 219-226 DOI: 10.1177/0020764020943618
Maitra, S., Survase, A., (2020). Tarasha's experience of working with women living with mental illness: Melee tar aamchi, Jagli tar tumchi (“If she dies, she is ours, if she lives, she is yours”). In Anand Meenu (ed). Gender and Mental Health: Combining Theory and Practice; 193-205, New Delhi, Springer
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Molenberghs, G., Baetens, I., Goossens, L., Maitra, S., Claes, L. (2019). Maternal and peer attachment, identity formation, and non-suicidal self-injury: A longitudinal mediation study. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 13, (7)
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Baetens, I., Kiekens, G., Sleuwaegen, E., Berens, A., Maitra, S., Claes, L. (2018). Age of onset of non-suicidal self-injury in Dutch-speaking adolescents and emerging adults: An event history analysis of pooled data. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 80, 170-178 DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.10.007
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Goossens, L., Maitra, S., Claes, L. (2018). Association between non-suicidal self-injury, parents and peers related loneliness, and attitude towards aloneness in Flemish adolescents: An empirical note. Psychologica Belgica, 58, (1), 3-12. DOI: 10.5334/pb.385
Maitra S., Schensul, S., Hallowell, B., Brault, M., Nastasi, Bonnie (2017) Group Couples' Intervention to Improve Sexual Health among Married Women in a Low-income Community in Mumbai. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12248
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Maitra, S., Kiekens, G., Verschueren, M., Claes, L. (2017). Directionality of effects between non-suicidal self-injury and identity formation: A prospective study in adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 109, 124-129 DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.01.003
Maitra S. (2017). From childhood psychiatric problems to child and adolescent mental health: The journey of the Child Guidance Clinic of TISS. Indian Journal of Social Work, 78, (2), 181-206. Mumbai:TISS
Adelson, E., Maitra, S., Nastasi, B.K. (2017). Informing sexual health intervention development in India: Perspectives of daughters, mothers, and service providers in Mumbai. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 5, (3), 167-177 DOI: 10.1080/21683603.2016.1276814
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Maitra, S., Claes, L. (2016). Non-suicidal self-injury and other self-directed violent behaviors in India: A review of definitions and research. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 22, 196-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajp.2015.09.015
Gandhi, A.,Luyckx, K., Maitra, S., Kiekens, G., Claes, L. (2016). Reactive and regulative temperament and non-suicidal self-injury in Flemish adolescents: The intervening role of identity formation. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 254-259 DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.007
Gandhi, A., Claes, L., Bosmans, G., Baetens, I., Wilderjans, T. F., Maitra, S., & Luyckx, K. (2016). Non-suicidal self-injury and adolescents’ attachment with peers and mother: The mediating role of identity synthesis and confusion. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1735-1745.
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Goossens, L., Maitra, S., & Claes, L. (2016). Sociotropy, autonomy, and non-suicidal self-injury: The mediating role of identity confusion. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 272-277.
Adelson, E., Nastasi B.K., Maitra, S., Ballal, D., Rajan, L. (2015). Sexual Health, Gender Roles, and Psychological Well-Being: Voices of Female Adolescents from Urban Slums of India in Nastasi, B. K., Borja, A.P., (eds.). International Handbook of Psychological Well-Being in Children and Adolescents, 79-86 New York: Springer Science+Business Media. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-2833-0_6
Maitra, S., Brault, Marie A., Schensul, S.L., Schensul, J.J.,Nastasi, B.K., Verma, R., Burleson, J.A., (2015) An Approach to Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Case Example from Urban India, International Journal of Mental Health, 44:3, 215-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207411.2015.1035081
Nastasi, B.K., Schensul, J.J., Schensul, S.L., Mekki-Berrada, A., Pelto, P.J., Maitra, S., Verma, R., Saggurti, N. (2015). A Model for Translating Ethnography and Theory into Culturally Constructed Clinical Practices. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 39, (1), 92-120. DOI: 10.1007/s11013-014-9404-9
Gandhi, A., Luyckx, K., Maitra, S., Claes, L. (2015). Non-suicidal self-injury and identity distress in Flemish adolescents: Exploring gender differences and mediational pathways. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 215-220. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.03.031
Mehrotra, P., Schensul, S.L., Saggurti, N., Burleson, J.A., Maitra, S. (2015). The WHO Concept of Sexual Health applied to an Urban Poor Community in Mumbai, India. International Journal of Sexual Health 27, (1), 57-68. DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2014.942487
Maitra, S. and Seshadri, S. (2014) Response to review of Play: Experiential methodologies, The Psychiatric Bulletin, 38, (6), 308-309 DOI: 10.1192/pb.38.6.308a
Maitra, S. and Srivastava, A. and Bharat, S. (2013) (Editorial) Indian Journal of Social Work, 2013, 74, (2), 151-156
Maitra, S., Achyut, P., Levtov, R. (2012). Campaign as a Methodology to Sensitise Children to Gender and Violence. In Maitra S. and Seshadri S., (Ed). Play: Experiential Methodologies in Developmental and Therapeutic Settings, New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan
Maitra, S., Schensul, S. L., (2004). The Evolution of Marital Relationships and Sexual Risk in an Urban Slum Community in Mumbai. In Verma R., Pelto P., Schensul S., Joshi A. (Ed.). Sexuality in the Time of AIDS, New Delhi: Sage
Maitra, S., Ramaswamy Sheila, Sirur Sulakshana (2002). Use of Play and Art Forms with Children in Disasters: The Gujarat Experience, The Indian Journal of Social Work, 63(2), 263-282.
Maitra, S., Schensul, S. L., (2002). Reflecting Diversity and Complexity in Marital Sexual Relationships in a Low-Income Community in Mumbai, Culture, Health and Sexuality, 4(2), 133-151.
Maitra, S., Italia Freny (1996) Need and Scope for using Family Measures in Child Guidance Clinic in Family Measurement in India, Shalini Bharat (Ed.) New Delhi: Sage 185-201.
Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women’s Childhood Sexual Abuse, by Steven Levenkron with Abby Levenkron in Culture, Health and Sexuality, Vol. 11, No. 5, June 2009, 573-575
Listening to Women Talk about their Health: Issues and Evidence from India, 2nd ed., edited by Joel Gittelsohn, Margeret Bentley, Pertti J. Pelto, Moni Nag, Saroj Pachauri, Abigail Harrison and Laura Landman in Culture, Health and Sexuality, Vol. 14, No. 5-6, June 2012, 593-595
Social Soundness Analysis for AIDS Prevention and Control, for USAID, New Delhi, March 1992
Communication and Sexual Decision-Making among Underprivileged Married Muslim Women and Men: Determinants and Consequences for Reproductive Health, 1997. Funded by The Ford Foundation
Communication Needs Assessment for HIV/AIDS in Goa, 2000. Funded by Goa State AIDS Control Society
Documentation of Use of Play and Art Forms of Working with Children, 2001. Funded by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Facing the Fear: HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination, 2001. Consultancy Project for Panos Institute, UK
Status of Women in Mental Hospitals in Maharashtra, 2002. Funded by The Maharashtra State Commission for Women
Divorce Trends and its Implications for Children's Well-being in the Family Court, Mumbai, 2015 Funded by Bombay Communities Public Trust
Engaging providers, community members, and young women to adapt and pilot a youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health package in low-income communities in India, funded by NIH, in collaboration with University of Texas (2021-24) and Yale School of Public Health (2020-21)
Divorce Trends and its Implications for Children's Well-being in the Family Court, Mumbai, research funded by Bombay Communities Public Trust (2013-15)
Prevention of HIV/STI among Married Women in Urban India, a multi-centre research project funded by NIH (2008-13)
Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS), an action research funded by International Centre for Research on Women, to reduce gender-based violence through gender transformative research and interventions (2008-14)
Promoting Emotional and Social Competence among Economically Disadvantaged Children in BMC Schools in Mumbai, an action research funded by Bombay Communities Public Trust (2010-13)
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