Dr. Chiara Sabina is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Her research centers on interpersonal victimization, especially intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and dating violence among Latinos. Dr. Sabina employs a contextual, strengths-based perspective with respect to interpersonal violence focusing on understudied groups, the influence of cultural variables, help-seeking responses, and examination of the service-delivery system. Dr. Sabina has received grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program, National Institute of Justice, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Vision of Hope, and National Sexual Violence Resource Center to conduct her work on Latino victimization, victim needs, violence prevention, domestic violence services, and culturally-informed services. Dr. Sabina is Senior Consulting Editor for Psychology of Violence and is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities.

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Terrazas-Carrillo, E., Garcia, E., Vasquez, D., Sabina, C., & Rodriguez, A. (in press).  DRIVEN to change attitudes toward dating violence: Outcomes from a 6-month follow-up study. Counselling and Psychohtherapy Research.

Wills, C.*, Cuevas, C.A., & Sabina, C. (in press).  The role of the victim-offender relationship on psychological distress among Latina women: A betrayal trauma perspective. Psychological Trauma.

Cuevas, C.A., Sabina, C., Fahlberg, A.*, & Espinola, M.* (2021). The role of cultural factors on dating aggression and delinquency among Latino youth.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, NP2137-2163NP.

Mariscal, E.S., Sabina, C., & Cuevas, C.A. (2021).  Interpersonal victimization of Latino youth: A latent class analysis. Journal of Family Violence, 36, 37-50. 

Sabina, C., Cuevas, C.A., & Ho, L.* (2020). Multiple dimensions of acculturation and the victimization of Latino adolescents. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.  Advance online publication.

Cuevas, C.A., Sabina, C., Cudmore, R.*, Picard, E.*, & Goggin, K.* (2020). Understanding the victimization-delinquency overlap among Latino adolescents: The role of cultural and mental health factors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1177/0886260520912584

Terrazas-Carrillo, E., García, E., Vásquez, D., Sabina, C., & Ponte, L.F. (2020). DRIVEN to stop violence: A group intervention to prevent dating violence among Latino college students. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 41, 331-348.

Cuevas, C.A, Sabina, C., Kushner, M.*, Goggin, K.*, & Van Westendorp, J.* (2020). Is dating aggression a risk factor or a consequence of other forms of victimization? A longitudinal assessment with Latino youth. Psychology of Violence, 10, 520-530.

Sabina, C., Pérez Figueroa, D.* (2019). Hay que tener suerte: Domestic violence service provision in Quito, Ecuador. Health & Human Rights, 21, 295-307.

Terrazas-Carrillo, E., & Sabina, C. (2019). Dating violence attitudes among Latino college students: An examination of gender, machismo and marianismo, and acculturation. Violence and Victims, 34, 194-210.

* Indicates student co-author