Karen Oehme

Research Associate
Karen Oehme

Contact Information

Office Location
University Center C2309
(850) 644-6303
Resume / CV


  • J.D., 1987, Florida State University
  • B.A., 1983, Florida Atlantic University; Communication

Honors and Rewards

John L. Blackburn Award for Solutions to Campus Problems, American Association of University Administrators (2019).

Awarded for FSU's Student Resilience Project.

Selected peer review articles and publications

Prost, S. G., Saunders, D., & Oehme, K. (2020). Childhood family violence and officer responses to officer-involved domestic violence: Effects of cumulative and resolved trauma. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 1-14. doi:10.1177/1461355720907641

Ray, E. C., Arpan, L., Oehme, K., Perko, A., & Clark, J. (2020). Examining the implementation of a universal approach to student resilience. Journal of Higher Education Management, 35, 4-15.

Ferraro, A., Oehme, K., Waldick, I., & Stern, N. (2020). Improving court-mandated divorce education by recognizing the effects of parents' childhood trauma. Pace Law Review, 40, 273-308. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/plr/vol40/iss1/6

Osteen, P. J., Oehme, K., Woods, M. N., Forsman, R. L., Morris, R. C., & Frey, J. J. (2020). Law enforcement officers' knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, and use of suicide intervention behaviors. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 11, 509-527. doi:10.1086/712495

Oehme, K., Perko, A., Altemus, M., Ray, E. C., & Arpan, L. (2020). Lessons from a student resilience project. Journal of College Student Development, 61, 396-399. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2020.0037

Oehme, K., O'Rourke, K., & Bradley, L. (2020). Online virtual supervised visitation during COVID-19 pandemic: One state's experience. Family Court Review, 59, 131-143. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12555

Perko, A., Oehme, K., Ray, E. C., Arpan, L., & Clark, J. J. (2020). The vulnerability gap: Group differences in childhood trauma and resilience on a Florida college campus. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 58, 1-19. Retrieved from https://feraonline.org/article/the-vulnerability-gap-group-differences-in-childhood-trauma-and-resilience-on-a-florida-college-campus/

Charron, C. M., Valenzuela, B. E., Donnelly, E., & Oehme, K. (2020). What do EMS know about human trafficking? Assessing the impact of training. Journal of Human Trafficking. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/23322705.2020.1824964

Ray, E. C., Arpan, L., Oehme, K., Perko, A., & Clark, J. (2019). Helping students cope with adversity: The influence of a web-based intervention on students' self-efficacy and intentions to use wellness-related resources. The Journal of American College Health. doi:10.1080/07448481.2019.1679818

Ray, E. C., Arpan, L., Oehme, K., Perko, A., & Clark, J. (2019). Testing restorative narratives in a college student resilience project. Innovative Higher Education, 44, 267-282. doi:10.1007/s10755-019-9464-4

Donnelly, E. A., Oehme, K., Barris, D. E., & Melvin, R. (2018). What do EMS professionals know about human trafficking? An exploratory study. Journal of Human Trafficking, 5, 325-335. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1537293906_667288c5 doi:10.1080/23322705.2018.1501258

Ferraro, A., Lucier-Greer, M., & Oehme, K. (2018). Psychometric evaluation of the multidimensional co-parenting scale for dissolved relationships. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 2780-2796. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1537804382_041a6bde doi:10.1007/s10826-018-1124-2

Ferraro, A. J., Lucier-Greer, M., Oehme, K., & Dalton, H. (2018). Physical custody reconsidered: Examining measurement equivalence across dimensions of post-divorce co-parenting. Family Science Review, 22, 91-117. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1550265053_448e1a96

Ferraro, A. J., Oehme, K., Bruker, M., Arpan, L., & Opel, A. (2018). The impact of training videos on attitudes about parenting after divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 59, 1-11. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1537804804_87728b79 doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2018.14

Oehme, K., Perko, A., Clark, J., Ray, E. C., Arpan, L., & Bradley, L. (2018). A trauma-informed approach to building college students' resilience. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 16, 93-107. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1547740904_b89bb871 doi:10.1080/23761407.2018.1533503

Oehme, K., & Stern, N. (2018). Improving lawyers' health by addressing the impact of adverse childhood experiences. University of Richmond Law Review, 53, 20. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3246046

Selected Grants

  • Oehme, K. (2018-2019). FSU Student Resilience Project. Funded by FSU's Provost Sally McRorie. Total award $250,000.
  • Oehme, K. (2018-2019). Pre-Training Module on Trauma & Resilience Co-Parenting After Divorce. Funded by the Vandermark Foundation. Total award $100,000. 
  • Oehme, K. (2018-2019). The Customizable Toolkit on Student Resilience. Funded by FSU'S GAP Commercialization Grant Program. Total award $45,450.
  • Oehme, K. (2018-2019) What Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know about Human Trafficking. Funded by Florida Office of the Attorney General. Total award $25,000.