Nancy Rappaport

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We tested two formulations of verbenone for efÞcacy in protecting ponderosa pine trees from attack by the red turpentine beetle, Dendroctonus valens LeConte: (1) polyethylene bubblecaps Þlled with 800 mg of neat verbenone, and (2) a sprayable water suspension of microencapsulated verbenone. We baited artiÞcial trees (cardboard cylinders coupled with(More)
The goals of youth mentoring have broadened from redressing youth problems to promoting positive youth development. Yet, many of the principles associated with contemporary conceptualizations of development found in the positive youth development (PYD) and community psychology (CP) literature have yet to be fully integrated into mentoring research and(More)
Assessing children and adolescents for potential violent behavior requires an organized approach that draws on clinical knowledge, a thorough diagnostic interview, and familiarity with relevant risk and protective factors. This article reviews empirical evidence on risk factors, the impact of peers, developmental pathways, physiological markers, subtyping(More)
The Internet has become an increasingly important part of teen culture; however, there still remains little in the medical/psychiatric literature pertaining to the impact of the Internet on adolescent development. Despite the potential problems associated with communication online, the Internet offers a variety of positive opportunities for teens. In this(More)
Pediatric mental health concerns, particularly depression, continue to be the emerging ‘‘new morbidity’’ for primary care since first reported in 1975. The Surgeon General’s Report indicates that 1 in 5 of U.S. children suffer a mental illness at any given time, yet 80% of affected children never receive appropriate treatment. Worse, more than 70% of(More)
In order to identify differences in risk factors for suicide attempts throughout adolescence, this study utilized a school-based survey of ninth (n = 1,192) and eleventh graders (N = 1,055). Suicide attempts were associated with cigarette and alcohol use, family violence, and depression for ninth graders and with illicit drug use, school violence, and(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to develop systems interventions in a public school district using community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods to improve the social and academic functioning of children from racial and ethnic minority populations. DESIGN The study used qualitative methods in the process of problem definition and(More)
Childhood trauma can have a profound effect on adolescent development, with a lifelong impact on physical and mental health and development. Through a review of current research on the impact of traumatic stress on adolescence, this article provides a framework for adolescent health professionals in pediatrics and primary care to understand and assess the(More)