Nancy Rappaport

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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)
This study was designed to explore three primary facets of reactivity to alcohol-relevant stimuli among alcoholics: (a) comparison of exposure to an alcohol-containing beverage vs. an appropriate, standardized control beverage; (b) efficacy of imaginally presented cues to elicit reactivity, alone and in combination with beverage cues; and (c) examination of(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)
Despite the relative rarity of school shootings, targeted violence, and school-associated violent deaths, any youth who presents with words, gestures, or actions of a threatening or violent nature in a school setting should be assessed and referred for further evaluation by a mental health professional and, if clinically indicated, a forensic evaluator.The(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)
  • N Rappaport
  • 2001
In all these models, the potential of child psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in decreasing student barriers to learning is promising. While expanding the traditional client service model, child psychiatrists can serve as advocates for identifying student's unmet mental health needs, encourage schools to build capacity for effective(More)