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)
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)
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)
  • Richard W Haynes, Gloria E Perez, Richard Haynes, Gloria Perez, Laura Bergstrom, Kate Snow +41 others
  • 2001
since its inception in 1994. Three major parts in this document cover, the context for this effort, eight Forest Plan research accomplishments, and a synthesis. The eight accomplishments described in part two, chapter 4 are as follows: • Wildlife conservation and population variability issues • Aquatic conservation strategy • Adaptive management concepts(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)
This article presents an overview of a comprehensive school safety assessment approach for students whose behavior raises concern about their potential for targeted violence. Case vignettes highlight the features of 2 youngsters who exemplify those seen, the comprehensive nature of the assessment, and the kind of recommendations that enhance a student's(More)
When students come to school with significant emotional burdens, educators must call on their empathy to maintain consistent, caring relationships. Melissa, a 3rd grader, has just been moved from one foster placement to another. She comes to school and notices that the seats in her classroom have been rearranged. As she makes her way to her desk, she(More)
P ediatric mental health concerns, particularly depression, continue to be the emerging ''new morbidity'' for primary care since first reported in 1975. 1,2 The Surgeon General's Report indicates that 1 in 5 of U.S. children suffer a mental illness at any given time, 3 yet 80% of affected children never receive appropriate treatment. 4 Worse, more than 70%(More)
In this study, the authors identify three guiding principles or relational strategies for developing successful community partnerships and building an alliance for systemic change. These principles were derived from their work over 4 years with an urban public school system, which was focused on generating a series of interventions for improving the(More)