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Bruns, E., Lee, K., Davis, C., Pullman, M., Ludwig, K., Sander, M., Holm-Hansen, C., Hoover, S., McCaulley, E. (2023). Effectiveness of a brief engagement, problem-solving, and triage strategy for high school students: Results of a randomized student. Prevention Science,

Lever, N., Orenstein, S., Jaspers, L., Bohnenkamp, J., Chung, J., Hager, E. (2023). Using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Children model to support mental health in schools. Journal of School Health.

Orenstein, S., Connors, E. H., Fields, P., Cushing, K, Yarnell, J., Bohnenkamp, J., Hoover, S., & Lever, N. Advancing School Mental Health Quality through National Learning Communities. Handbook of School Mental Health - Innovations in Science and Practice.

Moore, S., Long A. C. J., Coyle, S., Cooper, J. M., Mayworm, A. M., Amirazizi, S., Edyburn, K. L., Pannozzo, P., Choe, D., Miller, F. G., Eklund, K., Bohnenkamp, J., Whitcomb, S., Raines, T. C., & Dowdy, E. (2023). A roadmap to equitable school mental health screening. Journal of School Psychology, 96, pp. 57-74.

Rabayda, C. C., & Hoover, S. (2023). Youth eating disorders soared during COVID-19: Schools can help. Journal of School Health, 93(1), 88-91. DOI: 10.1111/josh.13252

Weist, M. D., Hoover, S. A., Daly, B. P., Short, K. H., Bruns, E. J. (2023). Propelling the Global Advancement of School Mental Health. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 1-14.


Bohnenkamp, J., Patel, C., Connors, E., Orenstein, S., Ereshefsky, S., Lever, N. & Hoover, S. (2022). Evaluating strategies to promote effective, multidisciplinary team collaboration in school mental health. Journal of Applied School Psychology.

Bohnenkamp, J., Hoover, S., & Nemer McCollough, S. (2022). Impact of an online course to improve school nurses' mental health competencies. The Journal of School Nursing.

Connors, E., Lyon, A., Garcia, K., Sichel, C. E., Hoover, S., Weist, M. D., & Tebes, J. K. (2022). Implementation strategies to promote measurement-based care in scohols: Evidence from mental health experts across the USA. Implementation Science Communications, 3

Connors, E. H., Moffa, K., Carter, T., Crocker, J., Bohnenkamp, J. H., Lever, N. A., Hoover, S. A. (2022). Advancing mental health screening in schools: Innovative, field-tested practices and observed trends during a 15-month learning collaborative. Psychology in the Schools.

Lyon, A. R., Liu, F. F., Connors, E., King, K. M., Coifman, J. I., Cook, H., McRee, E., Ludwig, K., Law, A., Dorsey, S., & McCauley, E. (2022). How low can you go? Examining the effects of brief online training and post-training consultation dose on implementation mechanisms and outcomes for measurement-based care. Implementation Science Communications, 3.

Prout, J. T., Moffa, K., Bohnenkamp, J., Cunningham, D. L., Robinson, P. J., Hoover, S. A. (2022). Application of a model of workforce resilience to the eudcation workfroce: Expanding opportunities for support. School Mental Health.

Reaves, S., Bohnenkamp, J., Mayworm, A., Sullivan, M., Connors, E., Lever, N., Kelly, M. S., Bruns, E. J., & Hoover, S. (2022). Associations between school mental health team membership and impact on service provision. School Mental Health,

Schaeffer, C., Dimeff, L. A., Koerner, K., Chung, J., Kelley-Brimer, A., Kako, N., Ilac, M., Tuerk, E., Carroll, D., & Beadnell, B. (2022). A smartphone app for parental management of adolescent conduct problems: Randomized clinical trial of iKinnect. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Tebes, J. K., Awad, M. N., Connors, E. H., Fineberg, S. K., Gordon, D. M., Jordan, A., Kravitz, R., Li, L., Ponce, A. N., Prabu, M., Rubman, S., Silva, M. A., Steinfeld, M., Tate, D. C., Xu, K., Krystal, J. H. (2022). The Stress and Resilience Town Hall: A systems response to support the health workforce during COVID-19 and beyond. General Hospital Psychiatry, 77


Bohnenkamp, J., Schaeffer, C., Siegal, R., Beason, T., Smith-Millman, M., & Hoover, S. (2021). Impact of a school-based, multi-tiered emotional and behavioral health crisis intervention on school safety and discipline. Prevention Science, 1-12.

Camacho, D., & Hoover, S., & Rosete, H. S. (2021) Burnout in urban teachers: The predictive role of supports and situational responses. Psyhcology in the Schools.

Connors, E., Lawson, G., Wheatley-Rowe, D., & Hoover, S. (2021). Exploration, preparation, and implementation of standardized assessment in a multi-agency school behavioral health network. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 48(3), 464-481.

Connors, E. H., Prout, J., Vivrette, R., Padden, J., & Lever, N. (2021). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in 13 urban public schools: Mixed methods results of barriers, facilitators, and implementation outcomes. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal, 13(4), 772–790.

Hoover, S., & Bostic, J. (2021). Best practices and considerations for student mental health screening in schools. Journal of Adolescent Health, 28, 225-226.

Hoover, S., & Bostic, J. (2021). Schools as a vital component of the child and adolescent mental health system. Psychiatric Services72(1), 37-48.

Fix, R. L., Schaeffer, C. M., Bohnenkamp, J. H., & Hoover, S. (2021). Understanding disproportionate suspension practices for Black students in elementary, middle, and high schools. School Psychology Review.

Orenstein, S., Connors, E. H., Fields, P., Cushing, K., Yarnell, J., Bohnenkamp, J., Hoover, S., Lever, N. Advancing School Mental Health Quality Throuhg National Learning Communities. Handbook of School Mental Health - Innovations in Science and Practice.

Ruzicka, A. E., Assini-Meytin, L. C., Schaeffer, C. M., Bradshaw, C. P., & Letourneau, E. J. (2021). Responsible Behavior with Younger Children: Examining the Feasibility of a Classroom-Based Program to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Perpetration by Adolescents, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2021.1881858

Sullivan, E., Cushing K., Robinson P., Fields, P., Bohnenkamp J. (2021). Collaborative improvement and innovation networks improving the quality of pediatric physical and mental health care. Journal of Pediatrics & Child Health Care, 6(1).


Connors, E., Lawson, G., Wheatley-Rowe, D., & Hoover, S. (2020). Exploration, Preparation, and Implementation of Standardized Assessment in a Multi-agency School Behavioral Health Network. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 1-18.

Connors, E., Smith-Millman, M., Bohnenkamp, J., Carter, T., Lever, N., & Hoover, S. (2020). Can we move the need on school mental health quality through systematic quality improvement collaboratives? School Mental Health.

Crooks, C., Smith, A. C. G., Robinson-Link, N., Orenstein, S., Hoover, S. (2020). Psychosocial intervention in schools with newcomers: A structured conceptualization of system, design, and individual needs. Children and Youth Services Review, 112

Mayworm, A. M., Lever, N., Gloff, N., Cox, J., Willis, K., & Hoover, S. A. (2020). School-based telepsychiatry in an urban setting: efficiency and satisfaction with care. Telemedicine and e-Health, 26(4), 446-454.

Smith-Millman, M., Bernstein, L., Link, N., Hoover, S., & Lever, N. (2020). Effectiveness of an Online Suicide Prevention Program for College Faculty and Students. Journal of American College Health, 66(5), 1-8.


Camacho, D., & Parham, B. (2019). Urban teacher challenges: What they are and what we can learn from them. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 160-174.

Connors, E., McKenzie, M., Robinson, P., Tager, M., Scardamalia, K., Oros, M., Hoover, S. (2019). Adaptation of the drug and drug problems perceptions questionnaire to assess healthcare provider attitudes toward adolescent substance use. Preventive Medicine Reports, 14

Connors, E. H., Schiffman, J., Stein, K., LeDoux, S., Landsverk J., & Hoover, S. (2019). Factors associated with community-partnered school behavioral health clinicians' adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 46, 91-104.

Hoover, S.A. Policy and Practice for Trauma-Informed Schools. State Education Standard19, no. 1 (2019): 25-29.

Hoover, S.A. (2019). Strengthening Transition Resilience of Newcomer Groups (STRONG): Pilot findings from a cognitive-behavioral intervention for refugees and immigrants in schools. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry58(10), S364-S365.

Hoover, S., Bostic, J., Nealis, L. (2019). What is the role of schools in the treatment of children's mental illness? In Goldman, H., Frank, R., Morris, J. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of American Mental Health Policy, Palgrave Macmillian. ISBN-13: 978-3030119072

Mayworm, A. M., Lever, N., Gloff, N., Cox, J., Willis, K., & Hoover, S. A. (2019). School-Based Telepsychiatry in an Urban Setting: Efficiency and Satisfaction with Care. Telemedicine and e-Health. Published Online first:23 May 2019

Millman, Z. B., Wehring, H. J., Khan, A. R., Edwards, S., Hoover, S. A., & Schiffman, J. (2019). Effective medications for treating psychosis in school-aged youth. In School Psychopharmacology(pp. 99-118). Springer, Cham.

Nadeem, E., Hoover, S., & Wong, M. (2019). Mental Health Services for Youth. Keeping Students Safe and Helping Them Thrive: A Collaborative Handbook on School Safety, Mental Health, and Wellness, 59.

Robinson, P., Prass, M., McCree-Huntley, S., Hoover, S. (2019, January). Academic Supports and Outcomes Among Enrollees in Maryland Healthy Transitions. Focal Point Magazine, Portland, OR.

Robinson-Link, N., Hoover, S. Bernstein, L., Lever, N., Maton, K., Wilcox, H. (2019). Is Gatekeeper Training Enough for Suicide Prevention? School Mental Health, 1-11.

Weist, M. D., Hoover, S., Lever, N., Youngstrom, E. A., George, M., McDaniel, H., Fowler, J., Bode, A., Bradley, W. J., Taylor, L. J., Chappelle, L., & Hoagwood, K. (2019). Testing a package of evidence-based practices in school mental health. School Mental Health, 1-15.


Bohnenkamp, J., Hoover, S., Connors, E., Wissow, L., Bobo, N., & Mazcyk, D. (2018). The Mental Health Training Intervention for School Nurses and Other Health Providers in Schools. The Journal of School Nursing. 35(6), 422-433.

Connors, E., Arora, P., Blizzard, A., Bower, K., Coble, K., …& Wissow, L. (2018). When behavioral health concerns present in pediatric primary care: factors influencing provider decision-making. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 45(3), 340-355. 

Connors, E., Schiffman, J., Stein, K., LeDoux, S., Landsverk, J., & Hoover, S. (2018). Factors associated with community-partnered school behavioral health clinicians' adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Servcies Research (Online First), 1-14. 

Dopp, A.R., Schaeffer, C.M., Swenson, C.C., & Powell, J.S. (2018). Economic impact of Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, First Online, 1-12.

Hoover, S. A. (2018). When we know better, we don’t always do better: Facilitating the research to practice and policy gap in school mental health. School Mental Health, 1-9.

Hoover, S. A., Sapere, H., Lang, J. M., Nadeem, E., Dean, K. L., & Vona, P. (2018). Statewide implementation of an evidence-based trauma intervention in schools. School Psychology Quarterly33(1), 44.

Lawson, G. M., McKenzie, M. E., Becker, Selby, L., & Hoover, S. A. (2018). The core components of evidence-based social emotional learning programs. Prevention Science, 20

Weist, M. D., Eber, L., Horner, R., Splett, J., Putnam, R., Barrett, S., ... & Hoover, S. (2018). Improving multitiered systems of support for students with “internalizing” emotional/behavioral problems. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 1098300717753832.


Arora, P. G., Connors, E. H., Blizzard, A., Coble, K., Gloff, N., & Pruitt, D. (2017). Dissemination and implementation science in program evaluation: A telemental health clinical consultation case example. Evaluation and Program Planning60, 56-63.

Arora, P.G., Connors, E., Coble, K., Blizzard, A., Wissow, L., & Pruitt, D. (2017). Pediatric primary care providers’ use of behavioral health consultation: Barriers, facilitators and recommendations. Psychiatric Services, 68(6), 531-534. 

Edwards, S., Cwik, M., Jay, S. Y., Wilson, M. E., Baddoura, K., Hoover, S., ... & Wilcox, H. (2017). 3.51 Identification of at-risk pre-adolescents through suicide screening in pediatric emergency departments. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry56(10), S221.

Fabiano, G.A., Pyle, K., Kelty, M.B., & Parham, B.R. (2017). Progress monitoring using direct behavior rating single item scales in a multiple-baseline design study of the daily report card intervention. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 00 (0), 1-13.

Kase, C., Hoover, S. A., Boyd, G., Dubenitz, J., Trivedi, P., Peterson, H., & Stein, B. (2017). Educational outcomes associated with school behavioral health interventions: A Review of the Literature. Journal of School Health, 87(7), 554-562 

Letourneau, E. J., Schaeffer, C. M., Bradshaw, C. P., & Feder, K. A. (2017). Preventing the onset of child sexual abuse by targeting young adolescents with universal prevention programming.  Child Maltreatment, 22(2), 100-111.

Lyon, A. R., Connors, E., Jensen-Doss, A., Landes, S. J., Lewis, C. C., McLeod, B. D., ... & Weiner, B. J. (2017). Intentional research design in implementation science: implications for the use of nomothetic and idiographic assessment. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1-14.

Murphy, M.J., Abel, M.R., Hoover, S., Jellinek, M., & Fazel, M. (2017). Scope, scale, and dose of the world’s largest school-based mental health programs. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 25(5), 1-11. 


Arora, P. & Bohnenkamp, J.H. (2016). Collaborative practices and partnerships across school mental health and pediatric primary care settings. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion 

Arora, P. G., Connors, E. H., Biscardi, K. A., & Hill, A. M. (2016). School mental health professionals’ training, comfort, and attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration with pediatric primary care providers. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 9(3-4), 169-187.

Arora, P., Connors, E., George, M., Lyon, A., Benjamin, C., Sander, M., & Weist, M. (2016). Advancing evidence-based assessment in school mental health: Key priorities for an applied research agenda. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 1-14. 

Arora, P. G., Stephan, S. H., Becker, K. D., & Wissow, L. (2016). Psychosocial interventions for use in pediatric primary care: An examination of providers’ perspectives. Families, Systems, & Health34(4), 414. 

Ball, A., Iachini, A.L., Bohnenkamp, J.H., Togno, N.M., Brown, E.L., Hoffman, J.A. & George, M.W. (2016). School mental health content in state in-service K-12 teaching standards in the United States. Teaching and Teacher Education, 60, 312-320. 

Blizzard, A. M., Glos, L. J., Stephan, S. H., Medoff, D., & Slade, E. P. (2017). Impacts of a Medicaid wraparound model demonstration program on youth specialty mental health services use. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research,1-13. 

Blizzard, A. M., Weiss, C. L., Wideman, R., & Stephan, S. H. (2016). Caregiver perspectives during the post inpatient hospital transition: A mixed methods approach. Child & Youth Care Forum45(5), 759-780.

Bode, A. A., George, M. W., Weist, M. D., Stephan, S. H.Lever, N., & Youngstrom, E. A. (2016). The impact of parent empowerment in children’s mental health services on parenting stress. Journal of Child And Family Studies25(10), 3044-3055.

Connors, E. H., Stephan, S. H., Lever, N., Ereshefsky, S., Mosby, A., & Bohnenkamp, J. (2016). A national initiative to advance school mental health performance measurement in the US. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.  9(1), 50-69.

Henggeler, S.W., & Schaeffer, C.M. (2016). Multisystemic Therapy: Clinical procedures, outcomes, and implementation research. Family Process, 55(3), 514-528.

Stephan, S., Lever, N., Bernstein, L., Edwards, S., & Pruitt, D. (2016). Telemental health in schools. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology26(3), 266-272. 


Benningfield, M. M., Riggs, P., & Stephan, S. H. (2015). The role of schools in substance use prevention and intervention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America24(2), 291-303. 

Bohnenkamp, J.H., Glascoe, T., Gracey, K.A., Epstein, R.A. & Benningfield, M.M. (2015). Implementing clinical outcomes assessment in everyday school mental health practice. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics 24, 2, 399-413. 

Bohnenkamp, J. H., Stephan, S. H., & Bobo, N. (2015). Supporting student mental health: The role of the school nurse in coordinated school mental health care. Psychology in the Schools52(7), 714-727. 

Connors, E. H., Arora, P., Curtis, L., & Stephan, S. H. (2015). Evidence-based assessment in school mental health. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice22(1), 60-73. 

Kim, R. E., Becker, K. D., Stephan, S. H., Hakimian, S., Apocada, D., Escudero, P. V., & Chorpita, B. F. (2015). Connecting students to mental health care: pilot findings from an engagement program for school nurses. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion8(2), 87-103.

Reeves, G. M., Wehring, H. J., Connors, K. M., Bussell, K., Schiffman, J., Medoff, D. R., ... & dosReis, S. (2015). The Family Value of Information, Community Support, and Experience Study: Rationale, Design, and Methods of a “Family-Centered” Research Study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203(12), 896-900. 

Schiffman, J., Stephan, S., Hong, L. E., & Reeves, G. (2015). School-based approaches to reducing the duration of untreated psychosis. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America24(2), 335-351. 

Stephan, S. H., Sugai, G., Lever, N., & Connors, E. (2015). Strategies for integrating mental health into schools via a multi-tiered system of support. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America24(2), 211-231. 

Weiss, C. L., Blizzard, A. M., Vaughan, C., Sydnor-Diggs, T., Edwards, S., & Stephan, S. H. (2015). Supporting the transition from inpatient hospitalization to school. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America24(2), 371-383. 


Becker, K., Bohnenkamp, J.H.., Domitrovich, C., Keperling, J., & Ialongo, N. (2014). Online Training for Teachers Delivering Evidence Based Preventive Interventions. School Mental Health 6, 4, 225-236. 

Becker, K. D., Brandt, N. E., Stephan, S. H., & Chorpita, B. F. (2014). A review of educational outcomes in the children’s mental health treatment literature. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion7(1), 5-23. 

Chow, W. Y., Mettrick, J. E., Stephan, S. H., & Von Waldner, C. A. (2014). Youth in group home care: Youth characteristics and predictors of later functioning. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research41(4), 503-519. 

Fazel, M., Hoagwood, K., Stephan, S.,& Ford, T. (2014). Mental health interventions in schools in high-income countries. The Lancet Psychiatry, 1(5), 377-387. 

Schaeffer, C.M., Henggeler, S. W., Ford, J.D., Mann, M., Chang, R., & Chapman, J.E. (2014). RCT of a promising vocational/employment program for high-risk juvenile offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46, 134-143. 

Schaeffer, C. M., Swenson, C.C., Penman, J. E., & Tuten, L.M. (2014). Implementing Reinforcement-Based Treatment (RBT) for substance use disorders within child protective service systems in Europe. International Journal of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders1(2), 38-52. 

Schiele, B. E., Weist, M. D., Youngstrom, E. A., Stephan, S. H., & Lever, N. A. (2014). Counseling self-efficacy, quality of services and knowledge of evidence-based practices in school mental health. The Professional Counselor4(5), 467-480. Doi:10.15241/bes.4.5.467 

Stein, K. F., Connors, E. H., Chambers, K. L., Thomas, C. L., & Stephan, S. H. (2014). Youth, caregiver, and staff perspectives on an initiative to promote success of emerging adults with emotional and behavioral disabilities. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 1-15. 

Stephan, S.H.,Paternite, C., Grimm, L., & Hurwitz, L. (2014). School mental health: The impact of state and local capacity-building training. International Journal of Education Policy & Leadership, 9(7). 

Weist, M. D., Youngstrom, E. A., Stephan, S., Lever, N., Fowler, J., Taylor, L., ... & Hoagwood, K. (2014). Challenges and ideas from a research program on high-quality, evidence-based practice in school mental health. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(2), 244-255. 


Becker, K.D., Brandt, N.E., Stephan, S.H., & Chorpita, B. (2013). A review of educational outcomes in the children's mental health treatment literature. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 7(1), 5-23

Cunningham, D. L., Connors, E. H.Lever, N., & Stephan, S. H. (2013). Providers' Perspectives: Utilizing Telepsychiatry in Schools. Telemedicine and e-Health19(10), 794-799. 

Fabiano, G.A., Vujnovic, R.K., Waschbusch, D.A., Yu, J., Mashtare, T., Pariseau, M.E., Pelham, W.E., Parham, B, & Smalls, K.J. (2013). A comparison of workshop training versus intensive, experiential training for improving behavior support skills in early educators. Early Childhood Research Quarterly28, 450-460. 

Harburger, D., Stephan, S., & Kaye, S. (2013). Children's behavioral health system transformation: One state’s context and strategies for sustained change. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 40(4), 404-415. 

Schaeffer, C. M., Swenson, C.C., Tuerk, E.H., & Henggeler, S.W. (2013). Comprehensive treatment for co-occurring child maltreatment and parental substance abuse: Outcomes from a 24-month pilot study of the MST-Building Stronger Families program. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37, 596-607. 

Stephan, S., & Connors, E. (2013). School nurses’ perceived prevalence and competence to address student mental health problems. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6(30), 174-188 

Stephan, S. H., Connors, E. H., Arora, P., & Brey, L. (2013). A learning collaborative approach to training school-based health providers in evidence-based mental health treatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(12), 1970-1978. 

Westin, A.M., Barksdale, C.L., & Stephan, S.H. (2014). The effect of waiting time on youth engagement to evidence-based treatments. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-8. 


Haak, J., Downer, J. & Reeve, R (2012). Home emergent literacy exposure and early language and literacy skills in children who struggle with behavior and attention problems. Early Education and Development 23:5, 728-747. 

Herman, K., Reinke, W., Bradshaw, C., Lochman, J., Boxmeyer, C., Powell, N., . . . Stephan, S., & Ialongo, N. (2012). Integrating the family check-up and the parent coping power program. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5(3), 208-219.

Stephan, S., Brandt, N., Lever, N., Acosta-Price, O., & Connors, E. (2012). Key priorities, challenges, and opportunities to advance an integrated mental health-education research agenda. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 5(2), 125-138.

Stephan, S., Westin, A., Lever, N.,  Medoff, D., Youngstrom, E., & Weist, M. (2012). Are school‑based clinicians’ knowledge and use of common elements correlated with better treatment quality? School Mental Health, 4(1), 170-180.

Weist, M.D., Mellin, E.A., Chambers, K.L., Lever, N.A., Haber, D., & Blaber, C. (2012).  Challenges to collaboration in school mental health and strategies for overcoming them. Journal of School Health, 8 (2), 97-105.


Grady, B., Lever, N., Cunningham, D., Stephan, S. (2011). Telepsychiatry and school mental health. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 20(1), 81-94.

Stephan, S., Mulloy, M. & Brey, L. (2011). Improving collaborative mental health care by school-based primary care and mental health providers.  School Mental Health, 3, 70-80.


Halliday-Boykins, C. A., Schaeffer, C. M., Henggeler, S. W., Chapman, J. E., Cunningham, P. B., Randall, J., & Shapiro, S. B. (2010). Predicting nonresponse to juvenile drug court interventions. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 39, 318-328. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2010.07.011.

Henggeler, S. W., & Schaeffer, C. M. (2010). Treating serious emotional and behavioral problems using multisystemic therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 31, 149-164. doi: 10.1375/anft.31.2.149.

Klietz, S., Borduin, C. M., & Schaeffer, C. M. (2010). Cost-benefit analysis of multisystemic therapy with serious and violent juvenile offenders. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 657-666. doi: 10.1037/a0020838.

Lever, N., Chambers, K., Stephan, S., Page, M., & Ghunney, A. (2010). National survey on expanded school mental health services. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 3(4), 38-50.

Schaeffer, C. M., Henggeler, S. W., Chapman, J. E., Halliday-Boykins, C. A., Cunningham, P. B., Randall, J., & Shapiro, S. B. (2010). Mechanisms of effectiveness in juvenile drug court: Altering risk processes associated with delinquency and substance abuse. Drug Court Review, 7, 57-94.

Schultz, D., Ambike, A., Stapleton, L.M., Domitrovich, C.E., Schaeffer, C.M., & Bartels, B. (2010).  Development of a questionnaire assessing teacher perceived support for and attitudes about social and emotional learning. Early Education and Development, 21, 865-885. doi:  10.1080/10409280903305708.

Stephan, S., Hurwitz, L., Paternite, C., & Weist, M. (2010). Critical factors and strategies for advancing statewide school mental health. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 3(3), 46-58.

Swenson, C. C., Schaeffer, C. M., Henggeler, S. W., Faldowski, R., & Mayhew, A. M. (2010). Multisystemic therapy for child abuse and neglect: A randomized effectiveness trial. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 497-507.


Borduin, C.M., Schaeffer, C.M., & Heiblum, N. (2009). A randomized clinical trial of multisystemic therapy with juvenile sexual offenders: Effects on youth social ecology and criminal activity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 26-37.

Bradshaw, C.,P., Schaeffer, C. M., Petras, H., & Ialongo, N. (2009). Predicting negative life outcomes from early aggressive-disruptive behavior trajectories: Gender differences in maladaptation across life domains. Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Mettrick, J., Lever, N., Burke, R., Mills, C., & Ghunney, A. (2009) Persistently dangerous communities and schools in the United States: How might school mental health help? Advances in School Mental Health Promotion,1 (4), 53-63.

Storr, C. L., Schaeffer, C. M., Petras, H., Ialongo, N. S., & Breslau, N. (2009). Early childhood behavior trajectories and the likelihood of experiencing a traumatic event and PTSD by young adulthood. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44, 398-406.

Swenson, C. C., Schaeffer, C. M., Tuerk, E. H., Henggeler, S. W., Tuten, M., Panzarella, P., et al. (2009). Adapting multisystemic therapy for co-occurring child maltreatment and parental substance abuse: The Building Stronger Families project. Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, Winter, 3-8.

Weist, M. D., Lever, N.Stephan, S., Youngstrom, E., Moore, E., Harrison, B., …Stiegler, K. (2009). Formative evaluation of a framework for high quality, evidence-based services in school mental health. School Mental Health, 1(3), 196-211.

Weist, M. D., Stiegler, K. L., Stephan, S. H., Cox, J. M., & Vaughan, C. (2009). School mental health and prevention science in the Baltimore city schools. Psychology in the Schools, 47(1), 36-54.


Burke, R. W., & Stephan, S. H. (2008). Contextual features of public schools in the United States as settings for mental health promotion. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 1(1), 52-60.

Schaeffer, C.M., Saldana, L., Rowland, M.D., Henggeler, S. W., & Swenson, C. C. (2008). New initiatives in improving youth and family outcomes by importing evidence-based practices. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 17, 27-45.

Vulin-Reynolds, M., Lever, N, Stephan, S., & Ghunney, A.(2008). School mental health and foster care: A logical partnershipAdvances in School Mental Health Promotion, 1(2), 29-40.


Cunningham, D., Stephan, S., Paternite, C., Schan, S., Weist, M., Adelsheim, S., & Flaspohler, P. (2007). Stakeholders’ perspectives on the recommendations of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Psychiatric Services, 58, 1344-1347.

Stephan, S., Weist, M., Kataoka, S., Adelsheim, S., & Mills, C. (2007). Transformation of children’s mental health services: The role of school mental health. Psychiatric Services, 58(10), 1330-1338.


Mills, C., Stephan, S., Moore, E., Weist, M., Daly, B., & Edwards, M. (2006). The President’s New Freedom Commission: Capitalizing on opportunities to advance school-based mental health services. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 9, 149-161.

Schaeffer, C. M., Petras, H., Ialongo, N., Masyn, K., Hubbard, S., Kellam, S., & Poduska, J. (2006). A comparison of girls’ and boys’ aggressive-disruptive behavior trajectories across elementary school: Prediction to young adult antisocial outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 500-510. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.74.3.500


Bruns, E. J., Moore, E., Stephan, S. H., Pruitt, D., Weist, M. D. (2005). The impact of school mental health services on out-of-school suspension rates. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34(1), 23-30.

Petras, H., Ialongo, N., Lambert, S. F., Barrueco, S., Schaeffer, C. M., Chilcoat, H., & Kellam, S. (2005). The utility of elementary school TOCA-R scores in identifying later criminal court violence amongst adolescent females. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44, 790-797

Schaeffer, C. M., Alexander, P. C., Kretz, L., & Bethke, K. (2005).  Predictors of child abuse potential among military parents: Comparing mothers and fathers.  Journal of Family Violence, 20, 123-129

Schaeffer, C. M., & Borduin, C. M. (2005). Long-term follow-up to a randomized clinical trial of multisystemic therapy with serious and violent juvenile offenders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 445-453. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.73.3.445

Schaffer, C., Bruns, E., Weist, M., Stephan, S., Goldstein, J.,& Simpson. (2005). Overcoming challenges to using evidence-based interventions in schools. J Youth and Adolescence, 34, 14-22.


Lever, N., Sander, M.A., Lombardo, S., Randall, C., Lowie, J.A., Rubenstein, M., & Weist, M.D. (2004).  A dropout prevention program for high risk inner-city youth. Behavior Modification, 28, 513-527.

Lever, N., Stephan, S., Axelrod, J., Weist, M. (2004). Fee-for-service revenue in school mental health through a partnership with an outpatient mental health center. Journal of School Health, 74, 91-94.

O’Farrell, T., Murphy, C., Stephan, S.H., Fals-Stewart, . Murphy, M. (2004). Partner violence before and after couples-based alcoholism treatment for male alcoholic patients: The role of treatment involvement and abstinence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(2),202-17.

Petras, H., Schaeffer, C. M., Ialongo, N., Hubbard, S., Muthen, B., Lambert, S., Poduska, J., & Kellam, S. (2004). When the course of aggressive behavior in childhood does not predict antisocial outcomes in adolescence and young adulthood: An examination of potential explanatory variables. Development and Psychopathology, 16, 919-941. doi: 10.10170S0954579404040076


Schaeffer, C. M., Petras, H., Ialongo, N., Kellam, S., & Poduska, J. (2003). Modeling growth in aggressive behavior across elementary school:  Early identification of boys with later criminal involvement, conduct disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. Developmental Psychology, 39, 1020-1035. doi: 10.1037/0012-1649.39.6.1020

Weist, M., Goldstein, J., Evans, S., Lever, N., Axelrod, J., Schreters, R., & Pruitt, D.  (2003). Funding a full continuum of mental health promotion and intervention programs in the schools. Journal of Adolescent Health Supplement on Financing and Delivery, 32(Supplement 16), 70-78.

Weist, M., Sander, M., Lever, N., Rosner, L., Pruitt, D., Lowie, J., Hill, S., Lombardo, S & Christodulu, K. (2003). School mental health’s response to terrorism and disaster. Journal of School Violence, 1(4), 5-32.


Axelrod, J., Bryant, T., Lever, N., Lewis, C., Mullett, E., Rosner, L., Weist, M., Sorrell, J., & Hathaway, A.  (2002). Reaching out to school and community stakeholders to improve mental health service for youth in an urban US community. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 4(4), 49-54.

Axelrod, J., Goldstein, J., LaGrange, R., Lever, N., & Burke, R. (2002). Students navigating school-based transitions: Practical strategies for teachers. Focus on Elementary, 15(1), 1-7.

Weist, M.D., Johnson, A., Lowie, J., Lever, N., & Rowling, L. (2002). Building an international network for mental health in schools. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 4(2), 34-39.


Alloy, L.B, Abramson, L.Y., Tashman, N.A., Berrebbi, D.S.; Hogan, M.E; Whitehouse, W.G.; Crossfield, A.G., Moroco, A. (2001). Developmental origins of cognitive vulnerability to depression: Parenting, cognitive, and inferential feedback styles of the parents of individuals at high and low cognitive risk for depression. Cognitive Therapy & Research. 25(4), 397-423. doi: 10.1023/A:1005534503148

Borduin, C. M., & Schaeffer, C. M. (2001).  Multisystemic treatment of juvenile sexual offenders:  A progress report. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 13, 25-42.

Schaeffer, C.M., Stolbach, A., Tashman, N.A., Acosta, O.M., & Weist, M.D. (2001).  Why did they graduate?  A pilot study considering resilience among inner-city youth.  International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 3(2), 8-14.


Tashman, N.A., Weist, M.D., Acosta, O.M., Bickham, N.L., Grady, M., Nabors, L., & Waxman, R. (2000).  Toward the integration of prevention research and expanded school mental health programs.  Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research, and Practice, 3(2), 97-115.

Weist, M.D., Albus, K.A., Bickham, N., Tashman N.A., & Perez-Febles, A.(2000). A questionnaire to measure factors that protect youth against stressors of inner-city life. Psychiatry Services, 51(8), 1042-104.


Alloy, L.B., Abramson, L.Y., Whitehouse, W.G., Hogan, M.E., Tashman, N.A., Steinberg, D.L.,  Rose, D.T., & Donovan, P. (1999).  Depressogenic cognitive styles: Predictive validity, information processing and personality characteristics, and developmental origins. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37(6), 503-531.

Murphy, C.M., & Hoover, S.A. (1999). Measuring emotional abuse in dating relationships as a multifactorial construct. Violence and Victims, 14, 39-53. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.14.1.39

Nabors, L. A., Weist, M.D., Holden, E.W., & Tashman, N.A. (1999). Quality service provision in children's mental health care. Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research, and Practice, 2, 57-79.

Nabors, L. A, Weist, M.D., Reynolds, M., Tashman, N.A., & Jackson, C. (1999).  Adolescent satisfaction with school-based mental health services. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 8(2), 229-236. doi: 10.1023/A:1022096103344

Nabors, L.A., Weist, M.D., & Tashman, N.A. (1999). Focus groups: A valuable tool for assessing male and female adolescent perceptions of school based mental health services.  Journal of Gender, Culture, and Health, 4(1), 39-48.

Nabors, L.A., Weist, M.D., Tashman, N.A., & Myers, P. (1999). Quality assurance and school-based mental health services. Psychology in the Schools, 36, 485-493.<485::AID-PITS4>3.0.CO;2-T

Schaeffer, C. M., & Borduin, C. M. (1999). Mother-adolescent-sibling conflict in families of juvenile felons.  Journal of Genetic Psychology, 160, 115-118.


Alexander, P. C., Anderson, C., Brand, B., Schaeffer, C. M., Zachary, B., & Kretz, L. (1998).  Adult attachment and long-term effects in survivors of incest.  Child Abuse and Neglect, 22, 45-61. doi: 10.1016/S0145-2134(97)00120-8

Tashman, N. A., Waxman, R.P., Nabors, N.A., & Weist, M.D. (1998). The PREPARE model of training: Perspectives from clinicians involved in a school mental health training program. Journal of School Health, 68, 162-164.

Tashman, N.A., Weist, M.D., Nabors, L.A., & Shafer, M.E. (1998). Involvement in meaningful activities and self-reported aggression and delinquency among inner-city teenagers. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 5, 239-248.