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  • Adelman, H. S. & Taylor, L. (2003). Creating school and community partnerships for substance abuse prevention programs. Commissioned by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Journal of Primary Prevention, 23, 331-369.

  • Adelman, H. S. & Taylor, L. (2004). Mental health in schools: A shared agenda. Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 4(3), 59-78.

  • Andis, P., Cashman, J., Oglesby, O., Praschil, R., Adelman, H., Taylor, L., & Weist, M. (2002). A strategic and shared agenda to advance mental health in schools through family and system partnerships. The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 4(4).

  • Atkins, M. S., Hoagwood, K. E., Kutash, K., & Seidman, E. (2010). Toward the integration of education and mental health in schools. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 37, 40-47. DOI: 10.1007/s10488-010-0299-7

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  • Baker, D. J., Blumberg, R., & Freeman, R. (2002). Considerations for functional assessment of problem behavior among persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness. In J. Jacobson, J. Mulick, & S. Holburn (Eds.), Programs and services for people with dual developmental and psychiatric disabilities (pp. 51-66). Kingston, NY: NADD.

  • Baker, D. J., Blumberg, E. R., Freeman, R., & Wieseler, N. (2002). Can psychiatric disorders be seen as establishing operations? Integrating applied behavior analysis and psychiatry. Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities, 5, 118-124.

  • Barnhill, G. P., & Myles, B. S. (2001). Attributional style and depression in adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 3(3), 175-182. doi:10.1177/109830070100300305

  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (2006, March). Way to go: School success for children with mental health care needs. Washington, D.C.

  • Benitez, D., Lattimore, J., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2005). Promoting the involvement of students with emotional and behavioral disorders in career and vocational planning and decision-making: The Self-Determined Career Development Model. Behavioral Disorders, 30, 431-447.

  • Bruns, E. J., Suter, J. C., Force, M. M., & Burchard, J. D. (2005). Adherence to wraparound principles and association with outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14, 521-534.

  • Bruns, E. J., Suter, J. C., & Leverentz-Brady, K. M. (2008). Is it wraparound yet? Setting quality standards for implementation of the wraparound process. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 35, 240-252.

  • Burrow-Sanchez, J. & Hawken, L. (2007). Student substance abuse: Effective practices for school prevention and intervention. New York: Guilford Press.

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  • Cappella, E., Frazier, S. L., Atkins, M. S., Schoenwald, S. K., & Glisson, C. (2008). Enhancing schools' capacity to support children in poverty: An ecological model of school-based mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 35, 395-409.

  • Carr, E. G., & Smith, C. E. (1995). Biological setting events for self-injury. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 1, 94-98.

  • Clark, H. B., Crossland, K., Geller, D., Cripe, M., Kenney, T., Neff, B., et al. (2008). A functional approach to reducing runaway behavior and stabilizing placements for adolescents in foster care. Research in Social Work Practice, 18, 429-441.

  • Conroy, M. A. (Ed.). (2003). Prevention and early intervention for young children at risk for emotional or behavioral disorder. Reston: CCBD.

  • Conroy, M., Hendrickson, J. M., & Hester, P. P. (2004). Early identification and prevention of emotional and behavioral disorders. In R. Rutherford, M. Quinn, & S. Mathur (Eds.), Handbook of research in behavior disorders. (pp. 199-215) New York: Guilford Press.

  • Cooper, J. L., Aratani,Y., Knitzer, J., Douglas Hall, A., Masi, R. et al. (2008). Unclaimed children revisited: The status of children's mental health policy in the United States. National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University.

  • Cox, K., Baker, D., & Wong M. A. (2010). Wraparound retrospective: Factors predicting positive outcomes. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 18(1), 3-13. DOI: 10.1177/1063426609336955

  • Crossland, K. A., Cigales, M., Dunlap, G., Neff, B., Clark, H. B., Giddings, T., & Blanco, A. (2008). Using staff training to decrease the use of restrictive procedures at two facilities for foster care children. Research on Social Work Practice, 18, 401-409.

  • Crossland, K., Dunlap, G., Hewitt, B. C., & Neff, B. (2009). Delivering support in the foster care system. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai, & R. H. Horner (Eds.), Handbook of positive behavior support (pp. 279-304). New York: Springer.

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  • Duchnowski, A., & Kutash, K. (2009). Integrating PBS, mental health services, and family driven care. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai, & R. H. Horner (Eds.), Handbook of positive behavior support (pp. 203-231). New York: Springer.

  • Durand, V. M. (1990). Severe behavior problems: A functional communication training approach. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Durand, V. M. (1998). Sleep better! Baltimore: Brookes.

  • Durand, V. M., & Carr, E. G. (1987). Social influences on "self-stimulatory" behavior: Analysis and treatment application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 20(2), 119-132.

  • Durand, V. M., Gernert-Dott, P., & Mapstone, E. (1996). Treatment of sleep in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of the Associations for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 21(3), 114-122

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  • Eber, L., Nelson, C. M., & Miles, P. (1997). School-based wraparound for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Exceptional Children, 63, 539-555.

  • Eber, L., Sugai, G., Smith, C. R., & Scott, T. M. (2002). Wraparound and positive behavioral interventions and supports in schools. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 10(3), 171-180.

  • Evans, S. W., Weist, M. D., & Serpell, Z. N. (2007). Advances in school-based mental health interventions: Best practices and program models. NJ: Civic Research Institute, Inc.

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  • Fixsen, D. L., Base, K. A., Duda, M. A., Naoom, S. F., & Van Dyke, M. (2010). Implementation of evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents: Research findings and their implications for the future. In J. R. Weisz, & A. E. Kazdin, (Eds), Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents (pp. 435-450). New York: Guilford Press.

  • Freeman, R. L., Horner, R. H., & Reichle, J. E. (1999). Relation between heart rate and problem behaviors. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 104(4), 330-345.

  • Freeman, R. L., Horner, R. H., & Reichle, J. (2002). Functional assessment and self-restraint (Chapter 6). In S. Schroeder, M. L. Oster-Granite, & T. Thompson (Eds.), Self-injurious behavior: Gene-brain-behavior relationships (pp.105-118). Washington, DC: APA Books.

  • Frey, A., & Walker, H. (2005). Education policy for children, youth, and families. In J. M. Jenson & M. W. Fraser (Eds.), Social policy for children and families: A risk and resilience perspective (pp. 67-81). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Fox, L. & Dunlap, G. (2006). Evidence-based practices for young children with and at-risk for social-emotional or behavioral problems. In J. Knitzer, R. Kaufman, & D. Perry (Eds.), Early childhood mental health system of care (pp. 313-334). Baltimore: Brookes.

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  • Guess, D., & Carr, E. (1991). Emergence and maintenance of stereotypy and self-injury. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 96(3), 299-319.

  • Guess, D., Roberts, S., & Guy, B. (1999). Implications of behavior state for the assessment and education of students with profound disabilities. In A. C. Repp & R. H. Horner (Eds.), Functional analysis of problem behavior: From effective assessment to effective support (pp.338-394). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth

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  • Han, S. S., & Weiss, B. (2005). Sustainability of teacher implementation of school-based mental health programs. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 665-679.

  • Harris, J. C. (1992). Neurobiological factors in self-injurious behavior. In J. K. Luiselli, J. L. Matson, & N. N. Singh (Eds.), Self-injurious behavior: Analysis, assessment, and treatment (pp. 59-92). New York: Springer-Verlag.

  • Horner, R. H., Dunlap, G., Beasley, J., Fox. L., Bambara, L., Brown, F., et al. (2005). Positive support for behavioral, mental health, communication, and crisis needs. In K. C. Lakin & A. Turnbull (Eds.), National goals and research for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (pp. 93-107). Washington DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.

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  • Kataoka S. H., Rowan B., & Hoagwood K. E. (2009). Bridging the divide: In search of common ground in mental health and education research and policy. Psychiatric Services, 60(11), 1510-15.

  • Kennedy, C. H., & Itonken, T. (1993). Effects of setting events on the problem behavior of students with severe disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 321-327.

  • Kennedy, C. H., & Meyer, K. A. (1998). Sleep deprivation, allergy symptoms, and negatively reinforced problem behavior. Journal of Applied behavior Analysis, 26, 321-327.

  • Kennedy, C. H., & Thompson, T. (2000). Health conditions contributing to problem behavior among people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. In M. L. Wehmeyer, & J. R. Patton, (Eds.), Mental retardation in the 21st century (pp. 211-231). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

  • Kern, L., Koegel, R. L., Dyer, K., Blew, P. A., & Fenton, L. R. (1982). The effects of physical exercise on self-stimulation and appropriate responding in autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 12, 399-419.

  • Knitzer, J. (2002). Promoting resilience. National Center for Children in Poverty. New York.

  • Knitzer, J. & Cooper, J. (2006). Beyond integration: Challenges for children's mental health. Health Affairs, 25(3), 670-679.

  • Koegel, R. L., & Koegel, L. K. (1989). Community-referenced research on self-stimulation. In C. Cipani (Ed.), The treatment of severe behavior disorders: Behavior analysis approaches [Monographs of American Association on Mental Retardation, 12] (pp. 129-250). Washington, DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.

  • Kutash, K., Duchnowski, A. J. & Lynn, N, (2006). School-based mental health: An empirical guide for decision-makers. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Child & Family Studies, Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.

  • Kutash, K., & Duchnowski, A. (2007). The role of mental health services in promoting safe and secure schools: Effective strategies for creating safer schools and communities. Washington, DC: The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence & Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

  • Kutash, K. (2007). Understanding school-based mental health services for students who are disruptive and aggressive: What works for whom? Proceedings of Persistently Safe Schools: The 2007 National Conference on Safe Schools and Community.

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  • Lear, J. G. (2007). Health at school: A hidden health care system emerges from the shadows. Health Affairs, 26(2), 409-419.

  • Leff, S. S., Hoffman, J. A., and Gullan, R. L. (2009). Intervention integrity: New paradigms and applications. School Mental Health, 1(3), 103-106.

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  • Mace, F. C., & Mauk, J. E. (1999). Biobehavioral diagnosis and treatment of self-injury. In A. C. Repp & R. H. Horner (Eds.), Functional analysis of problem behavior: From effective assessment to effective support (pp. 78-97). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

  • McCamman, S., & Rues, J. (1990). Nutrition monitoring and supplementation. In J. C. Graff, M. M. Ault, D. Guess, M. Taylor, & B. Thompson (Eds.), Health care for students with disabilities: An illustrated medical guide for the classroom. Baltimore: Brookes.

  • McGimsey, J. F., & Favell, J. E. (1988). The effects of increased physical exercise on disruptive behavior in retarded persons. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 18, 167-179.

  • Moore, J. W., Doggertt, R. A., Edwards, R. P., & Olmi, D. J. (1999). Using functional assessment and teacher-implemented functional analysis outcomes to guide intervention for two students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Proven Practice, 2(1), 3-9.

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  • O'Reilly, M. F. (1995). Functional analysis and treatment of escape-maintained aggression correlated with sleep deprivation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 28, 225-226.

  • O'Reilly, M. F. (1997). Functional analysis of episodic self-injury correlated with recurrent otitis media. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30(1), 165-167.

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  • Romanczyk, R. G., & Mathews, A. L. (1998). Physiological state as antecedent: Utilization in functional analyses. In J. K. Luiselli & M. J. Cameron (Eds.), Antecedent control: Innovative approaches to behavioral support (115-138). Baltimore: Brookes.

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  • Sandman, C. A. (1991). The opiate hypothesis in Autism and self-injury. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 1, 237-248.

  • Schroeder, S. R., Reese, R. M., Hellings, J., Loupe, P., & Tessel, R. E. (1999). The causes of self-injurious behavior and their implications. In N. A. Wieseler, R. H. Hanson, & G. Siperstein (Eds.), Challenging behavior of persons with mental health disorders and severe developmental disabilities (pp. 65-87). Washington, DC: AAMR.

  • Scott, T. M., Nelson, C. M., Liaupsin, C., Jolivette, K., Christle, C., & Riney, M. (2002). Addressing the needs of at-risk and adjudicated youth through positive behavior support: Effective prevention practices. Education and Treatment of Children, 25, 532-551.

  • Slaytor, E. M. (2010). Demographic and clinical characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities with and without substance abuse disorders in a Medicaid population. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 48(6), 417-431. DOI: 10.1352/1934-9556-48.6.417

  • Stormont, M., Reinke, W. M., & Herman, K. C. (2010). Introduction to the special issue: Using prevention science to address mental health issues in schools. Psychology in the Schools, 47(1), 1-4. DOI: 10.1002/pits.20447

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  • Thompson, T., Egli, M., Symons, F., & Delaney, D. (1994). Neurobehavioral mechanisms of drug action in developmental disabilities. In T. Thompson & D. B. Gray (Eds.), Destructive behavior in developmental disabilities: Diagnosis and treatment (pp. 133 179). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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  • Umbreit, J. (1995). Functional assessment and intervention in a regular classroom setting for the disruptive behavior of a student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Behavioral Disorders, 20(4), 267-278.

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  • VanDenBerg, J. E., & Grealish, E. M. (1996). Individualized services and supports through the wraparound process: Philosophy and procedures. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 5, 7-21.

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  • Weisz, J. R., & Kazdin, A. E. (2010). Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents. New York: Guilford Press.

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