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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (2004). Where to find help for your child. Retrieved from http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/Where_To_Find_Help_For_Your_Child_25.aspx

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (2011). When to seek help for your child. Retrieved from http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/When_To_Seek_Help_For_Your_Child_24.aspx

American Psychiatric Association. (2012). Definition of a mental disorder. Retrieved from http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/proposedrevision.aspx?rid=465#

Blackorby, J., & Cameto, R. (2004). Changes in school engagement and academic performance of students with disabilities. In Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study: Wave 1 Wave 2 overview (8.1-8.2). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Retrieved from http://www.seels.net/designdocs/w1w2/SEELS_W1W2_complete_report.pdf (PDF, 224 pages)

Blackorby, J., Cohorst, M., Garza, N., & Guzman, A. (2003). The academic performance of secondary school students with disabilities. In The achievement of youth with disabilities during secondary school (4-1 – 4-15). Menlo Park, CA: SRI International. Retrieved from http://www.nlts2.org/reports/2003_11/nlts2_report_2003_11_ch4.pdf (PDF, 15 pages)

Burns, B., Phillips, S., Wagner, H., Barth, R., Kolko, D., Campbell, Y., & Yandsverk, J. (2004). Mental health need and access to mental health services by youths involved with child welfare: A national survey. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(8), 960-970.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2008). 10 leading causes of death, United States, 2008, all races, both sexes. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System. Retrieved from http://webappa.cdc.gov/cgi-bin/broker.exe

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Youth risk behavior surveillance. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss5905.pdf (PDF, 158 pages)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Attitudes toward mental illness—35 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2007. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 59(20), 619-625. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5920a3.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Mental health basics. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Well-being concepts. Health-Related Quality of Life. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/wellbeing.htm

Center for Mental Health in Schools. (2008). Youngsters’ mental health and psychosocial problems: What are the data? Los Angeles, CA: Author.

Child Health & Development Institute of Connecticut. (n.d.). How to get the best help: What questions do you ask? Retrieved from http://www.kidsmentalhealthinfo.com/parents-caregivers/get-best-help/what-questions-do-i-ask/

Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymniccki, A. B., Taylor, R. D., & Schellinger, K. B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students’ social emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82(1), 405‒432. Retrieved from https://static1.squarespace.com/static/513f79f9e4b05ce7b70e9673/t/52e9d8e6e4b001f5c1f6c27d/1391057126694/meta-analysis-child-development.pdf

Eccles, J., & Gootman J. A. (Eds.). (2002). Community programs to promote youth development. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Foster, S., Rollefson, M., Doksum, T., Noonan, D., Robinson, G., & Teich, J. (2005). School mental health services in the United States, 20022003 (DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 05-4068). Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Gall, G., Pagano, M. E., Desmond, M. S., Perrin, J. M., & Murphy, J. M. (2000). Utility of psychosocial screening at a school-based health center. Journal of School Health, 70(7), 292–298.

Goffman, E. (1963). Stigma: Notes on the management of spoiled identity. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Government Accountability Office. (2008). Young adults with serious mental illness: Some states and federal agencies are taking steps to address their transition challenges (GAO-08-678). Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08678.pdf (PDF, 88 pages)

Green, J., McLaughlin, K., Alegría, M., Costello, E., Gruber, M., Hoagwood, K., & Kessler, R. (2013). School mental health resources and adolescent mental health service use. Journal of the American Academy of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(5), 501‒510. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2013.03.002.

Grob, G. N. (2005). Public policy and mental illness: Jimmy Carter’s Presidential Commission on Mental Health. The Milbank Quarterly, 83(3), 425-456.

Hayward, P., & Bright, J. A. (1997). Stigma and mental illness: a review and critique. Journal of Mental Health, 6, 345-3564.

Huntington, D. D., & Bender, W. N. (1993). Adolescents with learning disabilities at risk? Emotional well-being, depression, suicide. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 26(3), 159-166.

Howell, E. (2004). Access to children’s mental health services under Medicaid and SCHIP. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute. Retrieved from http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/311053_B-60.pdf (PDF, 8 pages)

Hurlburt, M. S., Leslie, L. K., Landsverk, J., Barth, R., Burns, B., Gibbons, R. D., Slymen, D. J., & Zhang, J. (2004). Contextual predictors of mental health service use among children open to child welfare. Archives of General Psychiatry, 61(12), 1217-1224.

Institute of Medicine. (2006). Improving the quality of health care for mental and substance-use conditions. Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders, Board on Health Care Services. Retrieved from http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11470

Kataoka, S., Zhang, L., & Wells, K. (2002). Unmet need for mental health care among U.S.children: Variation by ethnicity and insurance status. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159(9), 1548-1555.

Kessler, R. C., Beglund, P., Demler, O., Jin, R., & Walters, E. E. (2005). Lifetime prevalence and the age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62(6), 593-602.

Kessler, R. C., Amminger, G. P., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Alonso, J., Lee, S., Ustun, T. B. (2007). Age of onset of mental disorders: A review of recent literature. Current Opinion Psychiatry, 20(4), 359-364.

Lammers, J., & Happell, B. (2003). Consumer participation in mental health services: looking from a consumer perspective. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 10, 385–392.

Masten, A. S., Roisman, G. I., Long, J. D., Burt, K. B., Obradovic, J., Riley, J. R., Boelcke-Stennes, K., & Tellegen, A. (2005). Developmental cascades: Linking academic achievement and externalizing and internalizing symptoms over 20 years. Developmental Psychology, 41(5), 733-746.

Merikangas, K. R., He, J. P., Burstein, M., Swendsen, J. (2010). Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in U.S. adolescents: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication—Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A). Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(10), 980–989. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2946114/

Miles, J., Espiritu, R.C., Horen, N., Sebian, J., & Waetzig, E. (2010). A public health approach to children's mental health: A conceptual framework. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health.

National Center for Children in Poverty. (2006). Children’s mental health: Facts for policymakers. Retrieved from http://nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_687.pdf (PDF, 4 pages)

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. (2011). Children’s mental health prevention and early intervention: Schools on the front lines utilizing positive behavior support. Washington, DC: Author.

National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. (2004). Children’s health, the nation’s wealth: Assessing and improving child health. Committee on Evaluation of Children’s Health, Board on Children, Youth and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. (2003). Achieving the promise: Transforming mental health care in America. Final report. DHHS Pub. No. SMA-03-3832. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/mentalhealthcommission/reports/FinalReport/downloads/downloads.html

O’Connell, M. E., Boat, T., & Warner, K. E. (Eds.). (2009). Preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among young people: Progress and possibilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Pecora, P. J., Williams, J., Kessler, R., Downs, C., O’Brien, K., Hiripi, E., & Morello, S. (2003). Assessing the effects of foster care: Early results from the Casey National Alumni Study. Seattle, WA: Casey Family Programs. Retrieved from http://www.inpathways.net/casey_alumni_studies_report.pdf (PDF, 57 pages)

Pottick, K., Warner, L. A., & Yoder, K. A. (2005). Youths living away from families in the U.S. mental health system: Opportunities for targeted intervention. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 32(2), 264-281.

Ringel, J. S., & Sturm, R. (2001). National estimates of mental health utilization for children in 1998. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 28(3), 319-333.

Romer, D. (Ed.). (2003). Reducing adolescent risk: Toward an integrated approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Search Institute. (2006). 40 developmental assets for adolescents (age 12-18). Retrieved from www.search-institute.org

Skowyra, K. R., & Cocozza, J. J. (2006). Blueprint for change: A comprehensive model for the identification and treatment of youth with mental health needs in contact with the juvenile justice system. Delmar, NY: The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and Policy Research Associates, Inc.

Steele, C. A., Kalnins, I. V., Jutai, J. W., Stevens, S. E., Bortolussi, J. A., & Biggar, W. D. (1996). Lifestyle health behaviours of 11-to 16-year-old youth with physical disabilities. Health Education Research, 11(2), 173-186.

Strang, J. F., Kenworthy, L., Daniolos, P., Case, L., Wills, M. C., Martin, A., & Wallace, G. L. (2012). Depression and anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders without intellectual disability. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6(1), 406-412.

Stroul, B., Blau, G., Sondheimer, D. (2008). Systems of care: A strategy to transform children’s mental health care. In the System of Care Handbook: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children, Youth and Families. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2003). Achieving the promise: Transforming mental health care in America, executive summary: The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. HHS Publication No. (SMA) A03-3831.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). National mental health stigma campaign: What a difference a friend makes. Retrieved from https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA07-4257/SMA07-4257.pdf (PDF, 2 pages)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Office of Applied Statistics. (2009). Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National findings. Retrieved from http://archive.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k8nsduh/2k8results.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). Helping children and youth with serious mental health needs: Systems of care. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 06-4125. Rockville, MD.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2011). Leading change: A plan for SAMHSA’s roles and actions 2011-2014. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 11-4629. Rockville, MD: Author.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2011). Information sheet 1: A behavioral health lens for prevention. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/sites/default/files/resources/behavioral-health-factsheet.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. (2012). Glossary. Retrieved from http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/AboutGlossary.aspx?selChar=M

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs, (2011). 30th annual report to congress on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2008, Washington, D.C., 2011. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/reports/annual/osep/2008/parts-b-c/30th-idea-arc.pdf (PDF, 220 pages)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1999). Mental health: A report of the surgeon general. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/home.html

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2011). Planning grants for expansion of the comprehensive community mental health services for children and their families, request for applications. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/grants

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2008). Promoting children’s mental health: The SAMHSA/CMHS prevention and early intervention grant program.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health. (2013). In their own words: Youth perspectives on health care. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.nasbhc.org/atf/cf/%7Bb241d183-da6f-443f-9588-3230d027d8db%7D/IN%20THEIR%20OWN%20WORDS%20YOUTH%20PERSPECTIVES%20MEMO.PDF

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (2009). Risk and protective factors for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders across the life cycle. Retrieved from http://dhss.alaska.gov/dbh/Documents/Prevention/programs/spfsig/pdfs/IOM_Matrix_8%205x11_FINAL.pdf (PDF, 2 pages)

U.S. House of Representatives. Committee on Government Reform. Minority Staff Special Investigations Division. (2004). Incarceration of youth who are waiting for community mental health services in the United States. Retrieved from http://nicic.gov/Library/019780

Wagner, M. (2005). Youth with disabilities leaving secondary school. In Changes over time in the early post school outcomes of youth with disabilities: A report of findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (2.1-2.6).Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

Wahl, O. E. (2002). Children’s view of mental illness: A review of the literature. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills, 6(2), 134-158.

The White House. (2013). Now is the time: The President’s plan to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/wh_now_is_the_time_full.pdf

World Health Organization. (2010). Mental health: Strengthening our response (Fact Sheet 220). Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs220/en/

Yeide, M., & Kobrin, M. (2009). Truancy literature review. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Retrieved from https://www.scribd.com/document/113210183/Truancy-Literature-Review

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