Social Structures, School Connectedness and Health-Related Behavior

2011. Dariotis, J., Mendelson, T., & Blanchard, J. 2010. Mindfulness Makes a Difference in the Lives of Urban Youth. Winter 2011 Issues Brief, Center for Adolescent Health.
2010. McNeely, C.A. and Mmari, K. Evaluation of Middle Grades Partnership. Report submitted to the Baltimore Community Foundation.

2010. Mendelson, T., Greenberg, M.T., Dariotis, J., Feagans Gould, L., Rhoades, B., & Leaf, P.J. Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a school-based mindfulness intervention for urban youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38: 985-994. 
2010. Bradshaw, C.P., Sudhinaraset, M., Mmari, K., Blum, R.W. “School Transitions among Military Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Stress and Coping.” School Psychology Review, 39:1.
2009. Joffe, A., McNeely, C, Colantuoni, E., An, M., Wang, W., Scharfstein, D. "Evaluation of school-based multi- versus single-session group smoking cessation interventions for self-described adolescent smokers." Pediatrics, 117(2): e-187-194.
2008. Falci, C. and C.A. McNeely. "Too many friends: Social Integration, Social Cohesion and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms." Social Forces, 87(4): 2031-2061.

2008. Roche, K.M., Ensminger, M.E., Ialongo, N., Poduska, J., & Kellam, S. Early entries into adult roles: Associations with aggressive behavior from adolescence into young adulthood. Youth & Society, 38 (2): 236-261. 

2008. Crosnoe, R. and C.A. McNeely. Peer Relations, Adolescent Behavior, and Public Health Research and Practice. Family and Community Health, 31 Supplement 1:S71-S80.

2008. McNeely, C.A. and R. Crosnoe. Social Stats, Peer Influence and Weight Gain in Adolescence: Promising Directions for Addressing the Obesity Epidemic. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, 162(1): 91.

2007. Roche, K., Astone, N., Bishai, D. Out-Of-School Care and Youth Problem Behaviors in Low-Income, Urban Areas. Journal of Family Econ Issues, 28:471-488.. Journal of Family Econ Issues, 28:471-488.

2005. Blum, R. A Case for School Connectedness. The Adolescent Learner, 62(7): 16-20.
2004. McNeely, C.A. and C. Falci. School Connectedness and the Transition Into and Out of Health Risk Behavior among Adolescents: A Comparison of Social Belonging and Teacher Support. Journal of School Health, 74(7):284-292.

2004. Blum, R.W., Libbey, H., Eds. School Connectedness – Strengthening Health and Education Outcomes for Teenagers. J Sch Health, 74(7):229-299.

2004. McNeely, C.A. Connection to School as an Indicator of Positive Youth Development. In Lippman, L. and Moore, K., eds., Indicators of Positive Youth Development. Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.

2004. Yberra, M. L. & Mitchell, K. J. “Online aggressor/targets, aggressors, and targets: A comparison of youth characteristics.” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(7):1308-1316.

2004. Hao, L., Astone, N.M. & Cherlin, A.J. Adolescents' Formal Employment and School Enrollment: Effects of State Welfare Policies. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23: 697-721.



March, 2010. McNeely, C.A., Rosenberg, J., Mmari, K., Casey, B. "The Use of Propensity-Score Weighting to Evaluate the Effect of a Multi-Site Summer Learning Program on Academic Achievement." Invited presentation: Society for Research on Adolescence Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
June, 2007. McNeely, C. “School Social Structure and Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors.” Presentation: William T. Grant Scholars Retreat, Snowbird, UT.

June, 2007. McNeely, C. “School Social Structure, School Connectedness, and Adolescent Health.” Presentation: W.T. Grant Foundation Scholars Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

March, 2006. McNeely, C. “Social Isolation and Health: What Happens When Teens Have No Friends?” Presentation: Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

September, 2005. McNeely, C. “School Social Structure and Adolescent Health: How Friendship Networks Influence Students’ Wellbeing.” Presentation: Department of Population and Family Health Noon Seminar Series, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

August, 2005. McNeely, C., Marshall, B., & Humphrey, L. “Tapping the Power of Schools to Promote Youth Development.” Workshop presentation: Annual School Health Interdisciplinary Program, Baltimore, MD.

June, 2005. McNeely, C. “School Social Structure, School Connectedness and Health Behaviors.” Presentation: William T. Grant Scholars Meeting, Jackson, WY.

May, 2005. Smith, E.A., Caldwell, L., Dariotis, J.K., Wegner, L., Flisher, A.J., Vergnani, T., Matthews, C., Mpofu, E., & Graham, J. “Promoting well-being in South African schools: Risk and protective behaviors among at-risk youth.” Poster presentation: 2005 Annual Conference of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, DC.

October, 2004. McNeely, C. “Improving Academic Achievement through Youth Development.” Presentation: Improving Academic Achievement: A Developmental Planning Process for Sustainable School Change Conference sponsored by the New York State Student Support Services Center, Rochester, NY.

September, 2004. McNeely, C. “Students’ Connections to School: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?” Presentation: Memphis Public School District, Memphis, TN.

Media Highlights:
December, 2011. "Dr. Says Yoga Students Respond Better to Stress." Dr. Tamar Mendleson interviewed for "NBC News with Brian Williams" segment titled "Making a Difference," December 7, 2011. Three follow-up pieces appeared on the NBC website:; ; .

September, 2011. "Storm Season." Article on Mindfulness Intervention and Jacinda Dariotis' research on adolescence in the Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine.
April, 2011. "Baltimore Youth Use Yoga Lessons On and Off the Mat." Article and video on Mindfulness Intervention on the NBC website
March, 2011. "Inner City, Inner Peace." Article on Mindfulness Intervention by Barry Boyce in the magazine Shambhala Sun.  
February, 2011. "Escaping Inward." Article on Mindfulness Intervention by Kelly Brewington in the Baltimore Sun and Orlando Sentinel. Article also appeared in Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and 15 other national daily newspapers.
January, 2008. Interviews by Clea McNeely conducted on Popularity and Weight Gain in appeared in Teen Vogue, YAHOO! News, CNN, AP wire service, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Newsweek, WTOP-DC, KFMB San Diego,, Las Vegas Sun, Asia News,,,,,, Lufkin Daily News, Houston Chronicle, and Charlotte Observer.
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