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Rivara F, Le Menestrel S, eds; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Committee on the Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention. 2016. Preventing bullying through science, policy, and practice. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 310 pp.

Annotation: This document reports on the state of the science on the biological and psychosocial consequences of peer victimization and the risk and protective factors that either increase or decrease peer victimization behavior and consequences. Contents include information about the scope of the problem, social contexts that can either attenuate or exacerbate the effect of individual characteristics on bullying behavior, consequences of bullying behavior, preventive interventions, law and policy, and future directions.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Peer groups, Peer pressure, Policy development, Protective factors, Risk factors, Social behavior, Violence prevention

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, MCH Training Program. 2016. Diversity and cultural competency resources. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes federal activities and resources to support diversity and cultural competency within the maternal and child health (MCH) work force. Topics include agency-wide strategic planning to improve health equity; pipeline training program requirements for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of trainees and faculty and the degree to which programs have incorporated cultural and linguistic competence into policies, guidelines, contracts, and training; and resources to support programs in advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence such as technical assistance, peer mentoring, and collaboration.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Data collection, Ethnic groups, Goals, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Information dissemination, MCH training programs, Measures, Mentors, Peer groups, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Race, Technical assistance, Work force

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 2016. 6-18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action–State Medicaid & Public Health Convening: Meeting summary. Arlington, VA: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes a convening held on February 8–9, 2016, to launch a collaborative engagement with states to help them explore how to translate the evidence on interventions related to controlling asthma, tobacco cessation, and unintended pregnancy prevention into implementation within state Medicaid programs. Contents include pre-convening planning calls, state identified priorities and state convening meeting objectives, an overview of state convening, state team planning summary results, evaluation summary, and next steps. The appendices contain a description of the 6 | 18 Initiative to align evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models, the meeting agenda, the participant list, and the state action plan template.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450, Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (202) 371-9090 Fax: (571) 527-3189 Web Site: http://www.astho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Collaboration, Contraception, Health care delivery, Learning, Medicaid, Meetings, Models, National initiatives, Peer groups, Policy development, Pregnancy prevention, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Program planning, Reimbursement, State programs, Statewide planning, Teamwork, Tobacco cessation

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress; National Council of La Raza. 2014. Peer support in health: Evidence to action–An expert panel of the National Peer Support Collaborative Learning Network. Leawood, KS: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 47 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes discussions from a national conference held on November 12–13, 2013, in Washington, DC, to discuss current strengths and future needs in the field of peer support. Contents include key findings, background and review of the evidence, and key features of peer support. Topics include conceptual and strategic issues, program development, evaluation of peer support, organizational and system issues, and program sustainability. Recommendations and areas for future work are included.

Contact: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Peers for Progress, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 440, Leawood, KS 66211-2672, Telephone: (800) 274-2237 Secondary Telephone: (913) 906-6000 Fax: (913) 906-6095 Web Site: http://peersforprogress.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Community based services, Community health aides, Conference proceedings, Evaluation, Evidence based medicine, Financing, Health care delivery, International programs, Model programs, Peer counseling, Peer education, Peer groups, Peer support programs, Program development, Program improvement, Public health infrastructure, Public health programs, Quality assurance, Service delivery systems, Service integration, Sustainability, Systems development

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Research and Evaluation. 2013. An evaluation of the diversity in MCH training: Peer Learning Collaborative. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Research and Evaluation, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings and recommendations from an evaluation of a peer learning collaborative to support existing maternal and child health (MCH) training program grantees in their efforts to increase racial and ethnic diversity of trainees and faculty. Contents include a description of the collaborative (eleven teams of program grantees and their institutional or community-based partners); the evaluation methodology; and findings on the overall benefits of the collaborative, challenges, the role of technical assistance, and sustainability. The appendices contain a list of webinars and trainings and the structured interview guide.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2340 Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/workforce-training Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, MCH training programs, Mentors, Peer groups, Program evaluation, Technical assistance

Stewart A, Kaye K. 2012. Freeze frame 2012: A snapshot of America's teens. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 54 pp.

Annotation: From mobile phones to social networking with friends, advances in technology and new communications technologies have transformed how teens communicate with each other. This report provides a snapshot of teens' attitudes and behavior regarding five main categories—sex and related measures, peer and family relationships, school, community, and media.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 1-58671-080-X.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescents, Communities, Families, Mass media, Peer groups, School, Statistical data

[U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development]. 2012. Diversity in Peer Learning Collaborative participant reflections on lessons learned and recommendations for future diversity initiatives. [Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development], 3 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes reflections on and recommendations for supports needed to advance and sustain diversity in MCH training programs. Topics include prioritizing diversity, expanding partnerships, new funding opportunities, and changes in program practices and activities. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2340 Web Site: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/workforce-training Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, MCH training programs, Minority groups, Peer groups, Sustainability

Benson PL, Scales PC, Leffert N, Roehlkepartain EC. 2011. A fragile foundation: The state of developmental assets among American youth (2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 153 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the status of adolescents in terms of developmental assets. The findings are based on data from a survey—"Search Institute Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors"—that measures 40 developmental assets, or positive factors. The document provides information about the following: the background assets and the young people surveyed; young people's experiences of developmental assets; the deficits and patterns of high risk behavior that compromise young people's healthy development; the power of assets in relation to risky behaviors; an overall goal for well-being; and creative tensions that address challenges and opportunities of the report. Each chapter includes text, figures, and tables of data by grade and gender. Appendices offer additional details of other demographic differences.

Contact: Search Institute, The Banks Building, 615 First Avenue N.E., Suite 125, Minneapolis, MN 55413, Telephone: (612) 376-8955 Secondary Telephone: (800) 888-7828 Contact Phone: (800) 888-7828 Fax: (612) 376-8956 E-mail: si@search-institute.org Contact E-mail: search@search-institute.org Web Site: http://www.search-institute.org/ Available in libraries. Document Number: No. 0352.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Community role, Cultural factors, Decision making, Education, Families, High risk adolescents, Parent child relationships, Peer groups, Positivism, School role, Self-esteem, Social interaction, Statistics

Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life. 2009. OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program. Clemson, SC: Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life,

Annotation: This Web site presents information about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a comprehensive, schoolwide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. Its goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among schoolchildren and to improve peer relations at school. The site provides information about elements of the program, program history, fact sheets about the program, evidence of effectiveness, training information, suggested program timeline, program materials, and costs.

Contact: Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, 158 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson, SC 29634-0132, Telephone: (864) 656-6271 Fax: (864) 656-6281 E-mail: Lydia@clemson.edu Web Site: http://www.clemson.edu/ifnl Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Bullying, Child behavior, Costs, Elementary schools, Junior high schools, Middle schools, Peer groups, Prevention, Programs, Training

Scales PC, Leffert N. 2004. Developmental assets: A synthesis of the scientific research on adolescent development (2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 279 pp.

Annotation: This book examines internal and external factors in the adolescent's successful psychosocial development. The authors describe the framework of their theory of development assets and then discuss each of the assets. External assets include: support assets; empowerment assets; boundaries-and-expectation assets; and constructive-use-of-time assets. Internal assets include: commitment-to-learning assets; positive values assets; social competency assets; and positive identity assets.

Contact: Search Institute, The Banks Building, 615 First Avenue N.E., Suite 125, Minneapolis, MN 55413, Telephone: (612) 376-8955 Secondary Telephone: (800) 888-7828 Contact Phone: (800) 888-7828 Fax: (612) 376-8956 E-mail: si@search-institute.org Contact E-mail: search@search-institute.org Web Site: http://www.search-institute.org/ Available in libraries. Document Number: No. 338.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Community role, Decision making, Education, Families, Parent child relationships, Peer groups, Positivism, School role, Self-esteem, Social interaction

Annenberg Public Policy Center, Institute for Adolescent Risk Communication. 2002. Access to risky products and perceptions of risky behavior and popularity: Findings from the Annenberg National Risk Survey of Youth, Ages 14 to 22. [Philadelphia, PA]: Annenberg Public Policy Center, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the results of a national survey of youth, ages 14 to 22, to determine rates of co-occurrence of several risky behaviors, access to products from which they are legally restricted, and perceptions of the extent to which popular peers engage in these behaviors. Survey questions are presented and results are provided in table format. Also provided is the press release describing the survey results and summary tables.

Contact: Annenberg Public Policy Center, Washington Office, 320 National Press Building, Washington, DC 20045, Telephone: (202) 879-6700 Fax: (202) 879-6707 Web Site: http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, National surveys, Peer groups, Questionnaires, Risk taking, Young adults

Roman L. 2001. Improving the Health and Development of Low-Income Pregnant Women: [Final report]. Grand Rapids, MI: Spectrum Health, 49 pp.

Annotation: The goal of the study was to evaluate MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support), an intervention program that uses a peer support team consisting of a case management nurse, a paid health advocate, and volunteer mothers. The peer support network maintains weekly contact with low-income pregnant women at clinics, in homes, and in a variety of community locations. The study compared women who received the current standard of care provided by prenatal and maternal support services with women who received care through MOMS. Data on stress, depression, social support, life course development, health risk behavior, self-esteem, parenting and infant development, and mastery were collected for 500 women at 4 different clinic sites. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB2002-107488.

Keywords: Community Health Aides, Community Health workers, Community Integrated Service System program, Health Education, MCH Research, Paraprofessional Personnel, Paraprofessional Personnel, Peer Support Programs, Pregnant Women, Pregnant Women, Research, Support Groups

Damio G, Hill N, Lebron E. 1995. Lactancia: Herencia y orgullo—A manual for the training of breastfeeding peer counselors in the Puerto Rican community. Hartford, CT: Hispanic Health Council, 2 v.

Annotation: This manual, available in English and Spanish, uses a participatory training model to help peer counselors promote breastfeeding in the Puerto Rican community in Hartford, Connecticut. The title translates into English as "Breastfeeding: Heritage and Pride." The authors include material that will help peer counselors reach the target population more effectively. The two main training themes are the breastfeeding family and reclaiming breastfeeding as a cultural practice. The guide contains materials for eight training sessions that cover the benefits of breastfeeding, the breast and how it works, breastfeeding and the Puerto Rican community, prevention and management of breastfeeding problems, and counseling skills. Appendices include forms, supporting materials, and transparencies for use in the training sessions; and information about Puerto Rican history, culture, language, and diet. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Hispanic Health Council, Center for Women and Children's Health, 175 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106, Telephone: (860) 527-0856 Fax: (860) 724-0437 Web Site: http://www.hispanichealth.com/hhc/womenandchildren $30.00 for each language, $50.00 for both English and Spanish includes shipping and handling.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding promotion, Connecticut, Ethnic groups, Peer counselors, Puerto Ricans, Spanish language materials, Training

Christoffel KK, Runyan CW, eds. 1995. Adolescent injuries: Epidemiology and prevention. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 240 pp. (Adolescent medicine: State of the art reviews; v. 6, no. 2)

Annotation: This book contains a collection of essays by individual authors; each addresses some aspect of the epidemiology and prevention of adolescent injuries. The individual essays follow a brief commentary on methodological and conceptual issues. Topics covered are: traffic-related injuries, drowning, suicide, the role of handguns in homicides among adolescents and young adults, family violence and development during adolescence, occupational injuries, adolescent injury prevention in primary care, peer violence prevention programs in middle and high schools, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the role of mass media in injury causation and prevention.

Contact: Hanley and Belfus, 210 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 546-4995 Contact Phone: (800) 962-1892 $33.00, no shipping and handling charge if prepaid. Document Number: ISBN 1-56053-190-8.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescents, Drowning, Epidemiology, Family violence, Firearms, High schools, Homicide, Injuries, Mass media, Middle schools, Motor vehicle injuries, Occupational injuries, Peer groups, Physician patient relations, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Prevention, Prevention programs, Primary care, School based programs, Suicide, Violence prevention, Young adults

Poyadue F. 1994 (ca.). National Center on Parent-Directed Family Resource Centers [Final report]. Santa Clara, CA: Parents Helping Parents, Inc., 34 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this project was to create a system for Parent-Directed Family Resource Centers (PDFRCs) and assist others to develop and institutionalize this system. PDFRCs offered a comprehensive (one-stop shopping) array of family resources and support programs to a local area (cities, counties, and parishes). The project objectives included developing a series of "how to" manuals on initiating and institutionalizing PDFRCs and developing 15 self-teaching packets on replicating Parents Helping Parents, Inc., programs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB96-187026.

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Families, Information Systems, National Information Resource Centers, National Programs, Parent Networks, Parent Support Groups, Parent Support Services, Parents, Peer Counseling

McLaughlin MW, Irby MA, Langman J. 1994. Urban sanctuaries: Neighborhood organizations in the lives and futures of inner-city youth. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers , 246 pp.

Annotation: This publication reports on a research project that studied the role and the effects of neighborhood organizations in the lives of urban youth. The authors describe qualities that make certain neighborhood organizations resources that enable inner city youth to survive and supersede the often harsh realities of everyday urban life in America. The book is intended for policymakers, educators, and social advocates interested in learning the characteristics of an effective youth organization.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: info@wiley.com Web Site: http://www.JosseyBass.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55542-599-2.

Keywords: Adolescents, Community programs, Peer groups, Urban population

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 1993. The prevention of youth violence: A framework for community action. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 95 pp.

Annotation: This manual shows how community-based programs can reduce violence in the communities. The book identifies specific activities plus a framework for putting them into place. The first part, Activities to Prevent Youth Violence, describes the target groups, settings, and strategies for prevention. The second part, Program Management, covers basic principles of effective community-based health promotion programs and includes suggestions on organizing the community, gathering and analyzing information, setting goals and objectives, locating resources, and monitoring the progress of the program. An index of community programs to prevent youth violence is included.

Contact: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Mailstop F-63, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, Telephone: (800) CDC-INFO Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Contact Phone: (404) 488-4646 Fax: (770) 488-4760 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescents, Assault, Community programs, Comprehensive programs, Conflict resolution, Crisis intervention, Education, Firearms, Intervention, Leadership, Parenting, Peer groups, Population surveillance, Prevention, Violence, Weapons

Cohen JJ, Fish MC. 1993. Handbook of school-based interventions: Resolving student problems and promoting healthy educational environments. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 512 pp. (Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series)

Annotation: This book was developed for use by teachers, counselors, and school psychologists; it presents recent research on intervention techniques for problem behavior in school aged children from kindergarten to grade 12. It focuses on reducing problem behavior and producing a more conducive learning environment. It suggests interventions based on current research and includes commentaries to assist in their application. The book is organized into seven chapters that group forty topics into the following broad categories: classroom management, externalizing responses, internalizing responses, cognitive and social competence, relationships with peers, relationships with adults, and health management. The handbook presents summaries of research studies on intervention techniques and includes a list of additional readings for each topic included.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: info@wiley.com Web Site: http://www.JosseyBass.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55542-549-6.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior problems, Child development, Children, Children with special health care needs, Intervention, Peer groups, Psychosocial development, School age children

Parke RD, Ladd GW, eds. 1992. Family-peer relationships: Modes of linkage. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 458 pp.

Annotation: The purpose of this book is to survey conceptional and empirical developments in the field of family-peer relations, and consider their impact on current knowledge and future research. It gives an overview of the field, and analyzes indirect and direct family influences on a child's peer relationships, including prediction from early parent-child relationships, family interactions and processes, adolescents' relationships with their parents, family environments, societal influences, and parental management and regulation. These variations on family-peer relationships are also discussed: cross-cultural situations, children with a depressed caregiver, maltreated children, family economic circumstances, and life transitions.

Contact: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 325 Chestnut Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19160, Telephone: (215) 625-8900 Secondary Telephone: (800) 354-1420 Contact Phone: (800) 926-6579 Fax: (215) 625-2940 Web Site: http://www.leaonline.com/?cookieSet=1 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Age groups, Family relations, Parent child relations, Peer groups, Social behavior

Hammond WR. 1991. Dealing with anger: Givin' it, takin' it, workin' it out—A violence prevention program for African American youth. Champaign, IL: Research Press, 3 videotapes (14, 18, and 20 minutes), 1 flyer, 1 leader's guide (27 pp.), 1 set participant cards.

Annotation: This training program includes a leader's guide, 10 sets of skill cards and three videotapes - Givin' It, Takin' It, and Workin' It Out - to help school personnel and community leaders teach African American youth social skills for appropriately dealing with anger. Each 14-20 minute tape includes a vignette of a conflict situation that escalates into a potentially dangerous confrontation, a skill lesson, and the same situation played out using a key conflict resolution skill. Footage is also included of a training situation with a leader and small group of adolescents discussing violence in their own lives, role playing the skills taught, and giving and receiving feedback. The program, developed at Wright State University in Ohio, is recommended for teachers, counselors, social workers, psychologists, clergy, or anyone who works with adolescents.

Contact: Research Press, Dept. 28W, PO Box 9177, Champaign, IL 61826, Telephone: (217) 352-3273 Secondary Telephone: (800) 519-2707 Contact Phone: (217) 352-3273 Fax: (217) 352-1221 E-mail: rp@researchpress.com Web Site: http://www.researchpress.com/ Preview copy available at no charge; purchase price is $495.00.

Keywords: Adolescents, Audiovisual materials, Blacks, Conflict resolution, Education, Junior high schools, Peer groups, Social behavior, Videotapes, Violence

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.