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AADAC. 2002. An Overview of Risk and Protective Factors. The Alberta Youth Experience Survey 2002.(Review)

McNeely, C., & Faici, C. (2004). 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)

Bond, L., Butler, H., Thomas, L., Carlin, J., Glover, S., Bowes, G., & Patton, G. (2007). Social and school connectedness in early secondary school as predictors of late teenage substance use. Mental health, and academic outcomes. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40.

Flay BR. 2002. Positive youth development requires comprehensive health promotion programs. Am J Health Behav. 26(6):407-24. (Review)

Flay B. 2002. Positive youth development requires comprehensive health promotion programs. Newsletter of the American Academy of Health Behaviour. Prepared for acceptance of the Research Laureate Medallion from the American Academy of Health Behavior, Annual Conference, Napa, California, March 25, 2002. (Review)

B-1 Impact of the Social Environment of the School

Dewitt, D., Akst, L., Braun, K., Lefebvre, L., McKee, C., Rye, B.J., Shain, M. (2002). Sense of School Membership: A Mediating Mechanism Linking Student Perceptions of School Culture With Academic and Behavioural Functioning. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Aveyard, P., Markham, W.A., and Cheng, K.K. (2004). A methodological and substantive review of the evidence that schools cause pupils to smoke. Social Science & Medicine, 58, 2253-2265.

Furr-Holden, C. D., Ialongo, N. S., Anthony, J. C., Petras, H., & Kellam, S. G. (2004). Developmentally inspired drug prevention: Middle school outcomes in a school-based randomized prevention trial. Drug and alcohol dependence, 73(2), 149-158.

Impact of Transitions (From elementary to high school, from school to school, from school to work or college)

D'Amico, E. J., Ellickson, P. L., Wagner, E. F., Turrisi, R., Fromme, K., Ghosh-Dastidar, B., et al. (2005). Developmental considerations for substance use interventions from middle school through college. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 29(3), 474-483.

Schaps, E., & Solomon, D. (2003). The role of the school’s social environment in preventing student drug use. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 23(3)

Carter, A.C., Brandon, K.O., & Goldman, M.S. (2010). The college and noncollege experience: A review of the factors that influence drinking behavior in young adulthood. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71(5), 742–750.

B-2 Impact of the Physical Environment of the School

School size, location, transportation, age of facilities, security

B-3 Impact of School Organization, Practices,

Student evaluation/recognition/accreditation practices

Hallfors D, Vevea J, Iritani B, Cho H, Khatapoush S, Saxe L. 2002. Truancy, grade point average, and sexual activity: A meta-analysis of risk indicators for youth substance use. J Sch Health. 72(5):205-11. (Meta-analysis)

Use of Student Advisors/Homerooms

Age/grade groupings

B-4 Impact of school-related transitions

Transitions Support Programs

Early intervention, positive behaviorsupport, andtransitiontoschool

L Fox, G Dunlap, L Cushing - Journal of Emotional and …, 2002 -

Effects of eighth-gradetransition programson highschoolretention and experiences

JB Smith- The Journal of Educational Research, 1997 - Taylor & Francis

[BOOK]Transitionplanning for secondary students with disabilities

RW Flexer, TJ Simmons, P Luft, RM Baer - 2001 -

A longitudinal study ofschooladjustment in urban, minority adolescents: Effects of a highschool transition program

O Reyes, K Gillock, K Kobus - American Journal of Community Psychology, 1994 - Springer

Pre-school to school transition

Transition between primary and middle/secondary schooling

Transition between secondary school and post=sec training/education

Transition between sec school and employment/including part time employement

Transition Support Programs

Transition Support Program- Edmonton PublicSchools

Transition Support Program- Park PlazaTransitions

Transition Support Program- YMCA Enterprise Centre

Elementary to SecondarySchool Transition-

TransitionPlanning - the York Catholic DistrictSchoolBoard

Developing an effectivetransition programfor students entering middleschoolor highschool

KM Cauley, D Jovanovich - The Clearing House: A Journal of …, 2006 - Taylor & Francis

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