The Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducts research to enhance services, improve the quality of life, and promote recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. SPARC, formerly called the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) and the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), was created in 1993 when it was designated a Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systems Research by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). This collection showcases journal articles and other publications written by faculty and researchers of the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center.

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Publications from 2007

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Re-evaluating the therapeutic misconception: response to Miller and Joffe, Paul S. Appelbaum and Charles W. Lidz

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A preliminary study of spiritual self-schema (3-S(+)) therapy for reducing impulsivity in HIV-positive drug users, Arthur Margolin, Zev Schuman-Olivier, Mark Beitel, Ruth M. Arnold, Carl E. Fulwiler, and S. Kelly Avants

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Confounding effects of volatile anesthesia on CBV assessment in rodent forebrain following ethanol challenge, Feng Luo, Zhixin Li, Steven N. Treistman, Young Ro Kim, Jean A. King, Gerard B. Fox, and Craig F. Ferris

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The Personality Assessment Inventory as a proxy for the Psychopathy Checklist Revised: testing the incremental validity and cross-sample robustness of the Antisocial Features Scale, Kevin S. Douglas, Laura S. Guy, John F. Edens, Douglas P. Boer, and Jennine Hamilton

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Forensic mental illness and other policy misadventures. Commentary on "extending assertive community treatment to criminal justice settings: origins, current evidence, and future directions", William H. Fisher and Robert E. Drake

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Gender differences in mental health symptoms among delinquent and community youths, Elizabeth Cauffman, Frances J. Lexcen, Asha Goldweber, Elizabeth P. Shulman, and Thomas Grisso

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Conduct disorder subtype and comorbidity, Daniel F. Connor, Julian D. Ford, David B. Albert, and Leonard A. Doerfler

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Progress and perils in the juvenile justice and mental health movement, Thomas Grisso

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Youth with psychopathy features are not a discrete class: a taxometric analysis, Daniel C. Murrie, David K. Marcus, Kevin S. Douglas, Zina Lee, Randall T. Salekin, and Gina M. Vincent

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Access to health care for nonmetro and metro Latinos of Mexican origin in the United States, Terceira A. Berdahl, James B. Kirby, and Rosalie A. Torres Stone

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Imaging unconditioned fear response with manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI), Wei Chen, Jeffrey R. Tenney, Praveen P. Kulkarni, and Jean A. King

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Panic disorder in clinically referred children and adolescents, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, Adam M. Volungis, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.

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A qualitative study of programs for parents with serious mental illness and their children: building practice-based evidence, Joanne Nicholson, Beth R. Hinden, Kathleen Biebel, Alexis D. Henry, and Judith Katz-Leavy

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A neuropsychiatry service in a state hospital. Adolf Meyer's approach revisited, Joseph M. Tonkonogy and Jeffrey L. Geller

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Prevalence and correlates of lifetime suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among Latino subgroups in the United States, Lisa R. Fortuna, Debra Joy Perez, Glorisa Canino, William Sribney, and Margarita Alegria

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A competency-based approach to managing violence with involuntary outpatient treatment, Ted Lawlor, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Jeffrey L. Geller, and Michael Genovese

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Prospects for remediating juveniles’ adjudicative incompetence, Jodi L. Viljoen and Thomas Grisso

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Connectedness and citizenship: redefining social integration, Norma C. Ware, Kim Hopper, Toni Tugenberg, Barbara Dickey, and Daniel B. Fisher

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Acculturation, gender, and alcohol use among Mexican American college students, Marcela Raffaelli, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Maria I. Iturbide, Meredith McGinley, Gustavo Carlo, and Lisa J. Crockett

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Identifying potential risk and protective factors among non-metropolitan Latino youth: cultural implications for substance use research, Rosalie A. Torres Stone and Deanna Meyler

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Hindsight bias among psychiatrists, H. W. LeBourgeois III, Debra A. Pinals, Valerie Williams, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Integrating behavioral health services for homeless mothers and children in primary care, Linda F. Weinreb, Joanne Nicholson, Valerie Williams, and Frances Anthes

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Professional development in forensic psychiatry: the role of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Philip J. Candilis and Joseph B. Layde

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Nicotine and ADHD: Cognitive Association, Jean A. King and Victoria Rossi

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Personal accounts: invisible on judgment day, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Teaching adolescents and adults about adjudicative proceedings: a comparison of pre- and post-teaching scores on the MacCAT-CA, Jodi L. Viljoen, Candice L. Odgers, Thomas Grisso, and Chad E. Tillbrook

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Violence and mental illness: a new analytic approach, Charles W. Lidz, Steven M. Banks, Lorna J. Simon, Carol A. Schubert, and Edward P. Mulvey

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Developmental Considerations for Forensic Assessment in Delinquency Cases, Randy Borum and Thomas Grisso

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Forensic Ethics and the Expert Witness, Philip J. Candilis, Robert Weinstock, and Richard Martinez

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Pioneering Transition Programs; The Establishment of Programs that Span the Ages Served by Child and Adult Mental Health, Maryann Davis

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Trajectories of Offending from Childhood to Early Adulthood in Girls With and Without Mental Health System Involvement, Maryann Davis, Steven M. Banks, Bernice Gershenson, William H. Fisher, and Albert J. Grudzinskas

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Consumer Driven and Conducted Survey Research in Action, Jonathan Delman

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How Consumers Step Up to Design a Truly Recovery-based Mental Health System, Daniel B. Fisher

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Serious Mental Illness and Chronic Crimial Justice Involvement: Findings from The Massachusetts Mental Healthy / Criminal Justice Cohort Study, William H. Fisher, Steven M. Banks, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Jonathan C. Clayfield, and Nancy Wolff

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Temporal Patterns of Arrest in a Cohort of Adults Receiving Mental Health Services: The Massachusetts Mental Health / Criminal Justice Cohort Study, William H. Fisher, Steven M. Banks, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jonathan C. Clayfield, and Nancy Wolff

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Development of a Self-report Measure of Dual Diagnosis Capability for Addiction and Mental Health Programs, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Anna Kline, Tara Zandi, Gregory Seward, Sun Kim, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Massachusetts Mental Health Diversion & Integration Program, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jonathan C. Clayfield, William H. Fisher, Maurice H. Richardson, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and James E. McDonald Jr.

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Outpatient Commitment: A Competency Based Justification, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jeffrey L. Geller, Jonathan C. Clayfield, and William H. Fisher

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Empirical Support for the HCR‐20: A Critical Analysis of the Violence Literature, Laura S. Guy and Catherine M. Wilson

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Costs of clubhouses: an international perspective, Colleen E. McKay, Brian T. Yates, and Matthew Johnsen

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The Family Options Project: Implementing an Innovative Intervention for Parents with Mental Illnesses and Their Families, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, Valerie F. Williams, Elizabeth A. Aaker, Karen Albert, Bernice Gershenson, Brenda Warren, and Katherine Woolsey

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How We Got a 75.4% Response Rate on an Internet Survey, Jill Rosenbaum and Charles W. Lidz

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Measuring homelessness and residential stability: The residential time-line follow-back inventory, Sam Tsemberis, Gregory McHugo, Valerie F. Williams, Patricia Hanrahan, and Ana Stefancic

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Gender and Race Differences in Juvenile Mental Health Symptoms: MAYSI-2 National Norm Study, Gina M. Vincent, Thomas Grisso, Anna M. Terry, and Steven M. Banks

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Procedures and Policies: Good Practice and Appropriate Uses of Screening Results, Valerie F. Williams

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Impact of MAYSI-2 Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Detention, Valerie F. Williams and Thomas Grisso

Publications from 2006

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The classification of violence risk, John Monahan, Henry J. Steadman, Paul S. Appelbaum, Thomas Grisso, Edward P. Mulvey, Loren H. Roth, Pamela Clark Robbins, Steven M. Banks, and Eric Silver

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Appreciating Anorexia: Decisional Capacity and the Role of Values, Thomas Grisso and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Involuntary outpatient treatment as "desintitutionalized coercion": the net-widening concerns, Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Jonathan C. Clayfield, and Ted Lawlor

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Within-state availability of transition-to-adulthood services for youths with serious mental health conditions, Maryann Davis, Jeffrey L. Geller, and Bethany Hunt

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Patterns and prevalence of arrest in a statewide cohort of mental health care consumers, William H. Fisher, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Steven M. Banks, and Nancy Wolff

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Developmental Research and the Child Advocacy Process, Thomas Grisso and Laurence Steinberg

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Mammography screening after breast cancer diagnosis in a first degree female relative: age group differences (United States), Stephenie C. Lemon, Jane G. Zapka, Lynn Clemow, Barbara Estabrook, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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Psychiatric symptoms and community violence among high-risk patients: A test of the relationship at the weekly level, Jennifer L. Skeem, Carol A. Schubert, Candice L. Odgers, Edward P. Mulvey, William P. Gardner, and Charles W. Lidz

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Investigating the M-FAST: psychometric properties and utility to detect diagnostic specific malingering, Laura S. Guy, Phylissa P. Kwartner, and Holly A. Miller

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Orbitofrontal correlates of aggression and impulsivity in psychiatric patients, Ami Sheth Antonucci, David A. Gansler, Simon Tan, Rafeeque A. Bhadelia, Sam Patz, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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From Relief to Recovery: Peer Support by Consumers Relieves the Traumas of Disasters and Facilitates Recovery from Mental Illness, Daniel B. Fisher, Kay Rote, LaVerne Miller, David Romprey, and Beth Filson

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The premature demise of public child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds : Part II: challenges and implications, Jeffrey L. Geller and Kathleen Biebel

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Social work education in suicide intervention and prevention: an unmet need, Barry N. Feldman and Stacey Freedenthal

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The premature demise of public child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds : part I: overview and current conditions, Jeffrey L. Geller and Kathleen Biebel

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Clinical ethics versus clinical research, Paul S. Appelbaum and Charles W. Lidz

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The therapeutic misconception and our models of competency and informed consent, Charles W. Lidz

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Substance use and community violence: a test of the relation at the daily level, Edward P. Mulvey, Candice L. Odgers, Jennifer L. Skeem, William P. Gardner, Carol A. Schubert, and Charles W. Lidz

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Assessing Adolescent Defendants' Adjudicative Competence: Interrater Reliability and Factor Structure of the Fitness Interview Test–Revised, Jodi L. Viljoen, Gina M. Vincent, and Ronald Roesch

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Aggression toward forensic evaluators: a statewide survey, Naomi Leavitt, Helene Presskreischer, Patricia Maykuth, and Thomas Grisso

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Beyond Asian American: Examining Conditions and Mechanisms of Earnings Inequality for Filipina and Asian Indian Women, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Bandana Purkayastha, and Terceira A. Berdahl

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Commentary: the higher standards of aspirational ethics, Philip J. Candilis and Richard Martinez

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A comparison of the health and mental health status of homeless mothers in Worcester, Mass: 1993 and 2003, Linda F. Weinreb, John C. Buckner, Valerie Williams, and Joanne Nicholson

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Beyond criminalization: toward a criminologically informed framework for mental health policy and services research, William H. Fisher, Eric Silver, and Nancy Wolff

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Avoiding extinction: successful private psychiatric hospitals in the opening decade of the twenty-first century, Jeffrey L. Geller

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A national survey of state mental health authority programs and policies for clients who are parents: a decade later, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, Jeffrey L. Geller, and William H. Fisher

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Examining the utility of the PCL:SV as a screening measure using competing factor models of psychopathy, Laura S. Guy and Kevin S. Douglas

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Empowering and Demedicalized Case Management Practices: Perspectives of Mental Health Consumer Leaders and Professionals, Marsha Langer Ellison and Erin C. Dunn

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Research sponsorship, financial relationships, and the process of research in pharmaceutical clinical trials, William P. Gardner and Charles W. Lidz

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An Integrated Look at Dually Diagnosed Female Sex Offenders and the Law, Fabian M. Saleh, R. Gregg Dwyer, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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How Are We Preparing Students With Emotional Disturbances for the Transition to Young Adulthood? Findings From the National Longitudinal Transition Study—2, Mary Wagner and Maryann Davis

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Relationship and distress in relatives of breast cancer patients, Jane G. Zapka, Gene Fisher, Stephenie C. Lemon, Lynn Clemow, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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The competence-related abilities of adolescent defendants in criminal court, Norman G. Poythress, Frances J. Lexcen, Thomas Grisso, and Laurence Steinberg

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The Influence of relational factors on men's adjustment to their partners' newly-diagnosed breast cancer, Barry N. Feldman and C. Anne Broussard

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Children's use of motor vehicle restraints: maternal psychological distress, maternal motor vehicle restraint practices, and sociodemographics, Whitney P. Witt, Lisa R. Fortuna, Eijean Wu, Robert S. Kahn, Jonathan P. Winickoff, Paul A. Pirraglia, Timothy G. Ferris, and Karen Kuhlthau

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Men's adjustment to their partners' breast cancer: a dyadic coping perspective, Barry N. Feldman and C. Anne Broussard

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The need to understand IRB deliberations, Philip J. Candilis, Charles W. Lidz, and Robert M. Arnold

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First-person accounts: the importance of being honest, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Frontline Reports: The Clubhouse Family Legal Support Project for parents with mental illness, Kate Nemens and Joanne Nicholson

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A comparison of mothers with co-occurring disorders and histories of violence living with or separated from minor children, Joanne Nicholson, Norma Finkelstein, Valerie Williams, Jennifer Thom, Chanson Noether, and Megan DeVilbiss

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A survey of programs for parents with mental illness and their families: Identifying common elements to build the evidence base, Beth R. Hinden, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, Alexis D. Henry, and Judith Katz-Leavy

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging in conscious animals: a new tool in behavioural neuroscience research, Craig F. Ferris, Marcelo Febo, Feng Luo, Karl F. Schmidt, Mathew E. Brevard, Josie A. Harder, Praveen P. Kulkarni, Tara L. Messenger, and Jean A. King

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The evolution of outpatient commitment in the USA: from conundrum to quagmire, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Ethical principles and practices for research involving human participants with mental illness, Laura Weiss Roberts, Philip J. Candilis, and Jeffrey A. Lieberman

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Traditional practices, traditional spirituality, and alcohol cessation among American Indians, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Les B. Whitbeck, Xiaojin Chen, Kurt Johnson, and Debbie M. Olson

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Psychopathy and violence risk assessment in youth, Gina M. Vincent

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Understanding the Downward Extension of Psychopathy to Youth: Implications for Risk Assessment and Juvenile Justice, Michael J. Vitacco and Gina M. Vincent

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Together for Kids: Three-Year Project Report: A Project Administered by Community Healthlink, Inc., Melodie Wenz-Gross, Carole C. Upshur, and Lynn Hennigan

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Gender differences in attitudes toward psychopathic sexual offenders, Laura S. Guy and John F. Edens

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Using Organizational Data to Create the Essential Context for System Transformation in Child Welfare, William Deveney and Joanne Nicholson

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Juvenile sex offenders: a complex population, Joel T. Andrade, Gina M. Vincent, and Fabian M. Saleh

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A history of private psychiatric hospitals in the USA: from start to almost finished, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Challenges for a System of Care, Kathleen Biebel and Jeffrey L. Geller

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The Great Divide: How Mental Health Policy Fails Young Adults, Maryann Davis and Nancy Koroloff

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A Public Health Framework for the State Mental Health Authority: A Call for Action by Massachusetts Consumers and Family Members, Jonathan Delman