Publications of the Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program are divided into the following categories:
Reconnecting Youth Fact Sheet
Coping and Support Training Fact Sheet
Tests of Interventions
Eggert, L.L., Seyl, C., & Nicholas, L.J. (1990). Effects of a school-based prevention program for potential high school dropouts and drug abusers. International Journal of the Addictions, 24, 773-801.
Eggert, L.L. & Herting, J.R. (1991). Preventing teenage drug abuse: Exploratory effects of network social support. Youth & Society, 22, 482-524.
Eggert, L.L., Thompson, E.A., Herting, J.R., Nicholas, L.J. (1994). Prevention research program: Reconnecting at-risk youth. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 15, 107-135.
Eggert, L.L., Thompson, E.A., Herting, J.R., Nicholas, L.J., Dickers, B.G. (1994). Preventing adolescent drug abuse and high school dropout through an intensive social network development program. American Journal of Health Promotion, 8, 202-215.
Eggert, L.L., Thompson, E.A., Herting, J.R., & Nicholas, L.J. (1995). Reducing suicide potential among high-risk youth: Tests of a school-based prevention program. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 25(2), 276-296.
Thompson, E.A., Horn, M., Herting, J.R. & Eggert, L.L. (1997). Enhancing outcomes in an indicated drug prevention program for high-risk youth. Journal of Drug Education, 27, 19-41.
Thompson, E.A., Eggert, L.L., & Herting, J.R. (2000). Mediating effects of an indicated prevention program for reducing youth depression and suicide risk behaviors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 30(3), 252-271.
Randell, B.P., Eggert, L.L., & Pike, K.C. (2001). Immediate post intervention effects of two brief youth suicide prevention interventions. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 31 (1), 41-61.
Thompson, E.A., Eggert, L.L., Randell, B.P., & Pike, K.C. (2001). Evaluation of indicated suicide-risk prevention approaches for potential high school dropouts. American Journal of Public Health, 91 (5), 742-752.
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Eggert, L.L. (1987). Social support in families: Stress, coping, and adaptation. In T.L. Albrecht & M.B. Adelman Communicating social support: Process in context (pp. 80-104). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
Eggert, L.L. (1994). Anger management skills training for adolescents. Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service.
Eggert, L.L., Nicholas, L.J., Owen, L. (1995). Reconnecting Youth: Peer Group Approach to Building Life Skills. Bloomington, IN: NES.
Eggert, L.L., Thompson, E.A., Randell, B.P., & McCauley, E. (1995). Youth Suicide Prevention Plan for Washington State. Washington State Department of Health.
Eggert, L.L. (1996). Psychosocial approaches in prevention science: Facing the challenge with high risk youth. Communicating Nursing Research, 29, 73-85.
Walsh, E., Randell, B.P., & Eggert, L.L. (1997). The measure of adolescent potential for suicide (MAPS): A tool for assessment and crisis intervention. Reaching Today's Youth, 2 (1), 22-29.
Eggert, L.L. (1998). Reconnecting youth: An indicated prevention program. In National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention Research: Presentations, Papers, and Recommendations. NIH Publication #98-4293. Rockville, MD: DHHS, NIA, NIDA.
Eggert, L.L. (2000). Science-based prevention approaches to promoting healthy adolescent behaviors. Communicating Nursing Research, 33, 57-75.
Eggert, L.L., & Nicholas, L.J. (2000). Curbing the progression of co-occurring problem behaviors by Reconnecting Youth: An indicated prevention program. In W.B. Hansen, S.M. Giles, & M.D. Fearnow-Kenney (Eds.), Improving Prevention Effectiveness (pp. 155-165). Greensboro, NC: Tanglewood Research, Inc.
Eggert, L.L., Thompson, E.A., Herting, J.R., & Randell, B.P. (2001). Reconnecting youth to prevent drug abuse, school dropout, and suicidal behaviors among high-risk youth. In E. Wagner and H.B. Waldron (Eds.), Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention (pp. 51-84). Oxford: Elsevier Science.
Eggert, L.L., & Randell, B.P. (2003). Drug prevention research for high-risk youth. In W.J. Bukoski & Z. Sloboda, Eds., Handbook of drug abuse prevention theory, science, and practice (pp. 473-495). NY: Plenum.
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Eggert, L.L & Parks, M.R. (1987). Communication network involvement in adolescents' friendships and romantic relationships. Communication Yearbook, 10, 283-322.
Eggert, L.L. (1992). Speaking Like a Skipper: "Skippin' an gettin' high." Journal of Language & Social Psychology, 11, 75-100.
Eggert, L.L., & Herting, J.R. (1993). Drug involvement among potential dropouts and typical youth. Drug Education, 23, 31-55.
Powell-Cope, G.M., Eggert, L.L. (1994). Psychosocial risk and protective factors: Potential high school dropouts vs. typical youth. National Dropout Center Yearbook, I, 23-51.
Thompson, E.A., Moody, K.A. & Eggert, L.L. (1994). Discriminating suicide ideation among high-risk youth. Journal of School Health, 64, 361-367.
Randell, B. P., Herting, J. R., Eggert, L. L., & Thompson, E. A. (2001). Family influences, deviant peer bonding, self-esteem, and adolescent drug involvement. Manuscript submitted for publication.
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Eggert, L.L., Thompson, E.A. & Herting, J.R. (1994). A measure of adolescent potential for suicide (MAPS): Development and preliminary findings. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 24, 359-381.
Eggert, L.L., Herting, J.R. & Thompson, E.A., (1996). The drug involvement scale for adolescents (DISA). Journal of Drug Education, 26(2) 101-130.
Herting, J.R., Eggert, L.L., & Thompson, E.A. (1996). A multidimensional model of adolescent drug involvement. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 6(3), 325-361.
Thompson, E.A. & Eggert, L.L. (1999). Using the Suicide Risk Screen to identify suicidal adolescents among potential high school dropouts. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38(12), 1506-1514.
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General Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Herting, J.R. (1985). Multiple Indicator Models Using LISREL. In H.M. Blalock (Ed.) Causal Models in the Social Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 263-319). New York: Aldine.
Herting, J.R., & Costner, H.L. (2000). Another perspective on "the proper number of factors" and the appropriate number of steps. Structural Equation Modeling, 7(1), 92-110.
Herting, J.R. (2002). Evaluating and Rejecting True Mediation Models: A Cautionary Note. Prevention Science, 3 (4), 285-289.
Reconnecting Youth (RY) Fact Sheet
A review of the Reconnecting Youth program can be found on the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) website:
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Coping and Support Training (CAST) Fact Sheet
A review of the Coping and Support Training program can be found on the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) website:
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