‘But I didn’t mean to…’ Responding to Students Exhibiting Sexualized Behavior

How to approach sexualized behavior in the classroom.

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Psychology Today

“I Didn’t Mean To…”: Practical Suggestions for Understanding and Teaching Students with Sexualized Behavior

Describes three main causes of sexualized behavior in schools and presents strategies for intervention.

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Rappaport N, Minahan J. “I Didn’t Mean To…”: Practical Suggestions for Understanding and Teaching Students with Sexualized Behavior. Phi Delta Kappan 2013 February: 21-26.

“When Can I See You Again?”: The Immigration Experience, Insecure Attachment and Psychotherapy

Explores the complex task of engaging immigrant adolescents with underlying psychopathology and their families in treatment through the use of a flexible, responsive approach.

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Rajan R, Rappaport N. “When Can I See You Again?”: The Immigration Experience, Insecure Attachment and Psychotherapy. Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011, 1, 35-45.

A Declaration of Independence
January 04, 2010 | |

Considering a family’s reaction to loss.

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Psychology Today

A focus on the professions

Nancy Rappaport, MD, is the inaugural recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of School-Based Health Centers’ (MCSBHC) 2008 Outstanding School-Based Health Center Supporter Award.

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Boston Globe

A Mindful Approach to Parent Conflict

Strategies for preventing and resolving conflict between families and schools.

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Rappaport N. A Mindful Approach to Parent Conflict. American School Board Journal 2012 September: 20-21.

A psychiatric perspective on narratives of self-reflection in resilient adolescents
January 01, 2011 | |

The authors discuss clinical and theoretical implications of longitudinal research looking at self-reflection in interview narratives of former adolescent psychiatric patients who are doing surprisingly well in young adulthood.

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Barkai A, Rappaport N. A psychiatric perspective on narratives of self-reflection in resilient adolescents. Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011, 1, 46-54.

A story from the edge: A fragile teen is saved by caring and luck

The suburban mom had done everything she could think of to help her 14-year-old daughter navigate the stormy waters of adolescence. She was alert, accessible and proactive, asking a million questions and calling in a professional counselor when the girl’s behavior and appearance grew troubling. And yet there she was, late one winter night in her Carol Stream home, watching her daughter twist a scarf around her own neck and threaten to commit suicide on the spot.

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Chicago Tribune

A Suicide in the Family: Making sense of tragic loss

Every 15 minutes, there is another devastated family faced with the challenge of how to make sense of a tragic loss by suicide. In most cases, there are multiple causes that drive a young man like Junior Seau to shoot himself tragically in the chest.

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Psychology Today

A Teacher’s Suicide: Lessons Learned: Suicide is often seen as the tip of the iceberg.

The impenetrable question: “Why?”

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Psychology Today

Alleged Russian Spy Kids: Loyalty And Betrayal: Parental incarceration affects 1.5 million children.
July 09, 2010 | |

Prosecutors in an alleged spy ring say they are Russian Citizens living in the U.S. as married couples. Four sets of parents raising seven children in school and college playing soccer, having school friends and carrying on relatively sheltered predictable lives. Now these children face the prospect of life with their parents in prison labeled as Russian spies.

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Psychology Today

An advising program in a large urban high school: the magic match

Describes a four-year effort to introduce an advising program into an urban public high school.

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Rappaport N. An advising program in a large urban high school: the magic match. In: Esman AH, Flaherty L, Horowitz H, editors. Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 24. London: The Analytic Press; 1999 p.109-117.

An English teacher learns how to deal with medicated students

A teacher speaks with Dr. Rappaport about how to address medication with students.

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Washington Post

An inside look at struggling students: School studies young immigrants

Like many other public school principals, Barbara Boyle of the Graham & Parks School near Porter Square wondered how to better assist struggling students – particularly immigrant children who are constantly playing the catch-up game.

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Boston Globe

An Insider’s Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning
May 05, 2014 | |

April is Autism Awareness Month, but we should draw attention to autism every day. One way to do so is to hear from the many brave people out there making a difference in the lives of young people with autism and in the growing field of autism research. Kim Ceccarelli is one of those people.

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Psychology Today