Early Childhood Development

  • Gilliam, W.S., and Zigler, E.F. (2001). A critical meta-analysis of all impact evaluations of state-funded preschool from 1977 to 1998: Implications for policy, service delivery, and program evaluation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 15, 441-473.

  • Nelson, G., Westhues, A., and MacLeod, J. (2003). A meta-analysis of longitudinal research on preschool prevention programs for children. Prevention and Treatment, 6, Art. 31. Available: http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume6/toc-dec18-03.html [accessed February 2009].

Eating Disorder Prevention

  • Newton, M., and Ciliska, D. (2005). Innovations in the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review of Web-based Interventions. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Margaret Wright Scott Research Day, University of Alberta.

  • Stice, E., and Shaw, H. (2004). Eating disorder prevention programs: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 130(2), 206-227.

Home Visiting

  • Sweet, M.A., and Appelbaum, M.L. (2004). Is home visiting an effective strategy? A meta-analytic review of home visiting programs for families with young children. Child Development, 75, 1435-1456.

Internet-Based Interventions

  • Barak, A., Hen, L., Boniel-Nissim, M., and Shapira, N. (2008). A comprehensive review and a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26(2/4), 109-160.

  • Newton, M., and Ciliska, D. (2005). Innovations in the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review of Web-based Interventions. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Margaret Wright Scott Research Day, University of Alberta.

Mass Communication

  • Derzon, J.H., and Lipsey, M.W. (2002). A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of mass-communication for changing substance-use knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. In W.D. Crano and M. Burgoon (Eds.), Mass Media and Drug Prevention: Classic and Contemporary Theories and Research (pp. 231-258). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Maternal Sensitivity and Attachment

  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., van IJzendoorn, M.H., and Juffer, F. (2003). Less is more: Meta-analyses of sensitivity and attachment interventions in early childhood. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 195-215.

Mental Health Promotion/Positive Development

  • Catalano, R.F., Hawkins, J.D., Berglund, L., Pollard, J.A., and Arthur, M.W. (2002). Prevention science and positive youth development: Competitive or cooperative frameworks? Journal of Adolescent Health, 31, 230-239.

  • Durlak, J.A., and Wells, A.M. (1997). Primary prevention mental health programs for children and adolescents: A meta-analytic review. American Journal of Community Psychology, 25, 115-152.

  • Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Taylor, R.D., and Dymnicki, A.B. (2007). The Effects of School-Based Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analytic Review. Unpublished manuscript, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.



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