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Books

Bowen, G. L., Rose, R. A., & Bowen, N. K. (2005). The reliability and validity of the School Success Profile. Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Press.

 

Book Chapters

Bowen, G. L. (2004). Social organization and schools: A general systems theory perspective. In P. Allen-Meares, Social work services in schools (4th ed.) (pp. 53-70). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

 

Bowen, G. L. (2006). Assessing and predicting risk of violence: Empirically-based methods. In C. Franklin, M. B. Harris, & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The school services sourcebook: A guide for school-based professionals (pp. 453-459). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Bowen, G. L. (2007). Social organization and schools: A general systems theory perspective. In P. Allen-Meares, Social work services in schools (5th ed., pp. 60-80). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

 

Bowen, G. L., Bowen, N. K., & Cook, P. (2000). Neighborhood characteristics and supportive parenting among single mothers. In G. L. Fox & M. L. Benson (Eds.), Families, crime, and criminal justice, Volume 2 (pp. 183-206). New York: Elsevier Science, Inc.

 

Bowen, G. L., Bowen, N. K., Richman, J. M., & Woolley, M. E. (2002). Reducing school violence: A social capacity perspective. In L. A. Rapp-Paglicci, A. R. Roberts, & J. S. Wodarski (Eds.), Handbook of violence (pp.303-325). New York: Wiley & Sons.

 

Bowen, G. L., Powers, J., Woolley, M. E., & Bowen, N. K. (2004). School violence. In L. A. Rapp-Paglicci, C. N. Dulmus, & J. S. Wodarski (Eds.), Handbook of prevention interventions for children and adolescents (pp. 338-358). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

 

Bowen, G. L., & Richman, J. M. (in press). The school success profile: A results-focused approach to assessment and intervention planning. In A.R. Roberts (Eds.), Social Workers' Desk Reference (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., & Bowen, N. K. (2000). Families in the context of communities across time. In S. J. Price, P. C. McKenry, & M. J. Murphy (Eds.), Families across time: A life course perspective (pp. 117-128). Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishers.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., & Bowen, N. K. (2002). The School Success Profile: A Results Management approach to assessment and intervention planning. In A. R. Roberts & G. J. Greene (Eds.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference (pp. 787-793). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Bowen, N. K., Bowen, G. L., & Woolley, M. E. (2004). Constructing and validating assessment tools for school-based practitioners: The Elementary School Success Profile. In A. R. Roberts & K. Yeager (Eds.), Handbook of practice focused-based research and evaluation (pp. 509-517), New York, Oxford University Press.

 

Orthner, D.K., & Bowen, G.L. (2004) Strengthening practice through Results Management. In A. R. Roberts & K. Yeager (Eds.), Handbook of practice focused-based research and evaluation (pp. 897-904), New York, Oxford University Press.

 

Powers, J. D., & Bowen, G. L. (2006). Coping with isolation: Guidelines for developing a professional network. In C. Franklin, M. B. Harris, & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The school services sourcebook: A guide for school-based professionals (pp. 1157-1164). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Mancini, J. A., Bowen, G. L., & Martin, J. A. (2005). Families in community contexts. In V. Bengtson, A. Acock, K. Allen, & P. Dilworth-Anderson (Eds.), Sourcebook of family theory and research (pp. 293-294). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

 

Mancini, J.A., Martin, J.A., & Bowen, G.L. (2003). Community capacity. In T.P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health priorities (pp. 319-330). New York: Academic/Plenum.

 

Orthner, D. K., & Bowen, G. L. (2004). Strengthening practice through Results Management. In A. R. Roberts & K. Yeager (Eds.), Handbook of Practice Based Research (pp. 897-904). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Richman, J. M., & Bowen, G .L. (1997). School failure: An ecological-interactional-developmental perspective. In M. W. Fraser (Ed.), Risk and resilience in childhood: An ecological perspective (pp. 95-116). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

 

Richman, J.M., Bowen, G.L., & Woolley, M.E. (2004). School failure: An eco-interactional-developmental perspective. In M.W. Frasier (Ed), Risk and resilience in childhood: An ecological perspective (2nd ed.) (pp. 133-160). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

 

Richman, J. M. & Rosenfeld, L. B. (2001). Social support and educational enhancement for students in out-of-home care: An investigation using the School Success Profile. In S. Jackson (Ed.), Nobody ever told us school mattered: Raising the educational attainment of children in care (pp. 252-272). London: British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.

 

Woolley, M. E., Bowen, N. K., & Bowen, G. L. (2005). Mixed methods: Meaning and validity in the development of self-report items for children. In V. Bengtson, A. Acock, K. Allen, & P. Dilworth-Anderson (Eds.), Sourcebook of family theory and research (77-80). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

 

Technical Reports

Bowen, G. L. & Woolley, M. W. (2003). The "Five Basics" of Communities In Schools: The School Success Profile Report Card for 2001-2002. Chapel Hill, NC: Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., Bowen, N. K., & Woolley, M. W. (2005, 2003, 2002, 1999). Using SSP profiles for effective intervention planning. Chapel Hill, NC: Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Bowen, G. L., Rose, R. A., Powers, J. D., & Glennie, E. J. (2006). Changes in the Social Environment and the School Success of Middle School Students: A Longitudinal Analysis (W. T. Grant Award 2520, Final Report). Chapel Hill, NC: Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Franklin, C., & Streeter, C. L. (2006). Solution-focused alternatives for education: An evaluation of Gonzalo Garza Independence High School. The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.

 

Practice Guides

Bowen, G. L., & Rose, R. A. (2005, January). School Success Profile-Intervention Package: Program Manual. Chapel Hill, NC: School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Nelson, G., Nelson, G. M., & Bowen, G. L. (2004, March). School success case method: The language and practice of success (Facilitator Notebook).. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Nelson, G., Nelson, G. M., & Bowen, G. L. (2004, March). School success case method: The language and practice of success (Participant Notebook).. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Nelson, G., Nelson, G. M., & Bowen, G. L. (2004, March). School success case method: The language and practice of success (Training Slides).. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Monographs

Bowen, G. L., Bowen, N. K., & Richman, J. M. (1998). Students in peril: Crime and violence in neighborhoods and schools. Chapel Hill, NC: Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., & Bowen, N. (1999). Does the availability of assessment information improve the outcomes of students "at risk" of school failure?: An experimental analysis. Chapel Hill, NC: Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., Bowen, N., & Chapman, M. V. (1997). Contextual risks, social capital, and internal assets among Communities In Schools participants: Comparisons to the National School Success Profile. Chapel Hill, NC: Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., Bowen, N. K., & Woolley, M. E. (2002). Using SSP profiles for effective intervention planning. Chapel Hill, NC: Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Bowen, N. K., Bowen, G. L., & Woolley, M. E. (2002). The Elementary School Success Profile (ESSP): Using innovative assessment strategies to improve schools and raise achievement of all students. Chapel Hill, NC: School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Rouk, U. (1999). A review of research using the School Success Profile. Washington, D. C.: Policy Studies Associates, Inc.

 

Rouk, U. (2000). The School Success Profile: Students Voice Their Concerns. Washington, D.C.: Policy Studies Associates, Inc.

 

Dissertations

Bowen, N. K. (1999). Protective factors and functioning in high risk adolescents. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Major Professor: Gary L. Bowen, Ph.D., ACSW)

 

Chapman, M. V. (1997). Neighborhood quality and somatic complaints among American youth. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Major Professor: Gary L. Bowen, Ph.D., ACSW)

 

Chazon, T. L. (2009). Social capital: Relationship between social capital and teacher job satisfaction within a learning organization. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, School of Education, Gardner-Webb University. (Major Professor: David Shellman, Ed.D.)

 

Clayton, M. Annette (2008). The effects of family, school and peer support on the achievement outcomes of African American adolescents. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University. (Major Professor: Delores Dungee-Anderson, Ph.D.)

 

Garcia-Reid, Pauline (2003). Pathways to School Engagement among Latino Youth in an Urban Middle School Context: The Influence of Social Support, Sense of Ethnic Pride, and Perception of Discrimination. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. (Major Professor: Lee Badger, Ph.D.)

 

Handy, David G. (2002). Parent and student perceptions of social systems that promote school success. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of Family and Child Sciences, College of Human Sciences, The Florida State University. (Major Professor: Ann K. Mullis, Ph.D.)

 

Lyon, Aaron R. (2007). School refusal behavior in ecological context: Broadening sample demographics and methods of assessment. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, DePaul University. (Chairperson: Sheldon Cotler, Ph.D.)

 

Powers, J. D. (2005). Evidence-based practice in schools: Current status, potential barriers, and critical next steps. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Major Professor: Natasha K. Bowen, Ph.D., MSW)

 

Weller, B. E. (2009). Community capacity and behavior problems among adolescents: A contextual effects study using multilevel logistic regression. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Major Professor: Gary L. Bowen, Ph.D., ACSW)

 

Woolley, M.E. (2003). Assessing the validity of self-report items for children: The inter-rater reliability of cognitive pretesting. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, School of Social Work, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Major Professor: Gary L. Bowen, Ph.D., ACSW)

 

Theses

Camilleri, T. (2008). Building schools' capacity as learning communities: Challenges for post-secondary education in Malta. Unpublished master's thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Malta.

 

Mendez, S.L. (2008). Support networks and the effect they have on foster youth's academic success. Unpublished master's thesis, Department of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach.

 

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Special Journal Issues

Bowen, G. L., & Richman, J. M. (2002). Schools in the context of communities. Special issue of Children & Schools, 24(2). Washington, DC: NASW.

 

Bowen, G. L., & Woolley, M. E. (2007). Assessment tools and strategies. Special issue of Children & Schools, 29(4). Washington, DC: NASW.

 

Mancini, J. A., & Bowen, G. L. (2005). Families and communities. Special issue of Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN: The National Council on Family Relations.

 

Mancini, J. A., & Bowen, G. L. (2006). Qualitative approaches to community research. Special collection of articles in Family Relations, 55, 151-189. Minneapolis, MN: The National Council on Family Relations.

 

Woolley, M. E., & Bowen, G. L. (2008). Assessment tools and strategies. Special issue of Children & Schools, 30(1). Washington, DC: NASW.

 

Journal Articles

Bowen, G. L. (2004). Quality youth interventions through community assessment: Evaluations of the School Success Profile Intervention Package. The Evaluation Exchange, X(1), 27.

 

Bowen, G. L., Bowen, N. K., & Richman, J. M. (2000). School size and middle school students’ perceptions of the school environment. Social Work In Education, 22, 69-82.

 

Bowen, G. L., & Chapman, M. V. (1996). Poverty, neighborhood danger, social support, and the individual adaptation among "at risk" youth in urban areas. Journal of Family Issues, 17, 641-666.

 

Bowen, G. L., & Neenan, P. A. (1993). Does subsidized child-care availability promote welfare independence of mothers on AFDC: An experimental analysis. Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 363-384.

 

Bowen, G. L. & Richman, J. M. (2002). Schools in the context of communities. Children & Schools, 24, 67-71.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., Bowen, N. K., Broughton, A. (2003). The School Success Profile online. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 21 (1/2), 111-138.

 

Bowen, G. L., Richman, J. M., Brewster, A., & Bowen, N. (1998). Sense of school coherence, perceptions of danger at school, and teacher support among youth at risk of school failure. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 15, 273-286

 

Bowen, G. L., Rose, R. A., Powers, J.D., & Glennie, E.J. (2008). The joint effects of neighborhoods, schools, peers, and families on changes in the school success of middle school students. Family Relations, 57, 504-516.

 

Bowen, G. L., Rose, R. A., & Ware, W. B. (2006). The reliability and validity of the School Success Profile Learning Organization Measure. Evaluation and Program Planning, 29, 97-104.

 

Bowen, G. L. & Van Dorn, R. A. (2002). Community violent crime rates and school danger. Children & Schools, 24, 90-104.

 

Bowen, G. L., Ware, W. B., Rose, R. A., & Powers, J.D. (2007). Assessing the functioning of schools as learning organizations. Children & Schools, 29, 199-208.

 

Bowen, G. L., & Woolley, M. E. (2007). Assessment tools and strategies (Guest Editorial). Children & Schools, 29, 195-198.

 

Bowen, G. L., Woolley, M. E., Richman, J. M., & Bowen, N. K. (2001). Brief intervention in schools: The School Success Profile. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 1, 43-54.

 

Bowen, N. K. (1999). A role for school social workers in promoting student success through school-family partnerships. Social Work in Education, 21, 34-47.

 

Bowen, N. K. (2006). Psychometric properties of the Elementary School Success Profile’s child questionnaire. Social Work Research, 30, 51-63.

 

Bowen, N. K., & Bowen, G. L. (1999). Effects of crime and violence in neighborhoods and schools on the school performance of adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 14, 319-342.

 

Bowen, N. K., & Bowen, G. L. (1998). The mediating role of educational meaning in the relationship between home academic culture and academic performance. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 47, 45-51.

 

Bowen, N. K., & Bowen, G. L. (1998). The effects of home microsystem risk factors and school microsystem protective factors on student academic performance and affective investment in schooling. Social Work In Education, 20, 219-231.

 

Bowen, N. K., Lee, J., & Weller, B. E. (2007). Social environmental risk and protection: a typology with implications for practice in elementary schools. Children & Schools, 29, 229-242.

 

Bowen, N. K., & Powers, J. D. (2005). Knowledge gaps among school staff and the role of high quality ecological assessments in schools. Research on Social Work Practice, 15, 491-500.

 

Bowen, N. K., Bowen, G. L., & Ware, W. B. (2002). Neighborhood social disorganization, families, and the educational behavior of adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 17, 468-490.

 

Brewster, A., & Bowen, G. L. (2004). Teacher support and school engagement for Latino middle and high school students at-risk of school failure. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 21, 47-67.

 

Chapman, M. V. (2005). Neighborhood Quality and Somatic Complaint among American Youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36, 244-252.

 

Chapman, M. V. (2003). Poverty level and school performance: Using contextual and self-report measures to inform interventions. Children & Schools, 25 (1), 5-17.

 

Chapman, M. V. (2003). Social support and loss during adolescence: How different are teen girls from boys? The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 7 (3/4), 5-21.

 

Chapman, M. V., & Richman, J. M. (1998). Promoting research and evaluation of practice in school-based programs: Lessons learned. Social Work in Education, 20, 203-208.

 

Garcia-Reid, P., Reid, R. J., & Peterson, N. A. (2005). School engagement among Latino youth in an urban middle school context: Valuing the role of social support. Education and Urban Society, 37, 257-275.

 

Garcia-Reid, P. (2007). Examining social capital as a mechanism for improving school engagement among low income hispanic girls. Youth & Society, 39, 164-181.

 

Lee, J. & Bowen, N. K. (2006). Parent involvement, cultural capital and the achievement gap in elementary school children. American Educational Research Journal, 43, 193-218.

 

Mancini, J. A., Bowen, G. L., & Martin, J. A. (2005). Community social organization: A conceptual linchpin in examining families in the context of communities. Family Relations, 54, 570-582.

 

Nash, J. K. (2002). Neighborhood effects on sense of school coherence and educational behavior in students at risk of school failure. Children & Schools, 24, 73-89.

 

Nash, J. K., & Bowen, G. L. (1999). Perceived crime and informal social control in the neighborhood as a context for adolescent behavior: A risk and resilience perspective. Social Work Research, 23, 171-186.

 

Nash, J. K., & Bowen, G. L. (2002). Defining and estimating risk and protection: An illustration from the School Success Profile. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 19, 247-261.

 

Pitts-Catsouphes, M., MacDermid, S. M., Schwarz, R., & Matz, C. (2006). Community contexts: The perspectives and adaptations of working parents. American Behavioral Scientist, 49, 1400-1421.

 

Powers, J. D., Bowen, G. L., & Rose, R. A. (2005). Using social environment assets to identify intervention strategies for promoting school success. Children & Schools, 27, 177-187.

 

Richman, J. M., Chapman, M. V., & Bowen, G. L. (1995). Recognizing the impact of marital discord and parental depression on children: A family-centered approach. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 42 (1), 167-180.

 

Richman, J. M., Rosenfeld, L. B., & Bowen, G. L. (1998). Social support for adolescents at-risk of school failure. Social Work, 43, 309-323.

 

Rose, R. A., & Bowen, G. L. (in press). Power analysis in social work intervention research: Designing cluster randomized trials. Social Work Research.

 

Rosenfeld, L. B., & Richman, J. M. (1999). Supportive communication and school outcomes, Part II: Academically at-risk, low income, high school students. Communication Education, 48, 294-307.

 

Rosenfeld, L. B. & Richman, J. M. (2003). Social support and educational outcomes for students in out-of-home care. Children and Schools, 25 (2003), 69-86.

 

Rosenfeld, L. B., Richman, J. M., & Bowen, G. L. (1998). Low social support among at-risk adolescents. Social Work In Education, 20, 245-260.

 

Rosenfeld, L. B., Richman, J. M., & Bowen, G. L. (1998). Supportive communication and school outcomes for academically “at-risk” and other low income middle school students. Communication Education, 47, 309-325.

 

Rosenfeld, L. B., Richman, J. M., & Bowen, G. L. (2000). Social support networks and school outcomes: The centrality of the teacher. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 17, 205-226.

 

Rosenfeld, L. B., Richman, J. M., Bowen, G. L., & Wynns, S. L. (in press). In the face of a dangerous community: The effects of social support and neighborhood danger on high school students’ school outcomes. Southern Communication Journal, 71, 273-289.

 

Van Dorn, R., Bowen, G. L., & Blau, J. R. (2006). The local community and its impact on dropping out of high school: A multilevel examination of diversity and consolidated inequality. Family Relations, 55, 105-118.

 

Walters, K., & Bowen, G. L. (1997). Peer group acceptance and academic performance among adolescents participating in a dropout prevention program. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 14, 413-426.

 

Woolley, M. E., & Bowen, G. L. (2008). Assessment in Schools: Tools and strategies (Guest Editorial). Children & Schools, 30, 67-69.

 

Woolley, M. E., & Bowen, G. L. (2007). In the context of risk: Supportive adults and the school engagement of middle school students. Family Relations. Family Relations, 56, 92-104.

 

Woolley, M.E., Bowen, G. L., & Bowen, N. K. (2004). Cognitive pretesting and the developmental validity of child self-report instruments: Theory and application. Research on Social Work Practice, 14, 191-200.

 

Woolley, M. E., Bowen, G. L., & Bowen, N. K. (2006). The development and evaluation of procedures to assess child self-report item validity. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66, 687-700

 

Woolley, M. E., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (2006). Protective family factors in the context of neighborhood: Promoting positive school outcomes. Family Relations, 55, 93-104.

 

Woolley, M. E., Kol, K. L., & Bowen, G. L. (in press). The social context of school success for Latino middle school students: Direct and indirect influence of teachers, family, and friends. Journal of Early Adolescence.

 

Student Research Projects

Doan, K. (2005). A descriptive study of risk and resiliency factors impacting students in the Hunter's Point community. Unpublished research study, Department of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.

 

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