Stephen Scott Leff, Ph.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Roberts Pediatric Research Center,
8th floor - 8323
2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215-590-7067
Fax: 267-426-5260
A.B. (Psychology, cum laude)
Duke University, 1989.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.
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Selected Publications

Blom-Hoffman J, Kelleher C, Power TJ, Leff SS: Promoting healthy food consumption among young children: Evaluation of a multi-component nutrition education program. Journal of School Psychology 32: 45-60, 2004.

Leff SS, Power TJ, Costigan TE, Manz PH: Assessing the climate of the playground and lunchroom: Implications for bullying prevention programming. School Psychology Review 32: 418-430, 2003.

Nabors LA, Leff SS, Power TJ: Quality improvement activities and expanded school mental health services. Behavior Modification 28: 596-616, 2004.

Power TJ, Costigan TE, Eiraldi RB, Leff SS: Variations in anxiety and depression as a function of ADHD subtypes defined by DSM-IV: Do subtype differences exist or not? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 32: 27-37, 2004.

Leff SS, Goldstein A: Aggression. Encyclopedia of School Psychology. McMillen (eds.). McMillen, Page: 17-20, 2005.

Leff SS, Angelucci J, Goldstein AB, Cardaciotto L, Paskewich B, Grossman M: Using a particiatory action research model to create a school-based intervention program for relationally aggressive girls: The Friend to Friend Program. Bullying, Victimization, and Peer Harassment: Handbook of Prevention and Intervention in Peer Harassment, Victimization, and Bullying. Zins J, Elias M, Maher C (eds.). Haworth Press, New York, Page: 199-218, 2007.

Leff SS, Power TJ, Goldstein A: Outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of bullying prevention programs in the schools. Bullying in American Schools: A Social-Ecological Perspective on Prevention and Intervention. Espelage DL, Swearer SS (eds.). Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ, Page: 269-296, 2004.

Leff SS, Kupersmidt JB, Power TJ: An initial examination of girls' cognitions of their relationally aggressive peers as a function of their own social standing. Merrill Palmer Quarterly 49: 28-53, 2003.

Power TJ, Manz PH, Leff SS: Training for effective practice in the schools. School Mental Health Handbook. Weist M, Evans S, Tashman N (eds.). Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Norwell, MA, Page: 257-273, 2003.

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