Curriculum Vitae

Office Address

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  • Durham, North Carolina 27705

Phone: 919.489.1888

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E-mail: contact@lenorebehar.com

Personal

Born:
October 6, 1938, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Husband:
Victor S. Behar, M.D. (married August 31, 1958)
Children:
Marcy Behar Bolster DiMuzio, M.D. (born July 17, 1962)
Jeffrey Victor Behar, M.D. (born October 1, 1965)
Susan Behar Bonsell, MBA (born November 4, 1968)

Education

1956-1957
University of Pittsburgh
1957-1963
Duke University
A.B., 1959, with High Honors in Psychology
Ph.D., 1963

Experience

1962-1963
Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1963-1965
Staff Psychologist, Community Guidance Center, San Antonio, TX
1964-1965
Staff Psychologist, Robert B. Green Hospital, San Antonio, TX
1965-1977
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
1969-1973
Chief of Child Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
1969-1973
Director, Therapeutic Nursery School, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
1971-1973
Director, Project EarlyAid, University of North Carolina and Orange-Person-Chatham Mental Health Center, Chapel Hill, NC
1973-1987
Chief, Child Mental Health Services, Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Raleigh, NC
1976-1980
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, School of Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
1978-2002
Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
1979-1981
Teaching Fellow, The Center for Early Adolescence, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
1985
Guest Faculty, Bush Institute Seminar on Shaping Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1987-2000
Chief, Child and Family Services Section, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, Raleigh, NC
1987
Visiting Professor, The Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
1988
Guest Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy, Nashville, TN
1989
Guest Faculty, Harvard Medical School Seminar on Managed Care, Boston, MA
2000-2001
Director, Research, Grants and Program Development, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
2001-2002
Director, Program for Child and Family Research Associate Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2002-2003
Research Consultant, Research & Training Center for Children's Mental Health, Florida Mental Health Insitutute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2002-2009
Program Consultant, Alisos Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
2002-
Director, Child and Family Program Strategies, Durham, NC

Awards

1959-1962
United States Public Health Service Fellowship
1962-1963
Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Department of Psychology, Duke University
1968
American Psychiatric Association Award for Model Programs; for Project EarlyAid
1988
Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center; Outstanding Service Award
1992
North Carolina Department of Human Resources; Secretary's Award for Excellence
1993
American Psychological Association Award for Model Programs; for the Fort Bragg Child/Adolescent Mental Health Demonstration
1993
Keystone Founder Award; Pennsylvania Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, for Leadership in Case Management Services
1995
Robert Wood Johnson Mental Health Services Program for Youth and Washington Business Group on Health, for leadership in Child Mental Health
1995
American Psychological Association, Nicholas Hobbs Award
1995
North Carolina Association of County Directors of Social Services, for Improving Services to Children with Emotional Disturbance
1996
Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, Gwen Iddings Award
1997
North Carolina Mental Health Association

Professional Society Memberships

Fellow
American Psychological Association, Divisions 12, 27, 37 (1966-2001)
Fellow
American Orthopsychiatric Association (1966-2000)
Fellow
American College of Mental Health Administration (1993-)
Member
State Mental Health Representatives for Children and Youth (1973-2000)
Member
North Carolina Psychological Association (1980-2001)

Professional Activities

1966-2002
American Psychological Association
1979-1982
Treasurer, Section I, Division 12
1983-1984
President Elect, Section I, Division 12
1983-1986
Treasurer, Section IV, Division 12
1984-1985
President, Section I, Division 12
1986-1988
Member at Large, Division 37
1987-1989
Member, Committee on Children, Youth and Families
1975-1994
State Mental Health Representatives for Children and Youth
1978-1983
Member, Board of Directors
1986-1988
Chair, Board of Directors
1991-1994
Representative to National Consortium on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
1977-1978
Member, President's Commission on Mental Health, Task Panel on Mental Health and the Family
1979-1985
Chairperson, Professional Advisory Board of Martha Stuart Communications, Inc., New York, NY
1980-1983
Member, National Advisory Council, National Study of Organizations Providing Services to Children and Youth with Special Problems, The School of Social Services Administration, University of Chicago
1983-1985
Member, Special Review Committees, Office of Extramural Project Review, National Institute of Mental Health
1985-1986
Chairperson, Oversight Committee for Child Mental Health Study, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
1985-1989
Member, Family Preservation Network of Child Welfare League of America
1986-1988
Adjunct Member, American Psychiatric Association, Juvenile Justice Task Force
1989-1990
Member, Oversight Committee for Adolescent Health Study, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
1989-1991
Member, Advisory Board, Interagency Collaboration Study, Youth Law Project, San Francisco, CA
1989-1999
Member, Advisory Board, Center for Research and Training for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Adolescents, Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, FL
1991-1994
Member, National Consortium on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
1992-1994
Secretary, National Consortium on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
1992-1994
NIMH Task Groups to Implement Recommendations for Public-Academic Linkages Conference. Chairperson, Task Group for Defining Clinical Competencies/Establishing Standards of Care
1993-1995
Member, Advisory Board, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1994-1999
Member, Steering Committee, Technical Assistance Center for the Evaluation of Children's Mental Health Systems, Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA
1999-2000
Member, International Advisory Committee, 6th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Jerusalem, Israel
1999-2000
Member, Advisory Board, Rosalynn Carter Institute, University of Georgia
2002-2005
Member, Child Welfare League of America/American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Committee on Mental Health Needs of Children in Foster Care
2003-2004
Member, Child Welfare League/Robert Wood Johnson Summit on Children in Foster Care
2004-2013
Founding Member, Alliance for the Safe, Therapeutic and Appropriate use of Residential Treatment (ASTART)
2005-
Certified Facilitator, Concept Systems, Inc.

Other Appointments

1989-1991
Member, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
1993-1998
Member Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
1993-1995
Member, Executive Leadership Board, Duke University
1993-1995
Member, Duke Development Council, Duke University
2007-
Member, Board of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
2008-2010
Member, Board of The Medical Hypnosis Foundation
2008-2009
Member, Advisory Board, Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth
2010-2013
Member, Nasher Museum Friends Board, Duke University
2011-2012
Secretary, Nasher Museum Friends Board, Duke University
2011-
Member, Fundraising Committee, El Centro Hispano
2013-
Member, Board of Directors, Kidznotes
2014-2017
Member, Nasher Museum Friends Board, Duke University
2014-2017
Vice-Chair, Board of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
2015-
Member, Board of Directors, Carolina Ballet

Consultantships

1978-1979
Consultant to Vermont Department of Mental Health
1978-1979
Consultant to National Institute of Mental Health, Children and Youth Mental Health Services Initiative, "Most-In-Need" Program
1980-1982
Consultant to Jewish Board of Children and Family Services of New York
1983-1985
Consultant to National Council of Jewish Women, West Virginia Chapter: High Risk/High Need Study
1983-1984
Consultant to South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council Project: Alternative Models for Development of Continuum of Care Treatment System for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Youth
1984-1989
Consultant to the Florida Mental Health Institute: Policy and Programs for the Emotionally Disturbed Delinquent, Tampa, FL
1984-1987
Consultant to Center for Research and Training for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Adolescents, Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, FL
1984-1985
Consultant to West Virginia Department of Justice, Lawsuit on Children with Special Needs
1985-1986
Consultant to North Dakota Legislative Committee on Needs of Children
1985-1988
Consultant to Louisiana Department of Mental Health; Child and Adolescent System of Services Program
1986-1988
Consultant to District Of Columbia Mental Health Reorganization Project
1986-1987
Consultant to New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Hospitals
1986-1987
Consultant to ADAMHA, Development of Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP)
1987-1988
Consultant to New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate. Slocum v. Perselay et. al.
1987-1988
Consultant to West Virginia Council on Developmental Disabilities, Certificate of Need Process
1987-1988
Consultant to Nebraska Department of Institutions, Child Mental Health Planning Process
1987-1988
Consultant to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey
1988
Consultant to Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
1988-1989
Consultant to the Office of the Attorney General, Maryland. Lisa W. et al. v. Wilzack et al.
1989 - 1990
Consultant to Research Triangle Institute, Evaluation for the Child and Adolescent System of Services Project
1989
Consultant to Menninger Foundation Board of Trustees
1991-1993
Consultant to Annie E. Casey Foundation
1992-1993
Consultant to Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. J. K. et al. v. Caldwell et al.
1993
Consultant to William M. Mercer, Inc., Medical Audit Services Unit
1993
Consultant to Delaware Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
1994-1995
Consultant to the Office of the Attorney General, Hawaii. Jennifer F. et al. v. Waihee et al.
1995-2000
Member, Technical Assistance Panel, Felix v. Waihee/Cayetano, US District Court, Hawaii
1998
Consultant to Montana Community Partners
2000
Consultant to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
2002-2009
Consultant to the Alisos Institute*
2004-
Consultant to Mississippi Department of Mental Health*
2003-2005
Consultant to Trauma Resources for Youth (TRY), Jackson, MS*
2006-2011
Consultant to CommUNITY Cares, Hattiesburg, MS*
2006-2009
Consultant to Circle of H.O.P.E., St. Joseph, MO*
2007-2009
Consultant to the Florida Institute for Family Involvement*
2008-2011
Consultant to American Institutes for Research, for Community Readiness Assessments
2012-
Consultant to the Association of Community Mental Health Authorities in Illinois
*Concept Mapping

Editorial Activities

1981
Guest Editor, Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 10(1).
1991-99
Consulting Editor, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
1993
Guest Editor, Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 20,(4)
1994-98
Editorial Board, Journal of Practical Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
1999-2012
Editorial Board, Journal of Disability Policy Studies
2007-2010
Editorial Board, Child Trauma
2007-
Editorial Board, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

Publications

  • Behar, L.B., & Altrocchi, J.C. (1961). Agreement on the concept of the ideal psychiatric nurse as a function of experience. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 17, 66-96.
  • Brehm, J.W. & Behar, L.B. (1966). Sexual arousal, defensiveness and sex performance in affiliation. Journal of Experimental Research in Personality, 3, 195-200.
  • Behar, L.B. (1967). The effects of cognitive dissonance on inappropriate emotional reactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 35, 505-519. http://www.apa.org/journals/psp/ (This publication has been translated into Finnish)
  • Spencer, R. & Behar, L.B. (1969). Adaptation in hemophiliac adolescents. Psychosomatics, 10, 304-309.
  • Behar, L.B., & Spencer, R. (1969). The relationship between psychological adjustment and perception of maternal attitude. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 74, 471-474.
  • Behar, L.B. (1972). Mental health consultation to day care centers. North Carolina Journal of Mental Health, 74(4).
  • Behar, L.B., & Stringfield, S. (1974). A behavior rating scale for the preschool child. Developmental Psychology, 10, 601-610.
  • Behar, L.B. (1976). Early aid to mentally disturbed children. Popular Government, 41(4).
  • Runquist, M. & Behar, L.B. (1976). Prevention of mental health problems; Meeting needs or imposing values? American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 44, 269-270.
  • Behar, L.B. (1977). Preschool behavior questionnaire. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 5(3), 265-275.
  • Behar, L. & Stephens, D. (1978). Wilderness camping: An evaluationof a residential treatment program for emotionally disturbed children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 48, (4), 644-653.
  • Harrington, W.A., Behar, L.B., Rosenthal, Susan B., & Paul, J. L. (1980). The development of a technical assistance system for residential treatment programs. Child Care Quarterly, 9(2), 12-118.
  • Behar, L.B. (1981). A statewide prevention effort. Journal of Prevention, 3, 46-51.
  • Behar, L.B. (1982). The Children's Defense Fund analyzes the impact of the Reagan budget cuts onchildren. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 11(3), 128-134.
  • Behar, L.B. (1985). Changing patterns of state responsibility: A case study of North Carolina. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 14(3), 188-195.
  • Behar, L.B. (1986). A state model for child mental health services: The North Carolina experience. Children Today, 15(3), 16-22.
  • Behar, L.B. (1990). Financing mental health services for children and adolescents. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 54(1), 127-139.
  • Behar, L. (1990). Fort Bragg demonstration project-community mental health services for children andadolescents. The Child, Youth and Family Services Quarterly, 13(2), 3 & 13.
  • Behar, L. (1991). Foster care: Positve approaches to a national problem: Guest editorial. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 20, (3), 2.
  • Bickman, L.B., Heflinger, C.A., Pion, G., & Behar, L.B. (1992). Evaluation planning for an innovative children's mental health system. Clinical Psychology Review, 12, 853-865.
  • Friedman, R.M., Burns, B.J., & Behar, L. (1992). Improving mental health and substance abuse services for adolescents. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 19 (2), 191-206.
  • Heflinger, C.A., Bickman, L.B., Lane, T.W., Keeton,W.P., Hodges, V.K., & Behar, L.B. (1992). The Fort Bragg child and adolescent demonstration: Implementing and evaluating a continuum of care. In Algarin & R.M. Friedman (Eds.), A system of care for children's mental health: Building a research base. (4th Annual Research Conference Proceedings) Tampa, FL: Florida Mental HealthInstitute.
  • Behar, L.B. & Munger, R.L. (1993). Guest editors' introduction. Administation and Policy in Mental Health, 20, (4), 209-213.
  • Behar, L.B., Macbeth, G., & Holland, J.M. (1993). Distribution of mental health service components and their costs within a system of care for seriously disturbed and at risk children and adolescents. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 20,(4), 283-296.
  • Behar, L.B., Bickman, L., Lane, T., Keeton, W.P. & Schwartz, M. (1994). Fort Bragg child & adolescent mental health demonstration project. A report to Army Health Services Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX. 1-28.
  • Behar, L.B. (1994). A need for public-academic collaboration in the training of child mentalhealth professionals. In P. Wohlford (Ed.), CASSP/NIMH conference proceedings on public-academic linkage. Washington, DC: CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University.
  • Behar, L.B., Munger, R., & Bainbridge, T. (1994). An academic-community liaison to increaseprofessionals' understanding of service continua: The child and youth demonstration project. In P. Wohlford (Ed.), CASSP/NIMH conference proceedings on public-academic linkage. Washington, DC: CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University.
  • Burns, B.J., Farmer, E.M.Z., Angold, A., Costello, J.E. & Behar, L.B. (1996) A randomized trialof case management for youths with serious emotional disturbance. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25,(4), 476-486.
  • Pires, S.A., Behar, L.B., Friedman, R.M., Lourie, I., Ferreiro, B., Langmeyer, D., May, A. & Lazear, K.J. (1996). Lessons learned from the Fort Bragg demonstration. A system of care for children's mental health: Building a research base. (8th Annual Research Conference Proceedings) Tampa, FL: Florida Mental Health Institute.
  • Behar, L.B. (1996). Policy implications of the evaluation of the Fort Bragg child & adolescent mental health demonstration. Journal of Mental Health Adminstration, 23, (1), 118-121.
  • Stangl, D.K., Tweed, D.L., Farmer, B., Langmeyer, D., Stelle, L., Behar, L.B., Gagliardi, J. & Burns, B.J. (1996). Public-sector managed care for children's mental health: Stakeholders' perspectives. A system of care for children's mental health: Expanding the research base. (9th Annual Proceedings) Tampa, FL: The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, University of South Florida.
  • Hodges, K., Leaf, P.J., Behar, L.B., Hersch, P., Irvin, E., Lemoine, R.L., Stelle, L., Spier T., Ellzey, S., Pine, J., Schwartz, A. & Perkins, S. (1996). Shaping state public policies: Determining access to care and level of care provided to youth in need of mental health services. A system of care for children's mental health: Expanding the research base. (9th Annual Proceedings) Tampa, FL: The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, University of South Florida.
  • Zipper, I.N., Broughton, A., & Behar, L. (2000) Changing practices with children and families in North Carolina using technology to facilitate collaboration and training. Journal of Technology in Human Services 17,(1), 49-69.
  • Freed, G.A., DeFriese, G.H., Williams, D., & Behar, L. (2001) Preventive service delivery forchildren in a managed care environment: contrasts and lessons from Israel. Health Policy, 55, (3), 209-225.
  • Behar, L.B. (2003) Using Litigation to Improve Child Mental Health Services: Promises and Pitfalls. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 30, (3), 199-218.
  • Funderburk, B.W., Eyberg, S.M., Rich, B.A., & Behar, L.B. (2003) Further psychometric evaluation of the Eyberg and Behar rating scales for parents and teachers of preschoolers. Early Education & Development. 14 (1), 67-81.
  • Macy, R.D., Behar, L.B., Paulson, R., Delman, J., Schmid, L. (2004) Community based acute post traumatic stress management: a description and evaluation of a psychosocial intervention continuum. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 12, 1-12.
  • Mikula, J., Macy, R., Behar, L., Paulson, R., Schmid, L. (2004) Community-based response totrauma: A three-part study of a successful program. A system of care for children's mental health: Expanding the research base. (17th Annual Proceedings) Tampa, FL: The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, University of South Florida.
  • Behar, L., Friedman, R., Lynn, N. (2006) A study of service innovations that enhance systems of care. Selected readings in systems of care. Tampa, FL: The Research & Training Center for Children's Mental Health, University of South Florida.
  • Friedman, R.M., Pinto, A., Behar, L., Bush, N., Chirolla, A., Epstein, M., Green, A., Hawkins, P., Huff, B., Huffine, C., McGinnis, L., Mohr, W., Seltzer, T., Vaughn, C., Whitehead, K., & Young, C.K. (2006). Unlicensed residential programs: The next challenge in protecting youth. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76 (3), 295-303
  • Behar, L., Friedman, R., Pinto, A., Katz-Leavy, J, & Jones, W.G. (2007). Protecting youth placed in unlicensed, unregulated residential "treatment" facilities. Family Court Review, 45 ,3, 399-413.
  • Behar, L., Friedman, R., Pinto, A., Katz-Leavy, J, & Boyles, W. (2008). Addressing abuse andmistreatment of youth placed in residential "treatment" facilities. In C Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, and Freidman, R. (Eds.) A system of care for children's mental health: Expanding the research base. (20th Annual Proceedings) Tampa, FL: The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, University of South Florida, 289-292.
  • Katz-Leavy, J, Behar, L., Friedman, R., & Pinto, A. (2008). a pilot study of state regulations pertaining to residential treatment programs for youth. In C Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, and Freidman,R. (Eds.) A system of care for children's mental health: Expanding the research base. (20th Annual Proceedings) Tampa, FL: The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, University of South Florida, 293-295.
  • Behar, L.B.., & Hydaker, W.M. (2008) Defining community readiness for the implementation of a system of care. A report to the Child, Adolescent and Family Services Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health.
  • Behar, L.B. & Hydaker, W.M. (2009). Defining community readiness for the implementation of asystem of care. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Volume 36, Issue 6, 381-392.
  • Behar, L.B.., & Hydaker, W.M. (2012). An analysis of readiness in system of care communities: A report to the Child, Adolescent and Family Services Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Rosas, S.R., Behar, L.B. & Hydaker, W.M. (2014). Community readiness within systems of care: The validity and reliability of the System of Care Readiness and Implementation Measurement Scale (SOC-RIMS). Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research. Mar 14 [Epub ahead of print] (DOI) 10.1007/s11414-014-9401-3.
  • Behar, L.B., Hydaker, W.M., & Rosas, S.R. (2015). Using concept mapping to assist development of a community-based system of care. In preparation.
  • Rosas, S.R., Behar, L.B. & Hydaker, W.M. (2016). Community readiness within systems of care: The validity and reliability of the System of Care Readiness and Implementation Measurement Scale (SOC-RIMS). Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research. Volume 43, Issue 1, 18-37.

Books; Chapters in Books

  • Behar, L.B., & Stringfield, S. (1975). Preschool Behavior Questionnaire. Learning Institute of North Carolina: Durham, NC.
  • Behar, L.B. (1981). Serving emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children through interstate placement: An unwritten policy. In J. White (Ed.), Major issues in juvenile justice. Columbus, OH: The Academy for Contemporary Problems.
  • Behar, L.B. (1981). Special populations: Children's services. In W.H. Silverman (Ed.), Community mental health: A sourcebook for professionals and advisory board members. New York: Praeger.
  • Behar, L.B. (1988). The North Carolina Willie M. program: One model for services to multiply handicapped children. In J. Stark; F. Menalascino; M. Albarelli; and V. Gray (Eds.), Mental health in people with mental retardation: diagnosis, treatment, and service programs. New York, NY: Spring-Verlag.
  • Behar, L.B. (1988). An integrated system for services for severely disturbed children. In J. Looney (Ed.), Chronic mental illness in children and adolescents. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
  • Behar, L.B. (1988). The importance of research in formulating public policy. Research in public policy. Tampa, FL: Florida Mental Health Institute.
  • Behar, L.B. (1994). A need for public-academic collaboration in the training of child mental healthprofessionals. In P. Wohlford (Ed.), CASSP/NIMH conference proceedings on public-academic linkage. Washington, DC: CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University.
  • Behar, L., Munger, R., & Bainbridge, T. (1994). An academic-community liaison to increaseprofessionals' understanding of service continua: The child and youth demonstration project. In P. Wohlford (Ed.), CASSP/NIMH conference proceedings on public-academic linkage. Washington, DC: CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University.
  • Behar, L.B. (1995). State level policies in children's mental health. In L. Bickman & D. Rog (Eds.), Vol. 1. Creating a children's mental health service system: Policy, research and evaluation. New York, NY: Sage Publications.
  • Behar, L.B. (1995). Implementing and monitoring case management. In B. Friesen (Ed.), Building on family strengths: Case management for children with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Behar, L.B. (1995). The impact of evaluation on shaping public policy. In K.A. Maloy & C. Nixon (Eds.), Vol. 3. Evaluating mental health services: How do programs for children "work" in the real world. New York, NY: Sage Publications.
  • Behar, L.B., Bickman, L., Lane, T., Keeton, W.P., Schwartz, M., & Brannock, J.E. (1996). Fort Bragg child and adolescent mental health demonstration project. In Michael Roberts (Ed.), Model programs in service delivery in child and family mental health. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Behar, L.B. (1996). Trends in financing systems of care. In B. Stroul (Ed.). Children's mental health: Creating systems of care in a changing society. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Farmer, E.M.Z., Burns, B.J., Guiles, H.B., Behar, L., & Gerber, D.I. (1997) Conducting randomized trials in children's mental health: Experiences and lessons from one venture. In C.T. Nixon & D.A. Northrop (Eds.), Vol. 4 Evaluating mental health services: How do programs for children "work" in the real world. New York, NY: Sage Publications.
  • Zipper, I.N., Broughton, A., & Behar, L. (2000) Changing practices with children and families in North Carolina using technology to facilitate collaboration and training. In Jerry Finn & Gary Holden (Eds,) Human services online: A new arena for service delivery. Binghamton, NY. The Haworth Press, Inc., pp. 49-67.
  • Behar, L.B. (2002) Children's mental health services: The challenge of changing policy and practice. In William Reid & Stuart Silver (Eds.) Handbook of mental health administration and management. New York, NY Brunner-Routledge, pp. 149-162.
  • Behar, L.B., Friedman, R., Hernandez, M., Moss, C., Dixon, D. (2005) The use of flexible funds: finding ways to support good practice. Promising Practices Series. Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration, Child and Family Services Branch.

Congressional Testimony

  • Behar, L.B. (1986, October). Individualized case planning as a remedy for serving multiple handicapped children. Testimony before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
  • Behar, L.B. (1987, June). Children in state custody. Testimony before the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
  • Behar, L.B. (1991, April). Close to home: Community-based mental health services for children. Testimony before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
  • Behar, L.B. (1994, March). Inclusion of mental health and substance abuse services under health care reform. Testimony before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC

Revised September 2015