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Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Education and Training

The Center’s faculty provides education and training through a collaboration of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and Professional Studies in Business and Education, with state and city agencies and organizations, target researchers, service providers, educators, families, and youth.  The Center offers a wide range of accredited courses geared toward youth violence prevention, a seminar series on topical issues related to youth violence, and an annual APHA conference pre-session on current and emerging strategies related to the implementation and study of violence prevention programs.  The Center also offers an expanding website for Center programs and activities and violence prevention resources for youth, families and researchers,  as well as an email network to bring education and training activities to a wider, more diverse audience.

Our programs and venues include:

  • Bullying and Suicide Prevention
    The Suicide Prevention Resource Center hosted a webinar, Bullying and Suicide Prevention, which provided the latest research and science on the relationship between bullying and suicide and highlighted some of the shared risk and protective factors. The session also covers ways to integrate prevention of both bullying and suicide.  Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and Dr. Anat Klomek of Columbia University presented as a part of this webinar. Additional information on the session, including a podcast and slides from the session are available at http://sprc.org/traininginstitute/disc_series/index.asp 
  • Accredited Courses
    Accredited courses are geared toward, but not limited to, violence prevention and community-based participatory research. For a complete list of accredited courses for the 2009-2010 academic year that are offered by the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as information on admissions and application instructions, visit the Courses page of our website by clicking here.
  • Summer Institute in Mental Health Research
    The Summer Institute in Mental Health Research is offered over the course of a two-week period (previously June 22 - July 2 for Summer 2009) by the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Institute focuses on methodological and substantive topics in mental health and substance-use research.  For more information on the Summer institute, click here.
  • Seminars
    The Center sponsors seminars throughout the year
    on topical issues related to youth violence prevention. These are opportunities for researchers, students, policymakers, community members and others to come together to share research findings, explore interventions intended to reduce youth violence, improve outcomes for youth and discuss implications and future directions for the community and state.  Our seminar series includes presenters such as Joan McCord, Rolf Loeber, Bruce Kamradt, Cheryl Alexander and Karen Pittman.  Our seminar schedule will resume Fall 2009.  Click here for more information on upcoming seminars.
  • "Hands Off: Strategies to Combat Youth Violence" Guidebook
    Written by Sara Hassan, former program administrator for the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and LaMarr Darnell Shields, co-founder and president of Urban Leadership Institute (ULI), Hands Off: Strategies to Combat Youth Violence provides information that educational planners, curriculum developers and teachers can utilize to develop and implement violence prevention activities at schools and/or youth organizations.  For more information on Hands Off training, click here.

  • Pre / Postdoctoral Training Programs
    The Center offers pre- and postdoctoral training in Child Mental Health Services and Service System Research directed by Dr. Philip Leaf, Professor in the Department of Mental Health, and co-directed by Dr. Anne Riley, Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.  We also offer an online Danger Assessment training course as an online PowerPoint presentation with an accompanying lecture presented by Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, the Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Program.  For more information on the Center's pre- and postdoctoral training programs, click here.

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