JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE & JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH: ITEMS OF INTEREST
February 29, 2016
OF SPECIAL INTEREST
NOTE: OTHER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION FOLLOWS THIS SECTION
Youth As Resource (YAR), Baltimore’s youth-led grant making organization has funds available for community organizing projects that are created and controlled by youth (up to age 24). YAR considers youth-led efforts that make a change around issues they have identified as important to them including BUT NOT LIMITED TO: police accountability, school closings, school climate, economic opportunities, advocacy around policies and community control. Grants range from $500 - $3,500. Applicants are required to attend one of the two workshops and must be represented by one or two youth and no more than one optional adult. Youth As Resources is offering grant seeker workshops on: March 19th at 10:30 a.m. and March 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Application deadline is April 23rd by 5:00 p.m. Registration is required and workshops may fill up. To register for a workshop and/or for more information, please call (410) 576-9551.
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore's West Side Day of Hope Launch Meeting. March 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., Easterwood Recreation Center, 1530 N Bentalou St, Baltimore. Attention Community, Faith and Business Leaders, Please join the team lead by Lt Colonel Melvin Russell and Pastor Matt in preparation of this summer's Day Of Hope.
Baltimore, MD: Public Allies Maryland Presents: Building The Core. March 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., UMB SMC Student Center, 621 West Lombard Street. Public Allies Maryland is hosting an open training to engage community members, partner organizations and potential applicants around important topics that reflect the mission of Public Allies and our core values. This interactive workshop will highlight the national and local poverty statistics as well as examine the difficult choices people of low resources may need to make when stretching limited resources. Register to attend here!
Baltimore, MD: Paper Tigers Film Viewing and Discussion. March 2, 2016, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Coldspring Lane. Community Conferencing Center, Baltimore Child Abuse Center, & BCPS ReEngagement Center invite you for a free screening of this powerful documentary film that explores the impact of trauma on youth and profiles one school’s radical solution. It is a case study in the trauma-informed paradigm shift from punishment to healing that is occurring nationwide, and in the resilience of young people. To register, please visit Paper Tigers event page!
Baltimore, MD: A Conversation About Youth Health & Wellness. March 2, 2016, 6:00 p.m. Enoch Pratt Free Library- Southeast Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Avenue. Town hall to discuss how we can work together to help our children be healthy and succeed in school. The event will include fun activities for kids, food and a raffle. For more information, please click here!
Webinar: The National Landscape: Public Health Strategies for Effectively Preventing Violence. March 2, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide an overview of the public health approach to violence prevention. Register online today!
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore's East Side Launch Meeting. March 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 6000 Radecke Ave, Baltimore. Attention Community, Faith and Business Leaders: Please join the team lead by Lt Colonel Melvin Russell and Pastor Matt in preparation of this summer's Day Of Hope.
Baltimore City Schools - Developing the Operating Budget for 2016-17. All members of the City Schools community are invited to learn about and give feedback on the development of the 2016-17 budget by attending one of the following community forums:
Student Perspective Board Forum
- March 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
- March 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Frederick Douglass High School
- March 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Hamilton Elementary/Middle School
Baltimore, MD: 12th Annual Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Conference “Integrating Clinical Intervention Within A Behavioral Health Approach. March 15, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Martins West, 6817 Dogwood Road. Conference Fee $55.00. Register online
Baltimore, MD: Priceless Gown Project Free Prom Dress Boutique Giveaway. March 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Baltimore Inner Harbor Marriott Camden Yards, 110 N. Eutaw Street. The Priceless Gown Project is a unique FREE shopping experience created 12 years ago in Baltimore in an effort to help girls attend their prom who would not ordinarily be able to finance the experience on their own. Maryland and DC High School Juniors and Seniors are eligible to attend the Priceless Gown Project Boutique event. Connect with us the Priceless Gown Project their Facebook page. The project is looking for volunteers, learn more here.
National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 4th – April 8th. During this week, activities and events will be held nationwide to spotlight the issue of youth violence, to identify strategies to combat this epidemic, and to promote the positive role youth may have in making their communities and schools safer. Learn more here!
Registration is Open for the Fifth Annual Social Determinants of Health Symposium. This year’s symposium is entitled Race, Racism, and Baltimore’s Future: A Focus on Structural and Institutional Racism. The event will be held April 25, 2015 at the JHU Medical School campus. Please find more information about the event at click here!
The Fraternal Order of X-Offenders (FOXO) is a grassroots organization created by Ex-Offenders designed to deter, decrease, and prevent the proliferation of crime, drugs, and violence by high-risk youth and repeated offenders. FOXO’s research is designed to evaluate social pathologies within our communities from a social, psychological, economic, political cultural/spiritual and historical perspective. FOXO identifies and develops effective strategies and national partnerships to assess and access funding sources to enhance our innovative, creative, and unconventional methodologies by incorporating the empiricism and expertise, scholarship of Ex-Offenders who live the therapeutic value of one Ex-Offender helping another Ex-Offender is without parallel. We develop solutions. We have three magazines: Thinking is Destiny, Thinking, Reshaping, and Re-evaluating Re-Entry, Maximizing Outcomes to Break the Cycle of Crime, Drugs, and Violence. We have DVD the presents a powerful training encompassing five crucial areas of Criminality and Crime Prevention Presented by Criminal Justice Expert Brother Ellsworth Johnson-Bey (Copyrighted in 2005 by the University of Maryland Law School). We have a collaborative recovery CD, a collaboration of FOXO and Team Fifty with a special introduction by Baltimore’s own Boys to Men.
- The Psychology and Sociology of Criminality
- The Psychology and Sociology of Penology
- The Psychology and Sociology of Adult Criminality and Child Delinquency
- The Psychology and Sociology of No-Entry
- Cognitive Restructuring.
To seek FOXO services or learn more about their 12-Step Crime, Drug, and Violence Prevention Trainings that were designed, developed, and implemented by Ex-Offenders based on best practices, and Empiricism (Personal Experiences) email Brother Bey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-262-4456.
1. Largo, MD: The Exonerated: A panel discussion of individuals who are wrongly convicted in the Criminal Justice System. March 15, 2016
2. Baltimore, MD: Fifth Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health - Race, Racism and Baltimore’s Future: A Focus on Structural and Institutional Racism. April 25, 2016
3. National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
4. Webinar: The National Landscape: Public Health Strategies for Effectively Preventing Violence. March 2, 2016
5. Savannah, GA: National Youth-At-Risk Conference. March 6-9, 2016
6. Raleigh, NC: National SAVE Youth Summit. March 12, 2016
7. Bel Air, MD: 2016 Transitioning Youth Expo. March 12, 2016
8. Tampa, FL: 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and young Adult Behavioral Health. March 13-16, 2016
9. Las Vegas, NV: National Conference on Juvenile Justice. March 20-23, 2016
10. Hagerstown, MD: Bester Community of Hope is hosting Trauma Informed Care Training. March 21, 2016
Reports, Research & Recent Publications
11. Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults
12. Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions
13. Partner Build Grow
14. Infographic Series: Improving Outcomes for Youth
15. Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) Program
16. Faith and Community-Based Youth Violence Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
17. Volunteer with Parks & People
Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training
1. Largo, MD: The Exonerated: A panel discussion of individuals who are wrongly convicted in the Criminal Justice System. March 15, 2016, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Prince George’s Community College, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Rd., Largo, MD. Featuring Dr. Johnnie Jones III, Esq. Professor of Law; Dr. Teresa Blier, Esq., Professor of Law; Mr. Walter Lomax, Exoneree and Executive Director of Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative; Mr. Leslie Vass, Exoneree and Honorary Speaker for Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project; Dr. Melinda Frederick, Professor of Political Science, Moderator.
2. Baltimore, MD: Fifth Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health - Race, Racism and Baltimore’s Future: A Focus on Structural and Institutional Racism. April 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Turner Auditorium, JHU School of Medicine Campus, 720 Rutland Avenue. The Fifth Social Determinants of Health Symposium will consider how racism embedded in our criminal justice, healthcare and education systems affect people of color in Baltimore every day, with an impact that spans generations. Race, Racism and Baltimore’s Future: A Focus on Structural and Institutional Racism will bring together experts from Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, and cities across the country. Along with local community leaders, they will explore new approaches to understanding these forms of racism and ways to address them through collaborative efforts. For more information and to register, please visit the Urban Health website.
3. National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is the National Federation's yearly event, geared toward raising awareness to the issues and causes integral to the children's mental health field in each of the communities across the country. This event takes place on the first full week in May. The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health announces the theme for the 2016 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week as “Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health is a Family Affair!” Learn more and share the activities that your organization is planning for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week online.
4. Webinar: The National Landscape: Public Health Strategies for Effectively Preventing Violence. March 2, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide an overview of the public health approach to violence prevention. Register online today!
5. Savannah, GA: National Youth-At-Risk Conference. March 6-9, 2016. The conference trains adults who serve youth to create safe, healthy, caring, and intellectually empowering educational environments that foster the well-being of all children and adolescents. For more information about this event, please visit National Youth-At-Risk event page.
6. Raleigh, NC: National SAVE Youth Summit. March 12, 2016. This fun and educational event is a time for youth to showcase effective violence prevention strategies and share their successes with their peers. This event is a time for youth voices to be heard in workshops, peer-to-peer presentations, and activities that Encourage, Educate, Engage, and Empower youth with violence prevention strategies. Learn how SAVE chapters are addressing youth violence, bullying, gangs, dating violence, theft, social media safety, substance abuse, self harm and teen driving safety. There will be motivating workshops, outstanding speakers, national awareness efforts and special presentations. Regiser for the Summit here!
7. Bel Air, MD: 2016 Transitioning Youth Expo. March 12, 2016. 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This free conference is for teens and young adults with special needs (and their families) facing the challenge of transition from high school to higher education, work and adulthood. It will feature workshops for both diploma and certificate track students and resources to help transitioning youth find the path to success, mental health, employment, college, job training programs, driving, recreation and social life, and much more. Learn more and register here!
8. Tampa, FL: 29th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and young Adult Behavioral Health. March 13-16, 2016. Learn, inform, network, and discuss issues related to research, policy, and practice. Explore behavioral health topics from a systems and community perspective. Discover new research and policy ideas that are individualized, community-defined, evidence-based, culturally/linguistically competent, family-driven, and youth-guided. Register here!
9. Las Vegas, NV: National Conference on Juvenile Justice. March 20-23, 2016. The conference features cutting edge information, state-of-the-art programs and current research in the juvenile justice system. Some of the featured topics will include: alternatives to detention, trauma-informed justice, cross-over youth, deep-end youth, dating violence, ending solitary confinement, recidivism, indiscriminate shackling issues, disproportionate minority contact, LGBTQ issues in the juvenile justice system, sex trafficking of minors, juvenile drug courts and runaways and the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. Register today!
10. Hagerstown, MD: Bester Community of Hope is hosting Trauma Informed Care Training. March 21, 2016. This event will feature trauma experts including: Jerry Yager, Psy.D. (Denver Children's Advocacy Center); Vincent Felitti, MD (Kaiser Permanente, University of California); and Patsy Sellars, MSW (Casey Family Programs in Seattle, Washington). For more information and to register, please visit the Sanmar Home website.
11. Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults. Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Find out more by clicking here!
12. Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions. This report presents the current understanding of child trauma in the context of juvenile justice, identifies 9 implementation domains essential to achieving a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach, and highlights case examples from each state involved in the initiative (Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Tennessee). Read more here!
13. Partner Build Grow is an Action Guide for sustaining community and school-based approaches that develop students’ cognitive, social, emotional, and physical health and contribute to educational success. The practical steps and tools will assist school administrators, program directors, civic leaders, and other stakeholders develop plans to maintain and strengthen programs that give children the skills they need to flourish. For more info, learn more on the Partner Build Grow website!
14. Infographic Series: Improving Outcomes for Youth. This infographics series, from the Council of State Government Justice Center, detail three critical challenges faced by states to improve outcomes for youth, identify the key questions that policymakers should ask, and offer strategies for protecting public safety and using resources more efficiently. See more on the inforgraphic series here!
15. Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) Program. The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) program. The purpose of the RE-LINK program is to improve the health outcomes for minority and/or disadvantaged re-entrants, ages 18-26, in transition from jail to their communities. Based on the disproportionate numbers of racial and ethnic minorities among the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations, RE-LINK will target the communities with the greatest rates of minority and/or disadvantaged re-entrants discharged from jail to the community. The RE-LINK program aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of multiple stakeholders within the public health system and other community support systems working together to implement a model transition process. RE-LINK will establish connections, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner for the populations being served, between the re-entry population and community-based organizations that provide linkages to health care including behavioral health care services, health care coverage including through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid, and other social services such as housing, adult education and employment assistance programs. Learn more on the Re-link program website! [source: Office of Justice Programs]
16. Faith and Community-Based Youth Violence Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Initiative. OJJDP seeks proposals to broker, coordinate, and provide relevant training and technical assistance to organizations representing various faith traditions and community-based organizations that are engaged with or seek to engage with OJJDP's three youth violence prevention initiatives—Defending Childhood, National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, and Community-Based Violence Prevention Program. Applications are due by April 12, 2016, download the registration form here! [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]
17. Volunteer with Parks & People Foundation. The Parks and People Foundation is dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks; and promoting a healthy natural environment for Baltimore. This environmental organization has two volunteer opportunities available.[source: SOURCE – Student Outreach Resource Center]
- Volunteer assistant coach: Parks & People Foundation seeks volunteers for assistant coaching positions in a variety of middle school sports teams. Teach kids the importance of sportsmanship and help them build good character through your service as a positive role model. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and willing to commit to volunteering at least once per week for a six to eight week season. The Assistant Coach will help the head coach with running practices and games and assist to provide individual attention to student athletes in order to further develop their skills. The Assistant Coach will help the coach to demonstrate good sportsmanship, teach character education, and communicate the importance of service learning and environmental stewardship. Knowledge of particular sport is not always necessary. The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with Baltimore City youth. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and willing to commit to volunteering at least one day per week for the entire season (typically 6-8 weeks). For more information, contact Kara Berger at email@example.com or 410-448-5663 ext. 113.
- Volunteer environmental educator: Parks & People Foundation seeks volunteers with a love for the environment to teach the importance of environmental stewardship to middle school sports teams. Environmental Educators will have the opportunity to work with many sports teams and instill a love of the environment in young athletes. The environmental education volunteer will teach and environmental education /service learning lesson to sports teams each season. The environmental education volunteer would be trained to deliver specific lessons and will be equipped with necessary supplies. The ideal candidate has some environmental background or interest and a desire to volunteer on an ongoing basis as there are sports teams throughout the year. EE volunteer must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and have experience in environmental science, education, or a related field. For more information, contact Kara Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-448-5663 ext. 113.
& TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Webinar: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Youth and Young Adult Engagement In Wraparound. March 29, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will address the question of how to increase young people's active participation in Wraparound, and how to assess whether this is happening. We will present findings from a new study and discuss their implications for best practices. Register today!
Baltimore, MD: Ready by 21 National Meeting. March 29 – 31, 2016. Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life. These leaders have dedicated themselves to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement. Register now!
Minneapolis, MN: National Youth Leadership Council 27th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. March 30-April 2, 2016. Join others to demonstrate how young people apply academic learning to address some of the most challenging issues of this century: the achievement gap, the environment, and peace-making to name a few. For more information, please visit thier website here.
Baltimore, MD: Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting. March 31–April 2, 2016. The Society for Research on Adolescence will hold its biennial meeting in Baltimore, MD, this spring. Persons with an interest in any aspect of research on adolescence are encouraged to join. National Institute of Justice Director Nancy Rodriguez will deliver the keynote speech. Find out more by clicking here.
Boston, MD: Dual Status Youth Symposium: Working Together for Our Children. April 5 - 6, 2016, The symposium will provide an opportunity for multi-disciplinary, youth-serving professionals to learn, network, and become part of the nationwide movement to improve outcomes for dual status youth. For more information and to register, click here.
Boston, MD: Probation System Reform Symposium: Advancing Practice, Changing Lives. April 7 – 8, 2016. Juvenile justice system professionals from around the country are invited to attend this special event focusing on improving probation system performance and youth and family outcomes for those youth managed and overseen by our juvenile probation departments and court systems. The symposium will provide dynamic networking and interactive opportunities to learn from experienced colleagues about frameworks for effective probation practice, as well as challenges that confront practitioners and policymakers engaged in probation system reform. Find out more now!
Baltimore, MD: #EYECON Youth Entrepreneurship conference. April 7, 2016. All students in 5th - 12th grade are invited to register for #EYECON, the premier youth entrepreneurship conference in Maryland, hosted by Morgan State University. Attend workshops on leadership, STEM, money, and business. Learn more and register now
Washington, DC: 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference. April 8 – 12, 2016. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. Join the conference today!
Denver, CO: Blueprints Conference for Healthy Youth Development. April 11-13, 2016. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder will host the conference. This conference will allow professionals in youth-serving fields to discuss progress, address challenges, network with peers, and learn more about implementing the Blueprints programs for at-risk youth and their families. To learn more and to register, please visit the Health Youth Development website.
San Diego, CA: 16th Annual International Family Justice Conference. April 12–14, 2016. This event includes training and interactive peer-to-peer discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and stalking cases with special focus on law enforcement response, criminal prosecution, civil legal assistance, and advocacy. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, and all others interested in the future of family violence intervention and prevention. Register today!
Washington, DC: 2016 Coalition for Juvenile Justice Annual Conference. April 20-23, 2016. The conference, "Redefining Leadership: Engaging Youth, Communities, and Policymakers to Achieve Better Juvenile Justice Outcomes," will focus on the latest research, developments, and challenges in juvenile justice. For more information, please visit Juvenile Justice website.
Cape Cod, MD: 13th Global Youth Justice Training Institute. June 14 – 16, 2016. Participants will learn strategies to enhance youth diversion programs—teen, peer, youth, and student courts and peer juries. The agenda includes peer-to-peer training sessions on recruiting/training volunteers, grants and funding, increasing youth referrals, community partnerships, wrap-around services, and substance abuse screening and treatment. A half-day grant writing and resource session will also be offered. For more information and to register, please visit Global Youth Justice website.
Orlando, FL: National School Safety Conference & Exposition. July 25-29, 2016. Centered around national best practices and proven localized programs and efforts, this conference brings together the most knowledgeable and internationally renowned keynote presenters into one forum to provide the highest quality professional development possible in one conference. For more information about this event, please visit: School Safety 911 online!
Arlington, VA: National School-Based Health Care Convention. June 26-29, 2016. The School-Based Health Alliance’s annual convention is the premier advocacy, networking, and continuing education forum for school-based health professionals from across the nation. For more information about this event, please visit School-Based Health Care For All.
Baltimore, MD: National Urban League Conference. August 3-6, 2016. Each year, the National Urban League convenes its leadership, members and partners at an Annual Conference to participate in discussions around the state of the organization and urban America. The Greater Baltimore Urban League has been selected as the affiliate host of the 2016 National Urban League Conference. This week long event will be held this summer in Baltimore and will feature exhibits, a career fair, several top tier keynote speakers and a number of networking events. Learn more by clicking here!
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