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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE & JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH:

ITEMS OF INTEREST

August 3, 2015

OF SPECIAL INTEREST

NOTE: OTHER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION FOLLOWS THIS SECTION.

Baltimore, MD: National Night Out 2015. August 4, 2015, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Events in Baltimore include Baltimore City Police at Mondawmin Mall for event to unite communities for a day of non-violence of fellowship (4:00 – 8:00 p.m.). There will also be the Southern Park Heights Community Festival at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Building.  And, an event is being held at 6:00 p.m. at the Oliver Multipurpose Center, 1400 E. Federal Street that will be sponsored by the Oliver Community Association. For more information, visit http://health.baltimorecity.gov/events/list

Baltimore, MD: The Health Equity Task Force at LifeBridge will host Part 2 of the web series titled The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation - Community Violence Well-Being. August 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. in IS Training Room 3 at Sinai Hospital.  You do not have to register and attendance is open to all employees at Sinai Hospital.  If you are off-sight, you will need to register. The Summer Web Series is sponsored by the American Public Health Association and is designed to help provide a broad understanding of how health disparities impact health and well being. For more information, contact Steven K. Ragsdale 410.601.0572.

Baltimore, MD: Public Safety Forum. August 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m., John Eager Howard Recreation Center, 2100 Brookfield Avenue.   This is the second forum hosted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.  The first forum produced a number of perspectives on the challenges facing the City.  These discussions will take place in each police district in an effort to explain current efforts to reduce violent crime and to hear more from residents about what they believe is needed to improve safety in their communities.

Baltimore, MD: Thriving Communities Collaborative Monthly Meeting. August 5, 2015, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Networking and Coffee 9:00-9:30am.  Meeting will start at 9:30. At, Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe Street. The Steering Committee will be getting together to plan the Thriving Communities Collaborative meetings for October - December 2015.  If you would like to participate in the planning process or are interested in presenting to the collaborative at some point in the future, you are welcome to join this session and be a part of helping to set the agenda for moving forward. Please RSVP to ross.pologe@gmail.com

Baltimore, MD: The International Caucus and Youth Summit. August 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center, 1100 E. Fayette Street. The Youth Summit will provide support to Baltimore City youth, promote positive change, and raise funds in support of these efforts. In light of recent events in our city, this occasion is a way to put a positive spotlight on the youth of Baltimore City. Learn more at www.epiministries.com. [source: Rawlings-Blake Review]

Baltimore, MD: Back2School Pep Rally 2015. August 8, 2015, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., War Memorial Plaza at City Hall. Come celebrate the start of a new school year. The Mayor’s Annual Pep Rally will be jam-packed with entertainment and resources including free backpacks & school supplies, free immunizations, live music, arts & crafts, motivational speakers and tons of family resources.  Plus a special performance by Fik-Shun, Season 10 Winner of ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’  More information at http://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/back2school  mayor.baltimorecity.gov/back2school.

Baltimore, MD: Eastside and Westside Day of Hope Events. As a partnership with the Baltimore Police Department Community Partnership Division, the Day Of Hope is a one-day special community event designed to meet the needs of residents of the neighborhoods in which they are held. You can watch a video about the Day Of Hope by visiting https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201173100582168&set=vb.108157999275460&type=2&theater. You can also stay updated by visiting: www.facebook.com/dayofhope

A. Eastside Day of Hope - Bocek Park, August 15th  B. Westside Day of Hope - Sandtown Pauling Fauntleroy Park, August 29th

Baltimore, MD: Safe Center Youth Center Grand Opening. August 15, 2015, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., 1501 W. Lexington St. Will include a back to school giveaway, games, prizes and more. http://www.safealternative.org/SAFE-Alternative-Foundation-for-Education-Inc

Baltimore, MD: Men and Families Center, Inc. 18th Annual Back-to-School Block Party and Health Fair scheduled. August 20, 2015, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., 2222 Jefferson Street. Fun, food, health, and entertainment. Registration is required. Contact Quandra Gaines or Leon Purnell at 410.614.5353.

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.

Methodology

  • 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 thinkingisdestiny@yahoo.com or call 410-262-4456. 

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Webinar: Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program – Program Overview. August 12, 2015

2. Webinar: Closing the Loop on Investing and Reinvesting in Violence Prevention.  August 13, 2015

3. Washington, DC: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, & Families Annual Meeting.  November 3-4, 2015

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

4. Webinar: Exploring the Impact of Suicide Prevention Research in Social Media. August 14, 2015

5. Webcast: CDC Grand Rounds - Adolescence: An Opportunity for Primary Prevention.  August 18, 2015

6. Baltimore, MD: Men and Families Center, Inc. 18th Annual Back-to-School Block Party and Health Fair scheduled. August 20, 2015

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

7. Economic Cost of Youth Disadvantage and High-Return Opportunities for Change

8. Report on underage drinking

Resources

9. Foundations of Behavioral Health. Partnering to Serve the Mental Health Needs of Children in Child Welfare

10. Say It Out Loud – A toolkit from NAMI to get teens talking about mental health

11. 2015 National Suicide Prevention Week media and information kit now available

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

12. Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Building Bridges Between Youth and Law Enforcement

13. 2015 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies

14. OJJDP Center for Coordinated Assistance to States Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program: Building an Infrastructure for Reform

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

15. Baltimore, MD: Community Youth Liaison – Morgan State University

16. Baltimore, MD: Site Director – Year Up

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

NEW EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

1. Webinar: Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program – Program Overview. August 12, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. This program will help current and future leaders strengthen their diversion efforts and reduce the use of formal processing and incarceration, improve public safety, avoid wasteful spending, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and limit the collateral consequences youth encounter through exposure to the juvenile justice system. Applications for the certificate program being accepted until September 18, 2015. Register for the webinar https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1110525827/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=1634400086. For more information about the certificate program, visit http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/certificate-programs/diversion/

2. Webinar: Closing the Loop on Investing and Reinvesting in Violence Prevention. August 13, 2015, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET. Prevention doesn’t just improve health and safety, it saves communities money in the long run. Yet too often, organizations must scramble and compete against each other to find new ways to fund their prevention work. Sustainable funding mechanisms for sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts can help. Join Prevention Institute (PI) and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in discussing how these mechanisms work. Register online https://calcasa.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=rkbsyrc&user_id=

3. Washington, DC: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, & Families Annual Meeting. November 3-4, 2015. This year’s theme: Learning from the Past, preparing for the future. For more information, please visit http://www.gcyf.org/

UPCOMING EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

4. Webinar: Exploring the Impact of Suicide Prevention Research in Social Media. August 14, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. Recent developments in the field of media and suicide research reflect a change in focus from traditional to online media and an increasing attention to stories of hope and recovery and their potential to help prevent suicide. In this webinar the presenters will focus on their recent research investigating how stories of recovery delivered via newspaper reports and fictional films impact various audiences. Furthermore, they will present findings on the role of the Internet in conveying information about suicide and suicide prevention in the United States and in Europe. For more information and to register, please visit http://suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/exploring-impact-suicide-prevention-research-social-media

5. Webcast: CDC Grand Rounds - Adolescence: An Opportunity for Primary Prevention. August 18, 2015. For more information about this event, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/

6. Baltimore, MD: Men and Families Center, Inc. 18th Annual Back-to-School Block Party and Health Fair scheduled. August 20, 2015, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., 2222 Jefferson Street. Fun, food, health, and entertainment. Registration is required. Contact Quandra Gaines or Leon Purnell at 410.614.5353.

7. Economic Cost of Youth Disadvantage and High-Return Opportunities for Change. The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers has released a report on closing opportunity gaps for disadvantaged youth that highlights two promising programs: One Summer Jobs Plus (OSP) and Becoming a Man (BAM). With OJJDP-supported evaluation grants, the University of Chicago Crime Lab is currently testing both youth-focused delinquency prevention models. The White House has recognized the BAM approach as an example of innovation in advancing the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative for minority males. https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/mbk_report_final_v2.pdf [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]

8. Report on underage drinking. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report showing a significant decline in underage alcohol consumption among youth aged 12 to 20 between 2002 and 2013. The report indicates a drop in underage binge drinking but finds alcohol to still be the most widely used substance among America’s youth. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_1978/Spotlight-1978.pdf

RESOURCES

9. Foundations of Behavioral Health. Partnering to Serve the Mental Health Needs of Children in Child Welfare. This new learning module on partnering behavioral health & child welfare is presented by the California Institute of Behavioral Health Solutions. http://www.cibhs.org/e-learning/foundations-behavioral-health-0

10. Say It Out Loud – A toolkit from NAMI to get teens talking about mental health. One in five teens lives with a mental health condition and yet more than half are not getting the help they need. Stigma remains a huge barrier to teens seeking help. Many cite fear of negative perceptions as a major factor in choosing not to speak up. Raising awareness by sharing information and starting conversations about mental health is key in reducing these perceptions and increasing the likelihood that teens will seek mental health care when they need it. Say it Out Loud gives adults the tools they need to hold conversations about mental health with teens in faith-based or community youth groups. http://www.nami.org/sayitoutloud

11. 2015 National Suicide Prevention Week media and information kit now available. From September 7-13, schools, mental health providers, faith congregations, businesses, and others will help prevent suicide with outreach and awareness events across the United States. To participate, download a media and information kit from the American Association of Suicidology. http://www.suicidology.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week [source: Suicide Prevention Resource Center]

12. Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Building Bridges Between Youth and Law Enforcement. Identify a young person (up to and including age 25) and law enforcement officer who are going above and beyond to work together to make their communities safer. Each nomination must include a pair of individuals – one young person and one law enforcement officer. A select group of these leaders will be invited to the White House to be honored and to share their accomplishments. Please nominate a pair of Champions by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, August 7. For more information, please visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/nominate-champions-change

13. 2015 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies. The Exemplary Awards recognize quality substance abuse prevention efforts, including effective and exemplary programs, practices, policies and other initiatives. ​These awards serve to focus national attention on the field of substance abuse prevention and are intended to showcase "grassroots" evidence-based prevention programs and strategies that have been evaluated and may be replicated by others. Deadline to submit: September 4. http://nasadad.org/exemplary-awards/ [source: Prevention News Digest – Dept. of Education]

14. OJJDP Center for Coordinated Assistance to States Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program: Building an Infrastructure for Reform. This program supports jurisdictions that are interested in developing a sound infrastructure to better serve at-risk or multi-system youth and their families. Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy will provide distance learning training and technical assistance at no cost to a cohort of as many as six jurisdictions to help them identify gaps in policy and practice, enhance their information sharing capacities, explore how key decision points impact the trajectory of the youth they are currently serving, and support culture change through leadership development. Applications due September 11, 2015. http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CCAS-MSC-TTA-Cohort-Two-Application-Packet1.pdf [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]

15. Baltimore, MD: Community Youth Liaison – Morgan State University. Duties include: Conduct outreach using communication technology and media; identify and represent CEASE and ASCEND at community events; create and disseminate outreach materials tailored for multiple audiences (youth, college students, university faculty, administrators, staff, community colleges, community organizations, partner institutions, etc.); recruit volunteers to participate in programs; recruit community stakeholders to participate on action boards; develop and run programs for middle and high school students related to the ASCEND and CEASE missions, specifically coaching arts programs and facilitating youth policy councils; develop and sustain ongoing relationships with donors and foundations; create strategic partnerships to strengthen contributions and fundraising opportunities; perform other duties as required. http://www.morgan.edu/finance_and_management/office_of_human_resources/employment/administrativestaff_positions/fy16_2015-277.html

16. Baltimore, MD: Site Director – Year Up. Year Up empowers low-income young adults  to go from poverty  to professional careers  in a single year. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Site Director - Baltimore, MD will also work closely with the National PTC team, and his/her staff to translate Year Up culture and its high-support, high-expectation model into the community college lexicon. A candidate with experience in quickly scaling programs/businesses and in building strong teams will be given priority. The Site Director will be a resourceful problem solver who is able to think on his/her feet to resolve issues and effectively plan for program success. S/he will also have the ability to inspire a high-performing staff by fostering an environment of learning, development and innovation. https://yearup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=346&source=Indeed

& TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Denver, CO: Best Practices in Truancy Prevention and Reduction. September 21, 2015. This training will focus on best practices for schools and communities seeking to launch or expand school attendance efforts. The training will highlight examples of successful approaches that school districts and community collaborations use. For more information, please visit http://www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?580275

Denver, CO: Evaluating Your Truancy and Attendance Program. October 5-6, 2015. This interactive training is for truancy program managers and staff involved with the schools, courts, and the community who want to measure the effectiveness of their truancy reduction programs. http://schoolengagement.org/school-engagement-services/evaluating-your-truancy-reduction-program

Montreal, CA: International Conference on Youth Mental Health. October 8-10, 2015. The conference will feature new and emerging developments aimed at making a global impact on the youth mental health field. The event will focus on how to make the transition from traditional mental health service models to the next generation of programs and services that can potentially better meet the needs of young people and emerging adults. http://csgjusticecenter.org/mental-health/announcements/international-conference-on-youth-mental-health/?mc_cid=d731345f21&mc_eid=b96c751479

Baltimore, MD: Youth 360°: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters. October 13-16, 2015. Youth 360° features skills-building workshop sessions, an inspiring opening keynote by renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry, plenary sessions with professionals working in different settings to improve the health and well-being of youth, and unmatched networking opportunities with adolescent sexual and reproductive professionals. http://www.healthyteennetwork.org/news/registration-now-open-healthy-teen-networks-36th-annual-national-conference

San Antonio, TX: 2015 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference. October 25-28, 2015.  This year’s conference is designed to enhance the leadership skills of all adults who are seeking to strengthen interventions among school, community, and families especially those in at-risk situations. For more information about this event, please visit http://dropoutprevention.org/conferences/2015-national-dropout-prevention-network-conference/

Los Angeles, CA: Equity Summit 2015: All in for inclusion, justice, and prosperity. October 27, 2015. Equity Summit 2015 will ground inclusion, justice, and prosperity in the urgent issues of today and connect them to the creativity and bold vision of the equity movement. Advocates from Ferguson to New Orleans, Minneapolis to New York, and all points in between, will be part of interactive panels, tours, and in-depth, skills-building sessions that showcase how local leaders can impact policy change. Equity Summit 2015 will forge powerful partnerships for building an equitable and prosperous nation. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.policylink.org/events/equity-2015

Washington, DC: 2015 Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Multi-System Integration Certificate Program. October 29-November 4, 2015. The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy is now accepting applications. The program will instruct participants on how to improve outcomes for youth known to both the child welfare and juvenile justice system through a multi-disciplinary approach that highlights integration and collaboration. http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/events/the-juvenile-justice-and-child-welfare-multi-system-integration-certificate-program/

Phoenix, AZ: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth 2015 Annual Conference. November 15-16, 2015. For more information, please visit  http://www.naehcy.org/conference/conference.

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