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

July 5, 2016

OF SPECIAL INTEREST

NOTE: OTHER RESOURCES AND INFORMATION FOLLOW THIS SECTION

Baltimore, MD: Day of Hope Westside Planning Meetings & Community Walks. If you are interested in volunteering, are a church leader or service provider, please join. Westside Day Of Hope Meetings are hosted by the Easterwood Recreation Center 1530 N Bentalou St. Updates will be posted at facebook.com/dayofhope.

July 5th, 6:30pm - Planning Meeting
July 19th, 6:30pm - Meeting - Evangelism Training & Walk
August 2nd, 6:30pm - Planning Meeting & Walk
August 16th, 6:30pm - Volunteer Training & Walk
August 19th, 6:30pm - Prayer at Easterwood Park
August 20th Day Of Hope Easterwood Park

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is pleased to announce the launch of their "New Timbuktu Organizing Seminars" as an addition to their signature summer programming, The Eddie Conway Liberation Institute.  New Timbuktu is a new autonomous intellectual innovation of LBS, serving as an activism training program. Register for the three-week seminars that will begin July 10th. There will be concurrent morning (10a.m. to 12p.m.) and afternoon (2p.m. to 4p.m.) seminars held at 235 Holliday Street. Learn more and register

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Summer Institute on Health Equity Research. July 13 – 14, 2016.  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Avenue. This two-day course will feature medical professionals and public health researchers with substantial experience in health equity research. Course participants will have the opportunity to network with our faculty and other health equity researchers. The course primarily aims to highlight best practices in health equity research methods and key lessons from our experiences. Register to attend

Baltimore, MD: The Young Entrepreneurs Boot Camp. July 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Small Business Resource Center (SBRC), 1101 E. 33rd Street, 3rd Floor.  This event is for out-of-school and disconnected Baltimore City youth, ages 16-24, who have an expressed interest in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career option and launching their own business. This intense one-day forum will provide youth with basic principles, concepts, resources and tools needed to build a successful foundation for a career path to entrepreneurship and launching a business. There will be GIVEaways. Swag Bags and other resources for next steps to realizing their goal of launching a business. Learn more and register

Baltimore, MD: The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program  invites you to celebrate the accomplishments of BYFA Fellows. July 30, 2016, 5:00-8:30 p.m.,  Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Parking available in South Garage. Doors open to Photography Exhibition and Video Installation at 5:00, Film Screenings at 5:30 followed by  awarding of certificates and  reception with refreshments in the gallery. RSVP to youthfilmarts@jhu.edu or (410) 516-0502

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: Collaborating for Change: Coming Together to Address the Intersection of Juvenile Justice and Homelessness. July 13, 2016

2. Chicago, IL: 19th International Gang Specialist Training Conference. August 8–10, 2016

3. Toronto, ON: National Conference on School Discipline. November 11–13, 2016

4. Washington, DC: New Congressional Briefing on Violence. September 27, 2016

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

5. Monterey, CA: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) 79th Annual Conference. July 17-20, 2016

6. Webinar: Identifying Community Priorities for Child Well-Being. July 21, 2016

7. Memphis, TN: National Juvenile Justice Network Annual Forum. July 25-27, 2016

8. Orlando, FL:  National School Safety Conference & Exposition. July 25-29, 2016

9. Washington, DC: 2016 National Conference on Ending Homelessness - "Understanding the Intersection of Youth Homelessness and the Juvenile Justice System". July 27, 2016

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

10. Enhanced Resource Guideline – Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

11. OJJDP Updates Juvenile Homicide Data to Statistical Briefing Book

Resources

12. Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice: Opportunities for Collaboration and Impact

13. Every Student Succeeds Act Funding Opportunities

14. StopBullyingGov launches official Instagram account

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

15. 2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award

16. The Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

17. Baltimore, MD: Program Coordinator – Baltimore – Urban Alliance

18. Baltimore, MD: The Open Society Foundations (OSF) currently seek a Program Administrative Specialist

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

NEW EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

1. Webinar: Collaborating for Change: Coming Together to Address the Intersection of Juvenile Justice and Homelessness. July 13, 2016, 3:30 p.m. ET. Participants will learn more about the ways communities can work together to identify and assist unaccompanied homeless children. Presenters will also discuss the important role that collaboration plays in addressing the intersection of homelessness and juvenile justice. To register

2. Chicago, IL: 19th International Gang Specialist Training Conference. August 8–10, 2016. Sponsored by the National Gang Crime Research Center, this conference provides courses in many areas of expertise designed to "train the trainer" in law enforcement, corrections, prosecution, K–12 schools, prevention, and intervention. For more information

3. Washington, DC: New Congressional Briefing on Violence. September 27, 2016, 10: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Gold Room, Rayburn House Building, U.S. Capitol. The event will be open and free to the public. Registration and agenda

4. Toronto, ON: National Conference on School Discipline. November 11–13, 2016. This event will offer presentations on evidence-based programs as well as promising new approaches developed by practitioners in the area of school discipline. Topics covered during the conference will include supportive, nonexclusionary disciplinary practices; updated tools and strategies for behavior interventions; insights for school administrators from nationally acclaimed programs; working with minority students; legal issues for educators; and ensuring equity in disciplinary practices. For more information

UPCOMING EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

5. Monterey, CA: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) 79th Annual Conference. July 17-20, 2016. The conference will feature topics addressing issues facing the juvenile and family court system, including family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence. Learn more and register

6. Webinar: Identifying Community Priorities for Child Well-Being. July 21, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET. With all the milestones kids need to achieve to be successful, how can a community come together to focus on critical needs? This webinar explores how tools from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Evidence2Success framework provide comprehensive data and an intentional process for communities to establish priorities for improving child well-being. Webinar 

7. Memphis, TN: National Juvenile Justice Network Annual Forum. July 25-27, 2016. This year's Forum will bring together youth, families, advocates and allies for workshops, plenaries, and more, and will be focused on enabling all of us to achieve real change in our youth justice systems. It will have a strong focus on racial justice and placing those directly impacted by the system - families, youth, and communities of color, among others -- at the forefront of the youth justice reform movement. For more information and to register

8. 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 

9. Washington, DC: 2016 National Conference on Ending Homelessness - "Understanding the Intersection of Youth Homelessness and the Juvenile Justice System". July 27, 2016. For more information

10. Enhanced Resource Guideline – Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has released the recently revised and expanded “Enhanced Resource Guidelines.” This OJJDP-funded publication was originally published in 1995 and is designed for judges and court professionals to improve practices in child abuse and neglect cases. The guide covers all stages of the juvenile and family court process and focuses on how to best serve the children and families involved in the court system. [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]

11. OJJDP Updates Juvenile Homicide Data to Statistical Briefing Book. FAQs describing juvenile homicide victims and juvenile homicide offending have been updated to include data through 2014. Easy Access to the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports (EZASHR), a data analysis tool, has been updated to include data through 2014.  EZASHR provides access to more than 30 years of national and state data on homicide victims and homicide offenders, including information on the age, sex, and race of victims and individuals who offend; the victim-offender relationship; and the type of weapon used. / [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]

RESOURCES

12. Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice: Opportunities for Collaboration and Impact. Homelessness and justice system involvement are negative and potentially traumatic experiences that have long term impacts and can hurt young peoples’ chances for educational attainment, good health, and economic stability  later in life. Unfortunately, these are not two distinct problems. There are specific ways in which homelessness can lead to involvement with the juvenile justice system, and vice versa. Learn more [source: Coalition for Juvenile Justice]

13. Every Student Succeeds Act Funding Opportunities, a recently released guide from Futures Without Violence, describes resources, programmatic requirements, and allowable uses of funds in ESSA Titles I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, and IX. For each Title, this guide provides a brief description about the program that was authorized, lists the appropriated and authorized funding levels as set forth by Congress, the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, and the type of entity that can apply for the funds. Unless otherwise indicated, the language from the law itself is in the Appendix.  [source: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools]

14. StopBullyingGov launches official Instagram account. Follow @StopBullyingGov on Instagram for bullying prevention tips, inspirational quotes, and photos. This summer, we're sharing tips for bullying prevention at camp, and inspiring our followers to play their part in preventing bullying and promoting positive summer memories.  [source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students]

15. 2016 Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award. The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award was established in honor of former Turner Station resident and Johns Hopkins cancer patient Henrietta Lacks, whose cells helped make ground-breaking advances in medical research.   The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) offers this award to recognize, support, and promote exceptional programs which have been developed jointly by local community-based organizations and Johns Hopkins faculty and staff. This $15,000 award highlights the importance of community-university collaborations, recognizes the accomplishments which can be achieved by such partnerships, and continues to support the efforts of the partnership.  The monetary gift will be given to the primary community partner in the collaboration. Nominations due July 25.

16. The Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Program supports field experiences, fieldwork and student-led action projects as well as teacher professional development and school programs to advance environmental literacy in the Chesapeake Bay region. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded to select applicants. Non-profit organizations, community associations, faith-based organizations, and schools located in the Chesapeake Bay region are eligible to apply.  [source: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools]

17. Baltimore, MD: Program Coordinator – Baltimore – Urban Alliance. The High School Internship Program Coordinator supports the students' mentors and the student interns in their professional development as well as assists them with their post-high school planning. This position reports to the Program Director. We are seeking a candidate who is planning on dedicating a minimum of 2 years to this position.

18. Baltimore, MD: The Open Society Foundations (OSF) currently seek a Program Administrative Specialist who will support the Deputy Director and operational functions of Open Society Institute-Baltimore (OSI-Baltimore).  OSI-Baltimore, the sole field office of OSF’s U.S. Programs, supports a grantmaking, educational, advocacy and capacity-building program to expand justice and opportunity for Baltimore residents. With support from a range of individual, corporate and foundation investors, its current work focuses on helping Baltimore’s youth succeed, reducing mass incarceration and its social and economic costs, improving access to high quality drug addiction treatment, and building a corps of Community Fellows to bring innovative ideas to Baltimore’s underserved communities (www.osibaltimore.org). A significant amount of the office’s work focuses on policy reform at the state level, increasing opportunity and justice throughout Maryland. The Deputy Director provides operational, programmatic, financial, and administrative leadership to OSI-Baltimore, maintains close connections with key OSF departments outside of Baltimore, and oversees special projects. To see the full position announcement, as well as details on how to apply

& TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Seattle, WA: Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers. August 1-3, 2016. The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality's most intensive course prepares participants to lead the 10 item-aligned Youth Work Methods professional development workshops. The TOT begins with 4 weeks of distance coursework comparable to a college-level course. Participants should expect to spend 6-8 hours per week on coursework. The TOT culminates in an intensive 3-day live workshop. Due to the nature and rigor of the course, experience with the Youth Work Methods as well as training experience is highly recommended.  [source: Ready by 21]

Bethesda, MD: 23rd Annual NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR 2016): Harnessing Science to Strengthen the Public Health Impact. August 1-3, 2016. The 23rd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MSHR) will highlight scientific investigative efforts to improve population mental health through high-impact mental health services research. For more information

Washington, DC: 2016 Juvenile Justice Youth Summit. August 2-3, 2016. Conference theme: "Agents of Change: Rethinking, Reshaping, and Reforming the Juvenile Justice System”. The Summit brings together emerging leaders (under the age of 25) interested in juvenile justice reform. Over two days, these next generation leaders gain a better understanding of the current juvenile justice system, examine trending reform topics, and participate in various skill-building, hands-on activities.

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

Dallas, TX: 28th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference. August 8–11, 2016. This event provides practical instruction using current information, new ideas, and successful intervention strategies to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against children. The event, sponsored by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, is designed for law enforcement officers, child protection caseworkers, probation/parole officers, children's advocacy center staff, victim advocates, prosecutors, medical professionals, and therapists.

Washington, DC: Federal Bullying Prevention Summit. August 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. This year's theme is Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying. The upcoming 2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit will focus on the strategies that schools, students, parents, and community members can use to ensure that all students – particularly those who may be discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion – have supportive educational environments within which to learn. Registration for the Summit will open on June 13, 2016. 

New York, NY: 2016 National Opportunity Summit. September 10, 2016. Speakers and attendees will consist of a select bipartisan cross-sector group of business leaders, community organizations, policymakers and young adults who know it will take all of us working across sectors to expand opportunity and shape the nation we make. For more information

Rockville, MD: National Wraparound Implementation Center's 2nd Annual National Wraparound Academy. September 19 - 21, 2016. A three-day training focused on the implementation of high quality, research-based Wraparound care coordination. For more information and to register

Garden Grove, CA: National Council on Crime & Delinquency Conference on Children, Youth, and Families: Creating Solutions. October 4 – 6, 2016. This conference is a platform for professionals in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and education fields to share new and innovative programs and research related to systems that serve children, youth, and families.

Denver, CO: National Symposium on Juvenile Services. October 30 – November 3, 2016. The National Symposium on Juvenile Services is a unique forum that brings together the leadership and direct care professionals from juvenile services and other human services professionals for training and the opportunity to network and share innovative program service approaches being implemented within the juvenile justice system throughout the country. For more information

Baltimore, MD: 2016 Coalition for Juvenile Justice National DMC Conference. December 4-6, 2016. The event, co-hosted by the Maryland State Advisory Group, will focus on "Confronting the Crisis: Creating Pathways to a More Equitable Juvenile Justice System." Sessions will explore what other communities can learn from Baltimore; the role of state and local entities; how communities can take action and gain buy-in for true change; and the importance of youth engagement. For more information

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