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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

February 20, 2012

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OF SPECIAL NOTE

  • Watch “The Interrupters” online and join an interactive discussion with the interrupters and filmmakers.  Tonight at 8:30 P.M., the film will be streaming online with a live chat room where the filmmakers and the interrupters will be discussing the film and taking your questions. Here is the full link for the screening: http://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/buh79. “The Interrupters” is the story of three “violence interrupters”—Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra—working in the Chicago CeaseFire Program to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed.  CeaseFire is the model for the Safe Streets program currently funded in East Baltimore and Cherry Hill by the Baltimore City Health Department. The Baltimore Health Department is planning on expanding the number of Safe Streets projects in Baltimore. For more information about tonight’s event, please visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/social-issues/interrupters/watch-the-interrupters-with-the-interrupters/
  • Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship. The Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship is a ten week full-time placement in a Mayoral office or agency. Fellows will be assigned to projects that focus on a myriad of public policy issues and challenges. Mayoral Fellows will complete their projects under the direction of senior level government officials and will be provided with immediate and direct feedback. Mayoral Fellows receive stipends and are placed in agencies based on their background, interests and the needs of the agencies and departments. Applications are due by March 5, 2012. The program will start on June 11th and conclude on August 17th. To learn more and apply for the Fellowship Program, please visit http://www.baltimorecity.gov/OfficeoftheMayor/MayoralInitiatives/MayoralFellowship.aspx
  • Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Film Screening – “Payin’ the Price”. On February 24, 2012 from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Set the Captives Outreach Center, 7111 Windsor Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21244, the Urban Leadership Institute, Raising Him Alone Campaign, and Set the Captives Free Outreach Center will be hosting a FREE screening of "Payin' the Price", a new film produced by 16 year old Jordan Coleman who is a high school student from Hackensack, NJ. “Payin' the Price” takes a serious look at teen dating violence. Please RSVP 410-467-1605.
  • National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) Teleconference: a Participatory Justice Approach to Violent Crime. February 27, 2012, 1:00 P.M. EST. Young men of color are the most likely to be victims of violent crime --   but they're particularly unlikely to receive services in the aftermath. What would a juvenile justice system look like that addressed their needs? Danielle Sered, founder of Common Justice, has implemented a new model for responding to harm that is cost-effective, equitable, and addresses the need for healing. Her premise is that a justice system that truly listened to the full range of victims would lead to better outcomes for all of us, including those responsible for crime. In a teleconference hosted by NJJN, Danielle will discuss her restorative justice-based, victim-centered, alternative-to-incarceration process for serious felony cases in Brooklyn, NY that involve older youth and those they harm. Register online http://www.njjn.org/article/njjn-teleconference-a-participatory-justice-approach-to-violent-crime?utm_source=February+16%2C+2012%3A+Discover+the+Benefits+of+Participatory+Justice&utm_campaign=Nwsltr-Feb16-2012&utm_medium=email
  • The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Programs. These week-long programs (one for public sector leaders and one for private sector leaders) are designed to cover the variety of issues impacting crossover youth and multi-system reform to prepare leaders to undertake a wide-range of reforms in their community. Applications are due in March. For more information, please visit http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/certprogs/certificates.html
  • The Fraternal Order of X-Offenders involved in a number of activities aimed at breaking the cycle of violence by supporting ex-offenders to become change agents, increasing ex-offender leadership and involvement in community-driven alternatives, and initiating and expanding the collective action needed to deter, decrease and prevent the pandemic of juvenile delinquency and adult criminality gripping Baltimore and many other communities. Information about the FOXO training DVD: The Psychology and Sociology of Criminology is available on the FOXO website http://www.foxo.us/ . To learn more about FOXO, visit their website, email Brother Bey at thinkingisdestiny@yahoo.com or call 410-262-4456. Brother Bey also hosts a weekly radio show “Breaking the Cycle” Radio Dialogue on W.O.L.B (1010 am) on Sundays from 2:00- 4:00 P.M.  “Breaking the Cycle” presents community-based, ex-offender driven efforts in Baltimore and elsewhere that are helping to break the cycle of violence. The radio show provides a voice to those attempting to change their thinking and behaviors, informing ex-offenders, their families, and others of opportunities, increasing access to strategies that work, and exposing those that don’t. You are invited to call in to the radio program at 410-481-1010.

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1.      Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America National Conference. February 26 – 29, 2012

2.      Webinar: The Role of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) in Schools. February 28, 2012

3.      Webinar: Teen Dating Violence Intervention and Prevention: A Look at Dating Matters and Shifting Boundaries. February 29, 2012

4.      4. National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. May 9, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

5.      Panama City, FL: National At-Risk Education Network National Conference. February 21-23, 2012

6.      Albuquerque, NM: 4th Annual National Prisoner's Family Conference. February 22-24, 2012

7.      Chapel Hill, NC: Annual Minority Health Conference. February 24, 2012

8.      Washington, DC: Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the Connection between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. March 1, 2012

9.      Savannah, GA: National Youth At Risk Conference. March 4-7, 2012

10.  Tampa, FL: 25th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference. March 4-7, 2012

11.  Washington, DC: Addiction, the Brain, and Evidence-Based Treatment. March 5, 2012

12.  Webinar: The Truth About Trauma and Delinquency. March 7, 2012

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

13.  When the Bough Breaks: The Effects of Homelessness on Young Children

14.  Unpacking the Influence of Neighborhood Context and Antisocial Propensity on Violent Victimization of Children and Adolescents in Chicago

Resources

15.  Data on Juveniles in Residential Facilities

16.  Resources from recidivism reduction forum now available

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

17.  PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

18.  Drug Free Communities Support Program

19.  Data Resources Program 2012: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data

20.  Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice Staff

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

21.  Washington, DC: Communications Specialist - The Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth

22.  Washington, DC: Fiscal Policy Center Program Associate – National Juvenile Justice Network

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

NEW EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

1. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America National Conference. February 26 – 29, 2012. For more information, please visit https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=CWLA&WebCode=2012NC

2. Webinar: The Role of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) in Schools. February 28, 2012, 3:00 – 4:30 P.M. EST. The webinar will present information about the key elements of NIMS, training for key personnel, ICS roles for schools, and examples of how districts and schools can implement NIMS/ICS.For more information, please visit http://rems.ed.gov/index.php?page=training_webinars[source: Office of Safe and Healthy Students Prevention News Digest]

3. Webinar: Teen Dating Violence Intervention and Prevention: A Look at Dating Matters and Shifting Boundaries. February 29, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 P.M, EST. This webinar will provide an overview of how TDV affects young people. It will also introduce the CDC Dating Matters Initiative and share the results of the middle school Shifting Boundaries curriculum classroom lessons and school-wide interventions. http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/spotlight_teenDatingViolence2012.shtml

4. National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. May 9, 2012. National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is a key strategy of the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign, which is part of the Public Awareness and Support Strategic Initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The effort seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth. http://www.cmhnetwork.org/news/national-childrens-mental-health-awareness-day-2012[source: Children's Mental Health Network]

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UPCOMING EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

5. Panama City, FL: National At-Risk Education Network National Conference. February 21-23, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.atriskeducation.net/events/conferences/naren/2012/index.html

6. Albuquerque, NM: 4th Annual National Prisoner's Family Conference. February 22-24, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/events/the-national-prisoners-family-conference

7. Chapel Hill, NC: Annual Minority Health Conference. February 24, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://studentorgs.unc.edu/msc/index.php/conference/conference-2012 

8. Washington, DC: Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the Connection between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. March 1, 2012. Hosted by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University and Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps, the symposium will coincide with the release of a paper of the same title. The paper will "provide a framework for jurisdictions to utilize in their efforts to prevent youth from crossing over between systems." Contact CJJR for more information http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/index.html

9. Savannah, GA: National Youth At Risk Conference. March 4-7, 2012. For more information, please visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/nationalyouthatrisk.html

10. Tampa, FL: 25th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference. March 4-7, 2012. For more information, including registration, please visit http://www.cmhtampaconference.com/

11. Washington, DC: Addiction, the Brain, and Evidence-Based Treatment. March 5, 2012, 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Office of Justice Programs, 3rd Floor Ballroom, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. This presentation is intended to highlight the following: 1) the neuro-biology of addiction; 2) evidence-based principles of addiction treatment; and 3) research efforts underway at the National Institute on Drug Abuse to expand knowledge on effectively addressing drug abuse in the criminal justice system. RSVP Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554. http://www.nij.gov/nij/events/research-real-world.htm

12. Webinar: The Truth About Trauma and Delinquency. March 7, 2012, 1:30 P.M. EST. The webinar, hosted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, will examine how traumatic events can have a long-term impact on those who experience trauma and how these events affect their families and communities. Register online http://www.ncjfcj.org/content/view/285/378/

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

13. When the Bough Breaks: The Effects of Homelessness on Young Children. This new brief from Child Trends highlights the potential for homelessness to hinder child development.  According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, about 1.6 million children were homeless annually in America between 2006 and 2010.  Children without stables homes are more likely to than others to repeat a school grade, be expelled or drop out of high school. Homeless preschoolers are more likely to have a major developmental delay, and have higher rates of internalizing and externalizing behaviors than their peers. To reduce the presence of these behaviors, and improve outcomes for homeless children, access to high-quality child care and early education is essential. http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2012_02_16_ECH_Homelessness.pdf?utm_source=Homelessness+among+Young+Children&utm_campaign=Homelessness&utm_medium=email [source: Child Trends]

14. Unpacking the Influence of Neighborhood Context and Antisocial Propensity on Violent Victimization of Children and Adolescents in Chicago. This study, a grant final technical report, is an effort to empirically illustrate the independent and interactive influences of neighborhood context and one measure of antisocial propensity, e.g., low self-control, on violent victimization. Implications of this study's findings are discussed as they relate to policy, prevention and theory; while also setting forth a research agenda on neighborhoods, antisocial traits, and violent victimization risk for future research. Data from the 9, 12, and 15-year old cohorts of the Longitudinal Cohort Study in the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN-LCS) were used in this study. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/237731.pdf [source: National Institute of Justice]

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RESOURCES

15. Data on Juveniles in Residential Facilities. The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data has made public data from each Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) and Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) that has been released to date. The CJRP asks juvenile residential custody facilities in the United States to describe each youth assigned a bed in the facility on the specified reference date, providing a detailed picture of juveniles in custody. The JRFC collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held. http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACJD/support/announcements/2012/02/nacjd-releases-cjrp-and-jrfc-data [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]

16. Resources from recidivism reduction forum now available. Video footage, pictures, and presentations from a December 2011 forum on recidivism and reentry are now available on the National Reentry Resource Center website. The forum, coordinated by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, brought together leaders from all 50 states. The forum's goal was to build on progress made over the last decade in the area of prisoner reentry, which has become a fundamental organizing principle of corrections organizations everywhere. http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/forum-on-reentry-and-recidivism [source: National Reentry Resource Center]

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

17. PBIS Maryland Events http://www.pbismaryland.org/

Event

Date

Spring Forum

March 27, 2012

Eastern Shore Returning Team Meeting

June 26-27, 2012

Coaches and new team training

July 9-13, 2012

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

18. Drug Free Communities Support Program. The purpose of the DFC Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Applications due by March 22, 2012. http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2012/sp_12_001.aspx

19. Data Resources Program 2012: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data. In partnership with the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals under the Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources. NACJD houses quantitative and qualitative data from research funded by these agencies, and data are made available online as downloadable, machine-readable files along with necessary documentation. Application Deadline:  May 17, 2012. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000979.pdf

20. Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice Staff. The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice has announced a mental health training initiative for state juvenile justice professionals. The Center will select as many as 10 sites to receive comprehensive mental health training for juvenile justice staff. Training will address adolescent development and mental health disorders in youth in the juvenile justice system, treatment services often used with justice-involved youth, the role of the family, and practical strategies for interacting and communicating with youth with mental health problems. For more information and to download an application, please visit http://www.ncmhjj.com/ [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]

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JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

21. Washington, DC: Communications Specialist - The Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth. The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (Campaign) works to end the practice of sentencing youth to life without the possibility of parole (JLWOP) in the United States. The Communications Specialist will develop and implement a robust communications strategy that supports the Campaign goals.More information at http://www.endjlwop.org/home/job-opportunities/#CS. [source: National Juvenile Justice Network]

22. Washington, DC: Fiscal Policy Center Program Associate – National Juvenile Justice Network. The Associate will conduct research and policy analysis, assist with on-site regional trainings, provide technical assistance, develop resources (tool kits, reports, factsheets, webinars, etc.) and engage in other relevant Fiscal Policy Center activities. More information at http://www.njjn.org/uploads/Job%20Announcements/FPC-Program-Associate-2-1-2012-fin.pdf

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PREVIOUSLY POSTED EVENTS, CONFERENCES,
& TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

New York, NY: School-Justice Partnerships To Keep Kids in School. March 11-12, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/justiceforchildren/school-justice.shtml 

Huntsville, AL: National Symposium on Child Abuse. March 20-22, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit http://www.nationalcac.org/events/symposium.html

Las Vegas, NV: National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law. March 21-24, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.ncjfcj.org/content/view/1471/315/

Washington, DC: The Global Summit on Childhood. March 28-31, 2012. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.acei.org/conferences/annualconferences.html

Webinar: Using Sober Support Groups in Juvenile Drug Courts. March 28, 2012, 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. This interactive web workshop  will discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of using traditional sober support groups (AA or NA) with juvenile drug court clients. The session will highlight key points in case law, provide guidelines for choosing and using sober support groups and offer alternatives to the traditional models for sober support. Register online http://store.ncjfcj.org/Core/Events/eventdetails.aspx?iKey=JWDC1202XX&TemplateType=A

Dallas, TX: National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention. April 2-4, 2012. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.naaweb.org/default.asp?contentID=659

Baltimore, MD: University of Baltimore Center for Families, Children, and Courts Annual Urban Child Symposium. April 12, 2012. Panelists will address the importance of balancing public safety with the unique needs of urban children in the juvenile justice system and will also explore how society should address those needs in its approach to juvenile criminal behavior. Further information at http://law.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=1607 or 410-837-5750.

San Antonio, TX: The Blueprints for Violence Prevention Conference. April 11-13, 2012. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.blueprintsconference.com

Baltimore, MD: Heal A Woman to Heal A Nation Conference. April 14, 2012, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries. More information at http://www.partofthecure.org/

Washington, DC: 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. April 16-20, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.pal-tech.com/web/OCAN/index.cfm?p=4

Baltimore, MD: American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference. April 18-21, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is Collaborations in Suicidology: Bridging the Disciplines. For more information, please visit http://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/home

Baltimore, MD: Free course for parents or caregivers of children with mental health disorders. April 24 – May 29, 2012. The six session course, offered by NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc.,  is taught by trained teachers who are also parents/caregivers of individuals who developed mental health issues in childhood.  The curriculum discusses current information about the major childhood mental illnesses and provides the fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child who is living with a mental illness. The course will be held at Govans Boundary United Methodist Church, 5210 York Rd, Baltimore. For additional information or to register, contact NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc. (410) 435-2600

www.nami.org/sites/namimetrobaltimore; email: info@namibaltimore.org

The Contagion of Violence - A Workshop. April 30, 2012 - May 1, 2012.  For more information on this Institute of Medicine workshop, please visit http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Global/ViolenceForum/2012-APR-30.aspx

Orlando, FL: 7th Annual National School Safety Conference. July 23-27, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolsafety911.org/

Orlando, FL: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families 2012 Parent Organizing and Community Engagement Training Institute for Grantmakers. July 24-26, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.gcyf.org/

Orlando, FL: Training Institutes: Improving Children’s Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge, and Innovation: The Role of the System of Care Approach. July 25-29, 2012. For more information, please visit http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/training/88504.html

Wellington, NZ: 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. October 1-4, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.conference.co.nz/worldsafety2012

El Paso, TX: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families Annual Conference. October 9-12, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.gcyf.org/?page=2012AnnualConference

Salt Lake City, UT: 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health. October 25-27, 2012. For more information, please visit http://csmh.umaryland.edu/

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