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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

 

October 17, 2011

 

Of Special Note

 
  • Baltimore, MD: A Conversation with Mildred Muhammad, Author of Scared Silent and ex-wife of the DC sniper. October 18, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Morgan State University, Student Center Ballroom. Presented by The Stone Foundation, The Urban Leadership Institute & Sigma Alpha Iota. Special Session with John Muhammad Jr. for youth 11-17. For Tickets, visit www.thestonefoundation.com or Morgan State University’s Box Office


  • Chat & Scat: Incarceration & Black Male Identity, October 19, 2011, 5:30-7:30 P.M. Eubie Blake Center, 847 N. Howard Street., Baltimore, MD 21201. Spoken Word by Sherall Shaw and letters from currently incarcerated black men, followed by a panel featuring Walter Lomax, founder of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative: Jessica Turral, Executive Director of Hand-in-Hand, moderated by Brandon Hite of Mecca’s Place Inc.; and others. For more information, please visit class="A9"
    www.morethan28days.com or call 410-231-3884.

  • Baltimore, MD: Breaking the Barriers: Helping Black Males Achieve Academic Success. October 20, 2011, 7:00 P.M. Wheeler Auditorium, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. Ivory Toldson, associate professor at Howard University, and Raymond Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, will talk about what educators, parents and families can do to ensure that these young men succeed. Shawn Dove, campaign manager for the Open Society Campaign for Black Male Achievement, will serve as moderator. Event is free. http://www.audaciousideas.org/?utm_source=OSI-Baltimore&utm_campaign=7a567873f2-Next_in_the_Talking_About_Race_series_10_6_2011&utm_medium=email
     
  • On October 24th, the Center is collaborating with the Fraternal Order of X-Offenders (F.O.X.O.) and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute to host an invitation only symposium: RETHINKING, RESHAPING, RE-EVALUATING RE-ENTRY AND NO-ENTRY.  This symposium will feature a keynote address from the Honorable Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.  We will keep you informed of the activities emanating from the Symposium.  

  • “Breaking the Cycle” Radio Dialogue. Brother Bey, the founder of the Fraternal Order of X-Offenders, hosts a weekly radio show on W.O.L.B (1010 am) on Sundays from 2:00- 4:00 P.M. that presents community-based, ex-offender driven efforts in Baltimore and elsewhere that are helping to break the cycle of violence. The primary focus of the F.O.X.O.’s “Breaking The Cycle” Radio Dialogue is to extend discussion, increase consideration of community-driven alternatives, and initiate and expand the collective action needed to deter, decrease and prevent the pandemic of juvenile delinquency and adult criminality gripping Baltimore and many other communities. 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. To learn more about FOXO, visit their website at hhtp://www.foxo.us or email Brother Bey at thinkingisdestiny@yahoo.com or call 410-262-4456.   Information about the new FOXO training DVD: The Psychology and Sociology of Criminology also is available on the website http://www.foxo.us.

Quick Glance at this week’s Items of Interest

 

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Baltimore, MD: Resource Sharing Event Sponsored by the Maryland Community Services   Locator (MDCSL) Project. October 18, 2011

2. Baltimore, MD: Fusion Filmfest. October 22, 2011

3. Bowie, MD: The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. 7th National African  American Drug Policy Summit. November 4-5, 2011

4. Baltimore, MD: A Time to Health: Honoring Families who have Lost a Child/Teen to Violence in  Baltimore. November 6, 2011

 

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

5. Webinar: Using Evidence Informed Principles in Juvenile Justice: Lowering Recidivism, Reducing Secure Detention and Promoting Positive Youth Development. October 18, 2011

6. Miami, FL: Eleventh Crime Mapping Research Conference: Crime, Social Ills, and Place-Based Solutions.  October 19–21, 2011

7. Pittsburgh, PA. The National Promise Conference – PromiseNet 2011. October 19-21, 2011

8. Lights on Afterschool event. October 20, 2011

9. Baltimore, MD: Race/Privilege Arts Dialogue. Multiple dates in October

10. Broomfield, CO: National Conference on School Success. October 26–28, 2011

11. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. October 29- November 2, 2011

 

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

12. Dropout Prevention Services and Programs in Public School Districts: 2010–11

13. Exposure to Violence and Socio-emotional Adjustment in Low-Income Youth: An Examination  of Protective Factors

14. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released two new bulletins from its National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) series and a fact sheet on the survey 

Resources

15. Department of Justice Announces the Defending Childhood Task

16. Journal of Juvenile Justice

 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

17. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

18. Black Professional Men (BPM) - Rays of Hope Scholarship

19. MLK Day Lead Organizers Program

 Job & Volunteer Opportunities

20. Baltimore, MD: Serve Meals at My Sister’s Place

21. Baltimore, MD: Executive Director - Health Leads

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

 New Events/Conferences/Training

1. Baltimore, MD: Resource Sharing Event Sponsored by the Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL) Project. October 18, 2011, 12:00 -1:00 P.M., Baltimore County Department of Social Services Drumcastle Center, 6401 York Road. The event will feature a presentation on use of the MDCSL (www.mdcsl.org), information on DSS programs and resource tables to share local program information. We invite your agency to bring information to share at this event.  Attendees are eligible to earn one Category II CEU. If you would like to attend or reserve a FREE resource table for this event, please RSVP no later than Monday, October 17th, to mdcsl@umd.edu.  Contact: Amy Billing 301-405-9796

2. Baltimore, MD: Fusion Filmfest. October 22, 2011, 6:30 P.M. doors, 7:00 P.M. films,  2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Featuring 10 great short movies, information tables, refreshments, and cash bar. Suggested donation: $5.

3. Bowie, MD: The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. 7th National African American Drug Policy Summit. November 4-5, 2011. The Theme of this year’s Summit is: “Overcoming the challenges of fiscal austerity to achieve effective solutions to the substance abuse, mental health, and criminal and juvenile justice disparities issues facing minority Americans in the United States”.  Early Registration Fee by October 26, 2011 is $225.00; the Registration Fee thereafter is $260.00, paid by check or money order and mailed to Ms. Rosalee Morris, Summit Conference Coordinator, Howard University School of Law, Center for Drug Abuse Research, Holy Cross Hall – Room 400, 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. Phone No. 202-806-8600.  The Conference Program, Registration Form, and a General Information Memorandum on hotels and travel between the hotel and the University are posted on the organization’s website, i.e.  www.naadpc.org.  Event is co-sponsored by Bowie State University. 

November 6, 2011, 2:00-5:00 P.M. at Zamoiski Auditorium Sinai Hospital- Hecht Building, 2401 West Belvedere Ave. Baltimore. Featured speaker Dr. Lonise Bias, Mother of Len Bias (young basketball player who died of a cocaine overdose after being drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1986) and Jay Bias (killed in a drive by shooting in 1990). Event is free, but RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided. You may RSVP by visiting www.atimetoheal.eventbrite.com  

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Upcoming Events/Conferences/Training 

5. Webinar: Using Evidence Informed Principles in Juvenile Justice: Lowering Recidivism, Reducing Secure Detention and Promoting Positive Youth Development. October 18, 2011, 3:00 P.M. E.T. Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association. This Webinar will discuss how state programs are helping to improve outcomes within state juvenile justice systems and the populations they serve. The presentation will highlight how policy changes have affected secure detention and how evidence-based approaches to juvenile justice can make communities safer, save taxpayers money, and help better allocate resources. http://ncjp.org/content/using-evidence-informed-principles-juvenile-justice-lowering-recidivism-reducing-secure-dete 

6. Miami, FL: Eleventh Crime Mapping Research Conference: Crime, Social Ills, and Place-Based Solutions.  October 19–21, 2011.  For more information, please visit http://www.crimemapping2011.com/

7. Pittsburgh, PA. The National Promise Conference – PromiseNet 2011. October 19-21, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.pittsburghpromise.com/promisenet/about.php  

8. Lights on Afterschool event. October 20, 2011. Join 1 million Americans and 7,500+ communities nationwide in celebrating the afterschool programs that keep our kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families.  Learn more http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/loa.cfm 

9. Baltimore, MD: Race/Privilege Arts Dialogue. A Theatrical Exploration and Arts Based Opportunity for Participation in a multi-disciplinary dialogue about our racial passions. Theatre Action Group (T.A.G.) is offering several free events. 

·         You Don't Get a Pass . TAG led arts dialogue on race and privilege October 22, 2011, 8:00 P.M., Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community Corporation, 3220-A The Alameda, 21218

·         So we got a Black president.... AND WHAT!?? TAG led arts dialogue on race and privilege, October 23, 2011, 4:00 P.M., Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street, 21201

·         I'd Rather Stick a Needle in My Eye. TAG led arts dialogue on race and privilege, October 29, 2011, 8:00 P.M., The Strand Theater, 1823 North Charles St., 21201

·         Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different ... TAG led             arts dialogue on race and privilege October 30, 2011, 4:00 P.M., Hidden Streams Park, 500-598 N. Woodyear St., 21223. (Off of Franklin St.)

10. Broomfield, CO: National Conference on School Success. October 26–28, 2011. For more information, please visit http://ncseconference.wordpress.civicore.com/?page_id=19 

11. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. October 29- November 2, 2011. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.apha.org/meetings/ 

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

12. Dropout Prevention Services and Programs in Public School Districts: 2010–11. This report from the National Center for Education Statistics provides national estimates about dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts. The estimates presented in this report are based on a district survey about dropout prevention services and programs offered by the district or by any of the schools in the district during the 2010–11 school year. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011037

13. Exposure to Violence and Socio-emotional Adjustment in Low-Income Youth: An Examination of Protective Factors. Abstract: Using a sample of 391 low-income youth ages 13–17, this study investigated the potential moderating effects of school climate, participation in extracurricular activities, and positive parent–child relations on associations between exposure to violence (i.e., witnessing violence and violent victimization) and adolescent socioemotional adjustment (i.e., internalizing and externalizing problems). Exposure to violence was related to both internalizing and externalizing problems. High levels of participation in extracurricular activities and positive parent–child relations appeared to function as protective factors, weakening the positive association between exposure to violence and externalizing problems. Contrary to prediction, school climate did not moderate associations between exposure to violence and socioemotional adjustment. Further, none of the hypothesized protective factors moderated the association between exposure to violence and internalizing problems. Published in The American Journal of Community Psychology DOI 10.1007/s10464-011-9440-3, Authors: Cecily R. Hardaway, Vonnie C. McLoyd, and Dana Wood. Read the full article online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/t3155t1222k3j316/fulltext.pdf?utm_source=National+Center+for+Mental+Health+Promotion+and+Youth+Violence+Prevention+List&utm_campaign=44809ab97c-March_2011_Newsletter1_31_2011&utm_medium=email [source: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Safe Schools Healthy Students, September 2011] 14. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released two new bulletins from its National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) series and a fact sheet on the survey. [source: JUVJUST]

·         "Polyvictimization: Children’s Exposure to Multiple Types of Violence, Crime, and Abuse" focuses on polyvictimization, which is defined as having experienced multiple victimization of different kinds, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/235504.pdf

·         "Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence" explores in depth the NatSCEV results regarding exposure to family violence among children in the United States, including exposure to intimate partner violence, assaults by parents on siblings of children surveyed, and other assaults involving teen and adult household members. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/232272.pdf

·         OJJDP also released a fact sheet that outlines the survey's objectives and key features, how the research team measured exposure to violence, and plans for followup surveys and publications. http://www.ojjdp.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=257139


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 RESOURCES 

15. Department of Justice Announces the Defending Childhood Task Force. Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli recently announced the establishment of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. The task force is part of the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood initiative, a project arising from the need to respond to the epidemic levels of exposure to violence faced by our nation’s children. Over the course of the year, the Defending Childhood Task Force will conduct four public hearings around the country to learn from practitioners, policymakers, academics and community members about the extent and nature of the problem of children’s exposure to violence in the United States, both as victims and as witnesses. The task force will also identify promising practices, programming and community strategies used to prevent and respond to children’s exposure to violence. Hearings will take place in Baltimore; Albuquerque, N.M.; Miami; and Detroit. The first hearing of the task force will be held in Baltimore on Nov. 29, and 30, 2011, at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The Defending Childhood Task Force will issue a final report to the attorney general presenting its findings and comprehensive policy recommendations. The report will serve as a blueprint for preventing children’s exposure to violence and for mitigating the negative effects experienced by children exposed to violence across the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/  [source: JUVJUST]

16. Journal of Juvenile Justice. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released the new online Journal of Juvenile Justice at its 2011 National Conference, "Children's Justice and Safety: Unite, Build, Lead.” The Journal is an accessible, practical tool for a diverse researcher and practitioner audience. The semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal is sponsored by OJJDP and will address a variety of issues in juvenile justice, such as juvenile victimization, delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment. The inaugural issue covers topics ranging from the unique risk factors associated with crossover youth to the benefits of comprehensive restorative justice programs. The journal can be accessed online at http://www.journalofjuvjustice.org/  [source: JUVJUST]

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

 

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

Event

Date

State Leadership Meeting

October 25, 2011

Coaches’ Meeting

November 10, 2011

State Leadership Meeting

December 13, 2011

State Leadership Meeting

January 19, 2012

State Leadership Meeting

February 14, 2012

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

18. Black Professional Men (BPM) - Rays of Hope Scholarship. The Rays of Hope Scholarship Program, sponsored by BPM, was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to African-American male students that have consistently demonstrated exceptional character and academic performance. In addition, the Program seeks students who participate in school or community activities and exhibit strong leadership and communication skills. Deadline: December 1, 2011. http://www.blackprofessionalmen.org/page6/files/2012-2013ScholarshipAppl_Rev5_041907.pdf Learn more about BPM at http://www.blackprofessionalmen.org/index.html

 19. MLK Day Lead Organizers Program. The goal of the MLK Day Lead Organizers Program, administered by Youth Service America (YSA), is to engage youth and adult volunteers on Martin Luther King Day of Service. The program encourages families to serve together to address some of the nation's most pressing issues, such as education, health, environment, economic opportunity, and disaster relief. Sixteen $4,000 planning grants will be provided to nonprofit organizations and school/school districts that have existing partnerships in the community and the ability to engage 3,000 people (including 1,000 youth) in service activities. Deadline: November 18, 2011. http://www.ysa.org/grants/MLKDay  [source: GrantStation]

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 JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

20. Baltimore, MD: Serve Meals at My Sister’s Place. Volunteers are needed to work at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center in the Meal Service Program. Breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts are available seven days a week. Meals are served to client groups ranging from 60-100 people at once. Volunteers are asked to set the dining area up, serve food and clean up before leaving. My Sister’s Place is located at 17 W. Franklin St. Baltimore, MD. If you are interested please contact Volunteer Coordinator Audra Distefano by email at: adistefa@cc-md.org [source: Student Outreach Resource Center]

21. Baltimore, MD: Executive Director - Health Leads. Health Leads www.healthleads.org is a national non-profit dedicated to improving health care by making the treatment of nonmedical, but health-critical, conditions a standard part of patient care. With Health Leads, doctors can “prescribe” food, housing, or other critical resources – just as they would medication.  The new Mid-Atlantic Region Executive Director will lead the development and execution of sustainable fundraising and program strategies to realize a long-term vision throughout the Maryland-DC area. S/he will be tasked with championing a compelling business case for Health Leads services while demonstrating a clear return on investment, creating a vision for and launching an advisory board, and cultivating institutional and funding relationships to realize a long-term vision for high-impact programming and sustainable growth in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In addition, the Executive Director will support local operations through management of and partnership with the Regional Program Director.  Download the complete position description at http://www.healthleadsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Health-Leads-Executive-Director-Mid-Atlantic-Region.pdf[source: Student Outreach Resource Center]

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PREVIOUSLY POSTED EVENTS, CONFERENCES, & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES 

Phoenix, AZ: National Summit on Your City's Families. November 10-12, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.nlc.org/events/coc/your-citys-families

San Francisco, CA: 2011 National Conference on Summer Learning. November 15-16, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=conference

Washington, DC: National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 22nd Annual Conference. November 16-20, 2011. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://ffcmh.org/events/annual-conference/overview-of-the-2011-conference/

Washington, DC: The Sixth Annual Models for Change National Working Conference. December 5-6, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.modelsforchange.net/calendar/200

Las Vegas, NV: Global Youth Justice’s 2nd International Training Institute, “Establish or Enhance a Local Teen Court/Youth Court Diversion Program.” December 6-8, 2011. Topics will include training adult and youth volunteers, mock family intake meetings, offering quality community service programs, implementing operational and administrative procedures, and more. http://www.globalyouthjustice.org/

 Rockville, MD: 2012 Maryland Out of School Time Leadership Summit. January 5-6, 2012. More information and registration at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oal6azbab&oeidk=a07e48kus946c48ed0b&oseq=a01sqet905pv7

 Orlando, FL: 2012 National Conference on Bullying. February 15-17, 2012. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.schoolsafety911.org/event05.html

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

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