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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

October 10, 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 University’s Box Office
  • 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. 
  • Baltimore, MD: The planning committee for Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation Conference is currently looking for workshop presentations for their 9th Annual Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Own Your Own…Legacy. Workshop proposals should be informative, interactive and appropriate for women 18 and up as well as for teens 13 to 17. The conference will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The purpose of this conference is to help perpetuate a nation-wide movement of healing for our families and communities, in order to generate a vibrant future.  Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation, Inc. is a movement to gather, educate and encourage women from all cultures and backgrounds to utilize each other for the common goals of personal, community and nation-wide advancement. You are invited to submit a proposal via www.partofthecure.org no later than 5:00 P.M on November 11, 2011.
  • “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: Race/Privilege Arts Dialogue. Multiple dates.

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

3. Lights on Afterschool event. October 20, 2011

 

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

4. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Clayworks Social Justice art exhibit

5. Baltimore, MD: Black Male Identity: Community Voice Exhibition

6. National Harbor, MD: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Conference, "Children's Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead," October 12–14, 2011

7. School Climate Webinar Series: Substance Abuse Prevention. October 12 & 13, 2011

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

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

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. Transforming Public Education: Pathway to a Pre-K-12 Future

13. No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

14. Issue Brief on Child Maltreatment Prevention

Resources

15. Education Nation

16. America's Promise Alliance is drafting more communities into its campaign to boost high school graduation

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

17. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

18. Grants for Youth-Led Community Organizing Programs in Baltimore

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

20. Youth Service America: State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

21. Volunteer WITH CASA of Baltimore, Inc

22. Baltimore, MD: Elementary School Program Coordinator for The Club at Collington Square

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

 

1. 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.)

2. 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 [source: JUVJUST]

3. 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

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4. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Social Justice, An exhibition juried by Kyle and Kelly Phelps featuring the work based on the theme of Social Justice.  Social Justice runs now through November 12, 2011.  Admission is free. This important ceramic art exhibition is a reflection and a statement about current social justice issues and events on a local, national, and international level.  Each participating artist uses his/her specific ceramic skills and talents to create works of art that express his/her own individual views about social justice issues. The topics of social justice are vast and include subject matter about racism, classism, sexuality, poverty, etc.  Artists in this exhibition use their ceramic creations to sensitize the viewer to various social justice issues by informing and educating the viewer, reflecting an underlying philosophy to the commitment to social justice, humanism, and collective responsibility. For more information, please visit http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org/exhibition/exhibition_gallery/11/socialjustice.html?utm_source=Wide+Angle+Youth+Media&utm_campaign=f5c4f3e24c-2011_9_30&utm_medium=email

5. Baltimore, MD: Black Male Identity: Community Voice. Now through December 3, 2011, Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street. An exhibition of over 200 works by practicing artists and community members expressing authentic and positive perspectives and experiences of black male identity—upbeat images too little seen in mainstream culture and media. The exhibition focuses on six different topics germane to black male identity—Health, Incarceration, College, Economics, Family, and Faith. For more information on Art on Purpose’s Black Male Identity project, visit http://www.morethan28days.com or call 410-231-3884.

6. National Harbor, MD: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will host its National Conference, "Children's Justice & Safety: Unite, Build, Lead," October 12–14, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.ojjdp.gov/2011conference/

7. School Climate Webinar Series: Substance Abuse Prevention. October 12, 2011, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET and October 13, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET. This session will explore the latest information on effective practice in the field of substance abuse prevention. It will provide detailed guidance for the management and design of an alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention effort. The content will focus on strategies that improve overall school climate and, as a result, student academic results. Register online http://safesupportiveschools.ed.gov/index.php?id=9&eid=87

8. 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/

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

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. Transforming Public Education: Pathway to a Pre-K-12 Future. This Pew Center on the States capstone publication of the work of PreK makes the case for a public education system that begins with pre-k and embeds early learning research and best practices in its improvement efforts. http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/wwwpewcenteronthestatesorg/Initiatives/Pre-K_Education/Pew_PreK_Transforming_Public_Education.pdf

13. No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's new report, No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration assembles a vast array of evidence to demonstrate that incarcerating kids doesn't work: Youth prisons do not reduce future offending, they waste taxpayer dollars, and they frequently expose youth to dangerous and abusive conditions. The report also shows that many states have substantially reduced their juvenile correctional facility populations in recent years, and it finds that these states have seen no resulting increase in juvenile crime or violence. Finally, the report highlights successful reform efforts from several states and provides recommendations for how states can reduce juvenile incarceration rates and redesign their juvenile correction systems to better serve young people and the public. http://www.aecf.org/OurWork/JuvenileJustice/JuvenileJusticeReport.aspx

14. Issue Brief on Child Maltreatment Prevention. The issue brief from Chapin Hall outlines programs and strategies that are proving beneficial in reducing the likelihood of child maltreatment, such as public awareness efforts, parent education, home visitation, and community prevention efforts. Key challenges and opportunities for the future of child maltreatment prevention are addressed. http://chapinhall.org/research/brief/child-maltreatment-prevention-past-present-and-future?utm_source=ConstantContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=October


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RESOURCES

15. Education Nation is a NBC News initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America. The Education Nation 2011 Summit was held September 26-30 in New York City, and convened educators, parents, policymakers, elected officials, business leaders, students, and engaged citizens in a national discussion on the issue of improving education. View highlights from this year’s summit and learn more about Education Nation online at http://www.educationnation.com/ [source: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, & Families]

16. America's Promise Alliance is drafting more communities into its campaign to boost high school graduation. The Alliance recently launched Grad Nation Communities, part of the Grad Nation Campaign, which is a 10-year initiative to mobilize all Americans to take action to end the high school dropout crisis and better prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce. The Alliance invites communities to join this national network of cities and towns that will work to improve high school graduation rates by focusing on the local schools that are most in need of improvement. Grad Nation Communities work toward achieving the Grad Nation Campaign goal of raising the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent and helping the United States regain its standing as first in the world in college completion. Learn more at http://www.americaspromise.org/gradnationcommunities [source: The Forum for Youth Investment]

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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. Grants for Youth-Led Community Organizing Programs in Baltimore. Youth As Resources, has funds available! Youth (up to age 21) in Baltimore who want to put their community building ideas into action are invited to apply for funding. Grants up to $3,500 are available for community organizing initiatives that are created and carried out by young people. Applicants are required to attend one of two workshop. The last remaining workshop will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 10:30 am. Application deadline is November 14, 2011. To sign up for a workshop, or for more information, call 410-576-9551.

19. 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

20. Youth Service America: State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants. Youth Service America (YSA) is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people to serve locally, nationally, and globally. The State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants program, administered by YSA, provides grants of up to $1,000 for the promotion of service-learning projects in K-12 public schools. Deadline: November 9, 2011. http://www.ysa.org/goodneighbor  [source: GrantStation]

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21. Volunteer to Help Baltimore City Children in the Foster Care System with CASA of Baltimore, Inc. Imagine being one of the nearly 6,000 Baltimore City children living in foster care due to abuse or neglect.  If you were one of these children, would you want someone to advocate for your welfare in the court system?  Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteers CASA - www.casabalt.org do just that!  Time spent volunteering is flexible and can be completed within the limits of even the most hectic schedule. Volunteers are trained and supervised by CASA’s professional staff and must be 21 years of age.  Attend the next information session to learn more about Court Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore on November 30, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.  The Info Session will be held at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD  21209, Room 115.  For more information, contact Phyllis Kolman at pkolman@casabalt.org  or 410-244-1465 ext. 104. [source: Student Outreach Resource Center]

22. Baltimore, MD: Elementary School Program Coordinator for The Club at Collington Square.  
The Club at Collington Square, one of three programs operated under Episcopal Community Services of Maryland, is an after-school and summer program serving youth between the ages of 6 and 14. The Club’s programs include academics, community arts programming and youth development goals. The purpose of the program is to teach and inspire children to a love of learning, critical thinking skills and shaping their character in a community engagement context. This full-time position is responsible for managing the staff, students, school communication, and daily activities of The Club’s Elementary School Programming.  In addition to overall program management, The Coordinator is also responsible for developing and maintaining the daily programming structure, meeting programmatic goals, data entry and tracking, supply and facility management.  More information at  http://www.idealist.org/view/job/3556mmPshsDw4/. [source: Student Outreach Resource Center]

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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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