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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

The Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence wishes

you and your family a happy holiday season and a safe and joyous

 new year. Thank you for joining efforts to reduce violence among our

youth. The Items of Interest will return in 2012.

December 19, 2011

 
Of Special Note
 
  • Baltimore, MD: The “Where Y’All At Project”, Safe Streets East, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Youth Violence Prevention Program present the Third Annual Missing You Candlelight Vigil for all those lost due to Violence/Homicide. December 31, 2011, 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. at the War Memorial at City Hall. Victims, families, friends, and neighbors to come out and support other victims, families, friends, and neighbors during these times of grief. Keynote address by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

  • Baltimore, MD: 19th Annual New Year’s Eve Interfaith Service at St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert Street (at Madison) in Historic Mount Vernon. The service will be begin at 8:30 p.m. on December 31, and will be preceded by a musical program which starts at 8:00 p.m. The service is  expected to end at around 9:45, with plenty of time to have a bite to eat at the reception in the parish hall before going down to the Inner Harbor to watch the fireworks or heading elsewhere to ring in the new year. The service includes representatives of Baltimore City's medical, arts, education, social services, media and other professions. Ministers from the Jewish, Islam, and various Christian faiths will take part. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will offer the Prayer for the City and Msgr. Arthur Valenzano, rector of The Baltimore Basilica, will be the speaker.  The church is handicap accessible, and free parking is available behind the State Highway Administration building across the street (entrance to the lot is on the north side of Monument Street between Calvert and Guilford). All are welcome. For tickets (free) contact parish@st-ignatius.net  or 410.727.3848.

  • Baltimore, MD: January 1, Children of Light Interfaith Service - Retiring of the Children's Memorial Candles, 4;00 P.M. at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway (corner of University and Charles St.)  13th  “retirement” of the candles representing  Baltimore City children who have died as a result of violence during the past year. 

  • Wide Angle Youth Media - Spring 2012 Internships: Administrative and Teaching Internships Available. Wide Angle Youth Media trains middle- and high-school students in Baltimore to create media about their lives and communities.  Founded in 2000, Wide Angle has worked with over 1,800 young people to create more than 75 videos about local community issues.  Wide Angle is seeking several interns for the Spring 2012 semester.  College credit is available.  Interning at Wide Angle is a great opportunity to work closely with a small, dedicated group of youth media educators and to learn more about youth media as a tool for social justice.  For more information, visit http://www.wideanglemedia.org or watch our videos at http://vimeo.com/wideanglemedia. Submit a cover letter, resume and work sample (if available) to info@wideanglemedia.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions fill. 

  • “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. Webinar: Harm Reduction for Youth. January 12, 2012

2. Webinar: Advances in Understanding and Promoting Family Resilience. January 20, 2012

3. National Harbor, MD: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum February 6-9, 2012

4. Washington, DC: 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. April 16-20, 2012

5. Salt Lake City, UT: 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health October 25-27, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

6. Webinar: Unraveling Myths Around Federal Reentry Policies that Affect Your Clients December 20, 2011

7. Rockville, MD: 2012 Maryland Out of School Time Leadership Summit. January 5-6, 2012

8. Washington, DC: 2012 National Mentoring Summit. January 24 - 25, 2012

9. Boston, MA: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12. January 27-28, 2012

10. Orlando, FL: Parent Organizing and Community Engagement Training Institute for Grantmakers. January 31 - February 2, 2012

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

11. Healthy People 2010 Objectives for Unintentional Injury and Violence Among Adolescents Trends from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 1999–2009

12. Bullying in Schools: An Overview

13. Homeless Youth and School Mental Health Issue Brief 

Resources

14. SAMHSA and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline collaborating with Facebook to help those in crisis

15. Online course: Environmental Strategies to address underage alcohol and drug problems

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

16. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

17. Baltimore City Youth Commission

18. The Public Welfare Foundation – Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

19. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Seeks Program Coordinator

20. Baltimore, MD: Promote Literacy - Become a Classroom Volunteer with Baltimore Reads!

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Webinar: Harm Reduction for Youth. January 12, 2012 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. EST. Harm reduction is a model that has been very successful helping youth experiencing homelessness gain stability and direction. Using harm reduction for youth requires adapting the model to develop a youth appropriate intervention focused on positive development. Panelists from Lighthouse Youth Services in Cincinnati, OH and Preble Street in Portland, ME will join Jennifer Ho in an interactive forum to discuss the basics of a harm reduction model for youth and the benefits gained from meeting youth where they are at, offering them the supports and trusting relationships they need to gain stability. Register online at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/855004998

2. Webinar: Advances in Understanding and Promoting Family Resilience. January 20, 2012, 1:00 P.M. EST. This webinar, part of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s (NCTSN) Family Systems Speaker Series, will cover current perspectives on family resilience and the implications for children and families who have experienced trauma. Register online http://learn.nctsn.org/calendar/view.php?view=day&cal_d=20&cal_m=1&cal_y=2012

3. National Harbor, MD: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum. February 6-9, 2012. For more information, please visit http://forum.cadca.org/

4. 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

5. 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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Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

 6. Webinar: Unraveling Myths Around Federal Reentry Policies that Affect Your Clients. December 20, 2011 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. EST. Practitioners who work with people returning from prison and jail are often confused by the various federal policies that affect their clients’ access to benefits, job opportunities, housing, financial obligations, and more. This webinar will provide the opportunity to hear federal officials dispel myths and explain the facts about federal policies pertaining to the reentry population. Register online https://justicecenter.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do;jsessionid=NxQzTkcbT8yBfGndYk5jlysThb8Sb2YPJT5nJyX1tLdtV3r4pc05!-1813650264?nomenu=true&siteurl=justicecenter&service=6&rnd=0.9579345840490423&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fjusticecenter.webex.com%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D270641270%26siteurl%3Djusticecenter%26%26%26

7. 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

8. Washington, DC: 2012 National Mentoring Summit. January 24 - 25, 2012. The theme for the 2012 National Mentoring Summit is Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child, which captures the long-term benefits for young people, their mentors and their communities that an investment in quality mentoring can offer. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2012-national-mentoring-summit/event-summary-78d5a252610a4051867d9e76bc2973dc.aspx

9. Boston, MA: School Mental Health: Treating Students K-12. January 27-28, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.cambridgecme.org 

10. Orlando, FL: Parent Organizing and Community Engagement Training Institute for Grantmakers. January 31 - February 2, 2012. Seeks to help grantmakers learn best practices and proven parent organizing and training models that will lead to successful, outcomes-driven funder initiatives. More information at http://www.gcyf.org/?page=Parent_Institute

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

11. Healthy People 2010 Objectives for Unintentional Injury and Violence Among Adolescents Trends from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 1999–2009. This paper uses national YRBS data from 1999 to 2009 to analyze overall and subgroup trends and determine progress toward targets for the following HP2010 objectives: seatbelt use; motorcycle helmet use; riding with a driver who had been drinking alcohol; physical f?ghting; weapon carrying on school property; and suicide attempts requiring medical attention. Only two objectives met their HP2010 targets: riding with a driver who had been drinking alcohol and physical f?ghting. Progress was seen for four additional objectives and within some subgroups. The prevalence of carrying a weapon on school property on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey decreased by 1.3 points overall, from 6.9% to 5.6%. Significant linear decreases were detected overall and among male, 9th-grade, and 11th-grade students. Full article, O’Malley Olsen et al. Am J Prev Med 2011;41(6):551–558 available at http://www.ncdsv.org/images/AJPM_HealthyPeople2010ObjsUnintentionalInjuryViolenceAmongAdolescents_12-2011.pdf

12. Bullying in Schools: An Overview. This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention examines the connection between different types and frequencies of bullying, truancy, and student achievement, and whether students’ engagement in school mediates these factors. It discusses the results of three studies conducted in 2007 at the National Center for School Engagement, and compares these results with those from a Swedish study. The authors conclude that victimization in the form of bullying can distance students from learning. Schools can overcome this negative effect if they adopt strategies that engage students in their work, creating positive learning environments that produce academic achievement. http://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/234205.pdf [source: JUVJUST - OJJDP]

13. Homeless Youth and School Mental Health Issue Brief. This Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) brief explores homelessness in students and considers the role for schools and school mental health. The causes, policy, educational experiences, and  mental health concerns of homeless youth are addressed. Importantly, the brief provides recommendations for how schools and teachers can best assist homeless youth. To read the brief, visit http://csmh.umaryland.edu/docs/resources/issuebriefs/Homeless%20Youth%20and%20SMH%20Issue%20Brief%20Dec%202011.pdf  


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RESOURCES

14. SAMHSA and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline collaborating with Facebook to help those in crisis. Facebook is announcing a new service that harnesses the power of social networking and crisis support to help prevent suicides across the nation and Canada. The new service enables Facebook users to report a suicidal comment they see posted by a friend to Facebook using either the Report Suicidal Content link https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=suicidal_content or the report links found throughout the site. The person who posted the suicidal comment will then immediately receive an e-mail from Facebook encouraging them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or to click on a link to begin a confidential chat session with a crisis worker. Further information can be found at http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1112125820.aspx

15. Online course: Environmental Strategies to address underage alcohol and drug problems. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) have launched a new online distance learning course titled, “Environmental Strategies.” This two-hour online course focuses on increasing understanding of environmental prevention strategies and practices that can be used to address alcohol and drug problems. https://www.thecjportal.org/dl/PIRE/ES/Pages/default.aspx

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

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

Event

Date

State Leadership Meeting

January 19, 2012

State Leadership Meeting

February 14, 2012

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

 17. Baltimore City Youth Commission. The Mayor and the City Council are seeking young people between the ages of 14 to 25 to serve as Youth Commissioners on the Baltimore City Youth Commission. The purpose of the commission is to allow youth the opportunity to provide advice, recommendations, and information to the Mayor, the City Council, and municipal agencies. Voting members of the Youth Commission will serve a term that expires at the end of the Mayor’s term, and will continue to serve until a successor is appointed. All Youth Commissioners must be residents of Baltimore City. For more information, contact youth@baltimorecity.gov or 443-984-3587.

18. The Public Welfare Foundation – Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program. Supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need nationwide. The Foundation’s Criminal Justice funding program supports organizations that are seeking to reduce incarceration rates of adult offenders in the U.S. The Juvenile Justice program focuses on organizations working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth. The first proposal deadline of 2012 is March 26. More information at http://www.publicwelfare.org/Home.aspx [source: GrantStation]

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

19. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Seeks Program Coordinator. The Urban Health Institute is on the search for a full-time Program Coordinator to help support and grow their important work!  This position is dedicated to developing policies and systems to ensure efficiency of daily operations and specific events and programs.  View the complete position description and steps to apply by visiting: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm, requisition # 50593.  [source:  JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

20. Baltimore, MD: Promote Literacy - Become a Classroom Volunteer with Baltimore Reads! Promote literacy in adolescents and adults in Baltimore by volunteering with Baltimore Reads! Teachers seek assistance at multiple locations in classes focused on adult education and English as a second language instruction. You do not need to be fluent in any other language to pitch in. A range of times are open, with particular need for day-time volunteers.  Locations include sites on the Inner Harbor, Esperanza Center, Enoch Pratt Patterson Park Library branch and Southeast Anchor Library branch.  Classes available Mon – Sat in the morning, afternoon and evening.  For more information and to fill out your volunteer application, visit http://www.baltimorereads.org/volunteer.html. [source:  JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

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Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

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

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

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 

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

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

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.

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

The Contagion of Violence - A Workshop. April 30, 2012 - May 1, 2012, 8:00 A.M. EST. 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: 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

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