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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

November 27, 2011

 

Of Special Note

 
  • On November 21, 2011, the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council awarded the 2011 Agus-Shehan Interfaith Leadership Award to Dr. Philip Leaf, Director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, for his work with the Faith Community to reduce violence and to increase assets and positive options for Baltimore’s youth.  

  • Baltimore, MD: Camp Scott Lock-Up Film Screening. November 28, 2011, 6:00 P.M., 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, School of Social Work, Louis Kaplan Hall Auditorium. Panel discussion with guests Jennifer Gauthier of Lead 4 Life and youth leaders will follow after screening. This event is FREE. RSVP or questions to susanncruz@gmail.com
  • Columbia, MD: Maryland Education Coalition General Meeting. December 1, 2011, 6:30- 9:30 PM, Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, 21045. Join the Maryland Education Coalition for an evening of workshops and conversations with education advocates, policy makers and constituents on the outlook for education funding and policy issues. The event is free.  For more information and to register, please visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oal6azbab&oeidk=a07e55ssh3f89821df1&oseq=a024ucgli0t7ng

  • Community Data Management Webinar. December 1, 2011, 3:00-4:00 PM E.T. This webinar will highlight efforts by communities across the country to select and implement a data management system. This summer, America’s Promise Alliance hosted a webinar in partnership with nFocus Solutions that explored how data management systems can support efforts to build systems of comprehensive services to ensure all students are on track to graduate from high school college and become career ready. On December 1st, America’s Promise and nFocus Solutions will continue the conversation by exploring the challenging process of adopting a comprehensive data management system. The webinar will draw on community examples to highlight lessons learned in selecting and implementing these systems and discuss their core functions such as data integration and reporting to help communities adopt a system that is both accessible and relevant to their needs.  America’s Promise Alliance’s Grad Nation campaign is a national effort to transform awareness of the dropout crisis into sustained, results-driven action. It is focused on organizing communities to coordinate their efforts to provide our most vulnerable young people the fundamental resources they need to succeed.  To register for this webinar, visit www.americaspromise.org/News-and-Events/RegistrationOpen.aspx and click on the link with this webinar’s name. You will be directed to a login page; upon logging in, you will be able to register for this webinar.

  • Baltimore, MD: Kwanzaa Celebration. December 3, 2011, 11:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M.  Morgan State University, The New Student Center, Hillen Road between Argonne Dr. and Cold Spring Ln. Utilizing music, games, exhibits, dance, art, storytelling, food and other culturally rich activities, Morgan State University students will teach the Baltimore City youth about the African American culture, encourage them to stay in school and to reject alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. For more information please call the Office of Community Service at (443) 885-4328.

  •  Baltimore, MD: The Transformation Team (TTT) Quarterly Meeting. December 5, 2011, 6:30 P.M., 1701 N. Gay Street (The Brewery). For more information, please contact Major Russell at Melvin.Russell@BaltimorePolice.org 

  • Baltimore, MD: A Mother’s Cry presents A Christmas Gathering of Love.  December 17, 2011, 12:00 – 4:00 P.M., Johns Hopkins Hospital- Turner Concourse, Rutland Ave. & Monument St. Supporting mothers who have lost children to violence. The first 100 mothers will receive a free ham or turkey. For more information, contact Millie Brown, (443) 760-8453 or mbrown8@jhmi.edu    
  •  “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. Community Data Management Webinar. December 1, 2011

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

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

4. Baltimore, MD: University of Baltimore Center for Families, Children, and Courts Annual Urban Child Symposium. April 12, 2012

5. Baltimore, MD: American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference. April 18-21, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

6. Washington, DC: The Sixth Annual Models for Change National Working Conference. December 5-6, 2011

7. Webinar: Making the Schools Where Kids Succeed. December 5, 2011

8. Webinar: Two Generations in Poverty:  Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States. December 6, 2011

9. 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

10. Webinar: Improving the Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Youth: An Urgent Matter. December 15, 2011

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

11. Family-Provider Relationships: A Multidisciplinary Review of High Quality Practices and Associations with Family, Child, and Provider Outcomes

12. Young Adult Outcomes Of Youth Exiting Dependent Or Delinquent Care In Los Angeles County

Resources

13. CrimeSolutions.gov

14. Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Virtual Resource Center

15. Archived webinars on suicide and young children

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

16. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

17. American Association of Suicidology student research proposal competition

18. Community Grant Funds for Baltimore city community groups

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

19. Baltimore, MD: Transform Project PLASE’s transitional housing by helping to paint

20. Baltimore, MD: Become an After-school STEM Mentor with Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Wolfe Street Academy or Episcopal Community Services

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Community Data Management Webinar. December 1, 2011, 3:00-4:00 PM E.T. This webinar will highlight efforts by communities across the country to select and implement a data management system. For more information and registration, please visit http://www.americaspromise.org/News-and-Events/News-and-Features/APB-2011/Vol-33/NFocus-Webinar.aspx

2. 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

3. 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 

4. 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.

5. 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

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Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

6. 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

7. Webinar: Making the Schools Where Kids Succeed. December 5, 2011. 11:30 A.M. ET. For more information about this event, please visit http://nasp.inreachce.com/Details/Information/418b1996-673c-49b2-b617-1fcafb17f65e

8. Webinar: Two Generations in Poverty:  Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States. December 6, 2011, 3.30-4.30 P.M. EST. More information and registration at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/201579216

9. 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/

10. Webinar: Improving the Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Youth: An Urgent Matter. December 15, 2011. This webinar will explore the critical health and mental health needs of children and adolescents in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, as well as steps foundations can take to address these needs at the local, state and national levels. Presented by Grantmakers for Children, Youth, & Families (GCYF). Event is free for GCYF members, $40 for non-members. http://www.gcyf.org/events/event_details.asp?id=195325

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

11. Family-Provider Relationships: A Multidisciplinary Review of High Quality Practices and Associations with Family, Child, and Provider Outcomes. The purpose of this multi-disciplinary literature review is to: a) identify common practices in positive family-provider relationships; b) explore associations between these relational practices and child, family, and provider outcomes; and c) provide a framework and evidence to support the development of future measures. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/childcare_technical/reports/family_provider_multi.pdf

12. Young Adult Outcomes Of Youth Exiting Dependent Or Delinquent Care In Los Angeles County. A first-ever study of foster care youth in Los Angeles County shows that these individuals are faring poorly under the current system and face severe challenges in education, employment, health, mental health and earnings potential. It is also the first study to report on adult outcomes among "crossover" youth who are involved in both foster care and juvenile justice systems. Full report available at http://www.hiltonfoundation.org/youthexiting


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RESOURCES

13. CrimeSolutions.gov, from the Office of Justice Programs, is a central, reliable, and credible resource to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services, and to help them integrate these findings into programmatic and policy decisions. The site is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including corrections, courts, crime prevention, substance abuse, juveniles, law enforcement, forensics, and victims. It includes information on more than 150 programs and assigns "evidence ratings" – effective, promising, or no effects -- to indicate whether the research proves that a program achieves its goals. http://www.crimesolutions.gov/

14. Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Virtual Resource Center. Launched by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP),  this online center provides DMC coordinators, state advisory group members, and other juvenile justice professionals with tools and resources to support their state and local DMC efforts. The Web site also provides networking opportunities for users to exchange data and information, share DMC training materials, and notify others about upcoming conferences, events, and current policies, practices, and procedures. https://www.nttac.org/index.cfm?event=dmc.modelResource [source: OJJDP – JUVJUST]

15. Archived webinars on suicide and young children. Well Aware has made available podcasts and PowerPoint slides from their fall series of three webinars themed “starting young, starting early.” The webinars include Cry for Help: Can Children Elementary-Age and Younger Really Be Suicidal?; Guiding Light: Helping Parents Comprehend the Potential for Suicide in Their Children; and How Young Is Too Young? Age-Appropriate Programs to Foster Suicide Prevention in Children. Please visit http://www.wellawaresp.org/webinars.php for further details. [source: Suicide Prevention Resource Center]

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

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

Event

Date

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

17. American Association of Suicidology student research proposal competition. The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) invites students to submit research design proposals concerning the advancement of suicide prevention for the first annual Student Research Proposal Competition for its 45th annual conference to be held April 18-21, 2012 in Baltimore. Proposals should be descriptions of a feasible study with a two-year (or shorter) timeframe. Deadline for submission is November 30, 2011. http://blogs.nyu.edu/socialwork/student.affairs/Contest%20Notice.pdf [source: Suicide Prevention Resource Center]

18. Community Grant Funds for Baltimore city community groups. The Parks and People Foundation offers twice-yearly grant rounds in two categories. Neighborhood Greening & Clean Water Grants for up to $1,000 fund tree plantings, vacant lot clean-ups and restoration, community gardens, schoolyard plantings, water quality improvements, and environmental education activities. Partnerships for Parks Grants from $500 to $5,000 fund park service projects, trail stewardship, playground restoration, tree planting and pruning, maintenance activities, and events supporting public parks. All Baltimore City community groups are eligible to apply.  All potential applicants MUST attend a workshop. Workshops are Wednesday, November 30 (Bon Secours Community Works, 26 N. Fulton Avenue), Thursday, December 1 (Zeta Center for Healthy & Active Aging, 4501 Reisterstown Road), and Tuesday, December 6 (HEBCAC, 1212 N. Wolfe Street) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please RSVP four days prior to the workshop you will attend. "Letter of intent due December 22, application due by January 27, 2012. For more information, call 410-448-5663 x111 or email valerie.shane@parksandpeople.org [source: Office of the Baltimore City Council President]

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

19. Baltimore, MD: Transform Project PLASE’s transitional housing by helping to paint. Volunteers are sought to help paint hallways and common areas of multiple buildings in order to brighten clients’ living areas on December 3, 2011. Project PLASE addresses homelessness by providing transitional and permanent housing and support services to homeless adults, particularly the most vulnerable and underserved.  Volunteer shifts are available from 9:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M. or 12:00 P.M. -  3:00 P.M.  For more information, contact Sara Coleman at scoleman@jhsph.edu [source: JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

20. Baltimore, MD: Become an After-school STEM Mentor with Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Wolfe Street Academy or Episcopal Community Services. Help instruct students in pre-planned science, technology, engineering and math activities!  If you are interested in working as an engineering student mentor, let us help connect you!  Pre-planned activities take place from 3-4pm daily at all three sites: Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Wolfe Street Academy or Episcopal Community Services. Transportation to site can be arranged.  You can sign up for as little as one hour a week to help local students realize careers in science!  By attending a one-hour training with The After School Institute, you can take this opportunity to give back. Please contact Monique Head at mhead@afterschoolinstitute.org for more info. [source: JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

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Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

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

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

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

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

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

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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