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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

December 4, 2011

 

Of Special Note

 
  • Baltimore, MD: Join Johns Hopkins University School of Education for Shaping the Future – Examining Critical Issues in Education. December 5, 2011, 6:30 P.M., Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus, 3400 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Join the debate over how to return U.S. schools to greatness. Maintaining course or changing direction – which side will you root for? Panelists: Michael Yudin, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Education Department; Deborah Meier, Educational Reformer, Writer and Activist; and Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute. RSVP by visiting http://education.jhu.edu/shaping_future/register.html

  • 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: Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What it Means to be Black Now. December 5, 2011, 7:30 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street. Touré's newest provocative book "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now," was acclaimed by The New York Times as "one of the most acutely observed accounts of what it is like to be young, black and middle-class in contemporary America." Touré will discuss his book, theories and related social commentary. Author, academic and nationally-syndicated radio host Michael Eric Dyson—who wrote the book's Foreword—will be a special guest commentator. Tanya L. Sharpe, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, will serve as moderator.  This free event is part of OSI-Baltimore's Talking About Race series, co-sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library, which continues to explore the many different facets of this complex subject.

  • Baltimore, MD: Community Conversation with Dr. Alonso, CEO, Baltimore City Schools.  December 8, 2011, 6:00 P.M., Enoch Pratt Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue. Please join Dr. Andres Alonso at the Southeast Anchor Library in a discussion about the progress of City Schools and the future direction of the district.

  • Webcast of mPreventViolence: Communication and Technology for Violence Prevention - A Workshop. December 8 & 9, 2011. Over the past 25 years those working in the field of violence prevention have brought about a major paradigm shift from an assumption that violence is inevitable to the recognition that violence is preventable, through the application of evidence-based programs to prevent specific types of violence. But neither the paradigm shift nor the specific programs have spread to low- and middle-income countries. As practitioners gain further insight into successful avenues of research and intervention, the ability to transport such information to new settings is crucial in advancing the field. How could traditional tools of dissemination be used more effectively? How could newer tools such as the internet and mobile technologies be introduced into this field? How can we better translate what works in one setting to another using such tools and media? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) will convene a 2-day workshop to explore gaps in the four areas of knowledge management (knowledge generation, integration, dissemination, and application) and how closing these gaps might accelerate violence prevention in low- and middle-income countries. The public workshop will be organized and conducted by an ad hoc committee to examine 1) the use of traditional and new media to communicate evidence-based information for violence prevention and 2) new applications of social media and new communications technologies to prevent violence. It will also highlight evidence-based best practices from other arenas of global health where use of such tools show potential for success. The workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will take place in Washington, DC. You may also choose to attend the live event. Further information and registration at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/716685/BGH-Webcast-of-mPreventViolence-Communication-and-Technology-for-Violence-Prevention-A-Workshop-12-8-9-11 

  • 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. Washington, DC: Models for Change National Working Conference. December 4-6, 2011

2. Webinar: Using Data to Identify Programmatic Interventions. December 14, 2011

3. Baltimore, MD: Operation: UPlift Charity & Donation Drive. December 14, 2011

4. Dallas, TX: National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention. April 2-4, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

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

6. 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

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

 Reports, Research & Recent Publications

8. Child Poverty in the United States 2009 and 2010: Selected Race Groups and Hispanic Origin

9. Teen Dating Violence (TDV): Prevention, Identification, and Intervention

Resources

10. Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy. An Interactive Guide

11. Fact Sheet: Links Between Violence and Health Equity

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

12. PBIS Maryland recognizes 414 schools in 2011

13. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

14. 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

15. American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

16. Baltimore, MD: Join the Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition (BSHRC) to benefit women and children in need this winter

17. Baltimore, MD: Education Advocate - ACLU of Maryland, Education Reform Project

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

New Events/Conferences/Training

1. Washington, DC: Models for Change National Working Conference. December 4-6, 2011. Hosted by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. For more information, please visit http://modelsforchange.net/about/2011-National-Working-Conference.html?utm_source=%2f2011Conference&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect

2. Webinar: Using Data to Identify Programmatic Interventions. December 14, 2011, 4:00-5:30 P.M., EST & Dec. 15, 2011, 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M., EST. Dr. David Osher, Vice-President of Human and Social Development at the American Institutes for Research and Principal Investigator for the S3 Center, will discuss how to use school climate data to identify needs, select evidence based programs that can address these needs, and make sure that the programs that are selected can be implemented effectively within a school or district. For further information and to register, please visit http://safesupportiveschools.ed.gov/index.php?id=9&eid=1502

3. Baltimore, MD: Operation: UPlift Charity & Donation Drive. December 14, 2011, 6:00- 9:00 P.M., Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore, 635 West Lexington Street. This event is the kick off to building the empire for Operation: UPlift, which focuses on mentoring and motivating youth and young adults as well as helping them to create a better tomorrow for themselves. Will you join us in helping families in our community and providing a home away from home for seriously ill children? You may donate items needed at Ronald McDonald House or adopt a family for a night for $15. This covers the cost of a visit for a family who may be financially unstable. Please R.S.V.P by Friday, December 9 via email to operationuplift1@gmail.com or 443-825-6900. source: Office of Baltimore City Council President]

4. 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

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Upcoming Events/Conferences

5. 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

6. 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/

7. 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

8. Child Poverty in the United States 2009 and 2010: Selected Race Groups and Hispanic Origin. The United States Census Bureau's latest American Community 2010 Survey on child poverty finds that the rate of child poverty has increased across all racial groups since the last ACS survey conducted in 2009. Read the full report at http://resourcelibrary.gcyf.org/node/3884 [source: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, & Families]

9. Teen Dating Violence (TDV): Prevention, Identification, and Intervention. This prevention brief from the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides information, strategies, and resources for addressing TDV in schools. It covers important components of TDV, including: TDV statistics; Survivor and perpetrator characteristics; Signs of TDV; School-based TDV prevention and intervention strategies that involve school personnel, students, community agencies, and families; and Resources for further exploration. http://sshs.promoteprevent.org/publications/prevention-briefs/teen-dating-violence-prevention-identification-and-intervention?utm_source=National+Center+for+Mental+Health+Promotion+and+Youth+Violence+Prevention+List&utm_campaign=1295cef52b-March_2011_Newsletter1_31_2011&utm_medium=email


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RESOURCES

10. Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy. An Interactive Guide. This guide builds on both practice and research to describe the what, why, and how of system-wide expansion of community schools. The guide is written for a wide audience and for communities at different points in planning for, implementing, and sustaining a community schools strategy. http://www.communityschools.org/scalingup/  [source: Coalition for Community Schools]

11. Fact Sheet: Links Between Violence and Health Equity. This fact sheet from UNITY demonstrates how preventing violence is an important component of any effort to achieve health equity and create healthy communities. Public health has prevention expertise and can bring together partners to address the root causes of violence, such as poverty, oppression, failing schools and unemployment. Criminal justice and law enforcement cannot address violence on their own, and this fact sheet shares key public health strategies that prevent violence before it occurs. http://www.preventioninstitute.org/component/jlibrary/article/id-311/127.html

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

12. PBIS Maryland recognizes 414 schools in 2011. See the recipients and criteria at http://www.pbismaryland.org/

13. 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

14. 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is pleased to invite applications for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The twelve award-winning programs this year will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House. In addition, winners will receive an award plaque, the opportunity to attend the Annual Awardee Conference in Washington, DC in the summer of 2012, and will be featured on the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award website. After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. Further details at http://www.nahyp.org/

15. American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants. The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funds to individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the country for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. One-year grants of up to $7,000 provide seed money for new projects; two-year grants of up to $10,000 provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Application deadline: January 15, 2012. http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/community_action.cfm

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JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

16. Baltimore, MD: Join the Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition (BSHRC) to benefit women and children in need this winter. BSHRC is partnering with Power Inside collect much-needed items this winter for distribution to women who have recently been released from incarceration, or who live in transitional housing, shelters and on the street.  Be part of the positive action by fulfilling even just one item on their wish list.  Items sought: deodorant, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, wet wipes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, hair care products (including products for African American hair), wide-tooth combs, CVS gift cards, Target gift cards.  Please do not wrap items.  Donations can be dropped off at Power Inside, located at 325 E. 25th Street, Baltimore, 21211 at the following times: Sun Dec 11th from 3-5pm, Tues Dec 13th from 8am- noon, Thurs Dec 15th from 5-8pm, Sat Dec 17th from 2-5pm. For more info, contact Power Inside at 410-889-8333 or holidays2011@powerinside.org  [source:  JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

17. Baltimore, MD: Education Advocate - ACLU of Maryland, Education Reform Project. The ACLU of MD's Education Reform Project seeks a dynamic person who is passionate about advocating for Baltimore City students and working for sufficient education funding and effective education policies for the city and state. The ACLU is a non-profit organization that defends the civil rights and civil liberties of Marylanders through litigation, legislation, and public education. The Education Reform Project works to ensure that at-risk children in Baltimore and Maryland receive an adequate education, as intended by the Maryland Constitution. Further information at  http://www.idealist.org/view/job/4NTc3dz4ZfXd

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PREVIOUSLY POSTED EVENTS, CONFERENCES, & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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: 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

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

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

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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