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 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

November 14, 2011

 
Of Special Note
 
  • Baltimore, MD: Black Male Identity: Media, Message, and Visual Culture. A symposium considering the impact of media on shaping perceptions of black male identity. November 19, 2:00-4:00 P.M. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218. At the symposium, a panel of journalists including Vic Carter and Hamil Harris and scholars of critical race and visual culture--Michael Hanchard and Baruti Kopan—will consider the impact and role of 21st century media in shaping perceptions of black male identities. The event also features a provocative performance by New York-based artist Charles McGill in the persona of “Arthur Negro.” The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information on Art on Purpose’s Black Male Identity Project, visit http://www.morethan28days.com/ or call 410-231-3884.
  • 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
  • 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.
  •  “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: How and Why Probation Departments Should Partner with Families.November 22, 2011

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

3. Panama City, FL: National At-Risk Education Network National Conference. February 21-23, 2012

4. 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

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

5. San Francisco, CA: 2011 National Conference on Summer Learning. November 15-16, 2011

6. Washington, DC: National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 22nd AnnualConference. November 16-20, 2011

7. 13th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day. November 19, 2011

8. Webinar: Bridging the Gap – Connecting Frontline Workers and their Families to CriticallyNeeded Supports in Tough Times. November 22, 2011

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

10. 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

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

11. Bullying Prevention State Laws

12. Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program in New York City Middle Schools

13. Non-Judicial Drivers into the Juvenile Justice System for Youth of Color

Resources

14. Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide

15. Gangs and Gang Crime

16. Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire-2nd Edition

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

17. Queen Anne's County publishes its first county-wide PBIS newsletter.

18. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

19. William T. Grant Foundation Investigator Initiated Grants

20. CDFI Program - Financial Assistance & Technical Assistance Awards

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

21. Holiday Mailing Assistance Needed at Project PLAS

22. “Adopt-a-Family” for the Holiday at House of Ruth MD

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

New Events/Conferences/Trainings 

1. Webinar: How and Why Probation Departments Should Partner with Families. November 22, 2011, 1:00 P.M. E.T.  In this webinar, San Francisco Probation Chief Wendy Still and New York City Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi will engage in a facilitated conversation on the role of family members in the community supervision process. These two jurisdictions are at the forefront of major reform efforts in their corrections system. Notably, both jurisdictions are making improvements to their agencies to better partner with families and communities. Come learn from their different strategies and find out about resources that can help your jurisdiction. Register online https://justicecenter.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do;jsessionid=fLvXT1lHZNLj4Ljcpkv4hFBMQ9mTg0rL50vcngRsrPy6jw2jFyqk!-1094968639?nomenu=true&siteurl=justicecenter&service=6&rnd=0.5077294467541726&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fjusticecenter.webex.com%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D270459852%26siteurl%3Djusticecenter%26%26%26

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

3. 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

4. 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

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

6. 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/

7. 13th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day. November 19, 2011. Survivors of suicide loss gather at hundreds of simultaneous healing conferences around the world every year on International Survivors of Suicide Day to connect with others who have survived the tragedy of suicide loss, and express and understand the powerful emotions they experience. If you don't live near a participating city, or you find it difficult to attend in person, you can watch online and join in a live chat immediately following the program. Learn more at http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=FEE7D778-CF08-CB44-DA1285B6BBCF366E

8. Webinar: Bridging the Gap – Connecting Frontline Workers and their Families to Critically Needed Supports in Tough Times. November 22, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST. Further information and registration available at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/644764026

9. 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

10. 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/

 

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

11. Bullying Prevention State Laws. This brief from the Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, focuses on bullying prevention legislation. To date, 47 states have passed legislation requiring schools to take leadership in addressing the problem. This brief provides information on elements of a bullying prevention plan, the school’s legal responsibility, and other resources. http://www.promoteprevent.org/publications/prevention-briefs/bullying-prevention-state-laws

12. Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program in New York City Middle Schools. This National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-funded study has found that school-level interventions reduced dating violence among middle school students by up to 50 percent. The multi-level, randomized control trial studied the effectiveness of school-level and classroom-level interventions, as well as a combination of the two, in reducing dating violence and sexual harassment in 30 public middle schools in New York City. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/236175.pdf

13. Non-Judicial Drivers into the Juvenile Justice System for Youth of Color. The disproportionate impact the juvenile justice system has on youth of color is well-documented: they are detained, transferred to adult court, and sentenced to life without parole at a much greater rate than their White counterparts. Worse yet, many land in the juvenile justice system for low-level crimes, not because of the actual risk they pose to their communities. So why do these young people end up in the juvenile justice system? This new analysis by the W. Haywood Burns Institute on youth in the juvenile justice system in California indicates that lack of access to medical care and behavioral health care are key drivers. This is compounded by a lack of awareness of trauma-informed alternatives that can address the root causes of illegal behavior. http://www.njjn.org/article/juvenile-justice-systemtrauma-and-health-drive-youth-of-color [source: National Juvenile Justice Network]


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RESOURCES

14. Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide. Designed to help health care professionals quickly identify youth at risk for alcohol-related problems. NIAAA developed the Guide and Pocket Guide in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, a team of underage drinking researchers and clinical specialists, and practicing health care professionals. http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications/EducationTrainingMaterials/YouthGuide

15. Gangs and Gang Crime. Topical information from the National Institute of Justice. Learn about the definitions of gangs, gang activity and prevalence, anti-gang strategies, youth and gangs, research, evaluation and more. http://nij.gov/nij/topics/crime/gangs-organized/gangs/welcome.htm

16. Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire-2nd Edition (JVQ-R2). The questionnaire, which is the core of National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), attempts to document the full range of victimization that youth experience, including conventional crime, maltreatment, peer and sibling victimization, sexual victimization, witnessing, and other exposure to violence. Moreover, it can help practitioners determine youth’s needs, assess whether victimization programs are effective, raise awareness on youth victimization, and improve victimization research. Release by the Crimes against Children Research Center as a supplemental tool to the NatSCEV. [source: JUVJUST]

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

17. Queen Anne's County publishes its first county-wide PBIS newsletter. Read the newsletter online at http://pbismaryland.org/QACPSPBISNewsletterVolume1.pdf

18. 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

19. William T. Grant Foundation Investigator Initiated Grants. The William T. Grant Foundation supports research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. The grant program is designed to support high-quality research projects that increase the understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/investigator_initiated_grants

20. CDFI Program - Financial Assistance & Technical Assistance Awards. Through the CDFI Program, the CDFI Fund provides: (i) Financial Assistance (FA) awards to CDFIs that have Comprehensive Business Plans for creating demonstrable community development impact through the deployment of credit, capital, and financial services within their respective Target Markets or the expansion into new Investment Areas, Low-Income Targeted Populations, or Other Targeted Populations, and (ii) Technical Assistance (TA) grants to CDFIs and entities proposing to become CDFIs in order to build their capacity to better address the community development and capital access needs of their particular Target Markets, to expand into new Investment Areas, Low-Income Targeted Populations, or Other Targeted Populations, and/or to become certified CDFIs. Applicants must be certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (or CDFI) by the CDFI Fund, or be certifiable as a CDFI by the CDFI Fund. http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=m3PXT9zW2Vqny2z2nGzGT21ChnKPtVXrZFSMntcWq3vQxDgBFMpQ!-2085669396?oppId=129833&mode=VIEW

 

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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21. Holiday Mailing Assistance Needed at Project PLAS. Project PLASE http://www.projectplase.org/index.php  addresses homelessness in Baltimore by providing transitional housing,  permanent housing , and supportive services to homeless adults.  Volunteers are needed to help with the Annual Appeals mailing for the holidays on November 28th and December 5th in the evenings. The volunteers will be addressing envelopes and putting together packets to send out to members of the community for holiday contributions. Volunteers must have neat handwriting. Contact Faith Savill, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@projectplase.org  or call 410-837-1400 ext 36 for more information. [source:  JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

22. “Adopt-a-Family” for the Holiday at House of Ruth MD. House of Ruth Maryland http://www.hruth.org/  is a domestic violence center that helps battered women and their children find  safety and security.  “Adopt-a-family” to shop for this holiday season or donate any of the following items on their Holiday Wish List: diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, linens, bedding, socks and undergarments for women and children, vacuum cleaners grocery store gift certificates, pj's, baby food, formula, non-perishable food, pillows, laundry baskets, women’s hair brushes. Contact Jana Mauro at 410-554-8448 or jmauro@hruthmd.org  if you can help. [source:  JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

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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

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

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/

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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