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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

November 20, 2011

 

Of Special Note

 
  • Tonight, November 20th at 10:00 P.M. EST, MSNBC will premiere "Young Kids, Hard Time," a one-hour documentary narrated by Rick Springfield that reveals the reality of young kids serving long sentences in adult prisons. "Young Kids, Hard Time" explores what life is like for young kids staring down decades behind bars. Calamari Productions was granted access inside the maximum security Wabash Valley Correctinal Facility in Carlisle, Indiana - the only adult prison in the state of Indiana that houses kids sentenced as adults. The film delves into the everyday struggles encountered by these 53 kids on the Youth Incarcerated As Adults (YIA) cellblock. http://www.calamariproductions.com/ [source: JUVJUST – an OJJDP news service]
  • Raising Him Alone presents: Educating Parents On the Role of Mentoring Programs. (In light of the Penn State crisis). A Free Virtual Tele-Conference for Parents. November 22, 2011, 8:30 - 9:30 P.M.  Special guests will be Stephen Powell, Executive Director of Mentoring USA and Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director and founder of Mentor Me and they will lead a discussion about mentoring, the role of mentors, and the role of parents. Please R.S.V.P by via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/183019481786982/ or via e-mail at info@raisinghmalone.org
  • 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. Baltimore, MD: Camp Scott Lock-Up Film Screening. November 28, 2011

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

3. Webinar: Two Generations in Poverty:  Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the

            United States. December 6, 2011

4. Webinar: Improving the Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Youth: An Urgent Matter.

            December 15, 2011

 

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

5. Webinar: How and Why Probation Departments Should Partner with Families. November 22, 2011

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

7. 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

8. Literature update compiled by SafetyLit

9. Education Under Arrest: The Case Against Police in Schools

Resources

10. Expansion of Baltimore City Program Offers Alternative to Detention for African-American Girls

11. Understanding Evidence Part 1: Best Available Research Evidence

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

12. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

13. Fund for Teachers

14. David B. Wright Memorial Foundation, Inc. Cease Violence/Increase Education Essay

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

15. Washington, DC: Communications Specialist  - The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention in the Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and

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

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

1. 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. Camp Scott is a boot camp-style correctional facility for teenage girls in Southern California, which was established as a "last resort" for youthful offenders; inmates are faced with the reality that they'll become part of the adult prison system for any future crimes. “Camp Scott Lock-Up” is a documentary (89 minutes) that looks at the harsh and challenging circumstances of Camp Scott, as well as the broken lives that led four young women into lives of crime and frequent run-ins with the law.  The film also looks at the difficult lives of the officers of Camp Scott, who are trying to turn around the lives of young women who have already traveled a considerable distance down the wrong path. This event is FREE. RSVP or questions to susanncruz@gmail.com

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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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5. 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

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. 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

8. Literature update compiled by SafetyLit, November 20, 2011. Abstracts available at http://www.safetylit.org/

A prospective longitudinal study of children's theory of mind and adolescent involvement in bullying. Shakoor S, Jaffee SR, Bowes L, Ouellet-Morin I, Andreou P, Happé F, Moffitt TE, Arseneault L. J. Child Psychol. Psychiatry 2011; ePub.

A Review of Physical and Mental Health Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect and Implications for Practice. Leeb RT, Lewis T, Zolotor AJ. Am. J. Lifestyle Med. 2011; 5(5): 454-468.

Explicating Correlates of Juvenile Offender Detention Length: The Impact of Race, Mental Health Difficulties, Maltreatment, Offense Type, and Court Dispositions.   Mallett CA, Stoddard-Dare P, Seck MM. Youth Justice 2011; 11(2): 134-149.

Gender Differences in Predicting Antisocial Behaviors: Developmental Consequences of Physical and Relational Aggression. McEachern AD, Snyder J. J. Abnorm. Child Psychol. 2011; ePub

Long-term outcomes of passive bullying during childhood: Suicide attempts, victimization and offending. Staubli S, Killias M. Eur. J. Criminol. 2011; 8(5): 377-385.

The Coproduction of Outcomes: An Integrated Assessment of Youth and Program Effects on Recidivism. Sullivan CJ, Latessa E. Youth Violence Juv. Justice 2011; 9(3): 191-206.

The Road to Murder: The Enduring Criminogenic Effects of Juvenile Confinement Among a Sample of Adult Career Criminals. DeLisi M, Hochstetler A, Jones- Johnson G, Caudill JW, Marquart JW. Youth Violence Juv. Justice 2011; 9(3): 207-221.

9. Education Under Arrest: The Case Against Police in Schools, a report by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI). The report compiles information and data showing that school resource officers needlessly drive up arrests for behavior issues that can, and should, be dealt with inside the school. A study of sample schools with and without SROs found that schools with an SRO had nearly five times the rate of arrests for disorderly conduct as schools without an SRO. Full report available at http://www.justicepolicy.org/research/3177


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RESOURCES

10. Expansion of Baltimore City Program Offers Alternative to Detention for African-American Girls. Baltimore City program to reduce and eliminate the overrepresentation of young African-American males in the juvenile justice system has been expanded to include young black women and girls between the ages of 14 and 18. The program, called the Pre-Adjudicated Coordination and Training (PACT) Evening Reporting Center, previously served only young men and boys age 14-18 who would otherwise be in secure juvenile confinement. Part of the Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore program operated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), PACT utilizes a youth development model that works to collaborate with participants, their families, the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), the Family League of Baltimore City, and other partners to engage teens and encourage them to address the underlying issues that lead to anti-social or deviant behavior. The PACT Evening Reporting Center provides structured, engaging, pro-social activities such as personal goal setting, reading and literacy, exercise and fitness, career exploration, communication and life skills development, and cultural enrichment. http://www.oedworks.com/resources/whats_new_pr_103111.pdf

11. Understanding Evidence Part 1: Best Available Research Evidence. This guidance document from the Centers for Disease Control,  aims to explain the purpose and meaning of the Continuum of Evidence of Effectiveness, a tool that was developed to facilitate a common understanding of what the Best Available Research Evidence means in the field of violence prevention. This Continuum also serves to provide common language for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers in discussing evidence-based decision making. http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/Understanding_Evidence-a.pdf

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

12. 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

13. Fund for Teachers awards fellowships for self-designed professional growth to PreK-12 teachers who recognize the value of inquiry, the power of knowledge, and their ability to make a difference. Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. Learn more at http://www.fundforteachers.org/

14. David B. Wright Memorial Foundation, Inc. Cease Violence/Increase Education Essay. Students are encouraged to submit essays, creative art forms, and video that show how they, their family or their community has been impacted by crime and the process journey of  the student’s restoration and resiliency. Deadline: December 16, 2011. Grand prize winner(s) will receive up to $500 in scholarship money. More information at http://davidbwrightmemorialfoundation.org/default.aspx

 

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15. Washington, DC: Communications Specialist  - The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention in the Center for the Study and Prevention of Injury, Violence, and Suicide has an opening for a half-time Communications Specialist, reporting to the Managing Director, Secretariat, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, part of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), in Education Development Center’s ( EDC) Washington, DC office. There is the potential for this position to be expanded to a full time position and include development/fundraising responsibilities based on the availability of funding. http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YEVYF&sid=UEVD&jid=FFYDEVEV&site=Education

16. “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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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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