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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

June 25, 2012

OF SPECIAL NOTE

  • Baltimore, MD: Celebration event for the Rev. Willie E. Ray. June 28, 2012, Reception 6:00 – 7:00 P.M., Dinner & Program 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave. Celebrate Rev. Ray’s 43 years in the Gospel Youth, Community Ministry and Save Another Youth & Stop the Violence Crusade/One Church, One Corner, One Community, One Safety House. Key-note speaker U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin. Donation $40. For more information, please contact Save Another Youth 410-947-1542 or 443-392-5114.
  • Baltimore, MD: Where Y’all At? A play that looks into Baltimore’s notorious drug trade and how a young man at the age of 15 became involved into this culture of destruction. June 30, 2012. Doors open 6:15 P.M., Showtime 7:00 P.M. at Baltimore Talent Development High, 1500 Harlem Avenue . General admission: $10. Event presented  in conjunction with Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence Prevention; TLC Mayor’s Office; City of Baltimore Health Department and Towson University Liberal Arts Program. For tickets or additional information: 443-285-2514 or whereyallat2006@gmail.com
  • Baltimore, MD: He Matters: Power of One Conference. July 21, 2012, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans Street. Males ages 7 to 17 are invited to this conference, which will focus on education, leadership, and fitness. Tracks in three age groups will discuss and reward academic achievement, community service, and character. The fee is $25 before July 1, $30 after July 1 and $35 at the door. To register or to nominate a youth for an award, visit http://hematters.net/ or call 410-235-2119.
  • The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) Small Grants Program was formed to stimulate and advance community-university collaborations around research and program development related to the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore. Grants are awarded to collaborations between community organizations and Johns Hopkins students or faculty that most successfully demonstrate the potential for advancing the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore. Application due date: June 29, 2012. More information at http://www.urbanhealth.jhu.edu/
  • The Fraternal Order of X-Offenders involved in a number of activities aimed at breaking the cycle of violence by supporting ex-offenders to become change agents, increasing ex-offender leadership and involvement in community-driven alternatives, and initiating and expanding the collective action needed to deter, decrease and prevent the pandemic of juvenile delinquency and adult criminality gripping Baltimore and many other communities. Information about the FOXO training DVD: The Psychology and Sociology of Criminology is available on the FOXO website http://www.foxo.us/ . To learn more about FOXO, visit their website, email Brother Bey at thinkingisdestiny@yahoo.com or call 410-262-4456. Brother Bey also hosts a weekly radio show “Breaking the Cycle” Radio Dialogue on W.O.L.B (1010 am) on Sundays from 2:00- 4:00 P.M.  “Breaking the Cycle” presents community-based, ex-offender driven efforts in Baltimore and elsewhere that are helping to break the cycle of violence. 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.

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Washington, DC: National School Climate Center Summer Institute. July 13, 2012

2. Eugene, OR: Annual Safe & Civil Schools National Conference. July 15-19, 2012

3. Washington, DC: Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program for Private Sector Leaders. November 7-14, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

4. New Orleans, LA.: National Pathways to Adulthood Conference:  A Convening on Youth in Transition.  June 27-29, 2012

5. Webinar: Effective Strategies to Help Sustain Your Quality Programs. June 27, 2012

6. Baltimore, MD: Grade A Student Night at the National Aquarium. June 28, 2012

7. New York, NY: National School Climate Center Summer Institute. July 10-12, 2012

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

8. Mindful of the Consequences: How Improving the Mental Health of D.C. Youth Benefits the District

9. Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study on How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement

Resources

10. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

11. Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Adolescent Girls

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

12. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

13. 2012/2013 Maryland Youth Advisory Council

14. Bloomberg Philanthropies: Mayors Challenge

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

15. Bloomsburg, PA: Director of  the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support (PBS) - Bloomsburg University

16. Silver Spring, MD: Manager of Girl Programs – Community Bridges, Inc.

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

NEW EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

1. Washington, DC: National School Climate Center Summer Institute. July 13, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.schoolclimate.org/programs/si-faculty.php 

2. Eugene, OR: Annual Safe & Civil Schools National Conference. July 15-19, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.safeandcivilschools.com/events/national-conference-2012.php

3. Washington, DC: Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Multi-System Integration Certificate Program for Private Sector Leaders. November 7-14, 2012. Conducted by the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute is a weeklong program of intensive study designed for those who want to improve outcomes for crossover youth by improving their own organization's performance and services and by better partnering with public agencies (state, local or tribal) on service delivery systems and support for reform.http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/certprogs/private/certificateprivate.html

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UPCOMING EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

4. New Orleans, LA.: National Pathways to Adulthood Conference:  A Convening on Youth in Transition.  June 27-29, 2012. For additional information, visit http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/news/204-2012-national-pathways-to-adulthood.  

5. Webinar: Effective Strategies to Help Sustain Your Quality Programs. June 27, 2012, 3:30 – 5:00 P.M. E.T.  For more information, please visit http://websurveyor2.airws.org/Community/se.ashx?s=251137454B8F8DEA

6. Baltimore, MD: Grade A Student Night at the National Aquarium. June 28, 2012, 6:00 –9:00 P.M. (last entry at 8:00 pm). National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 E. Pratt Street. The National Aquarium invites all K-12 students boasting three or more A grades to its annual celebration. If a child received three or more A (or equivalent) grades in any one marking period during the 2011–12 school year, he/she qualifies as a Grade A Sea Star! Grade A students will receive free admission, other family members will be admitted at a special rate of $5 per person. Space is limited, no more than 8 tickets per family. For more information or to reserve tickets (by June 22), visit www.aqua.org/gradeastudent  or call 410-576-3833.

7. New York, NY: National School Climate Center Summer Institute. July 10-12, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.schoolclimate.org/programs/si.php  

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

8. Mindful of the Consequences: How Improving the Mental Health of D.C. Youth Benefits the District. This brief from the Justice Policy Institute is part of a series explaining how improving youth outcomes in D.C. can also result in better public safety outcomes for the District as a whole. Read the report online at  http://www.justicepolicy.org/research/4019

9. Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study on How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement. The Council of State Governments Justice Center, in partnership with the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University, has released an unprecedented statewide study of nearly 1 million Texas public secondary school students, followed for at least six years. Among its startling findings are that the majority of students were suspended or expelled between seventh to twelfth grade. This study also found that when students are suspended or expelled, the likelihood that they will repeat a grade, not graduate, and/or become involved in the juvenile justice system increases significantly. African-American students and children with particular educational disabilities who qualify for special education were suspended and expelled at especially high rates. http://justicecenter.csg.org/resources/juveniles

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RESOURCES

10. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools. Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students. http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA12-4669

11. Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Adolescent Girls. In partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has released a new publication that provides law enforcement tips and strategies on how to improve outcomes when interacting with adolescent girls in the field. http://www.theiacp.org/Portals/0/pdfs/GenderBrief.pdf

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

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

Event

Date

Eastern Shore Returning Team Meeting

June 26-27, 2012

Secondary New Team Training

July 9-10, 2012

Coaches’ Training

July 11, 2012

Elementary New Team Training

July 12-13, 2012

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

13. 2012/2013 Maryland Youth Advisory Council. The youth council (for 14-22 year olds) was designed to ensure that Maryland youth are given the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations regarding public policies and programs that affect their future and to take a leadership role in creating meaningful change. Applications due July 1, 2012. More information and application at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/schools/northwesths/careercenter/MDYouthAdvisoryCouncilApp.pdf

14. Bloomberg Philanthropies: Mayors Challenge. A competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with cities across the nation. Ideas must show potential to achieve at least one of the following: address a serious social or economic problem; improve customer service for residents or businesses; enhance accountability to or engagement with the public; and create efficiencies that make government work better, faster, and cheaper. Online RSVP cards must be submitted by July 16, 2012. Applications are due by September 14, 2012. More information at http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ [source: GrantStation]

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JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

15. Bloomsburg, PA: Director of  the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support (PBS) - Bloomsburg University. The director will provide all aspects of leadership associated with the initial establishment, ongoing operations and growth and development of the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Responsibilities require managerial and leadership skills in concert with teaching/coaching skills that are germane to research and training in multi-tiered application of Positive Behavior Support in home, school and community settings. Further information at http://www.pbismaryland.org/Bloomsburg%20University%20announcement%2074-1-457.pdf

16. Silver Spring, MD: Manager of Girl Programs – Community Bridges, Inc. Community Bridges is a grassroots, community-based nonprofit, founded on the belief that all girls are infinitely capable of succeeding in life as strong and confident young women. They empower young girls to become excellent students, positive leaders and healthy young women. The Manager of Girl Programs position manages and oversees the development and implementation of our girl programs at multiple elementary, middle and high schools as well as other community venues in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area. More information at http://www.idealist.org/view/job/ZpKFSNhXZNH4/

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PREVIOUSLY POSTED EVENTS, CONFERENCES, & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

San Diego, CA: 5th Annual Conference on Behavioral Health for Women and Girls, July 17-19, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.samhsawomensconference.org/  

Cincinnati, OH: Children’s Defense Fund National Conference. July 22-25, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.childrensdefense.org/index-1.html

Orlando, FL: 7th Annual National School Safety Conference. July 23-27, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolsafety911.org/

Orlando, FL: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families 2012 Parent Organizing and Community Engagement Training Institute for Grantmakers. July 24-26, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.gcyf.org/

Bridgewater, MA: National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy. July 24-26, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nrccfpp.org/2012_Conference_8VD3.html

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

Santa Ana Pueblo, NM: 2012 National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. July 29-31, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.national-forum.net/

Washington, DC: Re-entering Through Employment: A Comprehensive Approach to Reintegrating the Formerly Incarcerated. July 31, 2012, 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building. For more information, please contact Jeremy Bishop at Bishop.Jeremy@dol.gov

Washington, DC:  The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute, in partnership with the Juvenile Law Center, inaugural Information Sharing Certificate Program. October 1–4, 2012.  For more information, please visit http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/certprogs/informationsharing/certificateinformationsharing.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

El Paso, TX: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families Annual Conference. October 9-12, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.gcyf.org/?page=2012AnnualConference

Jacksonville, FL: Awaken to Change – The National Conference for America’s Children. October 12-15, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.preventchildabuse.org/events/index.shtml  

Pittsburgh, PA: National Conference on Summer Learning. October 22 – 24, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=conference_register

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/

Washington, DC: 7th Annual Models for Change National Conference.  December 3-4, 2012.  For more information, please visit http://modelsforchange.net/calendar/218

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