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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

October 24, 2011

 

Of Special Note

  • Today, the Center is collaborating with the Fraternal Order of X-Offenders (F.O.X.O.) and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute to host an invitation only symposium: RETHINKING, RESHAPING, RE-EVALUATING RE-ENTRY AND NO-ENTRY.  This symposium will feature a keynote address from the Honorable Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.  We will keep you informed of the activities emanating from the Symposium. 
  • Baltimore, MD: Race/Privilege Arts Dialogue. A Theatrical Exploration and Arts Based Opportunity for Participation in a multi-disciplinary dialogue about our racial passions. Theatre Action Group (T.A.G.) is offering several free events.
  • I'd Rather Stick a Needle in My Eye. TAG led arts dialogue on race and privilege, October 29, 2011, 8:00 P.M., The Strand Theater, 1823 North Charles St., 21201
  • Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different ... TAG led           arts dialogue on race and privilege October 30, 2011, 4:00 P.M., Hidden Streams Park, 500-598 N. Woodyear St., 21223. (Off of Franklin St.)
  • November 6, 2011, 2:00-5:00 P.M. at Zamoiski Auditorium Sinai Hospital- Hecht Building, 2401 West Belvedere Ave. Baltimore. Featured speaker Dr. Lonise Bias, Mother of Len Bias (young basketball player who died of a cocaine overdose after being drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1986) and Jay Bias (killed in a drive by shooting in 1990). Event is free, but RSVP is required. Lunch will be provided. You may RSVP by visiting www.atimetoheal.eventbrite.com  
  • “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: Community and Clinical Responses to Violence: A Panel Discussion. October 26, 2011

2. Baltimore, MD: Movie Screening: Books not Bars. October 26, 2011

3. Baltimore, MD: 2011 Mid Atlantic School Safety conference. November 3-4, 2011
4. Orlando, FL: 7th Annual National School Safety Conference. July 23-27, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

5. Broomfield, CO: National Conference on School Success. October 26–28, 2011

6. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. October 29- November 2, 2011

7. Bowie, MD: The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. 7th National African American Drug Policy Summit. November 4-5, 2011

8. Phoenix, AZ: National Summit on Your City's Families. November 10-12, 2011

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

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

 

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

11. Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results From the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey

12. Preventing Multiple Risky Behaviors Among Adolescents: Seven Strategies

13. Juvenile Court Statistics 2008

Resources

14. Fact sheet on the National Center for Youth in Custody

15. From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

16. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

17. Black Professional Men (BPM) - Rays of Hope Scholarship

18. The 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

19. Baltimore, MD: Serve Meals at My Sister’s Place

20. Baltimore, MD: Effectiveness Coach– Baltimore City Teaching Residency - The New Teacher Project

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

 

New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Baltimore, MD: Community and Clinical Responses to Violence: A Panel Discussion. October 26, 2011, 5:30 P.M. in the Armstrong Medical Education Building, Room 402. Baltimore has the eighth-highest rate of violent crime in the country. How do hospitals and communities respond? Join the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Domestic Health Policy Interest Group (DHPIG) to explore this question. Panelists include Gardnel Carter, Director of Safe Streets East, and Marla Johnston, injury prevention coordinator for the adult trauma service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. This event is the kickoff of DHPIG's Bridging Medical and Outreach Resources (BMOR) series, which aims to initiate dialogue about local health disparities by exploring grassroots activism, considering policy interventions, and promoting collaboration between medical practitioners and community leaders. Space is limited.  RVSP at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHdZVUt3RUNUOEZPUktjdXJOdnBUQ2c6MQ [source: Student Outreach Resource Center]

2. Baltimore, MD: Movie Screening: Books not Bars. October 26, 2011 4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201. This short documentary focuses on the growth of the prison industrial complex in the U.S. through the eyes of the youth who are working to reverse the trend. The title refers to the claim that adolescents are four to five times more likely to go to prison than be educated. For more information, contact Kara or Rashad at 410.706.3940

3. Baltimore, MD: 2011 Mid Atlantic School Safety conference. November 3-4, 2011. Tuition is free. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.schoolsafety911.org/event_form10.html

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

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Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

5. Broomfield, CO: National Conference on School Success. October 26–28, 2011. For more information, please visit http://ncseconference.wordpress.civicore.com/?page_id=19

6. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. October 29- November 2, 2011. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.apha.org/meetings/

7. Bowie, MD: The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. 7th National African American Drug Policy Summit. November 4-5, 2011. The Theme of this year’s Summit is: “Overcoming the challenges of fiscal austerity to achieve effective solutions to the substance abuse, mental health, and criminal and juvenile justice disparities issues facing minority Americans in the United States”.  Early Registration Fee by October 26, 2011 is $225.00; the Registration Fee thereafter is $260.00, paid by check or money order and mailed to Ms. Rosalee Morris, Summit Conference Coordinator, Howard University School of Law, Center for Drug Abuse Research, Holy Cross Hall – Room 400, 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. Phone No. 202-806-8600.  The Conference Program, Registration Form, and a General Information Memorandum on hotels and travel between the hotel and the University are posted on the organization’s website, i.e.  www.naadpc.org.  Event is co-sponsored by Bowie State University.

8. Phoenix, AZ: National Summit on Your City's Families. November 10-12, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.nlc.org/events/coc/your-citys-families

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

10. 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/

 

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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

11. Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results From the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. These Web Tables use data from the 2009 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to show the relationship between bullying and cyber-bullying victimization and other variables of interest such as the reported presence of gangs, guns, drugs, and alcohol at school; select school security measures; student criminal victimization; and personal fear, avoidance behaviors, fighting, and weapon-carrying at school. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011336

12. Preventing Multiple Risky Behaviors Among Adolescents: Seven Strategies. This Child Trends brief presents findings from program evaluations and developmental science that identify strategies and programs that have been shown to help prevent or reduce risky behaviors among adolescents. The brief is available at http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2011_10_01_RB_RiskyBehaviors.pdf [source: Maternal and Child Health Library]

13. Juvenile Court Statistics 2008. Drawing on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, the report profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases that U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled in 2008. It also describes the trends in delinquency cases processed by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2008 and the status offense cases they handled between 1995 and 2008. http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/publications/StatBBAbstract.asp?BibID=258095 [source: JUVJUST]


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RESOURCES

14. Fact sheet on the National Center for Youth in Custody. This fact sheet provides an overview of the mission, objectives, and services of the recently launched National Center for Youth in Custody. Emphasizing the rehabilitative goals of the juvenile justice system, the center will deliver training and technical assistance; identify, document, and promote evidence-based approaches to working with youth in custody; and serve as a resource for juvenile justice practitioners, youth in custody, and families. The center will provide training curriculums, Webinars, and professional development, among other services. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/235770.pdf [JUVJUST]

15. From Soft Skills to Hard Data: Measuring Youth Program Outcomes. The guide, from the Forum for Youth Investment, reviews eight youth outcome measurement tools that are appropriate for use in afterschool and other settings. http://www.readyby21.org/resources/soft-skills-hard-data-measuring-youth-program-outcomes

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

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

Event

Date

State Leadership Meeting

October 25, 2011

Coaches’ Meeting

November 10, 2011

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. Black Professional Men (BPM) - Rays of Hope Scholarship. The Rays of Hope Scholarship Program, sponsored by BPM, was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to African-American male students that have consistently demonstrated exceptional character and academic performance. In addition, the Program seeks students who participate in school or community activities and exhibit strong leadership and communication skills. Deadline: December 1, 2011. http://www.blackprofessionalmen.org/page6/files/2012-2013ScholarshipAppl_Rev5_041907.pdf Learn more about BPM at http://www.blackprofessionalmen.org/index.html

18. The 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders awards program will recognize individuals in the United States working to solve the health challenges that confront their own communities. For more information, visit http://www.communityhealthleaders.org/ [source: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools]

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

19. Baltimore, MD: Serve Meals at My Sister’s Place. Volunteers are needed to work at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center in the Meal Service Program. Breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts are available seven days a week. Meals are served to client groups ranging from 60-100 people at once. Volunteers are asked to set the dining area up, serve food and clean up before leaving. My Sister’s Place is located at 17 W. Franklin St. Baltimore, MD. If you are interested please contact Volunteer Coordinator Audra Distefano by email at: adistefa@cc-md.org [source: Student Outreach Resource Center]

20. Baltimore, MD: Effectiveness Coach– Baltimore City Teaching Residency - The New Teacher Project.  The New Teacher Project (TNTP) strives to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom. The Effectiveness Coach will be a TNTP employee based in Baltimore City Public Schools. This position is available January 2012. The Effectiveness Coach is responsible for the recruitment and selection of pre-service Institute Staff, providing high quality and relevant feedback to Residents during pre service training and the school year, and the creation/distribution of resources to Residents. Details at http://www.idealist.org/view/job/7497mdjmP9MD

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Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

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

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/

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

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

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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