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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

October 30, 2011

 
Of Special Note
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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  

  • The New York State Permanent Judicial Division on Justice for Children has issued a call for papers for its National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships, “Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court.” The Summit will take place from March 11–13, 2012, in New York, NY, and will highlight the importance of partnerships between the education and justice systems. Papers may be submitted on a variety of topics, including adolescent development, information sharing, courts and juvenile justice, multidisciplinary collaborations, federal and state policies and initiatives, and data, research, and evaluations. Abstracts are due by November 15 and may be submitted online. Visit http://www.ncjfcj.org/images/stories/pdf/s-j%20call%20for%20papers10-26-11.pdf for more information. [source: JUVJUST] 

  • “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: Modell Symposium on Domestic Violence.  November 9, 2011

2. Webinar: Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision: Part I, A Focus on Current Issues and Trends. November 10, 2011

3. 13th Annual  International Survivors of Suicide Day. November 19, 2011

4. Washington, DC: 2012 National Mentoring Summit. January 24- 25, 2012

5. Washington, DC: The Global Summit on Childhood. March 28-31, 2012

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

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

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

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

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

9. Suicide and bullying issue brief

10. Dropout Prevention: Do Districts Pursue Best Practice Recommendations

Resources

11. Longitudinal Data on Teen Dating Violence: Meeting Summary

12. CLASP DataFinder

13. Juvenile Law Center - Models for Change Podcast Series

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

14. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

15. NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program

16. Represent Magazine – Teen Writing Contest

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

17. Baltimore, MD: Outreach Coordinator – Reading Partners

18. Baltimore, MD: Administrative Assistant – Annie E. Casey Foundation

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

 New Events/Conferences/Trainings

1. Baltimore, MD: Modell Symposium on Domestic Violence.  November 9, 2011, 8:30 A.M. University of Md. SMC Campus Center, 612 W. Lombard Street. The 2nd annual Patricia and Arthur Modell Symposium on Domestic Violence will bring attention to the issue of domestic violence. The cost is $50 per person and includes the symposium, lunch, parking, and three continuing education credits with advance registration. Space is limited. For more information, or to register, visit www.ssw.umaryland.edu/modell [source: The Rawlings-Blake Review]

2. Webinar: Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision: Part I, A Focus on Current Issues and Trends. November 10, 2011, 2:00 P.M. ET. The first webinar in a series will address the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for supervising both adults and juveniles. Presenters will discuss the importance of using screening and assessment tools for individuals on supervision, engaging community stakeholders in the supervision process, balancing sanctions with incentives to promote behavior change and compliance among probationers and parolees, and developing recidivism-reduction training for staff, among other topics. The presenters will also summarize the implementation and success stories of EBPs in their respective jurisdictions. Register online https://justicecenter.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=justicecenter&service=6&rnd=0.6544230950424168&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fjusticecenter.webex.com%2Fec0605ld%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D270397975%26siteurl%3Djusticecenter%26%26%26

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

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Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

6. 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

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

8. 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

9. Suicide and bullying issue brief. This issue brief from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center examines the relationship between suicide and bullying among children and adoles­cents, with special attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. It also explores strategies for preventing these problems. http://www.sprc.org/library/Suicide_Bullying_Issue_Brief.pdf [source: ED’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students]

10. Dropout Prevention: Do Districts Pursue Best Practice Recommendations? This report from UCLA School Mental Health Project, focuses on the reality that the dropout situation is unlikely to improve as long as policy and practice fail to ensure students have a comprehensive system of student and learning supports. To highlight the intervention problem, the emphasis is on first comparing federal practice guidance recommendations for addressing the dropout problem with data about what schools are doing; then, we stress the need to embed dropout prevention into development of a unified and comprehensive component for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students at every school. http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/drop.pdf [source: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools]

 
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RESOURCES

11. Longitudinal Data on Teen Dating Violence: Meeting Summary. This National Institute of Justice meeting was held June 7-8, 2011. The meeting summary can be found at http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/teen-dating-violence/longitudinal-data-meeting/welcome.htm#welcome

12. CLASP DataFinder is a custom, easy-to-use tool developed to provide select demographic information as well as administrative data on programs that affect low-income people and families. Users can create and download custom tables that present a national picture, a state picture or a comparative look at states and communities. http://www.clasp.org/data

13. Juvenile Law Center - Models for Change Podcast Series. Juvenile Law Center’s new, five-part podcast series, Changing the System, examines Models for Change reform work in Pennsylvania from both a statewide and a national perspective. Changing the System focuses on the systemic juvenile justice issues that affect youth, the goals and strategies that have been put in place to address those issues in Pennsylvania, and how they can be applied nationwide. Issues that will be covered in the Changing the System series include disproportionate minority contact, mental health and juvenile justice system coordination, and the system of aftercare/re-entry services and supports. http://www.jlc.org/podcast/  [source: Models for Change]

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

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

Event

Date

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

15. NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program. The goal of the NFL Grassroots Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. Athletic fields can serve as tremendous community assets by offering opportunities for recreation, education, and relaxation that contribute to the local quality of life. The NFL Grassroots Program seeks to redress the shortage of clean, safe, and accessible football fields in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. http://www.lisc.org/section/ourwork/national/youth/request [source: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools]

16. Represent Magazine – Teen Writing Contest. Represent is a magazine written by and for young people in foster care nationwide. The contest question is: “Describe someone who's inspired you. What about him/her was inspiring, and how were you able to change for the better because of their example?” Deadline: December 1, 2011. More information at http://www.representmag.org/contests/represent_contest_submission_2.html [source: SparkAction]

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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

17. Baltimore, MD: Outreach Coordinator – Reading Partners. Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization that provides literacy intervention programs at elementary schools in low-income communities. Reading Partners’ mission is to expand the life opportunities of children in low-income communities by empowering them with strong literacy skills. At each school, Reading Partners take over a classroom to transform it into a special learning environment called a Reading Center and recruit a corps of 40-80 community volunteers from all walks of life who will serve as tutors at the school. The Reading Partners Outreach Coordinator is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the programs in their respective region have high-quality, reliable volunteers to serve as tutors for elementary school students struggling with reading. http://www.idealist.org/view/job/MjHB6W3nkwmD

18. Baltimore, MD: Administrative Assistant – Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. Under general supervision, this position will provide comprehensive administrative and clerical support to facilitate the efficient and effective operation in the assigned division in support of the Foundation’s mission and values. This position reports to the Director of the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group. http://www.aecf.org/AboutUs/Careers/AdminAsstJJSG.aspx?Method=

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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

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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