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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

 ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

November 7, 2011

 
Of Special Note
 
  • Baltimore, MD: The Interrupters Movie and Panel with Baltimore Safe Streets East Staff, Johns Hopkins Adult Trauma Staff, and Daniel Webster. November 9, 2011, 6:30 P.M.   The Interrupters tells the story of three “Interrupters” working for the Chicago CeaseFire program to protect their communities from the violence they themselves once employed.  These individuals have credibility on the street because of their own personal histories.  They work for the CeaseFire Organization in Chicago, created by Dr. Gary Slutkin, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago who, for ten years, battled the spread of cholera and AIDS in Africa.  Dr. Slutkin developed an anti-violence program based on these experiences, recognizing that the spread of violence mimics that of infectious diseases.  class="A8"Hosted by CREATIVE ALLIANCE, class="A8"3134 Eastern Ave.  Admission is $10, $5 for members. For additional information call 410-276-1651 or access the website, www.creativealliance.org. class="A8"The event is sponsored by the Adult Trauma Service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Baltimore, MD: Family & Black Men & Boys. November 9, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.  Eubie Blake Center, 847 N. Howard Street, Baltimore.  class="A4"New Orleans jazz musician Noel Russell and writer Clarence Brown artistically share reflections on family, followed by a panel moderated by Selwyn Ray, Vice President of Community Engagement and Partnership at Big Brothers Big Sisters, with Joseph T. Jones, Executive Director, Center for Urban Families; Shawn Burnett, a single father; Jace Woods, a mentor to young black males; and others. This event is part of class="A4" class="A8"Art on Purpose’s Black Male Identity project. Further information at www.morethan28days.com or 410/231-3884.

 

  • 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
  • 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
  • “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: How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit Organization Workshop.

            November 14, 2011

2. Webinar: Bridging the Gap – Connecting Frontline Workers and their Families to Critically

            Needed Supports in Tough Times. November 22, 2011

3. Baltimore, MD: Kwanzaa Celebration. December 3, 2011

 

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

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

5. Webinar: Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision: Part I, A Focus on Current

            Issues and Trends. November 10, 2011

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

7. Washington, DC: National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 22nd Annual

            Conference. November 16-20, 2011

8. 13th Annual class="surviving" International Survivors of Suicide Day. November 19, 2011

 

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

9. Opportunity-Rich Schools and Sustainable Communities: Seven Steps to Align High-Quality

            Education with Innovations in City and Metropolitan Planning and Development

10. Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results From the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the

            National Crime Victimization Survey

11. Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying: What domestic and sexual

            violence advocates need to know 

Resources

12. Mental Health First Aid

13. Youth Focused Policing Resource Center

14. Office of Adolescent Health

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

15. PBIS Maryland Events

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

16. Search Tool Helps Users Find Federal Grants to Fund Youth Programs

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

18. Do Something Seed Grants

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

19. Washington, DC: KaBOOM!—Director of Client Services

20. Baltimore, MD: Volunteer of the Month Program at Baltimore SquashWise

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

 

1. Baltimore, MD: How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit Organization Workshop. November 14, 2011, 6:30-8:30 P.M. Community Law Center, 3355 Keswick Rd. Understand the legal and practical considerations of running a nonprofit. Registration fee of $40 must be paid in advance by visiting www.communitylaw.org or calling 410-366-0992. [source: Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods]

2. 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

 

3. 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.

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4. 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

5. 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

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

7. 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/

8. 13th Annual class="surviving" 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

 

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9. Opportunity-Rich Schools and Sustainable Communities: Seven Steps to Align High-Quality Education with Innovations in City and Metropolitan Planning and Development. This report from the Urban Institute develops seven steps to link education and planning policy at the local level. The authors draw from a national scan of model activities, interviews with key experts and agency staff members, and the authors' experience working with local governing bodies. The report identifies practical solutions that encompass assessing the current educational environment, engaging the community, strategic planning and implementation of investment, and institutionalizing successful innovations. http://www.urban.org/publications/1001544.html

10. Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results From the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. This report from the National Center for Education Statistics uses data from the 2009 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to examine student criminal victimization and the characteristics of crime victims and nonvictims. It also provides findings on student reports of the presence of gangs and weapons and the availability of drugs and alcohol at school, student reports of bullying and cyberbullying, and fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims at school. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012314

11. Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying: What domestic and sexual violence advocates need to know. This paper clarifies the distinctions between bullying and harassment and the priorities and responsibilities of school districts, explores the unintended consequences of ignoring the gendered dimensions of bullying and harassment in K-12 schools, and suggests helpful strategies for advocates collaborating with school personnel and students. http://www.vawnet.org/nrcdv-publications/summary.php?doc_id=2852&find_type=web_desc_NRCDV [source: National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women]


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RESOURCES

12. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that  helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 12-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. Learn more at http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/program_overview/ [source: Suicide Prevention Resource Center]

13. Youth Focused Policing Resource Center. This Web site, launched by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,  provides a directory of law enforcement programs and services for youth, training and technical assistance in juvenile justice, information on IACP resources, searchable resource library, secure discussion forum for law enforcement officials, and comprehensive information and resources relating to youth crime, delinquency, and victimization. http://www.iacpyouth.org/ [source: JUVJUST]

14. Office of Adolescent Health. The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The website includes information, resources, and grant opportunities on a variety of topics including substance use, reproductive health, mental health, healthy relationships, and physical health. Please visit http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/ for more information.

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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)

15. 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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16. Search Tool Helps Users Find Federal Grants to Fund Youth Programs. The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs has created an online Web tool that allows users to search for federal grant opportunities by youth topic or federal agency on Grants.gov. The tool uses a filter to search for grants that are likely to fund youth programs. Grants.gov is a Web site that allows users to search and apply for thousands of federal grants. http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/GrantsSearch.aspx [source: JUVJUST]

17. 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

18. Do Something Seed Grants. Do Something is a national nonprofit organization that inspires young people to believe that change is possible, and trains, funds, and mobilizes them to be leaders who work to strengthen their communities. Do Something Seed Grants are available to U.S. and Canadian citizens, age 25 or under, who want to create a community action project or further the success of an existing program. More information at http://www.dosomething.org/grants/seedgrants [source: GrantStation]

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19. Washington, DC: KaBOOM!—Director of Client Services. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that believes that every child deserves a great place to play. KaBOOM! is currently seeking a full-time Director of Client Services. Responsibilities of the position include working with funding partners to determine the scope and scale of their respective programs, leveraging partnerships to achieve the objectives of funders, overseeing the Outreach team to prepare partners for community-build projects, and acting as liaison between funding and community partners. http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34ZtXGnFXTJNp

20. Baltimore, MD: Volunteer of the Month Program at Baltimore SquashWise. November 1, 2011 kicks off a Volunteer of the Month program.  This is one of the ways to show appreciation to the volunteers for donating time with SquashWise!  New and returning volunteers can participate. The volunteer of the month will receive a framed picture in the SquashWise office, congratulations email, $5 gift card at starbucks or subway and t-shirt from Baltimore SquashWise. This program will occur every month and the volunteer who serves the most number of hours/days will be recognized as "Volunteer of the Month". This is also a great way for volunteers to participate in more events, build more excitement for the program and to create a stronger bond/ connection with students.  If you have any questions about the program, contact Ayana Harlee, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@baltimoresquashwise.org  or by phone at 443-682-7126.  [source:  JHU SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center)]

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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

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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