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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

 April 1, 2013

OF SPECIAL NOTE

 

Baltimore, MD: Thursday, April 4, 2013 – We are the Dream Award Ceremony/Reception w/Mayor and City Council.  Ceremony starts at 5:30pm on the 4th Floor of City Hall.  The Award Ceremony culminates a week-long, collaborative youth-oriented public awareness campaign highlighting the positive works being done by the younger generation.  In recognition of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 45-years ago on April 4th, young leaders of Baltimore will be hosting a series of youth-driven events, highlighting the works being done by various youth groups; as well as participating in a week-long series of interviews and discussions on multiple media programs, in an effort to create a Better Baltimore through youth leadership. "It's our goal to honor those young leaders doing great things across this city, and letting them know we appreciate the blood, sweat and tears put in to their efforts - even if others don't" says Shalik Fulton, Chair of the Baltimore City Youth Commission.

One of the goals of the 'We Are the Dream' Campaign is to connect young leaders already doing great things with those seeking to support productive youth and youth-related organizations/ individuals offering a wide variety of services and mentoring.  A second goal is to increase knowledge of the issues being advocated for and advanced by Baltimore’s youth. The ‘We Are the Dream' Campaign highlights young people in Baltimore and their quests for greatness.  Through greater recognition and implementation of youth driven solutions and greater effective collaborations of youth-driven programs, the Campaign will increase the momentum for all those involved and help to change the culture and the mindset of those who look negatively upon our youth.  The Campaign constitutes a next step rather than the culmination of efforts. There are a few seats remaining for the April 4th We Are the Dream Field Trip to Dr. King's Monument in Washington D.C. Buses departing from City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.) at 9:00am and returning at 3:00pm (FREE).  Seats need to be reserved by 4pm. April 1, 2013 by contacting Hassan Giordano, hassangiordano@gmail.com or 443 473-6401.

The Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute (DAASI), a partnership between the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Incentive Mentoring Program is seeking potential summer work sites for their 80 high school youth. Student stipends are covered through external funds, so there is no cost. Furthermore, there is no liability to offices and labs on the Johns Hopkins Campuses. Participating work sites would help IMP increase student access to community resources and ultimately help us foster student academic advancement and personal growth by helping provide youth with a comprehensive, engaging summer curriculum to bolster their academic self-confidence and capabilities in preparation for the upcoming school year. For more information please contact daasi@incentivementoringprogram.org.

Baltimore, MD: Join Johns Hopkins School of Education for the showing of Bully followed by a discussion with David Thomas, instructor in the Division of Public Safety Leadership. April 8, 2013, 6:15 p.m., Education Building, Great Hall, 2800 N Charles Street, 21218. Deposit of $5.00 refundable when attending the event. Seating is limited so register early. http://education.jhu.edu/bully

Baltimore, MD: The Nuts and Bolts of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). April 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the JHU School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe Street, Room 140. The goal of the training is to introduce definitions and characteristics, to present case studies that illustrate how CBPR principles are put into practice, to illustrate key issues related to starting a CBPR project, including identification of community collaborators, and to learn about resources at JH for researchers interested in conducting CBPR. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and research staff are welcome to attend. The workshop is free, however registration is required. More information and registration http://ictr.johnshopkins.edu/ictr/2013/02/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-community-based-participatory-research-workshop-april-12.html

Baltimore, MD: Live Young Blood. A look at the struggle to curtail violence in Baltimore. April 16, 2013, doors open at 6:00 p.m., film screening begins at 7:00 p.m., Morgan State University, New Communications Building, Room 101. A brief panel discussion will follow the film. Free admission and food.

 Baltimore, MD: Second Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health. April 23, 2013, Homewood Campus, Shriver Hall, 3400 North Charles Street #105. Visit http://urbanhealth.jhu.edu/Social_Determinants_of_Health/ for more information or contact Farah Qureshi at fqureshi@jhsph.edu

Owings Mills, MD: Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care (MASBHC) Annual Spring Conference. May 16, 2013.Closing plenary presented by Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. More information and registration at http://www.masbhc.org/

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. Webinar: The Impact of Isolation Practices in Confinement Facilities. April 3, 2013

2. Webinar: Federal Civil Rights Approaches to School Discipline Reform: Examining the Recent

            Palm Beach County Agreement. April 9, 2013

3. Webinar: ICRC-S Webinar - The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice:

            Suicide Prevention and Social Media. April 10, 2013

4. Baltimore, MD: Take Back the Night. April 22, 2013

5. Baltimore, MD: Basic Grants Training for NonProfit Organizations. May 1, 2013

 

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

6. Webinar "One in Eight: The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention. April 3, 2013

7. Baltimore, MD: 2013 Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference: Community-Based

            Learning: Getting Real About Civic Engagement. April 6, 2013

8. Baltimore, MD: MESHELLE "The Indie-Mom of Comedy" in "Funny, Fierce, Fabulous: THE

            CABARET". April 7, 2013

9. Reno, NV: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Institute for New

            Juvenile and Family Court Judges. April 8 – 12, 2013

10. Las Vegas, NV: National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. April 8-10, 2013

11. Baltimore, MD: 2013 Urban Visionary Awards. April 11, 2013

12. Webinar: Collective Impact to Address Social Challenges: The Role of the Nonprofit Sector.

            April 18, 2013

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

13. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) 2003

14. What Works for Mentoring Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs

            and Interventions

Resources

15. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

16. Powerpoint presentations and handouts from the 26th Annual Children's Mental Health

            Research and Policy Conference

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

17. Evaluation Research on Police and Technology in Schools

18. Data Resources Program 2013: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data

19. OJJDP FY 2013 Community-Based Violence Prevention FIRE Program

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

20. Washington, DC: Project Director – Advancement Project

21. Justice Policy Institute (JPI) Internship program

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

 NEW EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

 1. Webinar: The Impact of Isolation Practices in Confinement Facilities. April 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information or to register, please visit https://events-na8.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1110525827/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_landing.html?sco-id=1122077268

2. Webinar: Federal Civil Rights Approaches to School Discipline Reform: Examining the Recent Palm Beach County Agreement. April 9, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. For more information and to register, please visit https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/252264767?utm_source=Send+Us+Your+Best+for+the+Youth+Justice+Leadership+Institute&utm_campaign=Newsletter+Mar+29%2C+2013&utm_medium=email

3. Webinar: ICRC-S Webinar - The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide Prevention and Social Media. April 10, 2013, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. For more information and to register, please visit https://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1002235226/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=1358041805&_charset_=utf-8. A follow-up call will be held on April 17, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. Register online https://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1002235226/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=1358069134&_charset_=utf-8

4. Baltimore, MD: Take Back the Night. April 22, 2013, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 N Holliday St. This event is in support and recognition of survivors of sexual violence. Keynote speaker: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Event hosted by TurnAround, Inc. http://www.turnaroundinc.org/

5. Baltimore, MD: Basic Grants Training for NonProfit Organizations. May 1, 2013, 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Please join the Governor's Grants Office, and sponsor partners, Humanim and the Southern Baptist Church of Baltimore for this half day training to learn about applying for grants for nonprofit organizations. More information and registration at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e791mf7u35a5db8a&llr=k85mzxbab

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UPCOMING EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

6. Webinar "One in Eight: The Reality of Sexual Abuse in Youth Detention. April 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar, designed for youth advocates, service providers, and others in the victim services field, will focus on the crisis of sexual abuse of youth in juvenile detention facilities. For more information and to register, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8614159380589738240

7. Baltimore, MD: 2013 Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference: Community-Based Learning: Getting Real About Civic Engagement. April 6, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.baltimorecollegetown.org/events/service-learning-conference/

8. Baltimore, MD: MESHELLE "The Indie-Mom of Comedy" Founder of Goaldiggers The Sankofa Project, will share her musical theater roots in "Funny, Fierce, Fabulous: THE CABARET". April 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue. Donation: $30.00 All proceeds are Tax deductible and Benefit Goaldiggers The Sankofa Project's culminating trip to Ghana, West Africa. Join MESHELLE with her LIVE Band as she takes you on a musical journey of inspirational tunes that paved her yellow brick road to Serving and Living her dreams.  

9. Reno, NV: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges. April 8 – 12, 2013. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.ncjfcj.org/institute-new-juvenile-and-family-court-judges

10. Las Vegas, NV: National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. April 8-10, 2013. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/cs/conference2013

11. Baltimore, MD: 2013 Urban Visionary Awards. April 11, 2013, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. In 2010, Center for Urban Families created the Urban Visionary Awards to honor local and national leaders who have blazed trails in service to their communities. Recipients are men and women with the vision, honor, dignity and determination to create lasting change in urban communities in Baltimore and around the country.  The Urban Visionary Awards 2013 pay tribute to Peter Edelman and Marion Wright Edelman, Diane Bell-McKoy, and Shawn Dove. http://urbanvisionaryawards-eorg.eventbrite.com/

12. Webinar: Collective Impact to Address Social Challenges: The Role of the Nonprofit Sector. April 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. ET. For more information and to register, please visit  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDZuaXFGRm1sUW5TbHdfTV8tR0hOQmc6MA#gid=0

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13. Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) 2003. SYRP collects data from youth in the juvenile justice system ages 10-20. The survey asked youth about their backgrounds, offense histories, experiences in the confinement facility, their use of alcohol and drugs, their medical needs and the services they received, and any experiences of victimization in placement. http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACJD/studies/34304 [source: OJJDP JUVJUST]

14. What Works for Mentoring Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions. This Child Trends Research Brief examines 19 mentoring programs, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, to determine how well they meet their intended outcomes and what can be learned from them. They found that mentoring programs that target at-risk youth or are community-based (versus school-based) are more frequently effective, as are those lasting a year or more. While mentoring is a good strategy for helping children with education, social skills and relationships, programs aimed at behavior problems, such as reducing teen pregnancy or bullying, were not found to be effective. http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2013_03_28_RB_WWMentor.pdf [source: Child Trends]

RESOURCES

15. Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools assists in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. It includes tools to implement a multifaceted suicide prevention program that responds to students' needs and cultures. http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Preventing-Suicide-A-Toolkit-for-High-Schools/SMA12-4669?WT.ac=EB_20130318_SMA12-4669 [source: SAMHSA]

16. Powerpoint presentations and handouts from the 26th Annual Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference have now been posted online. Please visit http://www.cmhtampaconference.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117&Itemid=119

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17. Evaluation Research on Police and Technology in Schools. NIJ is requesting applications for research to evaluate the use of police and technology in schools. The proposed research should be comprehensive and include assessment of aspects such as school ecology, culture, climate, and social capital in addition to outcomes and other impacts. https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001044.pdf

18. Data Resources Program 2013: Funding for Analysis of Existing Data. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have entered into a partnership to request applications under this Data Resources Program (DRP) solicitation for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl001029.pdf

19. OJJDP FY 2013 Community-Based Violence Prevention FIRE Program to support methodologically rigorous research and evaluations that inform policy and practice consistent with the Department of Justice’s mission. OJJDP will fund field-initiated studies to inform efforts to prevent and reduce youth violence (including gun violence) and violence exposure at the community level under Part B of Title II of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=228273

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20. Washington, DC: Project Director – Advancement Project. Advancement Project seeks an experienced, committed and creative Project Director in its Washington D.C. office to lead its Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Project team. Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. We tackle inequity with innovative strategies and strong community alliances.  http://www.advancementproject.org/jobs/entry/project-director-ending-the-schoolhouse-to-jailhouse-track

21. Justice Policy Institute (JPI) Internship program. JPI is accepting applications for its internship program in the areas of communications and research.  They accept interns for the fall or spring semester, summer, or for the entire academic year. JPI seeks seek interns interested in being introduced to the “nuts and bolts” of criminal justice and juvenile justice reform work and issues. http://www.justicepolicy.org/About1/Employment-Opportunities-Internships.html

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& TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Washington, DC: Coalition for Juvenile Justice Annual Conference. May 1-4, 2013. This year’s conference theme is Building Supportive Communities to Prevent Violence and Delinquency. For more information, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/building-supportive-communities-to-prevent-violence-and-delinquency/event-summary-982ac2c52bf24185b38d1a47a149e3a4.aspx.

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore City Resource Sharing Event. May 14, 2013, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Paul C. Wohlman Assembly Hall, War Memorial Building, 101 North Gay Street, First Floor. This event is sponsored by the Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL) Project at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS).  It will feature a presentation on how to use the MDCSL (www.mdcsl.org), and a presentation on BCDSS programs. To register as an attendee for this event, please RSVP NO LATER than Friday, May 3, 2013 to mdcsl@umd.edu.  Registration for this event is first come, first serve.  Please direct any inquiries to Amy Billing at 301-405-9796.

Memphis, TN: 6th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference. June 12-13, 2013. For more information, please visit http://tspn.org/wp-content/uploads/06-12-13-SBCC.pdf

Washington, DC: National Conference on Volunteering & Service. June 19-21, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.volunteeringandservice.org/2013-conference.cfm

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