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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:

ITEMS OF INTEREST

OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY, WAGING PEACE

 April 8, 2013

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Congratulations to the “We Are the Dream” Award winners: On April 4, 2013, the 45th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 20 of Baltimore’s leaders under the age of 30 selected by the Baltimore City Youth Commission were recognized by the President of the City Council and the Mayor for the work they were doing to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive in Baltimore.  Those honored included Joshua Austin - Arts and Comedy; Destynee Bright - Destynee and Beyond, Founder; Alyssa Brumis - US Dream Academy, Mentor; Zeke Cohen - The Intersection, Founder;  Krishana Davis - Afro Newspapers; Keenen Geeter - Young Men of Power, Founder;  Coordinator;  Jabriera Handy - The Just Kids Partnership;  Aziz Housseini - Legacy Global Development;  Sharon Jackson - Senior Constituent Service Rep;  Jermaine Jones - BEST Democratic Club;  Raevyn Jones - Polished for Prom, Founder; Susan Keen - Baltimore City Public Schools;  William Matheny - Aspiring Entrepreneur; Kenneth Morrison - DEWmore Baltimore;  Stephanie Murdock - Baltimore Skatepark;  Shanae Newman - Ideal Publicity; Michele Parker - Northwood Appold UMC;  Dytonia Reed - Baltimore City Young Democrats; Councilman Brandon Scott - Baltimore City Council (2nd District);  Roen Taylor - Public Defender.

Baltimore, MD: Is the Physical Environment Killing Us?  Vacant Lots, Violent Crime, and Why Green Space Might Make Us Safer. April 9, 2013, 12:00 – 1:20 p.m., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N. Broadway, Hampton House, Room 250. Presented by Eugenia C. Garvin, MD, MS, Resident, Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Bob Grossman, Senior Director, Philadelphia Land Care. Presented as part of the Graduate Seminar on Injury Research and Policy.             

Webinar: Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL). April 11, 2013, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. ET. The MDCSL is an interactive online directory of more than 9,000 criminal justice, health and social service programs developed to assist professionals and community members in locating community services. At this webinar, you will: Learn how the MDCSL can be used most efficiently to locate Maryland community service programs; Gain familiarity with the wide range of the resources and tools on the MDCSL; and Have the opportunity to provide feedback on the MDCSL to help guide its future development. Register online https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/919051920

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.

Washington, DC: National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. National Spring Summit Conference. April 17-20, 2013, Howard University, Blackburn Center, 2400 Block of Georgia Avenue, N.W. The Summit will deal with issues of what changes are needed in our alcohol and drug abuse laws, how the Nation should deal with abolishing mandatory sentencing laws and the length of sentences for drug offenses, violence and gun control, increasing mental health services for far more people in our society, and developing and implementing programs to assist people returning home from prison to readjust so as not to engage in recidivism and to promote public safety.   There will be discussions also on what reforms are needed in our juvenile justice system, and how we should deal with bullying, truancy, school discipline, and fights in schools.  It will also  focus on the need to increase Drug Courts and especially Veterans Drug Courts and making mental health services available to a far greater number of persons not only in our criminal justice system, and in our family court cases involving neglect and abuse issues, but to the general public at large. More information at http://www.naadpc.org/

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/

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. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy.

2. Webinar: Defining Clean in School Facilities and Its Impact on Students. April 10, 2013

3. Webinar: Findings from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. April 16, 2013

4. Webinar: Identifying Resources to Fund Your Bullying & Violence Prevention Efforts.

    April 18, 2013

5. Philadelphia, PA: Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law

            Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition. October 19-23, 2013

Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings

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

            Palm Beach County Agreement. April 9, 2013

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

            Suicide Prevention and Social Media. April 10, 2013

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

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

            April 18, 2013

Reports, Research & Recent Publications

10. For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence

11. The Role of Risk. Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles

12. Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking 2012

Resources

13. Baltimore Online Citizen Survey

14. Communities Taking Action: Profiles of Health Equity

Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards

15. Hallways to Health – Sponsored by Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care

16. Face Forward grants

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17. The Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute is seeking potential summer work

            sites for high school youth

18. Baltimore, MD: President/CEO: New Integrated Behavioral Health Organization

Baltimore City Health Department

Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training

NEW EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

1. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy. The focus of the Graduate Seminar on Injury Research and Policy will be violence prevention.  The seminar series is jointly sponsored by the Center for Injury Research and Policy, the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The seminars are open to all students and faculty as well as to the public.  Seminars are held from 12:00 – 1:20 p.m. at Hampton House, 624 N. Broadway, Room 250.

  • April 16th - The Impact of Parent and Early Adolescent Discussions on Unintentional and Intentional Injury Prevention. Presented by Vanya Jones, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor Dept. of Health, Behavior and Society, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
  • April 23th - Parental Monitoring: Links to Youth Violence Prevention. Presented by Sarah J. Racz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • April 30th - The Limits of Certainty-Based Hot Spot Patrols. Presented by Evan Sorg, MA, Research Associate and PhD candidate, Center for Security and Crime Science, Temple University.
  • May 7th - Notes from the Field: Reflections on Mental Illness, Guns, and a Maryland Task Force. Presented by Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, and Emma E. McGinty, MS, Dept. of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2. Webinar: Defining Clean in School Facilities and Its Impact on Students. April 10, 2013, 2:30 p.m. ET. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.acefacilities.org/DeliveryDetails.aspx?classid=79b72ff8-d9d8-48c6-abf1-957b862bf0d4

3. Webinar: Findings from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. April 16, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/dataspeak041613/114587/?&

4. Webinar: Identifying Resources to Fund Your Bullying & Violence Prevention Efforts. April 18, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET. For more information and registration, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/262430985?utm_source=Webinar+Invitation-Funding+Resources+2013&utm_campaign=Funding+Webinar+130418&utm_medium=email

5. Philadelphia, PA: Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition. October 19-23, 2013. For more information, please visit http://www.theiacpconference.org/iacp2013/public/enter.aspx

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UPCOMING EVENTS/CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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/

9. 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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10. For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence. Developed by the Equity and Excellence Commission, a federal advisory committee to advise Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, this report highlights the need to eliminate educational disparities and provides recommendations for how the federal government can address these disparities.  http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/eec/equity-excellence-commission-report.pdf  [source: Youth Resource Connections, U.S. Department of Labor]

11. The Role of Risk. Mentoring Experiences and Outcomes for Youth with Varying Risk Profiles. This report, A Public/Private Ventures project, presents results from the first large-scale evaluation to examine how the levels and types of risk youth face may influence their mentoring relationships and the benefits they derive from mentoring programs. The study looked closely at the backgrounds of participating youth and their mentors, the mentoring relationships that formed, the program supports that were offered, and the benefits youth received — and assessed how these varied for youth with differing “profiles” of  risk. http://www.mdrc.org/role-risk [source: Youth Resource Connections, U.S. Department of Labor]

12. Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking 2012. Reports on the prevalence and nature of underage drinking and the national efforts and best practices to address the problem. Also reports on state policies, enforcement activities, and prevention programs underway to address underage drinking. https://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/resources/reporttocongress/RTC2012.aspx

RESOURCES

13. Baltimore Online Citizen Survey. The annual Baltimore Citizen Survey aims to identify trends and attitudes regarding quality of life indicators and City services. Survey results will be used to inform and enhance program planning and policy development across all City agencies. The online survey http://finance.baltimorecity.gov/BureausandOffices/BudgetManagementResearch.aspx is an unscientific collection of responses that supplements the randomly selected telephone survey. Check out the survey any time between April 1 and June 1. [source: The Rawlings-Blake Review]

14. Communities Taking Action: Profiles of Health Equity. Communities Taking Action, from the Prevention Institute, is a collection of profiles that showcase successful community initiatives aimed at improving health equity. Promoting just and equitable health outcomes require social, cultural and physical environments that prevent illness and injury in the first place and a commitment to promoting racial and social justice. The profiles demonstrate how strong leadership, community engagement and advocacy, innovative thinking and changes in local policies and institutional practices can successfully converge to shape healthier, more equitable community environments. http://preventioninstitute.org/tools/focus-area-tools/communities-taking-action-profiles-of-health-equity.html

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15. Hallways to Health – Sponsored by Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care (MASBHC). MASBHC is seeking three partner SBHCs to apply for a new project called Hallways to Health. This project is being led by the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) as part of a national, multi-state campaign with Kaiser Permanente (KP) known as Thriving Schools, which aims to have students, staff, and teachers focus on making healthy choices. Thriving Schools is a partnership with school districts leaders, teachers, administrators, parents, students, clinicians, unions, employer groups, and community organizations working to improve health and enhance school climate. The multi-year Hallways to Health grant will expand the role that SBHCs play in advancing obesity prevention, social and emotional health, and school employee wellness. Application deadline: April 15, 2013. http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1111597226139-29/MASBHC_Hallways_to_Health_RFP.pdf

16. Face Forward grants. The U.S. Department of Labor (we, the Department or DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $26,000,000 in grant funds to award approximately 26 Face Forward grants. “Face Forward” conveys the idea of youth leaving their past transgressions behind and looking forward towards a promising future. Through diversion and/or record expungement strategies, these grants will give youth a chance to succeed in the workplace and to avoid the stigma of a juvenile record. http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=0PvxRgRNgZymP24v2RVbkrpGKQ61h4zlBh5VG5yxmprstcXMK5Lt!-928073399?oppId=228734&mode=VIEW

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17. 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.

18. Baltimore, MD: President/CEO: New Integrated Behavioral Health Organization – Baltimore City Health Department. The City of Baltimore seeks a dynamic executive to launch a new not-for-profit organization that will manage the public behavioral health system. The new organization will be created through the integration of the existing core service agency (Baltimore Mental Health Systems, Inc.) and local substance abuse authority (Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc.), and will absorb the functions of both agencies. The executive will provide strategic and day-to-day leadership of the new organization. Application deadline: April 15, 2013. http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Z6DfGpk3PcH4/

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& TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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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