JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE: WAGING PEACE

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JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:
ITEMS OF INTEREST
OUR COMMUNITY, OUR RESPONSIBITY; WAGING PEACE
July 29, 2008
Of Special Note
DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES THAT OTHERS INTERESTED
IN REDUCING YOUTH VIOLENCE SHOULD KNOW? PLEASE SEND INFORMATION YOU
WOULD LIKE INCLUDED IN OUR ITEMS OF INTEREST TO [email protected]
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Baltimore, MD: Bmore Cultured Presentation Dinner. August 2, 2008, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, St
Johns Church 2640 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21217. Please come enjoy a cultural dinner and
hear about B-more Cultured’s 2008 trip to Nicaragua. Bmore Cultured is a grassroots
organization of Baltimore high school students who volunteer every summer for two weeks in
Nicaragua with educators, youth advocates, artists, and parents. The tickets are $25 ticket in
advance. B-more Cultured website is www.bmorecultured.com. You can purchase tickets from
Seante Hatcher, [email protected] 443.287.3006
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Baltimore, MD: Neighborhood Conversation with Mayor Sheila Dixon. August 12, 2008. 6:008:00 pm. Loyola College, Andrew White Student Hall, Second Floor, 4501 N Charles Street.
Come and join your community for a Neighborhood Conversation with Mayor Sheila Dixon and
her Cabinet Members. Share your thoughts and concerns about your neighborhood. For more
information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods at (410) 396-4735.
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Baltimore, MD: Out for Justice Project Fundamentals of Organizing Workshop. August 22,
2008 from 3:00 – 7:00pm and August 23, 2008, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Workshop will be held at
The Cork Factory, 302 E. Federal (at Guilford), 4th Floor North (Buzzer #9). If you’re passionate
about making changes to laws that hinder successful reentry then this workshop is for you.
Participation will provide training on how to change policies that affect lives, offer
development leadership skills, have your voice heard through organized efforts.
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“Breaking the Cycle” Radio Dialogue. August 3, 2008 2:00-4:00 p.m. Brother Bey, the
founder of the Fraternal Order of X-Offenders (F.O.X.O), hosts a weekly radio show on W.O.L.B
(1010 am) 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 http://www.foxo.org/ email: [email protected] or call 410-262-4456.
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On January 11, 2008 Mayor Dixon was at 4601 Park Heights Ave along with representatives
from the Prisoner’s Aid Association of Maryland (PAA) and the Fraternal Order of XOffenders (F.O.X.O.) to officially open the doors of Project P.E.A.C.E. (Proper Education
Always Corrects Errors), a collaboration between PAA and F.O.X.O. that will connect
thousands of ex-offenders each year to services provided in its crime prevention and
recidivism avoidance program. The P.E.A.C.E. program, developed and implemented by exoffenders, connects other ex-offenders with needed resources and uses the power of peer
influence to facilitate the cognitive restructuring and personal supports needed for successful
re-integration. “In order to truly make Baltimore safer, we need to help ex-offenders become
productive citizens,” Mayor Sheila Dixon said. “Project P.E.A.C.E. is going to help a lot of
people fulfill their potential and make meaningful contributions to those around them.”
The P.E.A.C.E. program addresses a variety of social and behavioral issues confronting exoffenders, including: short term and long term housing, emergency shelter, transitional
housing, substance abuse, parenting, GED services, employment and job placement, financial
literacy and HIV/AIDS information and education. In addition to the 12-Step Lifeskills
Workshops and services such as emergency shelter, transitional housing, and linkage to other
services, the P.E.A.C.E. project provides individual supports from individuals who have turned
around their lives and who serve as mentors and positive role models. For additional
information or referrals, call Project P.E.A.C.E. at 410 367-8393 or Brother Bey at 410
262-4456.
Quick Glance at this week’s Items of Interest
New Events/Conferences/Trainings
1. Boston, MD: 15th Annual Institute for Psychology in the Schools. August 13, 2008
2. Philadelphia, PA: National Association of Peer Specialists – The Recovery Revolution.
August 20-22, 2008.
3. Chicago, IL: 15th National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities Conference on Drugs
& Crime. September 3-5, 2008.
4. Tampa, FL: 3rd National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery.
September 15–17, 2008.
Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings
5. Baltimore, MD: Walking for a Citywide Agenda.
6. Baltimore, MD: Healing Hearts murder victim families’ network and advocacy groups.
July 31, 2008. 6:30 - 8:30pm
7. Baltimore, MD: Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation Inc. “Part of the Cure” seminars.
August 2 & September 6, 2008.
8. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative (BHYI) – 2008 Forum. August 5, 2008.
9. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Neighborhoods: Celebrate National Night Out. August 5, 2008.
10. Washington, DC: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 2008 Data Users Conference.
August 11 – 13, 2008.
11. Berlin, MD: Maryland Association of School Resource Officers (MASRO) Safe Schools Conference.
August 11, 2008
12. Washington, DC: Using the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) Database for
Research and Policy Analyses. August 12-14, 2008
13. New Light Leadership Coalition, Inc. (NLLC) Summer Gala - "Transforming Youth to
Ignite Change", August 15, 2008
14. New Orleans, LA: National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention.
August 26-28, 2008.
Noteworthy
15. Help Create America's After-School Storybook.
16. New York Governor signs law restricting violent video games.
Reports, Research & Recent Publications
17. How can State Education Agencies Support District Improvement: A Conversation Amongst
Educational Leaders, Researchers, and Policy Actors
18. Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
19. America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.
Resources
20. Baltimore One-Stop Career Center.
21. Free software and grant information for nonprofits.
22. Second Wind Fund Affiliates.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
23. Reston, VA: 2008 Education Conference: Evidence-Based Practice, Scientifically-Based
Instruction, and Educational Effectiveness. September 5-7, 2008.
24. PBIS Maryland Events
Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards
25. American Management Association Scholarship Program.
26. Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Science (RO1).
For Youth
27. A Little HOPE – Grants for grieving children and teens.
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
28. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) - Research Associate.
29. Baltimore, MD: HIV Directorship at Baltimore City Health Department.
Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training
New Events/Conferences/Training
1. Boston, MD: 15th Annual Institute for Psychology in the Schools. August 13, 2008. “If It Ain't
Broke, Should We Still Fix It? A Discussion on New Directions in Training for School Psychology.” More
information http://www.apa.org/practice/aips-15.html
2. Philadelphia, PA: National Association of Peer Specialists – The Recovery Revolution. August 2022, 2008. More information at http://naops.org/id35.html
3. Chicago, IL: 15th National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities Conference on Drugs
& Crime. September 3-5, 2008. More information http://www.nationaltasc.org/ntasc-2008conference/.
4. Tampa, FL: 3rd National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery. September 15–17,
2008. This 2 ½ day conference will bring together a diverse audience with an interest in substance
abuse treatment for women and women with children. The audience will find a broad mix of topics
addressed, including best practices as well as innovative and emergent approaches to treating women,
issues pertaining to recovery support, health and wellness, as well as program administration and
management. The conference theme, “Inspiring Leadership, Changing Lives,” provides a framework for
the conference and will be addressed by nationally recognized speakers.
http://www.fadaa.org/women/
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Upcoming Events/Conferences/Training
5. Baltimore, MD: Walking for a Citywide Agenda. Just like last summer, BUILD (Baltimoreans United
in Leadership Development) is “hitting the streets”- walking for our Citywide Agenda. We will need
your support for our Summer Recreation Walks. Please confirm your participation by contacting Gwen
Brown, Administrative Organizer for BUILD at 410-528-0305 or via E-mail at [email protected]
July 29, 2008 6:00-7:00 PM
Holabird Academy, 1500 Imla Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Open House for Holabird Academy
July 30, 2008 6:00-8:00 PM
Location to be announced
Neighborhood Walk for the Oliver Community: Zion Baptist Church, Memorial Baptist Church,
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary will walk for recreation
opportunities and to determine community issues.
July 31, 2008 6:00-8:00 PM
Alexander Hamilton Elementary School, 800 Poplar Grove Street, Baltimore, MD 21216
Neighborhood Walk
August 6, 2008 6:00-8:00 PM
Holabird Academy, 1500 Imla Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
Neighborhood Walk
6. Baltimore, MD: Healing Hearts murder victim families’ network and advocacy groups. July 31,
2008. 6:30 - 8:30pm, New Life United Methodist Church, Rev. Eric King, 4400 Parkside Dr., Baltimore,
MD 21206. Contact Kimberly Armstrong at 1-800-485-8214, [email protected] or
Bonnita Spikes (443) 472-5258, [email protected]
7. Baltimore, MD: Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation Inc. “Part of the Cure” seminars. August 2 &
September 6, 2008. On August 2nd - "The Ties That Bind" presented by Sister Tracy (Eaddy) Ward. As
women we tend to think that when we go through things we are alone; that no one else could possibly
relate to our story. This interactive workshop is designed to show that though we are seemingly
different, the pages of our books are written in the same script and with the same pen. This workshop
is designed to prove the unwritten fact that "sisters" share a bond that transcends words, a bond that is
encoded in our DNA. On September 6th, "A Sista's Guide to a Healthy Relationship" presented by Sis.
Chanelle Muhammad. Seminars will be held at A Good Book, 2101 Gwynn Oak Ave., Baltimore, MD
21207 from 9:15am- 12:30pm. Cost: $10 per session. More informaiton http://www.partofthecure.org/
or call 443-927-7805.
8. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative (BHYI) – 2008 Forum. August 5, 2008. Laws
and government policies that impact Baltimore’s homeless youth and young adult.. Resources & legal
options for youth and young adults. All sessions held from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Radisson Cross Keys,
5100 Falls Rd, Baltimore 21210. No cost to attend but registration is required. You may register for one
or all of the sessions. To register, go to http://www.manynet.org/_currentwebsite/index.htm. For
more information about BHYI contact Julia Pierson at [email protected], or 410 258 8878.
9. Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Neighborhoods: Celebrate National Night Out. August 5, 2008. This
national event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for
local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send
a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Each
community decides how it wishes to join in the celebration and in Baltimore, the evening has been
celebrated with parades, cookouts, ice cream socials and candle-light vigils. To find out more about
NNO and to get ideas for your event, visit the website for the National Association of Town Watch at
www.natw.org.
10. Washington, DC: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 2008 Data Users Conference.
August 11 – 13, 2008. This free conference is held biennially to bring the latest information on NCHS
data to researchers and other data users from around the country. All of the NCHS data systems will be
represented with informational sessions, hands-on workshops and exhibits. Registration required.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/events/duc2008/duc_announce.htm
11. Berlin, MD: Maryland Association of School Resource Officers (MASRO) Safe Schools Conference.
August 11, 2008, 7:30am – 3:30pm. Stephen Decauter High School, 9913 Seahawk Road, Berlin, MD
21811Speakers will discuss Identifying Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Gang Graffiti, a School
Based Law update and a presentation on the WATCHDOGS program. More information at
http://www.masro.com/
12. Washington, DC: Using the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) Database for
Research and Policy Analyses. August 12-14, 2008. The National Center for Education Statistics
within the Institute of Education Sciences is sponsoring a three-day advanced studies seminar on the
use of the National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) database. The NHES is a valuable
resource for understanding contemporary education issues such as early childhood program
participation, parent and family involvement in education, student participation in after-school
programs and activities, and adult education and lifelong learning.
http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=319
13. New Light Leadership Coalition, Inc. (NLLC) Summer Gala - "Transforming Youth to
Ignite Change", August 15, 2008, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Radisson Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Rd.,
Baltimore. Keynote speaker Dr. Raymond Winbush, Ph.D., Director, Morgan State University
Institute for Urban Research. Evening to include silent auction, award presentations,
networking, and dinner. Come celebrate and honor Baltimore’s up- and- coming leaders.
Tickets $35.00. All proceeds to go to Youth Leadership Development Program. Tickets at
http://www.nllc.org/
14. New Orleans, LA: National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention.
August 26-28, 2008. More information at
http://www.nationalcac.org/professionals/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=122&Itemid=
118.
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NOTEWORTHY
15. Help Create America's After-School Storybook. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the
federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the Afterschool Alliance is creating a storybook
featuring people whose lives have been improved through out-of-school time programs. Share your
stories and program nominations and check out sample stories online.
http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/storybook/ [source: CFK Update, July 23, 2008
http://www.connectforkids.org/]
16. New York Governor signs law restricting violent video games. Article published in the Buffalo
News online, July 22, 2008. “A bill enacting new restrictions on violent video games has been signed
into law by Gov. David Paterson …the bill requires that games sold by retailers include the industry's
voluntary rating board. It also requires game consoles to include special features by 2010 that enable
parents to lock out certain kinds of games based on content or rating. And the legislation creates a
state advisory council to study the connection….The bill also creates a state Advisory Board on
Interactive Media and Youth Violence to make recommendations regarding the relationship between
youth violence and video games.” Read the full article
http://www.buffalonews.com/258/story/397316.html.
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REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS
17. How can State Education Agencies Support District Improvement: A Conversation Amongst
Educational Leaders, Researchers, and Policy Actors. In the summer of 2007, The Education Alliance
and The Urban Education Policy program, both at Brown University, convened and co-hosted a two-day
symposium entitled Designing and Catalyzing Effective District Improvement: The Role of State
Education Agencies. They invited state education leaders, superintendents and district leaders,
researchers, directors of non-profit organizations, and other educational actors deeply involved in
district and school improvement efforts. The goal was to create the space for these various educational
leaders to share their experience and expertise regarding the challenges of engaging in significant
improvement efforts across the system. The intent was to create conditions for building and renewing
relationships with colleagues, and to engage in collective problem solving with respect to these
challenges. A report from the symposium is available online
http://www.alliance.brown.edu/pubs/csrqi/symposium.pdf
18. Underage Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.
Alcohol is the drug of choice among young people in the United States, and alcohol use constitutes one
of the principal public health issues for this population. Approximately 5,000 persons under 21 years of
age lose their lives each year as a result of underage drinking, and early initiation of alcohol use is
associated with increased risk of subsequent alcohol use disorders and increased risk of involvement in
violent behaviors, suicide attempts, and a variety of other problematic activities. In response to this
issue, this study presents findings from the 2002 to 2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health
(NSDUHs) on the use of alcohol by persons aged 12 to 20. http://oas.samhsa.gov/underage2k8/toc.htm
19. America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being. This report from the Federal
Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics provides an accessible compendium of indicators
drawn from the most reliable official statistics across topics on child well-being. The indicators are
organized into seven sections, each focusing on a domain relevant to children’s lives: Family and Social
Environment, Economic Circumstances, Health Care, Physical Environment and Safety, Behavior,
Education, and Health. Report available at http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2008/ac_08.pdf
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RESOURCES
20. Baltimore One-Stop Career Center. Career Center Network brings together a variety of resources
to provide comprehensive workforce development services that benefit the entire Baltimore
metropolitan region. For more information please call: (410) 396-3009
Northwest One-Stop Career Center
2401 Liberty Heights Avenue
Mondawmin Mall – Suite 302
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Phone (410) 523-1060
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Eastside One-Stop Career Center
3001 East Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Phone (410) 396-9030
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Baltimore Works One-Stop Career Center
1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone (410) 767-2148
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
21. Free software and grant information for nonprofits. Microsoft has launched a technical assistance
Web site designed especially for nonprofits. NGO Connection provides access to free online software,
information about financial grants and other technical assistance geared especially for nonprofit
organizations. Learn more at
http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/communityinvestment/ngo/en/us/default.msp
x. [source: Indiana Youth Institute Weekly Update, July 28, 2008 http://www.iyi.org/]
22. Second Wind Fund Affiliates. The Second Wind Fund, whose mission is to reduce youth suicides by
removing financial and social barriers to treatment for at-risk youth, will provide templates and
assistance to individuals and communities who want to follow their model. Visit
http://www.thesecondwindfund.org/Affiliates.html for details. [source: SPRC The Weekly Spark, July
23, 2008 http://www.sprc.org/]
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POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)
23. Reston, VA: 2008 Education Conference: Evidence-Based Practice, Scientifically-Based
Instruction, and Educational Effectiveness. September 5-7, 2008. The 2008 ABA International
Education Conference is a two-day, primarily single-track conference on evidence-based education
focusing on research and applied issues. This event will address the current state of knowledge of
evidence-based practices at the policy, evaluation, and practice levels. More information at
http://www.abainternational.org/educonf/index.asp
24. PBIS Maryland Events http://www.pbismaryland.org/
Baltimore City New Team Training – August 5-6, 2008
Baltimore City Returning Team Training – August 6-7, 2008
SWIS Facilitator Training – September 16-18, 2008
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
25. American Management Association Scholarship Program. American Management Association
(AMA) and the Leader to Leader Institute established the AMA Scholarship Program to assist the social
sector nonprofit organizations in developing the strong leaders today who will lead the organizations of
the future. During the entire scholarship year, the recipients will be provided with intellectual
resources, opportunities, and discounts designed to enhance leadership effectiveness and support
excellence in organizational and personal performance. Deadline: December 15, 2008. More
information http://leadertoleader.org/collaboration/ama/index.html.
26. Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Science (RO1). The participating NIH
Institutes and Centers invite qualified researchers to submit research grant applications aimed at
improving and developing methodology and measurement in the behavioral and social sciences through
innovations in research design, data collection techniques, measurement, and data analysis techniques.
-Research that addresses methodology and measurement issues in diverse populations, issues in
studying sensitive behaviors, issues of ethics in research, issues related to confidential data and the
protection of research subjects, and issues in developing interdisciplinary, multimethod, and multilevel
approaches to behavioral and social science research is particularly encouraged, as are approaches that
integrate behavioral and social science research with biological, physical, or computational science
research or engineering.
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=true&oppId=18129
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FOR YOUTH
27. A Little HOPE – Grants for grieving children and teens. A Little HOPE is a not-for-profit public
charity which grants funds to organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief
counseling to children and teens who have experienced the loss of a parent or loved one, regardless of
the circumstances of the death. Deadline: August 31, 2008.
http://www.alittlehope.org/show.aspx?page=3
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JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
28. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) - Research Associate. The Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation seeks a research associate who will work with staff members of the Research &
Evaluation Unit in support of the New Connections program. The mission of the New Connections
program is to increase diverse perspectives to RWJF programming. Responsibilities include conducting
project and related research, working with key experts, assisting in designing and implementing new
initiatives, evaluating proposals, and monitoring program and grants. For more information and to
apply to this position, please visit http://careers.apha.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=2929812. [source: Center
for Health and Health Care in Schools Weekly Insider, July 22, 2008 http://www.healthinschools.org/]
29. Baltimore, MD: HIV Directorship at Baltimore City Health Department. The position is located in
the Baltimore City Department of Health (BCHD), Bureau of STD/HIV Prevention, Division of Clinical
Services. Incumbent is responsible for assisting the Bureau Chief and Assistant Commissioner in
conceptualization, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV and integrated
STD/HIV prevention programs. Manages the Community-Based HIV Prevention efforts, including
Expanded HIV Testing Initiative, Mobile Outreach, Linkage to Care and burgeoning clinic-based
Prevention for Positives activities. Preferred: Master’s degree in Public Health, or related social
science or science field; in some instances relevant work experience may substitute for Master’s level
training. Experience in supervising programs, developing tools, and performing other analytical work
related to the planning, development, organization, administration, evaluation, and delivery of public
health programs. Please send a CV and writing sample to the attention of Ms. Carolyn Nganga-Good via
email: [email protected] Include: Applicant for BCHD HIV Director Position in
your subject heading. [source: SOURCE Weekly July 22, 2008 http://www.jhsph.edu/source]
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PREVIOUSLY POSTED EVENTS, CONFERENCES, & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Baltimore, MD: National Healthy Homes Festival. September 12-14, 2008 at Druid Hill Park. This
event will bring together national and local community partners, lead and asthma prevention
programs, Healthy Homes organizations, health, housing, and environmental agencies, local
universities, federal, state, and city agencies, and the citizens of Baltimore in an effort to promote the
benefits of Healthy Homes. If you have questions regarding the National Healthy Homes Festival, please
contact Michelle LeDonne, at 410-534-6447 or [email protected]
Baltimore, MD: Fusion Summit for Unity and Justice. September 13, 2008, 10:00am-2:00pm, 2640
Collective St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Featuring over 25 Fusion
programs providing direct services and activism opportunities in Baltimore area communities. Films,
Discussions, Workshops, Presentations on: Fiscal Sponsorship, Cultural Organizing, Collaborative
Practices, Juvenile Justice Advocacy, Criminal Justice Reform, Harm Reduction Service Model,
Nonprofit Industrial Complex, Race and the Criminal Justice Systems, Community Schools 101 and
more. Admission is free.
Philadelphia, PA: Children's Health and the Environment Annual Conference. September 18-19,
2008. For more information, please visit
http://www.gwu.edu/%7Emacche/philadelphiaconference08/index.html
Anaheim, CA: The Magic of Connections National Mentoring Summit. September 18 - 19, 2008. The
purpose of the summit is to invigorate and mobilize the mentoring community, while motivating and
inspiring business and civic leaders to increase their support for mentoring efforts.
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=197541
Springfield, IL: 2008 Community Leadership Institute September 21-24, Leadership Seminars
September 25, 2008. In Community Leadership Institutes, participants explore themselves as leaders,
learn current theory and practice of leadership, work on a current leadership challenge and create a
commitment to action. The three available seminars topics include: Culture & Diversity in Leadership,
Leadership – Policy and Sustaining Change, and The Science and Art of Grant Writing for Leadership.
Learn more and register at
http://www.centerforcommunityleadership.com/static/centerforcommunityleadership/institutes.php
Internet training: Women and Work: Gender Responsivity and Workforce Development. September
24-25, 2008. A live, 8-hour satellite/Internet training program Training for site coordinators: July 9,
2008. The National Institute of Corrections will host a live, 8-hour interactive training program
specifically designed for individuals working with justice involved women. How do you respond to a
woman leaving prison when she asks: “What type of job should I pursue? How
do I go about getting the job I want? How do I keep my job? Am I the type of person an
employer would want to hire?” Site coordinators/facilitators are responsible for recruiting participants
and duplicating training materials. They must also schedule a training site to accommodate 24 to 32
participants for the September 24-25, 2008, live satellite/Internet broadcast. More information
http://community.nicic.org/files/folders/9514/download.aspx
Phoenix, AZ: Center for School Mental Health Annual Conference. September 25-27, 2008. For
more information, please visit http://csmh.umaryland.edu/conf_meet/AnnualConference/.
Baltimore, MD: Alliance for Children and Families 2008 Annual Conference. October 28-30, 2008.
Conference theme: The Power of Purpose, The purpose of Our Power.
http://www.alliance1.org/Conferences/National2008/
Washington DC: GIS: Shaping Global Health - 2008 ESRI Health GIS Conference. September 28October 1, 2008. Share and discuss successful approaches to using geography to improve health care
delivery; public health; and hospital preparedness, research, management, and policy decisions.
http://www.esri.com/events/health/index.html
Washington, DC: 2008 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference: Advancing Mission Through People.
September 28-29, 2008. The 2008 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference is the first of a series of
planned annual events designed to bring together nonprofit human resources practitioners, executives,
thought leaders, and researchers to not only discuss human resources issues of critical importance to
the nonprofit sector, but also to identify resources – human, financial, and programmatic – that will
advance the missions and organizational effectiveness of individual organizations and position the
sector more effectively for the future. National Assembly members will receive a discount on
registration. https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=610038
Washington, DC: Safe Kids Worldwide – 2008 Child Injury Prevention Conference. October 15-18,
2008. For more information, please visit http://www.safekids.org/conference2008/.
Bowie, MD: Maryland’s Crime Victims’ Resource Center Inc. (MCVRC) 5 th Annual Chocolate Affair.
October 17, 2008, 7:00 – 10:00pm Florian Hall, 13701 Old Jericho Park Road, Bowie. Fundraiser and
auction featuring delicious food and desserts. Your support, attendance, auction purchases and auction
donations will enable MCVRC to continue serving crime victims. MCVRC is a non-profit organization that
provides free support and legal services to victims across Maryland and in federal court from its offices
in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. Make your reservations now! Just $50 per person. 301952-0063 or 1-877-VICTIM1.
Providence, RI: Department of Labor YouthBuild Conference & Site Visit Seminar. October 21-22,
2008. Courses offered at the conference on October 21: Student Centered Relevant Curriculum
Integrating Academics and Skills Training Achieving High Attendance and Retention. The Site Visit
Seminar - Developing a Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program will be held October 22. More information
http://www.youthbuild.org/site/c.htIRI3PIKoG/b.1223921/k.BD3C/Home.htm
Wilmington, DE: The 2008 Nemours Conference on Child Health Promotion: Advocacy, Policy, and
Progress in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity. October 23-24, 2008. Nemours Health & Prevention
Services is bringing together regional and national leaders who are making policy work to create
healthier environments and programs for children and families. More information at
http://www.nemours.org/department/nhps/annual-conference.html.
Hollywood, CA: 2008 It's My Life Conference. October 31 – November 2, 2008. It’s My Life convenes
over 700 participants—youth in foster care, alumni of care, caregivers, practitioners, and advocates—
who share innovative practices designed to guide preparation for adulthood services for youth aging out
of foster care. http://www.casey.org/Resources/Projects/ItsMyLife/
Indianapolis, IN: 5th Annual Conference of the International Bullying Prevention Association.
November 6-7, 2008. The International Bullying Prevention Association is collaborating with the
Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy and the Indiana Department of Education to bring a national
conference on bullying prevention and research to Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference registration
fees have been greatly reduced to enable an affordable opportunity for all those attending.
Registration and conference information are available at:
http://www.doe.state.in.us/isssa/new_horizons.html and on the International Bullying Prevention
Association website at http://www.stopbullyingworld.org/conference.html.
Indianapolis, IN: The International Bullying Prevention Association is pleased to present our 5th
Annual Conference: Best Practices in Bullying and Violence Prevention. November 6-8, 2008. The
conference will be co-sponsored by the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy and the Indiana
Department of Education. The conference is designed for school guidance counselors, administrators,
teachers, school health educators, school social workers, school psychologists, school safety specialists,
Safe and Drug-Free Coordinators, school resource officers (SRO's), school attorneys, and law
enforcement working with youth, student service directors, PTA/PTO members, children and family
mental health counselors, school nurses, school board members, parents, extended day/after school
staff, prevention specialists, etc. This conference also welcomes college students.
http://www.stopbullyingworld.org/ and http://www.doe.state.in.us/isssa/ .
Princeton, NJ: Vulnerable Populations in the Juvenile Justice System: A Research and Policy
Conference. November 14, 2008. Conference presented by The Future of Children. This day-long
symposium, co-sponsored by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School and the Association for Children of
New Jersey, is being held in conjunction with the October, 2008 release of a Future of Children volume
on juvenile justice policy. To RSVP http://www.princeton.edu/prior/events/conferences/november14-2008/index.xml
Baltimore, MD: 10th Annual Youth & College Leadership Summit, "Transforming Youth to Ignite
Change", November 14 - 15, 2008. Presented by New Light Leadership Coalition (NLLC).
http://www.nllc.org/home.html
San Francisco, CA: 2008 Public Education Network (PEN) Annual Conference. November 16-18,
2008. This conference will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the first local education
funds. The conference will center around the legacy, focus and impact of local education funds over
the last 25 years http://www.publiceducation.org/events.asp
Columbia, MD: Maryland’s 2nd Restorative Justice Conference “Opportunities for Impact”.
November 20-21, 2008. Conference goals: To increase the understanding and awareness of the
benefits of using restorative practices and principles; To promote increased use of existing restorative
justice principles, practices, and programs in Maryland; To encourage the establishment of new
restorative efforts throughout Maryland. For further information [email protected] or call
Belinda Reed, MD Chapter, Association for Conflict Resolution 240-338-8159
Denver, CO: Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. April 2-4, 2009. In
response to overwhelming requests from membership and meeting attendees, SRCD is moving to a new
Biennial Meeting schedule. http://www.srcd.org/biennial.html
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