April 29

advertisement
JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE:
WAGING PEACE
ITEMS OF INTEREST
April 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]

2nd Annual Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Dads Contest. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Baltimore
City Council President Presents the 2nd Annual Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Dads Contest - To
honor those dedicated men who have given selflessly to keep Baltimore’s neighborhoods
strong, clean and safe. One nominee per group may be submitted from recognized
neighborhood associations. Each contest winner and a guest will be invited to join Council
President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a special luncheon to honor Baltimore’s Top
Neighborhood Dads at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park in Fells Point on
Thursday, June 12, 2008. Nomination forms must be received no later than Friday, May 23,
2008. Nomination form available at
http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/Top_Dads_nomination_form.pdf. For more
information, contact Marva Williams by telephone at (410) 396-4699 or via e-mail at
[email protected]

Baltimore, MD: The Birth of Peace: Increasing the Peace for a Nu World – “An Urban
Musical.” May 7 & 8, 2008 at 6:00pm each day. Presented by WombWorks
Productions. Starring the Nu World Art Ensemble and students from Lemmel & Dunbar
Middle Schools. Come see the most original and powerful theater ever produced on
gang violence prevention in Baltimore City. The May 7th show will take place at William
H. Lemmel Middle School, 2801 Dukeland St. The May 8 th show will be held at the Paul
L. Dunbar Middle School, 500 N. Caroline St. The shows are free. For more information
410-338-0265 or http://www.wombwork.com/

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins 58th Institute for Spirituality and Medicine: Violence and
the Challenge of Healing in Our Communities. May 12-14, 2008. Speakers will describe
national and local efforts and include Rev. Eugene Rivers, author of the Ten Point Plan for a
National Church Mobilization to Combat Black-0n-Black Violence”; Rev. Stanley Harrell,
Director of Chaplaincy Services at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison; Shareda
Hosein, Muslim Chaplian, Tufts Univ.; David Kennedy, Director of Crime Prevention and Control
at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Donald Kraybill; Phyllis Trible, Author of Texts of
Terror; and David Weaver-Zercher, Co-Authors of Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended
Tragedy; Debra Niehoff, neurobiologist and author of The Biology of Violence: How
Understanding the Brain, Behavior, and Environment Can Break the Vicious Circle of
Aggression; Rev. John Oliver, Chief, Chaplain Service and Clinical Pastoral Education
Supervision, Durham ND Veteran’s Medical Center and Sister Julia Wilson, recipient of the
Spiritual Leadership Award at the 9th World Congress of the International Critical Incident
Stress Management Foundation; and from Maryland Rev Karen Brau, Jackie Campbell, Rev
Harold A. Carter Sr., Keven Couser, Lori Edwards, Imam Earl El-Amin, Sister Barbara English,
Therese Wilson Favors, Orlando Fleming, Desiree Glover, Annette March Grier, Phil Harrison,
Rev. Andre Humphrey; Brother Ellsworth Johnson-Bey; Lisa Knickmeyer; Fr. Richard Lawrence;
Phil Leaf, Rev Denis Madden; Rev Douglas Miles, Rev. Marshall Prentice, Imam Anees AbdulRahim, Glenn Ross, Edward Sabin, Rabbi Tsvi Schur, Joshua Sharfstein, Pastor Billie Stanfield,
Rev. Melvin Tuggle II, WEssex Weaver, Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr. The Institute will address the topic
of violence as a public health problem through a theological and social ecology lens. The
conference will give attendees information about violence and peacemaking as well as
concrete, practical interventions and programs with proven success. Speakers will share
conceptual frameworks and personal experiences of Violence and Healing in Our Communities.
More information at http://www.hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx?course_code=80018650.
The Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence has secured a number of slots for individuals
who would not otherwise be able to attend. For additional information contact
The Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence has secured a reduced rate of $200 per
person for the three-day registration $500 for three people registering for the three days;
$69 per person for a daily rate; or $50 per person per day for students. Please contact the
continuing medical education office at 410 502-9634 for additional information.
IF YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION CANNOT AFFORD THE REGISTRATION FEE:
Our Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence has reserved a limited number of slots for
individuals and/or agencies that would not otherwise be able to attend. To obtain additional
information e-mail Jill Williams at [email protected] or call her at (410-614-8643) or contact
Dr. Phil Leaf [email protected] or 410 955-3962. Please contact us as soon as possible if you
wish to use one of the Center’s slots or if you need additional information.

At the Fourth Annual Regional Conference on Afterschool on May 8 and 9, 2008 in
Baltimore, over 30 different workshops and institutes will take place over the two days,
allowing attendees to hear about best practices and promising ideas from a variety of
sources. Workshop and institute topics include how to create effective programs for older
youth, how to relate to older youth, how to include health in after-school programs, and how
to recruit and retain at-risk youth. Dr. Nancy Grasmick will speak at the opening session on May
8, followed by a panel discussion on Education Policy, and a spoken-word youth performance.
Panelists include Dr. Toks Fashola, Dr. Ivory Toldson, and Dr. Jane Sundius. The opening session
on May 9 will feature a youth performance by the Baltimore Urban Debate League, and a panel
discussion on Youth and Youth Workers. This panel will feature youth from Baltimore as well as
several other cities, sharing their perspective on after-school programming. City Council
President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will speak at the closing session on May 9, followed by a
panel discussion with national funders. Panelists will be from The After-School Corporation,
Atlantic Philanthropies, the Mott Foundation (not yet confirmed), the Wallace Foundation, the
US Department of Education, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Prudential. Registation deadline
is quickly approaching so register as soon as possible via our website,
www.afterschoolinstitute.org.

“Breaking the Cycle” Radio Dialogue. Sunday, May 4, 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] and [email protected] or call 410262-4456.

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. Washington DC: GIS: Shaping Global Health - 2008 ESRI Health GIS Conference.
September 28-October 1, 2008.
2. The National Women's Prison Project Annual Mother's Day Luncheon, May 9, 2008.
3. Washington, DC: Still I Rise: A Celebration of Resiliency Through Performance Arts.
May 8, 2008
4. White House Hosts Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conferences.
Up-Coming Events/Conference/Trainings
5. Portland, OR: Coalition for Community Schools National Forum 2008. April 30 – May 2, 2008.
6. Baltimore, MD: Kids On The Hill Sounds of Hope and Change. May 4, 2008
7. Adelphi, MD & Washington, DC: 8th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium – Systematic
Evidence on What Works in Crime and Justice. May 5-6, 2008.
8. Washington, DC: White House Summit on Youth Drug Prevention. May 7, 2008
9. Arlington, VA: Social Services Performance Summit. May 7-9, 2008.
10. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: One Day May Voices
11. Bethesda, MD: Accelerating the Dissemination and Translation of Clinical Research into
Practice. May 9, 2008.
Noteworthy
12. Cal Ripken, Jr. invited speaker at OJJDP’s National Youth Gang Symposium.
13. New Youth Development Master’s Program.
Reports, Research & Recent Publications
14. Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education.
15. Children and Electronic Media.
16. Teaching in Urban America: A Formula for Change.
Resources
17. Council of the Great City Schools.
18. Youth Engagement & Youth Voice Resource.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
19. Reston, VA: 2008 Education Conference: Evidence-Based Practice, Scientifically-Based
Instruction, and Educational Effectiveness. September 5-7, 2008.
20. Ellicott City, MD: 2008 Maryland PBIS Summer Institute. July 21-25, 2008.
21. PBIS Maryland Events
Funding Opportunities/Scholarships/Awards
22. Suicide prevention research grants.
23. Baltimore, MD: Postdoctoral fellow - The Center for Adolescent Health and the Department of
Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health
For Youth
24. Do Something.org Plum Grants.
Job & Volunteer Opportunities
25. Volunteer in Baltimore City Schools.
26. Chicago, IL: Executive Director – CASEL.
Previously Posted Events/Conferences/Training
New Events/Conferences/Training
1. 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
2. The National Women's Prison Project Annual Mother's Day Luncheon, May 9, 2008. 12:00 -2:00pm,
Calvary Baptist Church, 3911 Garrison Blvd. Keynote Speaker is Tonier Cain, National Trauma Advocate.
Free, but registration is required. 410-233-3385.
3. Washington, DC: Still I Rise: A Celebration of Resiliency Through Performance Arts. May 8, 2008
1:00 – 3:00pm, Lincoln Theatre 1215 U Street NW, Washington, DC. In celebration of National
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The performance will feature Performances By Youth; A
scheduled appearance by the National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Ambassador Howie
Mandel; Presentation of SAMHSA Data; A live satellite feed to the San Francisco System of Care Site;
Launch of "Dare to Dream: America" Initiative. Learn more and register at
http://systemsofcare.samhsa.gov/nationalawareness/materials.aspx
4. White House To Host Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conferences. The White House is
hosting a series of 2008 conferences designed to connect effective social service organizations with
resources that can strengthen and expand the services they offer. The conferences will provide an
understanding of the President’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative and information about the
Federal grants process, funding opportunities, and the responsibilities that come with Federal funding.
The conferences are scheduled as follows: May 29-30, in New Orleans, LA; June 26-27, in
Washington, DC; August 5, in Sacramento, CA; August 29, in Dallas, TX. More information at
http://www.dtiassociates.com/fbci/index.cfm. [source: JUVJUST April 22, 2008
http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/]
Back To Top
Upcoming Events/Conferences/Training
5. Portland, OR: Coalition for Community Schools National Forum 2008. April 30 – May 2, 2008. The
Coalition for Community Schools is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human
services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks.
The Coalition advocates for community schools as the vehicle for strengthening schools, families and
communities so that together they can improve student learning. http://www.communityschools.org/
6. Baltimore, MD: Kids On The Hill Sounds of Hope and Change. May 4, 2008, 2:00pm at Beth Am
Synagogue, 2501 Eutaw Place, Baltimore. Come hear the fabulous sounds of the soulful Lea Gilmore,
croon to Charm City Klezmer, jam to Korean drumming and experience the flow and funk of beat box
performer Shodekeh. Also featuring the charismatic Joyce J. Scott as our queen of inspiration and
mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children under 14. Join
for brunch before the concert from 11 am – 1:30 pm at 2412 Madison Avenue, cost $100 (includes
priority seating for the concert). For more information, contact: Rebecca Yenawine
[email protected] For more information about Kids on the Hill, visit SOURCE’s
webpage: http://www.jhsph.edu/source/VolunteerAgencies/YouthOrgs/KidsOnHill
7. Adelphi, MD & Washington, DC: 8th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium – Systematic
Evidence on What Works in Crime and Justice. May 5-6, 2008. The first day will at 1:00 p.m. at the
University of Maryland Inn & Conference Center, located in Adelphi, Maryland. The focus of this portion
of the Symposium is on methodological issues of random assignment and meta-analysis. It will include
five presentations addressing the methodological issues of evidence, evaluation, and systematic
reviews. The second day will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Washington, DC. The focus of this portion of the
Symposium is on presentations of research results on two key criminal justice topics—second responder
programs for family abuse and early childhood family programs. Presentations will be followed by
reactions from panels of leading practitioners and policymakers. The second day also features a
roundtable discussion pertaining to advancing evidence-based policy. Further details and online
registration at http://www.ccjs.umd.edu/ccjg/.
8. Washington, DC: White House Summit on Youth Drug Prevention. May 7, 2008, 1:00 – 5:00pm in
the 5th Floor Conference room of 750 17th Street, NW in Washington, DC 20503. This is a free summit
that will be held at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to share information about Random Student
Drug Testing - a viable prevention and intervention approach to reduce substance abuse among
youth. Local and national experts will present and answer questions on Legal Concerns, Policy
Development, and funding sources. You are welcomed to bring several representatives of your school
community. To register to attend, please send an email to [email protected], or call 202-3956750.
9. Arlington, VA: Social Services Performance Summit. May 7-9, 2008. Learn how to implement
measures to improve your agency’s effectiveness and service delivery. More information and
registration at http://www.performanceweb.org/CENTERS/SP/Events/S300/.
10. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: One Day May Voices. May 8, 2008. Awareness
Day raises awareness of effective programs for children's mental health needs, demonstrates how
children's mental health initiatives promote positive youth development, recovery and resilience, and
shows how children with mental health needs thrive in their communities. The theme for this year's
national event is Thriving in the Community, with a special emphasis on high school youth who receive
the services they need are more likely to have positive outcomes such as better grades and higher rates
of education and less likely to have negative outcomes such as involvement with the juvenile and
criminal justice systems. Consider holding an event to build awareness of children’s mental health
needs and to promote the progress being made toward developing effective strategies to address these
needs. More information at http://systemsofcare.samhsa.gov/nationalawareness/materials.aspx
11. Bethesda, MD: Accelerating the Dissemination and Translation of Clinical Research into
Practice. May 9, 2008. This is the first in a series of workshops to discuss and share best practices and
ways in which researchers can partner with community health care providers to translate clinical research
into practice. Participants will develop recommendations for academic-community collaborations and
partnerships with other community programs to better facilitate translating science into community-based
practice. More information and registration at
http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/news_&_events/upcoming_events/index.asp#05_09_2008.
Back To Top
NOTEWORTHY
12. Cal Ripken, Jr. invited speaker at OJJDP’s National Youth Gang Symposium. Cal Ripken, Jr.,
founder of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, is a role model and inspirational community leader
dedicated to working with youth and helping them make positive, healthy choices. "The Ripken Way"
helps young people further their leadership skills—on and off the field—and supports efforts to steer
youth away from participating in gangs and move toward becoming productive, successful members of
society. The symposium will take place in Atlanta, GA June 24-26, 2008
http://www.gangsymposium.org/. [source: JUVJUST April 25, 2008 http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/]
13. New Youth Development Master’s Program. The University of Illinois at Chicago has launched a
new Master's of Education program in Youth Development. The purpose of the program is to prepare
individuals to work with young people in realizing their full potential as human beings and citizens.
The curriculum has been designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to
create and administer programs that support youth in meeting the challenges of developing their
emotional, physical, social and intellectual selves and in gaining a voice and place in society. The
program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2008 cohort of students. We are specifically
interested in individuals who aspire to or currently work with youth in urban contexts. Questions can be
answered by Stacey Horn, program coordinator, at [email protected]; Allison Tingwall, program assistant,
at [email protected] or Ana Valenta, M.Ed. Advisor at [email protected] [source: National Youth
Development Information Center http://www.nydic.org/nydic/?CFID=6185026&CFTOKEN=11614049]
Back To Top
REPORTS, RESEARCH & RECENT PUBLICATIONS
14. Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education. A new report from the
Forum for Education and Democracy has found that federal education policy is inconsistent and
shortsighted. In fact, the report finds that the United States’ education system and democracy are
even more at risk than they were 25 years ago. The report’s authors intend it to be a guide for a new
president, education secretary and Congress as they attempt to renew the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act/No Child Left Behind Act. To reinvigorate public schools, the report contends the federal
government should engage in a coordinated offensive that makes schools the center of communities
and a pathway to essential social services for students.
http://www.forumforeducation.org/upload_files/files/FED_ReportRevised415.pdf [source: PEN Weekly
NewsBlast, April 25, 2008 http://www.publiceducation.org/ ]
15. Children and Electronic Media. The Future of Children has released its latest publication, Children
and Electronic Media (Vol. 18, No. 1). The volume focuses on how common forms of electronic media
influences the wellbeing of children and adolescents. Accompanying the journal is an Executive
Summary and a Policy Brief. The volume concludes that rather than focusing on the type of technology
children use, parents and policymakers should focus on what is being offered to children on the various
media platforms. The fifteen leading scholars who contributed to the volume consider how exposure to
different media forms are linked with school achievement, cognition, engagement in extracurricular
activities, social interaction, aggression, fear and anxiety, risky behaviors, and lifestyle choices.
http://www.futureofchildren.org/pubs-info2825/pubs-info_show.htm?doc_id=674322
16. Teaching in Urban America: A Formula for Change. Written by Walter A. Gill, PhD. Dr Gill’s
formula for change includes pairing technology with humanism, a broader view of self-concept, drama
as a vehicle for self-expression, and using hip-hop as a teaching tool. Order online at
http://www.ilovebaltimoretees.com/
Back To Top
RESOURCES
17. Council of the Great City Schools. The Council of the Great City Schools is the only national
organization exclusively representing the needs of urban public schools. Composed of 66 large city
school districts, its mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for inner-city
students through legislation, research and media relations. The organization also provides a network
for school districts sharing common problems to exchange information, and to collectively address new
challenges as they emerge in order to deliver the best possible education for urban youth. Baltimore
City Public Schools is one of 66 member districts. Learn more at http://www.cgcs.org/
18. Youth Engagement & Youth Voice Resource. A search engine for youth engagement and youth
voice resources including research, reports, newsletters, curriculum, training and more. Visit
http://www.youthengagementandvoice.org/index.cfm.
Back To Top
POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)
19. 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
20. Ellicott City, MD: 2008 Maryland PBIS Summer Institute. July 21-25, 2008. The PBIS Maryland
Coaches and New Team Training will be held July 21-28 at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center.
For more information, visit http://www.pbismaryland.org/SI2008/2008SummerInstituteNew.htm icott
21. PBIS Maryland Events http://www.pbismaryland.org/
Training of Trainers – May 27-29, 2008
State Leadership Meeting – June 12, 2008
Western Region Returning Team Training – June 24, 2008
Upper Chesapeake Returning Team Training – June 26-27, 2008
Baltimore County Returning Team Training, July 16-17, 2008
Central 2 Returning Team Training - July 16-17, 2008
Back To Top
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
22. Suicide prevention research grants. Funding from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
seeks to encourage established investigators to undertake innovative approaches and explore new
directions in suicide research; encourage talented new investigators to enter the field of suicide
research through grants that provide training support and mentoring; and provide seed money for pilot
projects that show promise in opening up new areas of suicide research. Visit
http://www.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=0535FDA2-FA7D-AAE8D7A9A6BCFFE3574B for more information.
23. Baltimore, MD: Postdoctoral fellow - The Center for Adolescent Health and the Department of
Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health are pleased to announce our search for a postdoctoral fellow for a one-year appointment
beginning in the fall of 2008. This fellowship specifically involves analyzing fourth wave data from a
nationally representative longitudinal survey, the National Survey of Adolescent Males (NSAM). Deadline
for applications is June 1, 2008. For more information on the fellowship visit
http://www.jhsph.edu/adolescenthealth
Back To Top
FOR YOUTH
24. Do Something.org Plum Grants. Did you recently create a sustainable community action project,
program or organization? Do you need $500 to further the growth and success of your program? If you
answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a Plum Youth Grant. Plum grants are given out weekly
and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. More information at
http://www.dosomething.org/plum_youth_grant_application.
Back To Top
JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
25. Volunteer in Baltimore City Schools. Baltimore City schools are seeking 500 volunteers to support
our schools and students. Volunteers will be matched with schools to help out in ways that match your
schedule and the school’s needs –from being a positive presence around the school at dismissal, to
helping out within the school, or to tutor or mentor students. To volunteer, visit the School System’s
volunteerism page http://www.bcps.k12.md.us/departments/Partnership_Office/volunteer.asp
26. Chicago, IL: Executive Director – CASEL. Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional
Learning -CASEL is working hard to build the field of SEL, and as part of that we are moving in new
directions! While our research activities will remain in our UIC-based operation, we have created a new
not-for-profit component of CASEL to help us expand our SEL training, technical assistance, and other
professional services for districts, states and countries, and to address communications and fundraising activities. CASEL is looking for an outstanding Executive Director for this new CASEL not-forprofit entity, and are now accepting applications for the position. Applications should be considered by
May 15, 2008. Information about the position responsibilities and qualifications, and application
process online at http://www.casel.org/about/jobs.php
Back To Top
PREVIOUSLY POSTED EVENTS, CONFERENCES, & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore City Public Schools Parent and Community Advisory Board Meeting
Agenda. The Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) was established to advise the Baltimore City
Board of School Commissioners in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
PCAB supports parent involvement by helping to facilitate the flow of information from parents and
community to the Board of School Commissioners, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and BCPSS
administrators. PCAB is knowledgeable and informed about BCPSS policies, operations, and student
data. The Board also helps to organize parent and community members to have an effective voice with
the Board of School Commissioners. PCAB meetings are conducted in an open and public setting. During
these public board meetings, time is set aside to accept public comment. Please support the work of
The Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) through your attendance at their board meetings,
parent engagement is important to the success of the education of our children. All meetings begin
promptly at 6:30pm, 1st Floor Board Room / BCPSS 200 E. North Ave., Baltimore. The remaining
meeting dates are as follows: May 26, 2008; June 9, 2008; June 22, 2008; July 09, 2008
Baltimore, MD: Maps on Purpose Seminar. May 10, 2008, 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Walters Art
Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. Come for a gathering of neighborhood leaders and stakeholders
to discover, explore, and brainstorm the many ways mapping and community knowledge can help build
connectivity in Baltimore. This event is free; registration is required. For more information or to
register, call (410) 243-4750 or visit www.artonpurpose.org
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins 58th Institute for Spirituality and Medicine: Violence and the
Challenge of Healing in Our Communities. May 12-14, 2008. This conference will address the topic of
violence as a public health problem through a theological and social ecology lens. The conference will
give attendees information about violence and peacemaking as well as concrete, practical
interventions and programs with proven success. Speakers will share conceptual frameworks and
personal experiences of Violence and Healing in Our Communities. More information at
http://www.hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx?course_code=80018650
Washington, DC: 7th Annual Afterschool for All Challenge. May 13-14, 2008. The Afterschool for All
Challenge will bring together afterschool staff, administrators, advocates and youth from all over the
country. Further information at http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/challenge_2008.cfm.
Aurora, CO: The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Correctional Leadership Development
training program. May 13-23, 2008. The 70-hour blended delivery course is intended for juvenile
justice senior-level leaders, such as facility superintendents, juvenile detention facility
superintendents, and senior probation and parole supervisors. Deputies of these leaders will be
considered if recommended by their chief executive officer. There is no registration fee for this
training, and the cost of air travel, lodging, and meals are also covered for selected participants. The
application deadline is March 7, 2008. To access additional information about the OJJDP/NIC
Correctional Leadership Development training program, including an application form, visit
http://community.nicic.org/blogs/training/archive/2008/02/11/juvenile-justice-leadership-trainingopportunity-now-available.aspx.
Milwaukee, WI: Prevent Child Abuse America 2008 National Conference. May 19-22, 2008. This
conference is focused specifically on the prevention of child abuse and neglect through a variety of
strategies including home visitation, research, parent education, public policy and advocacy, parent
leadership, and integrated services for family support. More information
http://www.preventchildabuse.org/events/conference/index.shtml.
Portland, OR: The National Center for Victims of Crime 2008 National Conference, "Responses,
Rights, and Resources for Crime Victims." June 2-4, 2008. Conference will feature more than 130
leading experts and 70 skill-building workshops on a wide range of issues for those supporting victims of
crime. Among those are workshops that focus on several aspects of the trauma of victimization.
Featured Workshops on Child and Young Adult Victims: When Authorities Fail to Investigate Child Abuse
Allegations; Death is Not Like Sleeping: Talking to Children about Living and Dying; Cyberspace Safety:
Online Social Network and Second Life; "Snitches Get Stitches": Youth, Gangs, and Witness
Intimidation; Child Molesters, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are and How They Operate;
Engaging Our Youth. For more information on these and other workshops, our plenary speakers, and
registration, visit the conference Web page
http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbID=DB_Training_Institute1160
Washington, DC: Mental Health America 2008 Annual Conference & National Mental Health
Promotion and Prevention Summit. June 4-7, 2008. More information at
http://www.nmha.org/go/conference/
Ocean City, MD: Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA) 2008 Conference “The
Overflow of Corrections: The Road to Re-Entry and Reunification”. June 8-11, 2008. The goal of
the conference is to provide high quality training through speakers and workshops on topics of interest
to the MASCA membership, which is comprised of adult and juvenile probation agents, state prison and
local detention center officers and case managers, and pretrial detention/supervision officers and case
managers. http://masca.corrections.com/.
Atlanta, GA: Youth Gang Symposium. June 23–26, 2008. The OJJDP Youth Gang Symposium will be
held in Atlanta, GA. The theme is “Partnering to Prevent Gang Violence: From Faith-Based and
Community Organizations to Law Enforcement.” The conference will feature focused workshops to
enhance efforts by law enforcement, school personnel, faith-based and community organizations,
policymakers, youth serving agencies, and others who are working together to combat youth gang
issues. More information at http://www.gangsymposium.org/.
Los Angeles, CA: National Assembly of School-Based Health Centers Annual Conference. June 2628, 2008. Interdisciplinary professional education and networking with school-based health center
colleagues from across the country. For more information, please visit
http://www.nasbhc.org/site/c.jsJPKWPFJrH/b.2708163/.
Denver, CO: National Area Health Education Center Organization 2008 Conference: Moving
Mountains to Overcome Health Disparities. June 28-July1, 2008. For more information, please visit
http://www.nationalahec.org/home/index.asp.
Nashville, TN: National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health: Training Institutes
on Local Systems of Care. July 16-20, 2008. The intent of the Institutes is to provide in-depth,
practical information on how to develop, operate, and sustain systems of care and how to provide highquality, effective clinical interventions and supports within them. For more information, visit
http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/programs/ta_center/TrainingInstitutes/index2.html.
Arlington, VA: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Conference 2008. July 21–23, 2008. Office of
Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will hold its annual conference. The conference will
bring together criminal justice scholars, policymakers, and practitioners at the local, state, and federal
levels to share the latest research findings and technology. This year's conference includes a panel on
youth gang research and best practices organized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention. Other panel topics include commercial sexual exploitation of children, school-based
prevention programs, and bullying. More information and registration at
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/events/nij_conference/welcome.htm.
Chicago, IL: "Sustainable Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning" Training. July 24-25, 2008
and August 14-15, 2008. These workshops are designed to equip school administrators and their teams
with the tools and skills needed to implement high quality, sustainable, evidence-based social and
emotional learning programming that is integrated into all aspects of schooling. If you are interested in
attending one of these workshops, please visit CASEL's website at www.casel.org to download the
registration form.
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.
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]
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.
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/ .
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
Back To Top
To subscribe to Items of Interest or for additional resources please go to
http://www.jhsph.edu/preventyouthviolence. If you would like to relay any information in
response to this email, please send an email to [email protected] at the Johns Hopkins Center for
the Prevention of Youth Violence. Items of Interest is funded through grant R49/CCR318627-04
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Johns Hopkins Center for the
Prevention of Youth Violence, Philip J. Leaf, Director. The items listed in these pages are not
intended to be an endorsement of any service, product, or company, nor do they necessarily
reflect the views of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence or the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention.
Download