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The DR. SEMI J. and RUTH W. Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, has become home to a distinguished confluence of applied community-based research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance over the past two decades.
Begun Center Receives Partnership Award
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Complementing the Begun mission is the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), which assists social service agencies and organizations in identifying, selecting, and implementing evidence-based practices and other promising services that address the needs of young people, especially those facing various behavioral, mental health, and recovery challenges.

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Begun: (216) 368-5235 | CIP: (216) 368-6293

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FURTHER FEATURES | In addition to the Begun-CIP items below, additional news worth noting includes a retrospective on the
Louis Stokes Consortium on Youth Violence Prevention and upcoming CIP trainings on Intensive Home-Based Therapy (IHBT).

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THE LATEST | Begun Selected by OhioMHAS for Ohio’s Addiction Treatment Pilot Program Evaluation

ALSO: Rachel Lovell presents on Human Trafficking at CWRU event | Learn More

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Mark Singer Elected AASWSW Fellow

Mark Singer AASWSW Appointment StoryThe Third MSASS Scholar Named to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Read More

New PERI Evaluation Resource Introduced

PERI Intro StoryAn introduction to the new Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI) became an impromptu idea session and roundtable discussion among colleagues and friends as members of Cleveland philanthropic family convened as part of PERI’s initial information exchange.

CIP’s Rick Shepler presenting at
NCMHJJ Webinar Oct. 24th

Rick Shepler NCMHJJ Webinar StoryThe CIP’s Richard Shepler, Ph.D. will be among the presenters for the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) webinar on October 24, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. (ET). Click here to Register

CIP Presenting on YCOD

David Hussey FeatureTuesday, November 4, 2-3:30 p.m. (EST) is Part 1 of a three-part series on Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders (YCOD) entitled, ‘Prevalence, Screening, & Assessment’. The webinar presentation is part of a new partnership with the Technical Assistance Network at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Learn More

Wraparound Training Resources

Wraparound Care Training Resources

Begun CIP presents training materials as both an overview of the Wraparound system of care approach and specifics elements of implementation, fidelity, and anticipated outcomes.

Reducing Youth Recidivism

David Hussey Feature
Begun work on improving outcomes for juvenile offenders featured in current issue of MSASS newsletter Insight and Action

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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES from the Begun Center and the CIP
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Media Coverage

Jenni Bartholomew Receives Award | Read Story

Mark Singer Wins Mentoring Prize | Read Story

Wanted on Warrants feat. in Plain Dealer | Read Story


Rachel Lovell | Pastoral Psychology

J Bartholomew/M Singer | Law Enforcement Executive Forum

Rick Shepler | Behav. Health: Current Research Trends


Schubert Conversation | 2/27/14 w/ Jeff Kretschmar

IHBT Training | 2/27/14
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IHBT Training | 6/17/14
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Featured Resources

Ohio Department of Mental Health | Visit Site

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services | Visit Site

Ohio Family and Children First | Visit Site

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The Begun Center
for Violence Prevention Research and Education
11402 Bellflower Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-5235

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