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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. Complementing the Begun mission is the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), which assists social service organizations with implementation and training. Begun Team in Action Magazine

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NEW CIP DIRECTOR NAMED: Rick Shepler, Ph.D, PCC-S has been appointed director of the Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Westen Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences. “Rick’s clinical and programmatic expertise will guide the CIP forward with its mission of assisting stakeholders with the identification, development and implementation of effective research supported interventions for youth and their families,” says retiring CIP director, Patrick Kanary.
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Above far right: Begun Senior Research Associate Margaret Baughman-Sladky and Research Assistant Lacey M. Caporale both appeared on the cover of the Winter 2015 issue of the Mandel School’s Action Magazine as part of a cover story entitled, “Battling a Heroin Epidemic.” | Download Action Magazine PDF |


Center for Court InnovationPictured right: Begun Center’s Jeff Kretschmar, Ph.D recently appeared with Jill Smialek on the Center for Court Innovation podcast to discuss the Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initative, which seeks to address violence against children in one of the country’s most violent areas – Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Their unique approach includes the creation of an integrated, county-wide screening, assessment, and service system for children ages 0-18 who have experienced violence and trauma. The initiative is part of the Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood Demonstration Program, which funded eight sites across the country to respond to the problem of children’s exposure to violence. The Center for Court Innovation has produced a report on the Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative, a series of reports on five other sites, and a report that condenses lessons learned across the sites. | Visit Podcast Page |


St. Louis Post-DispatchPictured right: Begun Center’s Dan Flannery and Mark Singer recently contributed to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed feature in which they cite the Begun Center’s Police Assisted Referral (PAR) program as a way for police to connect with communities. | Read St. Louis Post-Dispatch Op-Ed |


BCJI Fox 8 Image Pictured right: The Begun Center’s work with the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program’s Community Safety Initiative featured on WJW-Fox 8 News. The federally funded program operates through the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland. View feature


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ENGAGE Trauma-Informed Care Webinar
Presented by Bobbi Beale, Ph.D, a part of
the Begun CIP ENGAGE webinar series.

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Dan Flannery to Present at Pediatric Innovation Summit
Dr. Flannery to present on ADHD study, co-authored by
Begun Center graduate student Mike Gearhart

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CIP Announces Cultural Competence Webinar
Presented by Vivian Jackson, Ph.D, of the
National Center for Cultural Competence
at Georgetown University Center for Child
and Human Development.
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Begun Research Assistant Jenni Bartholomew Earns Ph.D
Becomes the first of the Begun
grad school doctoral candidates.
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CJPR BHJJ Article Coverage
Begun CIP presents ENGAGE webinar
on WFI-EZ Fidelity Monitoring.
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Mike Gearhart Award Story
Mike Gearhart recognized for excellence in
graduate student research.
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Begun CIP Tampa Conference Story
Begun CIP teams present at the 28th annual
Tampa Conference
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New Begun Article Appears Online in Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research
New Begun Article Appears Online in Journal
of the Society for Social Work
and Research
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CJPR BHJJ Article Coverage
Begun article on BHJJ initiative published,
receives significant media coverage
and legislative interest.
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Maureen Kishna Feature Story
Maureen Kishna discusses her work with MST teams and her ride-alongs with the Columbus police.
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CIP COD TA Network Briefs
CIP team presents five new briefs on treating Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders. Read Story
Jane Timmons-Mitchell Feature Story
Through StandUp Bullying and Ohio Suicide Prevention, Jane Timmons-Mitchell’s work reaches youth on the brink. Read Story

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Mark Singer Elected AASWSW Fellow
Mark Singer becomes the Third MSASS Scholar Named to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Read More





Begun Center Report on BHJJ Guides State Policy Makers
Report written by Jeff Kretschmar and Fred Butcher illustrates the success of Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice initiative. Read Story
Adult Specialty Courts Feature
The Adult Drug Court project has not only received media attention and interest from judicial quarters throughout Ohio, but is expanding its Specialty Court to other realms, changing lives for the better. Read Story






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Begun CIP Offers Webinar Presentations
As part of its continuing dissemination efforts, the Begun CIP offers three presentations from recent webinars on Wraparound Systems of Care and Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders (YCOD). Learn More
David Hussey Named Chair of MSASS Faculty Steering Committee
Begun Associate Director, David Hussey, assumes new role at CWRU’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Read Story
PERI Intro Story
An introduction to the new Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI) became an impromptu idea session and roundtable discussion as part of PERI’s initial information exchange. Read More

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Begun Receives Partnership Award
The Begun Center is the recipient of Cuyahoga County’s first Partnership Award. Learn More





Wraparound Training Resources
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CIP Resiliency Success Stories



Listen to youth and families share their life stories and personal journeys and how resiliency supports their mental wellness, presented in partnership with Resiliency, Ohio. | View Resiliency Series |

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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES from the Begun Center and the CIP

Media Coverage

First-ever Juvenile Safe Surrender | Read Story

Margaret Baughman-Sladky on Adult Drug Court | Read Story

Jeff Kretschmar cited in Plain Dealer feature | Read Story

Publications

Fredrick Butcher | Research On Social Work Practices

Daniel Flannery | Research On Social Work Practices

Rachel Lovell | Pastoral Psychology

Presentations

TA Network Webinar | 11/4/14
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NCMHJJ Webinar | 10/24/14
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Schubert Conversation | 2/27/14 w/ Jeff Kretschmar

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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