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Begun Team in Action MagazineThe 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.

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. 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.”

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Begun Research Associate Joe Galanek recently participated in a discussion on the Sound of Ideas involving police who are dealing with mentally-ill citizenry, what can be done to train officers and what more is needed? (Listen below.)

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. View feature

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BEGUN SELECTED by OhioMHAS for Ohio’s Addiction Treatment Pilot Program Evaluation OhioMHAS Logo | SAMHSA RENEWS Grant to Continue Work on Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our youth, schools, and communities. | BEGUN RESEARCHERS to Lead Project for Cuyahoga County Anti-Violence Initiative, one of only four counties in the nation to receive support. |

Begun Center Tamir Rice Tragedy
Pictured right: Dan Flannery also contributed to a Plain Dealer feature and participated in a WCPN discussion on the Tamir Rice tragedy. Read Plain Dealer Story.


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Begun CIP Tampa Conference Story
Begun CIP teams present at the 28th annual
Tampa Conference
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CIP COD TA Network Briefs
CIP team presents five new briefs on treating Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders. Read Story
CJPR BHJJ Article Coverage
Begun article on BHJJ initiative published, receives significant media coverage and legislative interest. Read Story

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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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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
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

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
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
Joe Galanek Research Featured
Joe Galanek’s research on mental health, prison culture, and best practices of response published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Read More
PERI Intro Story
An 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. 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
ENGAGE Wraparound Care Webinar View Webinar

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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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


Fredrick Butcher | Research On Social Work Practices

Daniel Flannery | Research On Social Work Practices

Rachel Lovell | Pastoral Psychology


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

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Ohio Family and Children First | Visit Site

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