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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.
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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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NEWS of the BEGUN-CIP (Click on the pic to read story.)

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

Children Who Witness Violence

Jeff Kretschmar Schubert ConvoBegun Center’s Jeff Kretschmar presents on the effects of youth violence at Schubert Conversation
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Epilepsy Tool Kit Helps Parents

Epilepsy Tool KitBegun Center and Cleveland Clinic create new Epilepsy Tool Kit providing help to parents of children with mental health concerns due to youth epilepsy.

New Book Released on FSS

Wanted on Warrants Story

Newly-released, Wanted on Warrants , chronicles the Fugitive Safe Surrender program and the impact of communities coming together to help repair lives. Pictured: Volunteer parish members in Memphis, TN.

CIP Presents on ICT (in D.C.)


CIP team speaks at annual MacArthur Foundation Models for Change Conference in Washington, D.C.

Reducing Youth Recidivism

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

Going for PAR

Begun researchers hit the road to present on the Police Assisted Referral Program, both at home and abroad.

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Projects and Practices


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Suggested Resources


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Events and Trainings


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

Publications | Presentations

Rachel Lovell | Pastoral Psychology

J Bartholomew/M Singer | Law Enforcement Executive Forum

Rick Shepler | Behav. Health: Current Research Trends

Events | Trainings

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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