School- and Community-Based Research

Community-based research involves a collaborative effort between our researchers and partners and provides positive social change. Our work influences policy and practice relative to a particular community and the issue for which they are seeking our support and expertise. We serve as a research partner and provide technical assistance to many schools and community organizations to help them identify where they need the help and if a particular program or service to successful for students/clients.


Tapestry System of Care

The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services to evaluate the effectiveness of Tapestry System of Care.

Principal Investigator: Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD

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My Commitment, My Community

The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cleveland Foundation for the county-wide MyCom Initiative. The focus of MyCom is youth advocacy, neighborhood mobilization, youth engagement, key transitions, employment/job readiness and out-of school time.

Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Flannery, PhD

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Family and Children First Council

The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council to evaluate various programs for youth related outcomes.

Principal Investigator: Chris Stormann, PhD

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Safe Schools Healthy Students

The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for their SAMHSA funded Safe Schools Health Students (SSHS). Visit SAMHSA.gov to learn more about the federal SSHS initiative.

Principal Investigator: David L. Hussey, PhD

Bullying Prevention Research

The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the StandUp Bullying Prevention Program, which tests a newly-developed computer-administered bullying prevention program for high school students.

Principal Investigator: Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD