Join the Begun Center and mark 20 years of violence prevention Oct. 4

September 21, 2018 / No Comments

The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will mark 20 years of violence prevention with a series of events Thursday, Oct. 4. CWRU students: Register here All others: ...

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National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities now formally independent

September 19, 2018 / No Comments

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) initiative, founded in 2013 to help cities and organizations refine their mixed-income development strategies and shape public policy, is now an independent center at Case Western Reserve University. Originally administratively housed wit...

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2018 Fall Open House

September 17, 2018 / No Comments

We hope to see you at our Fall Open House Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mandel Community Studies Center (11402 Bellflower Road in Cleveland on the campus of Case Western Reserve University). Get an inside look at our top-ranked master’s programs in social work and nonprofi...

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Hurricane Florence: A Message from the Dean

September 15, 2018 / No Comments

We are deeply concerned for our extended Mandel School community members who are in the path of Hurricane Florence. If you are one of the many residing in the Carolinas, or in some parts of Virginia, Georgia or Maryland who are being impacted, we are keeping you in our thoughts, and we are keepin...

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Social work school names assistant dean for diversity and inclusion

September 11, 2018 / No Comments

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is proud to announce Assistant Professor Adrianne M. Crawford Fletcher, MSSA, PhD, has been appointed the school’s inaugural assistant dean for diversity and inclusion. “I am thrilled to see Dr. Fletcher take on this important l...

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Biegel, Tracy complete nine-volume series

September 5, 2018 / No Comments

After 15 years and nine peer-reviewed books, David Biegel, PhD, Henry L. Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice, and Elizabeth M. Tracy, PhD, Grace Longwell Coyle Professor of Social work, both of Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences...

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Student-Alumni Network & Begun Center Host “I AM EVIDENCE” Screening – October 24

August 27, 2018 / No Comments

Join the Mandel School of Applied Sciences Student-Alumni Network and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education for the I AM EVIDENCE movie screening and discussion. The film is produced by the Joyful Heart Foundation and Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) and exposes t...

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Begun Center Researchers Monitor Drug Court Success Over Time

August 23, 2018 / No Comments

In a recent study, medication-assisted treatment use didn’t increase the odds of drug court graduation, but social supports and age may be possible factors, found a team of experts from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of...

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Welcoming You to a New Year

August 20, 2018 / No Comments

It’s a New Year! Having been continuously in school since I was 4, I regard the start of the new academic year as an exciting event every year. I enjoy meeting new students and greeting returning people. The opening of fall semester marks the beginning of new endeavors and represents an opp...

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David B. Miller selected to receive the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Social Work Education

August 8, 2018 / No Comments

Congratulations to David B. Miller, PhD  who will receive the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s  2018 Distinguished Alumni Award on October 3, 2018. Dr. David Miller received his PhD in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993.  He is currently an associate profe...

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Student Alumni Network “Meet and Greet” September 20

August 6, 2018 / No Comments

Welcome new & current students to the Student-Alumni Network and meet the Mandel School Alumni Board! Join us for an informal evening of networking, Q&A, building relationships between students and alumni on Thursday, September 20th from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Noble Commons! This will be a ...

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ECUADOR AND INDIA STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSIONS 8/28-29

August 6, 2018 / No Comments

Join us for the International Education Programs’ Winter Break 2018-19 Study Abroad Information Sessions on Tuesday August 28th and Wednesday August 29th. This will be an opportunity to hear from faculty and students about our 3-credit study abroad courses during Winter Break. Bring your lunch an...

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Juvenile Justice Diversion Works, Begun Center Research Shows

August 2, 2018 / No Comments

Researchers from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Krystel Tossone, PhD, and Fredrick Butcher, PhD, published “Examining the impact of a juvenile justice diversion program for youth with behavioral health concerns on early adulthood recidivism” ...

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NEOCANDO Data Updates

July 17, 2018 / No Comments

NEOCANDO’s Neighborhood Data Warehouse, a freely-accessible tool that helps people in Northeast Ohio gain insight into neighborhood well-being, has recently been updated with the latest available information for a number of topic areas. You will now find: 2018 data for: USPS vacancy 2017 da...

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The Effects of Redlining in Cleveland Neighborhoods Still Felt Today: Connections Drawn from Sexual Assault Kit Research

July 17, 2018 / No Comments

Many of the Cleveland neighborhoods that banks “redlined” almost a century ago have some of the city’s highest rates of poverty and crime. Although the lending practice of rejecting mortgage applications in specific neighborhoods—more accurately, to minorities—was banned more than 50 years ago, t...

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Lunch and Learn Session: “Socialized Into Racism: Raising Awareness & Making Changes”

July 10, 2018 / No Comments

Join Adrianne M. Crawford Fletcher, PhD, assistant professor, CWRU Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences for a Lunch & Learn Session “Socialized Into Racism: Raising Awareness & Making Changes,” July 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University C...

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How health care practitioners can help prevent suicide: New book from Jane Timmons-Mitchell

July 9, 2018 / No Comments

Suicide prevention shouldn’t be limited to hotlines and therapy sessions. In addition, caregivers in hospitals and primary-care offices should be trained to identify suicide warning signs. That’s according to Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD, a senior research associate with the Begun Center for Violen...

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Day of Giving Results

June 22, 2018 / No Comments

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences thanks our students, friends, alumni, staff, faculty and community members for making Day of Giving 2018 such a success. Case Western Reserve University as a whole ended up with a total of 2,609 donors for $1,551,470 in support. Within that CWRU total,...

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Poverty Center Awarded 2018 G. Thomas Kingsley Impact Award

June 22, 2018 / No Comments

New evidence developed by the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (the Poverty Center) at Case Western Reserve University has prompted local government, nonprofit, and community leaders to advance policies that will protect children in rental homes from lead poisoning, and it is sha...

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How to Use Mapping Tools for Good

June 21, 2018 / No Comments

Join Case Western Reserve University librarians and researchers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education on Tuesday, July 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a community forum and interactive session on how to use mapping tools for good. The event, Mapping for Good: The Role...

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