Teaching Social Justice From the Inside Out on February 6

February 2, 2018 / No Comments

“Teaching Social Justice From the Inside Out” will be presented by Adrianne Fletcher, Assistant Professor, on Tuesday, February 6, at 1-2 PM in the Mandel Center Room 115. Lunch will be provided. Dr. Fletcher received her PhD from Loyola University Chicago and her Master of Science in...

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Fred Butcher is Talking Research on February 13

February 2, 2018 / No Comments

Fred Butcher, Research Assistant Professor at the Mandel School and Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, will be talking about The Use of Risk Assessment in Juvenile Sentencing in Ohio: Intended and Unintended Consequences. The talk will ta...

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Community Network Builder Training on February 16

February 2, 2018 / No Comments

Would you like to be trained as a Community Network Builder? Erika Brown of Neighborhood Connections will be hosting a 3-hour training on February 16th to teach the Neighbor UP! community building practices. These skills and activities can be used within the existing Neighbor UP! Network, at our ...

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Joseph Appointed Bevis/Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development; Celebration on February 26

January 31, 2018 / No Comments

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of  Mark L. Joseph, PhD as the Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development. A celebration in his honor will be held on February 26, 2018 at the Jack, Joseph a...

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Subjects Need for Autism Research Study

January 30, 2018 / No Comments

Are You a Parent or Guardian of a Teen or Young Adult (age 16-30) with Autism? Consider participating in a research study at Case Western Reserve University about experiences of families caring for teens or young adults (age 16-30) with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Information from the study can he...

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2018 Donations Request for Guatemala Course

January 30, 2018 / No Comments

The Study Abroad course to Guatemala over Spring Break, led by faculty members Victor Groza and Zoe Breen Wood, accepts and distributes donated items to several charitable organizations in Guatemala — which they and the students personally transport in their luggage. These donations are always gr...

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Best Practices for Addiction Treatment

January 22, 2018 / No Comments

3 dates, 3 cities in Ohio! / Richard Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices presents a must-attend training event which highlights 10 considerations which are essential for programs that provide treatment to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (...

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Center Publishes Free ACT Team-Meeting Tools and Booklet to Support Top-Notch Assertive Community Treatment

January 19, 2018 / No Comments

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University has created new resources and free downloads for its online ACT Team Meeting Tools resource page. Among the new resources is an eight-page booklet that provides an introduction to some popular tools that ACT teams use in d...

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Deadline Extended to February 2nd for Full Scholarship Consideration

January 17, 2018 / No Comments

The application deadline has been extended to February 2nd  for full scholarship consideration for Fall 2018 for the On-Campus MSSA social work master’s program. How to apply >> Leadership Fellows is the full tuition scholarship program that is designed for exceptionally qualified, highly-m...

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All-Things ACT: Q&A Conference Call Series Continues in 2018

January 16, 2018 / No Comments

Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices hosts the free monthly “ACT Team Leader Conference Call Series” on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 12 to 1 pm via Zoom video & voice. This ACT learning-community event occurs on the third Wednesday of eac...

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Project Newborn: How does mother’s cocaine use during pregnancy affect boys and girls differently

January 11, 2018 / No Comments

With a focus on gender, new NIH-funded research continues two decades of study at Case Western Reserve University into effects of prenatal cocaine exposure Teens whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy are more likely to have aggression and attention problems—known predictors of later drug us...

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Prince study: Sexual violence in neighborhood erodes women’s feelings of safety

January 11, 2018 / No Comments

Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research. However, both men and women report feeling less safe in their neighborhoods based on the presence of other ...

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Nguyen’s research illuminates connection between social relationships and mental health

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

The research of Ann Nguyen, PhD, Assistant Professor, who joined the Mandel School faculty in 2017, illuminates the connection between social relationships and mental health among African Americans. Her work not only demonstrates how our connections with family, friends, and church members can be...

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Sexual Assault Kit Project Work Spotlighted in Journal of Criminal Justice

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

New research published in the Journal of Criminal Justice explores the patterns of serial sex offenders, linking them via DNA testing. The article comes from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education‘s sexual assault kit (SAK) project team, which includes Drs. Rachel L...

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Sonia Minnes Appointed Chair of Doctoral Program

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

Sonia Minnes, PhD, Associate Professor has been appointed the new chair of the Mandel School’s doctoral program effective January 1, 2018. “As a member of the Doctoral Program Executive Committee for over four years, Dr. Minnes has been intimately engaged with the program, and I am im...

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New Funding for PERI Means More Agencies Can Receive Assistance

January 8, 2018 / No Comments

Introduced in November 2015 to a gathering of more than two dozen Cleveland-area social service administrators and leaders, the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI) is designed as a high-quality, low-cost program evaluation resource center for child- and family-focused ...

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