2016 MSASSy Awards Presented to Staff

January 30, 2017 / No Comments

The groundbreaking work of our students and faculty would not be possible without the support of our school’s staff. Each year, we celebrate them at the MSASSy Awards, an afternoon reception that includes special honors given to a select few on staff who are nominated by their peers and the facul...

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Poly-victimization Across Social Contexts

January 20, 2017 / No Comments

Fred Butcher, Senior Research Associate, and colleagues recently published an article examining childhood exposure to violence across social contexts. Nationally, a large proportion of youth experience exposure to violence (ETV) in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods and research has consiste...

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Rape Kit Research at Begun Center to Expand with $858K from U.S. Department of Justice

January 5, 2017 / No Comments

A Mandel School research project that has become a national model for helping reshape how sexual assaults are investigated and prosecuted—including cases borne from rape kits 20-plus years old—will receive $858,324 from two new grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Since 2014, researc...

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Research reveals new insights into rapist behavior, assists rape investigations and prosecutions

June 29, 2016 / No Comments

New data challenges conventional wisdom about rape among scholars, advocates, police and prosecutors. The testing of nearly 5,000 forgotten and backlogged rape kits in Cuyahoga County has led to investigations, indictments, prosecutions—and, already more than 250 convictions. But besides bringing...

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Bullying Prevention Report Receiving National Attention

May 11, 2016 / No Comments

Daniel J. Flannery, PhD, Begun Center Director and Professor co-authored the just released “Preventing Bullying through Science, Policy, and Practice,”. Dr. Flannery along with a committee of nationally-renowned, interdisciplinary researchers and scholars is receiving national media c...

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Begun Center Featured at Library of Congress June 8

May 10, 2016 / No Comments

A special reception at the Library of Congress on June 8 will feature information about the Mandel School’s Begun Center. Its director, Daniel Flannery, PhD, will be in attendance along with Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore to answer questions from alumni and congressional staffers about the center’s ...

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Online program reduces bullying in schools, Begun Center study finds

April 20, 2016 / No Comments

Behaviors that enable bullying—a significant public health problem for adolescents nationally—were reduced among students who completed a new online anti-bullying program, according to a new study from the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education. “Part of...

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Dan Flannery and Mark Singer Co-Author Article on Children Exposed to Violence

March 28, 2016 / No Comments

Begun Center Director Daniel Flannery, PhD and Deputy Director Mark Singer, PhD have co-written an article entitled, “Here’s How Witnessing Violence Harms Children’s Mental Health,” appearing in the online journal The Conversation. “Children who report high levels of exposure to...

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Begun Center Presents at the Tampa Conference 2016

March 11, 2016 / No Comments

 Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Richard Shepler, PhD, PCC-S, Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) Director, and CIP Research Associate Michael Fox, MA, PCC, LCDC III, presented on, “Treatment of Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders,” ...

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Begun Center Continues Being Part of Drug Court Success

February 26, 2016 / No Comments

The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Drug Court, among the Begun Center’s core projects, recently celebrated its 300th graduate with a ceremony featuring Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor. “Somebody here is going to be the 300th graduate for this court, which is abso...

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Mark Fleisher’s ‘Living Black: Social Life in an African American Neighborhood’ named among the Chicago Book Review’s best books of 2015

February 24, 2016 / No Comments

The Chicago Book Review has named Mark Fleisher’s ‘Living Black: Social Life in an African American Neighborhood’ as one of the best books of 2015. Published by the University of Wisconsin Press, the book provides a perspective into the day-to-day world of the historic North End...

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Rachel Lovell and her Collaborative Work on SAKs featured in the Christian Science Monitor

February 22, 2016 / No Comments

Begun Center’s work with Cuyahoga County’s Sexual Assault Kits initiative helps set national standard in new approaches to handling rape and sexual assault The Christian Science Monitor published in its February 21, 2016 edition an extended profile of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor...

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How Ohio Went from Investing in Youth Prisons to Investing in Youths’ Futures

January 21, 2016 / No Comments

New report from the Juvenile Justice Coalition of Ohio highlights Ohio’s successful juvenile justice initiatives involving the research, evaluation, and quality assurance work of the Begun Center. Over the past two decades, Ohio has significantly reduced its state youth prison population while si...

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Mark Fleisher’s New Book Explores Life in a Poor African-American Community

January 12, 2016 / No Comments

Mark Fleisher does not shy away from some of the harshest environs posing some of society’s greatest challenges, be they in the darkest recesses of prison or the streets and hovels that house street criminals or runaways and gang kids. The renowned researcher and author has made a career of focus...

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Jeff Kretschmar Presents on School-Based Juvenile Justice Diversion Models

December 8, 2015 / No Comments

Begun Center Senior Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor Jeff Kretschmar will present as part of a webinar entitled, “Implementing School-Based Diversion for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs: The Responder Model,” on Wednesday, December 9, at 12 p.m. EST, presented by the Nationa...

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Begun Center Introduces PERI Initiative to Cleveland Area Social Service Leaders

November 30, 2015 / No Comments

A gathering of over two dozen area social service administrators and leaders convened at the Begun Center early in November for the introduction of the new Begun initiative, the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI). PERI Overview | Apply for PERI Services | Value of Eva...

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