Research & Training Lecture on The Grand Challenge to Stop Family Violence

October 9, 2017 / No Comments

All are invited to attend a research lecture on Friday, December 8, about the social work grand challenge to stop family violence with Dr. Richard Barth and Dr. Jill Messing, two national leading experts in child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. This event is co-sponsored by the Mandel...

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CIP’s Maureen Kishna Authors White Paper for MST Services

March 22, 2016 / No Comments

Maureen Kishna, LISW-S, MST Expert and Program Developer with the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, has written a white paper for MST Services entitled, “Combating Racial Disparity in the Juvenile-Justice System with ...

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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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CIP Named in Partnership with Technical Assistance Network

January 28, 2016 / No Comments

New $33 Million Federal Contract for Training and Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Behavioral Health in Partnership with 13 Universities & Organizations The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) (pictured left) announced that it has been selected to be a part of a new contract award...

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The CIP Welcomes Trauma Informed Care Expert, Bobbi Beale

January 12, 2016 / No Comments

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), a part of the Begun Center at the Mandel School, recently welcomed Bobbi Beale, PsyD., as a Senior Research Associate. Dr. Beale previously served as the Director of the Center for Applied Resilience at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton,...

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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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Begun Center Awarded Grants for Work with New Cuyahoga County Specialty Courts

November 2, 2015 / No Comments

It’s been an eventful couple of months for Margaret Baughman-Sladky, Ph.D and her Begun Center team working with Cuyahoga County – along with counties throughout the state of Ohio – implementing and evaluating the success of Adult Drug Court and Specialty Court Dockets. Dr. Baughman-Sladky and he...

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Begun Center Awarded $465,000 as Evaluator for Sexual Assault Kit Task Force

October 5, 2015 / No Comments

The United States Department of Justice announced that the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and its partners will receive nearly $2 million over the next three years to accelerate the work of bringing rapists to justice, assisting the survivors of those crimes and changing the culture of law e...

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Dr. Richard Shepler Named New Director of Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center

July 14, 2015 / No Comments

   Rick Shepler, Ph.D, has been appointed Director of the Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences. Rick’s appointment was made e...

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Begun Center’s Jane Timmons-Mitchell Provides Clinical Perspective on Pixar’s Inside Out

June 23, 2015 / No Comments

Begun Center Senior Research Associate, Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD, provided a child psychologist’s insight on the hit new Pixar film Inside Out in her article, “Does Inside Out accurately capture the mind of an 11-year-old girl?” It was written for The Conversation, an independ...

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Dan Flannery Presents at Pediatric Innovation Summit

June 10, 2015 / No Comments

Begun Director to speak as part of the Global Center for Health Innovationat the Cleveland Convention Center; also appointed to panel on bullying prevention for the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences Begun Center director, Daniel Flannery, Ph.D, will be presenting in June a...

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Begun CIP Student Receives Award at Research ShowCASE

May 27, 2015 / No Comments

Michael Gearhart, a graduate research assistant at the Begun CIP and a doctoral student at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences, was recently awarded an Honorable Mention at Research ShowCASE, Case Western Reserve University’s annual campus research symposium on A...

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Begun Research Assistant Jenni Bartholomew Earns Ph.D

May 12, 2015 / No Comments

The first of the Begun Center grad students who are earning their doctorates while working with the Center and its mission Jennifer Bartholomew, heretofore a doctoral candidate in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences, who also works as a Research Assistant with th...

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Begun CIP Webinar on Fidelity Monitoring and the WFI-EZ

May 6, 2015 / No Comments

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) offers the recorded session of an ENGAGE Webinar on Fidelity Monitoring Using the Wraparound Fidelity Monitoring Index Short Form (WFI-EZ), hosted by Begun Center Senior Research Associate Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Ph.D., presented in partnership with the Su...

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New Begun Article Appears Online in Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research

May 4, 2015 / No Comments

Analysis of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children, print version to appear in summer issue A new Begun Center article entitled, “Confirmatory factor analysis of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children in an at-risk sample of youth,” written by lead-author Fredrick Butcher, Ph.D, appears in ...

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Through StandUp Bullying and Ohio Suicide Prevention, Jane Timmons-Mitchell’s work reaches youth on the brink

April 28, 2015 / No Comments

Even when discussing relatively heavy topics – suicide prevention, teenage bullying, the mental health challenges of youth dealing with epilepsy – Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Ph.D radiates a light, can-do confidence in our ability to discover and identify new, evidence-based interventions and treatmen...

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CIP Team Presents TA Network Briefs on Co-Occurring Disorders

April 23, 2015 / No Comments

Part of its continuing dissemination partnership with the University of Maryland Technical Assistance Network As part of its continuing work in disseminating research and best practices in the area of Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders (YCOD), the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in collabor...

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Begun Center Publications on Juvenile Diversion Garner Increasing Coverage about Program’s Success

April 20, 2015 / No Comments

New Article on BHJJ drawing international interest about youth intervention A good deal of national discussion lately is increasingly devoted to the topic of effective, evidence-based juvenile justice interventions. Be it via network news features, National Public Radio round-tables, or New York ...

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Begun CIP Team Maintaining Momentum In 2015

April 12, 2015 / No Comments

Publications, presentations, and coverage of initiatives mark a bounce for the new year Despite the dormancy that can often define winter, the team of researchers, consultants, and trainers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention and the Center for Innovative Practices has maintained signific...

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