Exploring the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Homicide: Begun Center Report

June 7, 2018 / No Comments

It’s the question many survivors of domestic violence hear, often incredulously: Why didn’t you just leave? The reality is that leaving an abusive relationship often endangers the survivor or others, even to the point of fearing for their lives. A new report from the Begun Center for Violence Pre...

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Talking to Our Children About Gun Violence, Assuring Them They Will Be Safe

May 30, 2018 / No Comments

Since the February 14 tragedy in Parkland, Begun Center director Daniel J. Flannery, PhD, has received numerous requests from a variety of local and national media outlets, focusing mainly on two questions: How do we protect our kids, and how do we talk with them about school violence? In May, Ne...

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Rob Fischer Interviewed by Channel 5

May 23, 2018 / No Comments

  Rob Fischer, Associate Professor, chair of the Masters of Nonprofits organization at the Mandel School and the Co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development was recently interviewed by Channel 5 regarding the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services...

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Laura Voith Weighs-In On Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Adolescence on Cleveland.com

May 23, 2018 / No Comments

Boys and girls have different reasons for engaging in risky sexual behavior, suggests a recent study with ties to Case Western Reserve University. Past child abuse led to risky sexual behavior for boys in the study, explained Laura Voith, assistant professor at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel...

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Begun Center Research Identifies Previously Missing DNA Profiles & Solves Cold Cases

May 14, 2018 / No Comments

“It can’t only be Cuyahoga County that has the problem [of missing DNA profiles].” Rachel Lovell, PhD, of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education weighed in on a Cleveland Plain Dealer story about the Owed DNA project on which the Begun Center is collabor...

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It’s Time to Do Something: Daniel J. Flannery Interviewed by News 5 Cleveland on Gun Violence in Schools

April 18, 2018 / No Comments

“Violence from guns affects all of us, and it’s time to do something about it.” Dr. Daniel J. Flannery had much to say on the topic of gun violence to Mike Brookbank of News Channel 5 WEWS in March. Thousands of national organizations and individuals have signed on to the “...

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Civil Rights and Social Justice Leader Dean Larry E. Davis to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address

April 10, 2018 / No Comments

  Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore announces Dean Larry E. Davis, PhD, (School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh) as Mandel School’s 2018 Commencement speaker on Sunday, May 20. During commencement, Dean Davis will be presented with the The Herman D. Stein Distinguished Social Work E...

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Serial Sex Offenders More Opportunistic Than Methodical: Rachel Lovell Interviewed by News 5 WEWS Cleveland

March 20, 2018 / No Comments

Journalist Homa Bash of News 5 Cleveland WEWS interviewed the Begun Center’s Rachel Lovell, PhD, who led the Center’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) investigation research team in analyzing more than 800 sexual assault kits from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, dating from 1993 to 2...

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WVIZ/PBS Ideas Invites Daniel J. Flannery to Speak on Preventing Gun Violence

March 13, 2018 / No Comments

“This week marks one month since 17 students and staff members were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” host Rick Jackson began this week’s episode of WVIZ/PBS Ideas. “In memory of those victims, students across the country a...

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Daniel J. Flannery Appears on WCPN Sound of Ideas to Address Preventing Gun Violence

March 5, 2018 / No Comments

Daniel J. Flannery, Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, was a guest on Wednesday morning on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas. The timely topic was “Preventing School Shootings,” and host Michael McIntyre d...

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Daniel J. Flannery Addresses Gun Violence in the U.S.

February 27, 2018 / No Comments

On Wednesday, February 14, the community of Parkland, Florida, suffered an unthinkable tragedy, when a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and took the lives of 17 students and staff, injuring 14 more and traumatizing thousands. This is an event that we as a nation have wi...

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CATSJ and CWRU to Host Series of Events in Celebration of Black History Month

February 14, 2018 / No Comments

During Black History Month, we are encouraged to explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience. Installation 1: Race and Policing at Doubting Thomas Art Gallery (856 Jefferson Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113) February 9 – 24, 2018 | Opening February 9, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m....

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Charity vs. Philanthropy: A Historical Perspective On February 21

February 6, 2018 / No Comments

What we now know as philanthropy operated along religious lines until relatively recently. Brian Amkraut, Ph.D., Executive Director, Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, discusses how charity as religious obligation was essential in the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,...

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2018 SSWR: Updates, Information, and Presentations

January 5, 2018 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 22nd Annual Conference (#SSWR18), on January 10-14, 2018, in Washington, DC. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#502), Dean Grover C. Gilmore will be inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the Americ...

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International Education Week (November 13-17)

November 3, 2017 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to celebrate International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 13-17, 2017. IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an...

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Mandel School Welcomes Returning International Visiting Scholar Dr. Anat Freund

November 1, 2017 / No Comments

The Mandel School is happy to host International Visiting Scholar Anat Freund, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Work from the University of Haifa in Israel. Returning from her visit as a Faculty Fellow at the Mandel School in 2005, Dr. Freund received her PhD from University of Haifa ...

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Townsend Appointed Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor; Celebration on November 3

October 16, 2017 / No Comments

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Aloen L. Townsend, PhD, as the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor. A celebration in her honor will be held on November 3, 2017, at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Jack, Joseph and M...

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Singer Publishes Editorial on Improving Community Policing

August 15, 2017 / No Comments

Are police officers enforcers or peacemakers, warriors or guardians? Mark I. Singer, PhD, Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare at the Mandel School and Deputy Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education, and his co-author, former Cuyahoga Metropo...

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