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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New Report on Cuyahoga Partnering for Family Success Process Evaluation

July 27, 2017 / No Comments

The Poverty Center has released its first Briefly Stated report of the year on the process evaluation of the first two years of Partnering for Family Success (PFS), a five-year randomized control study underway in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The program is a partnership between FrontLine Service, Cuya...

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One In Four Ohio Children Will Experience Domestic Violence, Study Led by Holmes Finds

July 21, 2017 / No Comments

One in four Ohio children will experience domestic violence before reaching adulthood, according to a new study conducted at the Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University. The lifetime cost from these experiences is nearly $2.2 billion, including $476 million in increased health care, $600...

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Voith Publishes New Study of Intimate Partner Violence Among College-Aged Men

July 21, 2017 / No Comments

The majority of college-aged male aggressors of physical, sexual and emotional violence also reported being victims of violence themselves, both in childhood and as young adults According to new Mandel School research, 60 percent of college-aged men reported being both victims and perpetrators of...

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Poverty Center Co-Authors Report on Predictive Modeling of Vacant Properties

June 19, 2017 / No Comments

Several researchers from the Poverty Center co-authored a new report on “Predictive Modeling of Surveyed Property Conditions and Vacancy” published in the proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research by the Digital Government Society. Using th...

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New study finds vacancies overlap with crime and lead exposure

June 5, 2017 / No Comments

Significant pockets of concentrated vacancy in Cleveland co-occur with hot spots of lead exposure, violent crime, homicide, weapons violation and aggravated assaults, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. Seeking to better understand the spillover effects of vacant proper...

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Joseph Awarded Best Book in Urban Affairs Honorable Mention

May 11, 2017 / No Comments

Mark Joseph, PhD, Associate Professor and founding director of the National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities, is the 2017 recipient of the Best Book in Urban Affairs Honorable Mention Award presented by the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) for Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Peri...

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Voith Publishes Study of Violent Victimization Among Disadvantaged Young Adults

April 28, 2017 / No Comments

Laura A. Voith, PhD, Assistant Professor, was the lead author of “Violent Victimization Among Disadvantaged Young Adults Exposed to Early Family Conflict and Abuse: A 24-Year Prospective Study of the Victimization Cycle Across Gender,” a study published in the journal Violence and Vic...

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Voith Publishes Exploratory Study on Empowering Traumatized Girls

April 28, 2017 / No Comments

Laura A. Voith, PhD, Assistant Professor, was lead author of an exploratory study published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma which used focus groups and participant-observation to examine areas of personal development, knowledge, and skills that former graduates, staff, and adminis...

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Rob Fischer on Using Data to Build in Oxford Community Development Journal

June 3, 2016 / No Comments

The latest edition of the Community Development Journal from Oxford University Press features the article “Using data to build community: exploring one model of geographically specific data use in the non-profit sector” co-authored by Dr. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center...

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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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Pathway to Proficiency Report Published by the OERC

April 18, 2016 / No Comments

The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) recently released Investigating the Pathway to Proficiency from Birth Through 3rd Grade, a report examining the impact of early childhood risk factors on kindergarten readiness and third grade reading proficiency. This study was conducted by Claudia Coult...

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Housing Deterioration Contributes to Elevated Lead Levels and Lower Kindergarten Readiness Scores

April 12, 2016 / No Comments

A retrospective analysis of the housing histories of more than 13,000 entering kindergartners in 2007-2010 in Cleveland shows that children living in or near properties with signs of deterioration and divestment were more likely to have elevated lead levels and low scores on a kindergarten readin...

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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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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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Housing First for Families and Young Adults Program Evaluation

February 15, 2016 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has recently released the Briefly Stated report “Housing First for Families and Young Adults Program Evaluation” on FrontLine Service, Inc.‘s pilot program. The pilot  is based on the best practice Housing First model for sin...

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New Book Co-Authored by Mark Joseph Examines Mixed-Income Housing

November 12, 2015 / No Comments

The mixed success of Chicago’s foray into mixed-income development is detailed in the new book Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation (344 pages, University of Chicago Press), co-written by Associate Professor Mark L. Joseph, founding dire...

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Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Linked to Early Teen Sexual Activity: Project Newborn

August 12, 2015 / No Comments

Since 1994, researchers at the Mandel School have studied mothers—some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not—to understand how the drug affected their children’s cognitive and social development. Their latest findings suggest a link between prenatal cocaine exposure and an adoles...

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Newborn’s first stool could alert doctors to long-term cognitive issues: Project Newborn

August 4, 2015 / No Comments

A newborn’s first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Mandel School Project Newborn researchers. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) found in the meconium (a newborn’s first stool) from a mother’s alcohol use during pre...

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