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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Researchers propose new streamlined way to analyze TSCC and trauma in children

June 5, 2015 / No Comments

The 54-question Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) has been used for decades to test how trauma affects youth in hopes of developing the best treatment and support possible. But interpreting the results can be labor intensive and difficult because the work is done manually and involves ...

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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 researchers find Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice initiative effective

January 14, 2015 / No Comments

An evaluation of Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by researchers at the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education found the program benefits most young offenders diverted from detention centers to community-based ag...

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Claudia Coulton New Book Launch, Live Webcast

November 10, 2014 / No Comments

Strengthening Communities with Neighborhood Data, the new book co-authored by Dr. Claudia Coulton, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development and Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research & Social Change at the Mandel School, will be released on Wednesday, Novemb...

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Inside Prison: Joseph Galanek Studies Mental Illness and Inmate-Officer Relationships

November 4, 2014 / No Comments

Begun Center research associate and medical anthropologist Joseph Galanek, PhD 2012, MPH 2007, spent a cumulative nine months in an Oregon maximum-security prison to learn how administrative policies and cultural values at the prison allowed positive relationships to develop between officers and ...

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Victor K. Groza Co-Authors “Adopting Older Children,” a Guide for Parents

October 24, 2014 / No Comments

Victor K. Groza, the Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at the Mandel School, is the co-author of a new book, Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children over Age Four (New Horizon Press), which will be released in December and helps guide parents t...

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New Paper on Cleveland Foreclosure Uses NEO CANDO Data

September 23, 2014 / No Comments

The recently released paper “Does mortgage deregulation increase foreclosures? Evidence from Cleveland” by Yilan Xu, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, uses data from the Center on Urban Poverty and Commun...

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Office of Research and Training Publishes Spring Newsletter

July 1, 2014 / No Comments

The spring 2014 issue of “Insight & Action,” the twice-yearly newsletter of the Office of Research and Training at the Mandel School, has been published. The cover story reflects upon the accomplished 39-year career of Lenore A. Kola, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work at the...

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Virginia Tech: Reclaiming Vacant Properties

May 19, 2014 / No Comments

In May 2014, the Vacant Property Research Network (VPRN) of Virginia Tech released the report “Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio: A Resilient Region’s Responses to Reclaiming Vacant Properties” as part of a series concerning approaches to reclaiming vacant properties in Philadelphia...

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