How health care practitioners can help prevent suicide: New book from Jane Timmons-Mitchell

July 9, 2018 / No Comments

Suicide prevention shouldn’t be limited to hotlines and therapy sessions. In addition, caregivers in hospitals and primary-care offices should be trained to identify suicide warning signs. That’s according to Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD, a senior research associate with the Begun Center for Violen...

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Begun Center’s SAKI Team Gaining Better Understanding of Sexual Offenders

March 12, 2018 / No Comments

The Sexual Assault Kit Investigation team at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education has experts re-thinking what was previously believed about the patterns of serial rapists—that they don’t stick with the same modus operandi. Instead, offenders in reported rape cases appe...

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Poverty Center Brief Examines Neighborhood Preschool Need in Cuyahoga County

March 7, 2018 / No Comments

Research from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development shows that quality early childhood education is important to child well-being. In Cuyahoga County, expanding access to high quality preschool is a key component in improving child well-being. The brief Star Rated High Quality Pre...

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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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Nguyen’s research illuminates connection between social relationships and mental health

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

The research of Ann Nguyen, PhD, Assistant Professor, who joined the Mandel School faculty in 2017, illuminates the connection between social relationships and mental health among African Americans. Her work not only demonstrates how our connections with family, friends, and church members can be...

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Sexual Assault Kit Project Work Spotlighted in Journal of Criminal Justice

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

New research published in the Journal of Criminal Justice explores the patterns of serial sex offenders, linking them via DNA testing. The article comes from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education‘s sexual assault kit (SAK) project team, which includes Drs. Rachel L...

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What Does Segregation Cost Us? What Can We Do About It? – 1 PD Hour

September 22, 2017 / No Comments

Open to the entire campus community, Dr. Amy T. Khare, PhD, MSW and research affiliate for the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will present her latest paper Fair Housing and Inclusive Communities, part of Th...

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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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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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