Begun Center Researchers Monitor Drug Court Success Over Time

August 23, 2018 / No Comments

In a recent study, medication-assisted treatment use didn’t increase the odds of drug court graduation, but social supports and age may be possible factors, found a team of experts from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of...

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Juvenile Justice Diversion Works, Begun Center Research Shows

August 2, 2018 / No Comments

Researchers from the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Krystel Tossone, PhD, and Fredrick Butcher, PhD, published “Examining the impact of a juvenile justice diversion program for youth with behavioral health concerns on early adulthood recidivism” ...

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The Effects of Redlining in Cleveland Neighborhoods Still Felt Today: Connections Drawn from Sexual Assault Kit Research

July 17, 2018 / No Comments

Many of the Cleveland neighborhoods that banks “redlined” almost a century ago have some of the city’s highest rates of poverty and crime. Although the lending practice of rejecting mortgage applications in specific neighborhoods—more accurately, to minorities—was banned more than 50 years ago, t...

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Mandel School to be Institutional Sponsor of NASEM Study

May 29, 2018 / No Comments

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is set to be one of 64 institutional sponsors of the NASEM study on Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation’s Health. An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicin...

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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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Poverty Center Researcher Beth Anthony Describes How Social Workers Can Help Families Navigate Foreclosure

April 30, 2018 / No Comments

Mid-April, phys.org debuted the post Study suggest social workers could help families navigate foreclosure, protect the American Dream. This post featured the Poverty Center’s research assistant professor, Elizabeth Anthony. “The loss of one’s home fundamentally destabilizes a family ...

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Trauma Center Launches at the Mandel School

April 17, 2018 / No Comments

Due to its widespread impact and long-term effects, trauma has emerged as a significant public health concern throughout the world. It is now the focus of a new training and research center at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the top-ranked school of social wo...

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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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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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Jerry Mahoney Is Talking About Research!

February 23, 2018 / No Comments

Jerry Mahoney, PhD. and the Verna Houck Motto Professor of Families and Communities will be talking about Establishing the Efficacy of an Early Intervention Curriculum for Preschool Children with Disabilities and other Developmental Risks on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 12:45- 1:45 pm in the MSASS...

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Fred Butcher is Talking Research on February 13

February 2, 2018 / No Comments

Fred Butcher, Research Assistant Professor at the Mandel School and Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, will be talking about The Use of Risk Assessment in Juvenile Sentencing in Ohio: Intended and Unintended Consequences. The talk will ta...

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Subjects Need for Autism Research Study

January 30, 2018 / No Comments

Are You a Parent or Guardian of a Teen or Young Adult (age 16-30) with Autism? Consider participating in a research study at Case Western Reserve University about experiences of families caring for teens or young adults (age 16-30) with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Information from the study can he...

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Project Newborn: How does mother’s cocaine use during pregnancy affect boys and girls differently

January 11, 2018 / No Comments

With a focus on gender, new NIH-funded research continues two decades of study at Case Western Reserve University into effects of prenatal cocaine exposure Teens whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy are more likely to have aggression and attention problems—known predictors of later drug us...

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Prince study: Sexual violence in neighborhood erodes women’s feelings of safety

January 11, 2018 / No Comments

Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied to women’s—but not men’s—perceptions of its safety, according to new research. However, both men and women report feeling less safe in their neighborhoods based on the presence of other ...

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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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Sonia Minnes Appointed Chair of Doctoral Program

January 10, 2018 / No Comments

Sonia Minnes, PhD, Associate Professor has been appointed the new chair of the Mandel School’s doctoral program effective January 1, 2018. “As a member of the Doctoral Program Executive Committee for over four years, Dr. Minnes has been intimately engaged with the program, and I am im...

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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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CONNECT WITH US AT THE 2017 NASW OHIO ANNUAL CONFERENCE

November 14, 2017 / No Comments

Join the Mandel School at one of the biggest events of the year for Ohio social workers, NASW Ohio’s 2017 Annual Conference, on Thursday, November 12 through Saturday, November 18  at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. While at the conference, be sure to check out the impressive line-...

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