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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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-...

Read More

Manuscript: Dr. Manohar Pawar’s Hokenstad International Lecture at 2017 CSWE APM

November 9, 2017 / No Comments

The 2017  M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad International Lecture at CSWE’s 63rd Annual Program Meeting was given by Dr. Manohar Pawar, Professor of Social Work at the Charles Sturt University in Australia and President of the International Consortium for Social Development. “Kant, B...

Read More

Min Receives $842,460 NIH Grant To Study Adolescent Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior

November 3, 2017 / No Comments

Meeyoung Oh Min, PhD, Research Associate Professor, is the Principal Investigator for an $842,460 research grant (R01-DA042747-01A1) awarded in August, 2017, by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) titled “Gender and Developmental Trajectori...

Read More

JOIN US AND OUR PRESENTERS AT CSWE 2017 APM

October 11, 2017 / No Comments

There are a variety of ways you can join the Mandel School at the Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting (#APM17), the premiere conference for social work educators and professionals on October 19-22, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. + Visit us at booth #308. We have special gift for...

Read More

Research & Training Lecture on The Grand Challenge to Stop Family Violence

October 9, 2017 / No Comments

All are invited to attend a research lecture on Friday, December 8, about the social work grand challenge to stop family violence with Dr. Richard Barth and Dr. Jill Messing, two national leading experts in child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. This event is co-sponsored by the Mandel...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More