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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How to Use Mapping Tools for Good

June 21, 2018 / No Comments

Join Case Western Reserve University librarians and researchers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education on Tuesday, July 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a community forum and interactive session on how to use mapping tools for good. The event, Mapping for Good: The Role...

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Talking to Our Children About Gun Violence, Assuring Them They Will Be Safe

May 30, 2018 / No Comments

Since the February 14 tragedy in Parkland, Begun Center director Daniel J. Flannery, PhD, has received numerous requests from a variety of local and national media outlets, focusing mainly on two questions: How do we protect our kids, and how do we talk with them about school violence? In May, Ne...

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Begun Center Research Identifies Previously Missing DNA Profiles & Solves Cold Cases

May 14, 2018 / No Comments

“It can’t only be Cuyahoga County that has the problem [of missing DNA profiles].” Rachel Lovell, PhD, of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education weighed in on a Cleveland Plain Dealer story about the Owed DNA project on which the Begun Center is collabor...

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It’s Time to Do Something: Daniel J. Flannery Interviewed by News 5 Cleveland on Gun Violence in Schools

April 18, 2018 / No Comments

“Violence from guns affects all of us, and it’s time to do something about it.” Dr. Daniel J. Flannery had much to say on the topic of gun violence to Mike Brookbank of News Channel 5 WEWS in March. Thousands of national organizations and individuals have signed on to the “...

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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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WVIZ/PBS Ideas Invites Daniel J. Flannery to Speak on Preventing Gun Violence

March 13, 2018 / No Comments

“This week marks one month since 17 students and staff members were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” host Rick Jackson began this week’s episode of WVIZ/PBS Ideas. “In memory of those victims, students across the country a...

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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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Daniel J. Flannery Appears on WCPN Sound of Ideas to Address Preventing Gun Violence

March 5, 2018 / No Comments

Daniel J. Flannery, Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, was a guest on Wednesday morning on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas. The timely topic was “Preventing School Shootings,” and host Michael McIntyre d...

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Daniel J. Flannery Collaborates on Call for Action to End Gun Violence

February 28, 2018 / No Comments

Deeply concerned about the recent Florida school shooting, a group of 19 prominent experts in violence prevention, Begun Center Director Dr. Daniel J. Flannery among them, has prepared a statement for national dissemination: “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America...

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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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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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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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New Funding for PERI Means More Agencies Can Receive Assistance

January 8, 2018 / No Comments

Introduced in November 2015 to a gathering of more than two dozen Cleveland-area social service administrators and leaders, the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI) is designed as a high-quality, low-cost program evaluation resource center for child- and family-focused ...

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Jane Timmons-Mitchell and Family Lend Voices to Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

December 15, 2017 / No Comments

Located at the edge of Case Western Reserve University’s campus, many know that Severance Hall is home to The Cleveland Orchestra. If you have seen the world-renowned orchestra in concert, you know that they are frequently joined by their Chorus, adding language and human voices to the inst...

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National Institute of Justice Grant Awarded to Begun Center for Evaluation of Opioid Overdose Protocol

October 11, 2017 / No Comments

Streamlining investigations and prosecutions of opiate dealers is goal of three-year U.S. Department of Justice-funded research Seeking faster indictments and prosecutions of drug dealers after opioid overdose deaths and a better understanding of non-fatal overdoses, researchers at the Begun Cent...

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The Monument Quilt – Supporting Survivors of Rape and Abuse 10/11

September 26, 2017 / No Comments

The Begun Center’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) research team is helping host a free event on campus on Wed, Oct 11th, 2017 on the Quad (Euclid and Adelbert) — the Monument Quilt (see attached flyer for more info). The quilt will be displayed from 10-2. (In case of inclement weather, the quilt will b...

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Rachel Lovell to Speak at TEDxAkron on May 20

April 17, 2017 / No Comments

Dr. Rachel Lovell, Senior Research Associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, was one of the speakers at TEDxAkron on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio. WATCH: Challenging the Myths of Sexual Assault TEDx is “a program of local...

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Center for Innovative Practices presents at the 2017 Behavioral Health Conference

March 13, 2017 / No Comments

Several Senior Trainers and Technical Assistants from our Center for Innovative Practices within the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education presented at 2017 Behavioral Health Conference for the State of Ohio. Maureen Kishna, MSSA, LISW-S in partnership with Megan Hutchens, L...

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