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, will be one of the speakers at the TEDxAkron event on Saturday May 20th, 2017 at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio. TEDx is “a program of local, self-organized events that brin...

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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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New Federal Award to Fund Health Integration and Training for At-Risk Youth

June 13, 2015 / No Comments

A new training program at the Mandel School aims to close the gap in behavioral health care services for at-risk children and transition-age young adults ages 18 to 25 while preparing social work master’s students for careers in advanced clinical practice. The training program, known as Health In...

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Through StandUp Bullying and Ohio Suicide Prevention, Jane Timmons-Mitchell’s work reaches youth on the brink

April 28, 2015 / No Comments

Even when discussing relatively heavy topics – suicide prevention, teenage bullying, the mental health challenges of youth dealing with epilepsy – Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Ph.D radiates a light, can-do confidence in our ability to discover and identify new, evidence-based interventions and treatmen...

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CIP’s Maureen Kishna discusses MST teams and her ride-alongs with Columbus Police

April 15, 2015 / No Comments

The gulf can sometimes seem wide between police departments and social service agencies, especially when it comes to combating street-level violence and violent crime, much of it perpetrated by young offenders, much affiliated with gangs. The perceived differences in the respective missions – hel...

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Begun CIP Team Maintaining Momentum In 2015

April 12, 2015 / No Comments

Publications, presentations, and coverage of initiatives mark a bounce for the new year Despite the dormancy that can often define winter, the team of researchers, consultants, and trainers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention and the Center for Innovative Practices has maintained signific...

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A Good Year of Growth at the Begun CIP

December 15, 2014 / No Comments

Year marked by new researchers, grants, and media coverage , both neighborhood and national IT’S BEEN AN EXHILARATING YEAR at the Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education and its implementation partner the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), from the ...

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David Hussey Named Chair of Mandel School Faculty Steering Committee

November 10, 2014 / No Comments

Begun Associate Director, who has helped facilitate the rise of evidence-based practices, assumes new role at CWRU’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences When talking about the various facets of his work – be it as researcher, teacher, or clinician – David Hussey, Ph....

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Begun Center Part of Cuyahoga County Adding Second Drug Court

October 30, 2014 / No Comments

Due to the success of its initial Drug Court, Cuyahoga County is adding an additional drug court next year, part of a growing movement to offer rehabilitation to first-time, non-violent offenders. Ohio has been at the forefront of this movement that’s using ‘specialty courts’ in order to re-frame...

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The Begun Center Receives First annual “Partnership Award”

June 24, 2014 / No Comments

The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences recently accepted – on behalf of Case Western Reserve University – the first annual “Partnership Award” from the Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division at thei...

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Daniel Flannery’s, ‘Wanted on Warrants’, Highlights the Success of the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program

June 2, 2014 / No Comments

When considering the scope — the ideal of the objective, the collaboration, the spirit, the logistics — it’s difficult to distinguish what is most impressive regarding the various dynamics of the Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) program. Foremost, perhaps, is the collaboration among the various quar...

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Begun CIP Researchers featured in Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends

May 17, 2014 / No Comments

The work of the Begun Center and the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) was featured in two separate articles penned by Begun CIP research associates in the May 2013 issue of ‘Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends.’ A Comparative Study of Treatment Programs for Youth Of...

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Took Kit Helps Navigate Mental Health and Epilepsy in Youth

May 14, 2014 / No Comments

The mystery surrounding epilepsy is as ancient as humanity – the causes of the condition, its sudden happening, its lingering effects. Factor in the various mental health facets involving individuals dealing with epilepsy and more questions often arise than answers. View Epilepsy Tool Kit To help...

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CIP Schubert Center Conversation focuses on How the Physiological Make-Up of the Adolescent Brain Should Factor into Juvenile Justice Interventions

May 11, 2014 / No Comments

How should we think about dealing with youth offenders who are tried and sentenced as adults? What interventions make the most sense? And how can juvenile justice systems make better use of grounded, empirically-demonstrated information in sentencing guidelines that ultimately reduce the rates of...

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Police Assisted Referral (PAR) Program Continues Building Bridges

May 8, 2014 / No Comments

The gulf often separating police on patrol from the general public they’re trying to protect can often be bridged with the simple act of extending a hand and presenting a business card. Welcome to the Police Assisted Referral (PAR) program, a collaboration among the Begun Center for Violence Prev...

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