Poly-victimization Across Social Contexts

January 20, 2017 / No Comments

Fred Butcher, Senior Research Associate, and colleagues recently published an article examining childhood exposure to violence across social contexts. Nationally, a large proportion of youth experience exposure to violence (ETV) in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods and research has consiste...

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2017 SSWR: Faculty and Student Presenters

January 4, 2017 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 21st Annual Conference, on January 11-15, 2017, in New Orleans. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#102), one of our faculty members, Claudia Coulton, PhD, was chosen as a 2017 SSWR Fellow and w...

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Kretschmar named Managing Director of the Begun Center

October 10, 2016 / No Comments

As of October 1, 2016, Dr. Jeff Kretschmar began serving as the Managing Director of the Begun Center. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate. He first joined ISPV at Kent State as a post-doctoral fellow in 2004 and has been the long-time project director/PI ...

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Research ShowCASE on April 15th Features Mandel School

April 15, 2016 / No Comments

On April 15, hundreds of researchers, scientists and scholars will gather in Case Western Reserve’s Veale Convocation Center for the annual Research ShowCASE, a day filled with exploration and discovery of the university’s exciting research. Check out the full list of Mandel School pr...

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Begun Center Presents at the Tampa Conference 2016

March 11, 2016 / No Comments

 Jeff Kretschmar, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Richard Shepler, PhD, PCC-S, Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) Director, and CIP Research Associate Michael Fox, MA, PCC, LCDC III, presented on, “Treatment of Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders,” ...

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How Ohio Went from Investing in Youth Prisons to Investing in Youths’ Futures

January 21, 2016 / No Comments

New report from the Juvenile Justice Coalition of Ohio highlights Ohio’s successful juvenile justice initiatives involving the research, evaluation, and quality assurance work of the Begun Center. Over the past two decades, Ohio has significantly reduced its state youth prison population while si...

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SSWR 2016: Faculty, Student and Alumni Presenters

January 13, 2016 / No Comments

The Mandel School is proud to be participating in the Society for Social Work Research’s 20th Annual Conference, beginning today in Washington, D.C. In addition to having a booth at the conference (#201 – see us for a special Centennial gift to SSWR attendees!), two of our faculty hon...

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Jeff Kretschmar Presents on School-Based Juvenile Justice Diversion Models

December 8, 2015 / No Comments

Begun Center Senior Research Associate and Research Assistant Professor Jeff Kretschmar will present as part of a webinar entitled, “Implementing School-Based Diversion for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs: The Responder Model,” on Wednesday, December 9, at 12 p.m. EST, presented by the Nationa...

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Begun Center Introduces PERI Initiative to Cleveland Area Social Service Leaders

November 30, 2015 / No Comments

A gathering of over two dozen area social service administrators and leaders convened at the Begun Center early in November for the introduction of the new Begun initiative, the Partnership for Evaluation, Research, and Implementation (PERI). PERI Overview | Apply for PERI Services | Value of Eva...

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Fred Butcher Publishes New Article in Social Science & Medicine

November 17, 2015 / No Comments

Article exploring “The impact of neighborhood disorganization on neighborhood exposure to violence, trauma symptoms, and social relationships among at-risk youth” available for free for limited time A Begun Center research team was recently invited to write an article appearing in a special issue...

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Researchers propose new streamlined way to analyze TSCC and trauma in children

June 5, 2015 / No Comments

The 54-question Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) has been used for decades to test how trauma affects youth in hopes of developing the best treatment and support possible. But interpreting the results can be labor intensive and difficult because the work is done manually and involves ...

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Begun Center Publications on Juvenile Diversion Garner Increasing Coverage about Program’s Success

April 20, 2015 / No Comments

New Article on BHJJ drawing international interest about youth intervention A good deal of national discussion lately is increasingly devoted to the topic of effective, evidence-based juvenile justice interventions. Be it via network news features, National Public Radio round-tables, or New York ...

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Begun Center researchers find Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice initiative effective

January 14, 2015 / No Comments

An evaluation of Ohio’s Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative in 11 counties by researchers at the Mandel School’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education found the program benefits most young offenders diverted from detention centers to community-based ag...

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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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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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