Upcoming talk by Daniel Flannery, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention research and Education, Case Western Reserve University
Community-based partnerships for effective youth violence prevention
Monday, February 17 , 2013, 12-2 pm (sign-in and reception at 11:30 am)
at the UNC School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Description: Research shows that individuals who have been exposed during early years to violence as a witness or victim are at greater risk of perpetrating violence themselves. In this presentation, Daniel Flannery will provide a comprehensive picture of these relationships, along with the role of mental health, and evidence-based programs to mitigate these effects. Drawing from extensive research on large collaborative initiatives, Dr. Flannery will describe:
- community-based partnerships that address youth violence through prevention strategies;
- juvenile justice initiatives that treat offenders with serious mental health issues;
- child welfare systems that screen for trauma and victimization, as a way to provide appropriate trauma-informed care; and
- Fugitive Safe Surrender Program, a faith-based law enforcement collaboration that allows persons with open warrants to voluntarily surrender at a local church.
He will discuss their impact on practice, policy, and behavior outcomes.
Bio: Daniel Flannery is the Dr. Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He previously served as Founding Director of the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence at Kent State University for 12 years. Dr. Flannery is also a licensed clinical child psychologist, a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Notre Dame, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals of Cleveland. He is senior editor ofYouth Violence: Prevention, Intervention and Social Policy (1999) for American Psychiatric Press and of the Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression (2007) by Cambridge University Press. He has written several books on youth violence and prevention. Flannery’s primary areas of research are in youth violence prevention, the link between violence and mental health, and applied community-based program evaluation. Dr. Flannery has served as advisor to various local and national organizations including the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Crime Prevention Council and the National Resource Center for Safe Schools.
NC-ACE Distinguish Lecture on Youth Violence, cosponsored by the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, and School of Social Work’s Clinical Lecture Series.