EB Professionals Monthly - February, 2020

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Regina Lawrence (CEBL) Recognized in Norfolk

Pioneer in Evidence-Based Leadership & Organizational Development Recognized

Pioneer leader in evidence-based leadership and organizational development, Regina Lawrence, President and CEO, STOP Inc, will be honored at the African American Trail Blazers Award ceremonies in Norfolk, VA Feb. 2nd.

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An Overview of Recent National and International Research on the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

Kelly Orts, University of New Haven

 

What is a child? There is worldwide variation in how a "child" is defined differently from an "adult." The factors taken into consideration when creating this definition differ even further (Morgan, 2010). The varying cultures, societal norms, histories, economies, and political climates create challenges to establishing a globally accepted juvenile justice system. There is a societal understanding that children differ from adults and should, therefore, receive different and separate treatment (Morgan, 2010). Juvenile justice systems, child welfare systems, and other protective services for youth were created on the basis that children lack the maturity, rights, responsibility, and capacity of adults. The common goal in addressing youthful behavior is for systems to focus on rehabilitating and supporting the child and his or her family. With this in mind, the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) and the age of criminal majority (ACM) set the boundaries of entry into the juvenile justice system.

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On the Criminalization of Homelessness

Criminalization of Homelessness

Thomas Dutcher, University of New Haven

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life … and those who are in the shadows of life—the sick, the needy and the handicapped" (Vice President Humphry as cited in Platt & Library of Congress, 1989). The importance of studying the criminalization of homelessness and persons experiencing homelessness,[1] particularly through coercive care tactics, is revealed through Humphry’s words. He argues from a moralistic perspective, finding it to be the duty of the state in creating its legitimacy to protect vulnerable populations, such as persons experiencing homelessness. A Marxist interpretation of the importance of this topic would argue that capitalistic societies create "those without,” establishing perennial homelessness, and its criminalization will not change this fact (Lynch & Michalowski, 2010). From a human rights perspective, we find importance in examining how persons experiencing homelessness also perceive the police to be barriers to services they may be attempting to receive (Welsh & Abdel-Samad, 2018).

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Evolution of the Evidence-Based Movement Interviews Series #2

Evolving Evidence-Based Movement

Interview with Mark M. Lowis, LMSW, Evidence-Based Implementation Specialist

 

  1. Can you please summarize the work you do, both for Joyfields Institute and the Evidence-Based Professionals Society, and in your regular work life?

As a contact-level practitioner, I am able to provide staff training and development on evidence-based practices that involve practitioner skills for guiding dialog to promote changes in behaviors necessary for recovery of critical life functions lost to disabling symptoms and conditions.  Engagement, commitment to change, follow-through, participation, etc. are all in the choice and control of an individual.  In the State of Michigan, I am responsible to ensure that practitioners are using the most effective evidence-based practices for Adult Mental Health Services provided by the public health system.  That includes providing regional, local, and state-wide training and consulting for a variety of evidence-based practices, providing evaluation of practice, and funding opportunities for improvement through Federal and State Grant funding.

  1. Why and how did you first become interested in evidence-based approaches? What specific evidence-based approaches do you focus upon in your current work?

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Evolution of the Evidence-Based Movement Interviews Series #3

Evolution of Evidence-Based Movement

Interview with David L. Myers, PhD, University of New Haven Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice PhD Program

 

  1. Can you please summarize the work you do, both for Joyfields Institute and the Evidence-Based Professionals Society, and in your regular work life?

I provide training, consulting, and evaluation services in the area of evidence-based organizational development. In collaborating with criminal justice and human service agencies, I assist with enhancing the use of evidence-based approaches, assessing organizational culture and climate, implementing strategic and action plans, and evaluating organizational outcomes. At the University of New Haven, I am a Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice PhD Program. I teach graduate-level courses on research methods, statistics, and criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation. My recent research has focused on community corrections, reentry, juvenile justice/delinquency, and use of evidence-based programs and practices.

  1. Why and how did you first become interested in evidence-based approaches? What specific evidence-based approaches do you focus upon in your current work?

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Quarterly for Evidence-Based Professionals

The EBP Quarterly - 2020 - Volume 4, Number 4

EBP Quarterly

An Overview of Recent National and International Research on the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

  • Kelly Orts, University of New Haven

On the Criminalization of Homelessness

  • Thomas Dutcher, University of New Haven

Evolution of the Evidence-Based Movement Interviews Series - 2

  • Interview with Mark M. Lowis, LMSW, Evidence-Based Implementation Specialist

Evolution of the Evidence-Based Movement Interviews Series - 3

  • Interview with David L. Myers, PhD, University of New Haven Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice PhD Program

Editor: David L. Myers, PhD, University of New Haven

Publisher: Joyfields Institute

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EB Professionals Monthly - January, 2020

WELCOME TO 2020! - We Believe We Will Have Our Best Year Ever! How about you? Believe you will, and you can...
Or is it the other way around - Believe you can, and you will? Well, whichever it is - let's go!

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EB "Pathways" Spring '20 Heads To New Orleans!

EB "Pathways" Spring '20 Heads To New Orleans!

 

For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec 30, 2019 — The Society for Evidence-Based Professionals will hold their 14th Annual Spring 2020 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The 14th Annual Spring EB "PATHWAYS" Conference and Workshops is planned for April 29 - May 1st, 2020 for evidence-based professionals seeking to grow and enhance their careers by becoming Certified EB Professionals and Leaders. The event will be held at the premier Hilton Riverside Hotel

Evidence-Based "Pathways" is the premier conference to educate, inspire, and certify evidence-based professionals and organizations. The program, co-sponsored by Joyfields Institute is designed to help attendees acquire skills in proven approaches commonly referred to as evidence-based. Programs are especially designed so agencies can adapt, not abandon what they are already doing.

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EB Professionals Monthly - December, 2019

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