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Open Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Begun Center invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in trauma and violence prevention. 

This position provides opportunity for participation in research and evaluation on violence exposure and trauma, evidence-based treatment, development of screening instruments, curriculum development and training to recognize trauma, and dissemination of project findings. Project areas include behavioral health, juvenile justice, law enforcement, the heroin-opiate crisis, sexual assault, human trafficking, and much more.

This full-time position focuses on participating in research, evaluation, training, and dissemination activities. Fellows will have the opportunity to guest lecture in courses taught by Begun Center faculty on topics related to violence prevention, and to participate in dissemination on center research and evaluation.

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Baughman, Tossone, Singer, Flannery Publish Findings on Drug Court Success Over Time
In a recent study, medication-assisted treatment use didn’t increase drug court graduation but social supports & age may be possible factors, found a team of experts from the Begun Center.

Senior research associates Margaret Baughman, PhD , and Krystel Tossone, PhD , and faculty members Mark Singer, PhD, and Daniel J. Flannery, PhD , published these findings in the article “Evaluation of Treatment and Other Factors That Lead to Drug Court Success, Substance Use Reduction, and Mental Health Symptomatology Reduction Over Time” in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

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The Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center welcomes a new Research Associate, Kimberlyn Meyer (pictured). Kim is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Independently Licensed Chemical Dependency counselor in the State of Ohio and has been providing an array of therapeutic services with individuals, families and groups for children, adolescents and adults over the past two decades. Welcome, Kim!

Maggie McGuire and Chase Klingenstein were both promoted to Research Assistants 4. Maggie works on the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center evaluation. Chase works on the CPD Settlement Agreement, MyCOM, Assisted Outpatient Treatment, and the Safe Schools/Healthy Students project evaluations. Congratulations, Maggie and Chase!
News 5 Cleveland, August 16: CWRU study shows juvenile justice diversion programs keep youth from repeating crimes ( Jeff Kretschmar, PhD) (pictured)

Lima (Ohio) News, August 3: Therapy that looks like fun ( Bobbi L. Beale, PsyD)

Fort Lauderdale Magazine, August 1: Beyond Thoughts and Prayers ( Daniel J. Flannery, PhD)

Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 26: How repeat rapists slip by police ( Rachel Lovell, PhD)

The Washington Post, July 26: Little mean girls: Helping your daughter swim in those choppy social waters ( Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD)
(also picked up by Windsor Star, Vancouver Sun, The Record, Ottowa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Hamilton Spectator, Edmonton Journal. Calgary Herald, Star Phoenix, Leader Post)

Memphis Commercial Appeal (USA Today Network), July 19: Memphis' new juvenile center needs to rehabilitate, not merely detain ( Jeff Kretschmar, PhD)

Palm Beach Post, July 10: PBSO’s $1 million rape kit test: 994 examined, no arrests (Sexual Assault Kit Investigation team cited)
Edited Volume --
Daniel J. Flannery, PhD: The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression: Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, July 2018. (edited volume)
  • Chapters --
  • Rachel Lovell, PhD; Daniel J. Flannery, PhD; Misty Luminais, PhD: Lessons Learned: Serial sex offenders identified from backlogged sexual assault kits.
  • Mark S. Fleisher, PhD: Social networks and violence.
  • Daniel J. Flannery, PhD: New directions in research on violence: Bridging science, practice, and policy.

Peer-Reviewed Publications --

Rachel Lovell, PhD; Maggie McGuire; Laura T. Overman, MEd; Misty Luminais, PhD; Daniel J. Flannery, PhD: Understanding Intimate Partner Sexual Assaults: Findings from Sexual Assault Kits. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, July 2018.

Margaret Baughman, PhD; Krystel Tossone, PhD; Mark Singer, PhD; Daniel J. Flannery, PhD: Evaluation of Treatment and Other Factors That Lead to Drug Court Success, Substance Use Reduction, and Mental Health Symptomatology Reduction Over Time. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, July 2018.

Fredrick Butcher, PhD; Krystel Tossone, PhD: Impact of House Bill 86 & Sentencing-Related Legislation on the Incarcerated Population in Ohio. Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, July 2018.

Fredrick Butcher, PhD; Jeff Kretschmar, PhD; Krystel Tossone, PhD: An Evaluation of the Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) Initiative: 2006-2017. August 2018. (pictured)

Daniel J. Flannery, PhD; Mark Singer, PhD: Thought Leaders' Corner: What role can population health play in dealing with the Opioid Crisis? Population Health News, July 2018.
Daniel J. Flannery, PhD: Community Trauma Institute Leadership Summit, MetroHealth, August 2018.

Michael Fox, MSSA, PCC-S, LCDC III (pictured) ; Richard Shepler, PhD: 2018 University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Institutes, Washington, DC, July 2018.

Misty Luminais, PhD; Rachel Lovell, PhD: When the Hand That Feeds You Becomes the Hand That Guides You: Governmental Funding of Local Rape Crisis Centers. XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 2018.

Jeff Kretschmar, PhD: Responding to human trafficking from the bench: The development and implementation of Ohio's first certified juvenile human trafficking docket. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Denver, CO, July 2018.