Seasons Center Continues Push for Evidence-Based Services Excellence

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October 25, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - The Society for Evidence-Based Professionals, EBP Society andJoyfields Institute for Evidence-Based Professionals jointly announced today that Seasons - Center for Behavioral Health of Spencer, Iowa achieved re-Certification as an Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO)

"We are pleased to announce that Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has met the requirements for renewal of its status as a Certified Evidence-Based Organizations (CEBO). Findings during the re-certification assessment process indicate the organization continues to demonstrate a number of strengths in the five key components of an Evidence-Based Organization (EBO)", said Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute. For  re-certification, an organizarion is subject to a rigorous self evaluation overseen by an evidence-based expert evaluator. Specifically, the agency is;

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The EBP Quarterly - 2018 - Volume 3, Number 2

The EBP Quarterly is a non-peer-reviewed online publication of EBP Society, the Society for Evidence-Based Professionals. Published online four (4) times a year, it includes the following types of scholarship:

  • Original essays and research notes on evidence-based approaches and organizational development. Scholarship from both researchers and practitioners is encouraged.
  • Reviews of recently published research on any aspect of the evidence-based movement, including (but not limited to): a. risk and needs assessment, b. strategic planning and performance measurement, c. policy analysis and program evaluation, d. organizational leadership, e. organizational culture, f. internal and external collaboration, and g. capacity-building and sustainability.
  • Reviews of recently published books on any aspect of the evidence-based movement.
  • Reviews of recently enacted public policy and/or funding opportunities relevant to the evidence-based movement.

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

Publisher: Joyfields Institute

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Stop and Frisk: A Proactive Response or Bias-Based Policing?

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George M. Froggé, Austin Peay State University

Crime detection and prevention are two important duties performed by police on a daily basis. There is a fine line to observe when it comes to crime prevention and protecting an individual’s Constitutional rights. Advocates for implementing the crime control model would agree with routine enforcement of stop-and-frisk, as a proactive police response. On the other end of the spectrum, proponents of the due process model pose it is just another form of bias-based policing and racially motivated. This paper will discuss the concept of stop-and-frisk, while giving the reader an opportunity to determine if it is a proactive police response to crime or bias-based policing.

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Suicide Among College Students

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Ewa K. Zielinska, University of New Haven

Suicide, “an inward-directed act of violence,” has been a consistent problem in the United States and internationally (Title & Paternoster, 2000). According to the 2016 National Center for Health Statistics Brief, “suicide is an important public health issue involving psychological, biological, and societal factors” (Curtin, Wagner, & Hedegaard, 2016, p. 1). Based on data between 1999 and 2013, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) places suicide as one of 15 leading causes of death for individuals between 10 and 64 years of age, especially among adolescents and young adults. In 2013, suicide was the second leading cause of death among all races and sexes for ages 10-24, and the fifth for ages 25-44 (see Figure 1.)

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Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections: From On-Paper to the Front-Line

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Kristi L. Greenberg, University of New Haven

Evidence-based practices are accepted as the gold standard within criminal justice agencies. In some instances, what works on paper is carried out effectively in the field, whereas in others, barriers are met by the realities of the front line. In corrections, there are eight accepted principles believed to reduce recidivism of offenders: the use of risk assessments, the need to enhance motivation, targeting interventions, matching offender traits with interventions, use of cognitive behavioral therapy, strengthening pro-social influences, adhering to program principles, and the use of data to guide actions (NCSC, 2018). These principles and the challenges perceived to their implementation are discussed below, from the point of view of a practitioner working in an institutional correctional setting.

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Community Policing

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Marquita D. Higgins, Walden University

Community policing exists to enhance public trust in law enforcement officers. In contrast to the focus of traditional policing, community-oriented policing focuses on the community’s involvement in law enforcement’s efforts to prevent crime (Gill, Weisburd, Telep, Vitter, & Bennett, 2017). Community policing policy is always in progress. It was first implemented in the United States in the 1980s, and since then, the policy has changed very little (Adegbile, 2017). The focus remains on strengthening community-policing relationships. Community policing units are designed to respond to minor problems in the community, whereas the patrol officers are free to respond to calls regarding crimes. One of the objectives of the community policing approach is to make neighborhoods safer through cooperation with the public.

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San Mateo County Probation Achieves EBO reCertification

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October 12, 2018 – Atlanta, GA - In a statement the Society for Evidence-Based Professionals, EBP Society and Joyfields Institute for Evidence-Based Professionals jointly announced today that San Mateo County Probation in California completed an organizational self-evaluation to become reCertified as an Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO).

"We are pleased to announce that San Mateo County Probation has met the requirements for renewal of its status as a Certified Evidence-Based Organizations (CEBO).", said Sobem Nwoko, President, Joyfields Institute. Findings of the reCertification assessment determined the organization continues to demonstrate a number of strengths in the five key components of an Evidence-Based Organization (EBO). For  recertification, an organization is subject to a rigorous organizational self evaluation overseen by an evidence-based expert evaluator. Specifically, the agency is;

  • Building knowledge and use of evidence based policies, programs, and practices
  • Demonstrating of effective leadership
  • Organizational culture and assessment
  • Strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
  • Building capacity and sustainability

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Monthly for Evidence-Based Professionals - October 2018

Welcome to your evidence based professionals monthly featuring your collection of relevant articles, webcasts, grant resources, and our upcoming events. This month we begin our shift toward focusing each issue of the newsletter on specific topic areas. For this issue we feature articles on;

1) data, its use for responding to pressing issues

2) outside the box think

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EBP Society and Joyfields Institute for Evidence-Based Professionals To Hold San Diego Pathways Conference

Sobem Nwoko

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EBP Society and Joyfields Institute To Hold Evidence-Based Pathways Conference

The EBP Society and Joyfields Institute jointly plan a San Diego Conference for human, social and justice services personnel. Joyfields will hold this conference November 28-30 for evidence-based professionals seeking to grow while getting accredited learning hours. The event, which will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel, will help attendees learn proven approaches for producing uncommon client success.

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