Social Justice Through Collaborative Research and Action
What is Community Psychology?
Social justice. Action-oriented research. Global in nature. Influencing public policy. Working for empowerment. Multidisciplinary in focus. Celebrating culture. Preventing harm. Behavior in context. Social action. Supporting community strengths. Reducing oppression. Promoting well-being. Scientific inquiry. Honoring human rights. Respecting diversity.
Community psychology goes beyond an individual focus and integrates social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and international influences to promote positive change, health, and empowerment at individual and systemic levels.
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyCommunities across the United States are expanding early childhood education with the goal of promoting children’s development. Read more on how to improve ECE.
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy | Tags: Featured ResearchFood insecurity is related to poor nutrition and many other negative health outcomes. Food banks can and should implement nutrition policies.
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Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ContentHealth providers can be better allies to communities through community organizing. Community coalitions can build capacity with health providers.
Posted in: Coalition Building, Inspiration, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities | Tags: Featured ContentThe United States feels divided by race, social class, and political ideologies. Hands Across the Hills seeks to increase personal connections and promote greater understanding.
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families | Tags: Featured Content, PracticePublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyCommunity-led parent education focused on managing parenting stress, clarifying parenting goals, and strengthening nurturing parenting can engage and mobilize a volunteer community workforce.