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, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags: Featured Research, ResearchSocial network analysis can be used in the operational definition of social regularities, behavior settings, and similar ecological concepts. In the period 2015-2016 we implemented a program for the prevention of child labor in marginal areas in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.
Posted in: Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags: Featured Research, ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyCan the income-level of the people we share our neighborhoods with affect our health? Does the income-level of our neighbors shape how we perceive our own social status?
Posted in: Education, Military | Tags: Featured Research, Practice, ResearchIn this participatory action research study, student veterans at a small midwestern community college collaborated to develop engaging programs and resources for veterans transitioning from soldier to student. Most notably, the veteran group worked with college administration as well as veteran organizations and community partners to develop a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on campus.
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Posted in: Coalition Building | Tags: Featured Content, ResourcesPeople – locally and globally – can change and improve conditions that affect their lives. How? We can become more effective by learning and applying community-building skills. The Community Tool Box ™ is a website that provides practical guidance, tips, tools, and how-to-do-it information on a wide variety of community skills. It is intended to […]
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Mental Health | Tags: Featured Content, PracticeStudents exist within and in between larger structures that often shape the path of their educational experiences and success. Appreciating their ecological context helps us to understand that the success of our students lies in the responsibility of the student as well as the mentor (faculty, staff, and administrator) of the campus they attend.