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.

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When the Feds Need Help: Community-Based Policing and Deportation

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Immigrant Justice, Uncategorized | Tags:
Submitted by: Doris Marie Provine While there is a long history of cooperation between local police and sheriffs and federal immigration agents in the United States, the issue has more recently become a source of conflict. Federal initiatives begun in the Clinton Administration are designed to encourage more intense and on-going relationships with local police. […]

Logic Model of FAI Services including empowerment, crisis intervention, and safety.

Supporting Community-Based DV Services Through Academic Collaboration

Posted in: Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Submitted by: Daniel W. Snook, Miklós B. Halmos, M. Alejandra Arce, Hannah L. Joseph, Gabriel P. Kuperminc, Rebecca Rodriguez, Rosario de la Torre, & Teresa Burns Interventions to support survivors of domestic violence (DV) have historically and predominantly been developed with and geared toward White, English-speaking, non-immigrant populations. Interventions to reduce negative effects of domestic […]

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Raising Awareness and Getting to Action: Uprooting White Supremacy and Promoting Racial Justice

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
In response to the repeated police killings of Black people, including the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks, and the global mobilization demanding structural change to ensure that Black Lives Matter, the Society for Community Research and Action membership pulled together resources to support awareness raising and action for […]

Society for Community Research and Action Statement on Police Brutality

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy, Violence Prevention | Tags:
We, the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), are in solidarity with those calling to move funding out of policing and into systems that facilitate community wellness. For this reason, we take up policing as an institution.

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Celebrate and Replicate! Building Community through the New Bank for Community Solutions and Ideas

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Submit your stories of community-building, action, and hope to the The New Bank for Community Solutions!