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: Criminal Justice | Tags: Featured ResearchA novel domestic violence offender treatment has been shown to significantly decrease both the number of instances and severity of subsequent intimate partner violence.
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyYouth may define their neighborhood differently than where they reside and may feel greater community engagement and ownership in the neighborhood that hosts their activities. Interventions can more effectively target youth within their perceived community space.
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.
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Leveraging our Role as Community Psychologists through Op-Eds and Letters to the Editors to Advocate for Immigrant Justice
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Public Policy | Tags: Featured ContentWe call for an end to all traumatic policies, echoing U.S. Congressional calls to address the root of harm to children and recommendations to shift toward trauma-based systems of care for immigrant children and families.
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags: Featured ContentPublished in: The Community PsychologistCollaboration between school-based health centers and community nonprofits through a shared-staffing model provides organizational enhancement, assists in academic attainment, improves health outcomes, and affirms belonging, a crucial developmental attribute for historically marginalized youth.
Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ContentPublished in: The Community PsychologistServe & Connect has a mission to ignite positive change and strengthen communities through building positive police and community partnerships. Read more on how Serve & Connect has developed a comprehensive, evidence-informed, community-centered model for promoting safety, resilience, and well-being to facilitate positive community level change through effective community collaboration.
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ContentPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyAutochthony [aw-tok-thon-ey] is a sense of belonging originating from historical nativeness. The idea that “we were the first to arrive” promotes the emergence of a sense of ownership, which may have a negative impact on newcomer migrant groups.