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Untested Rape Kits…Why?

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A team of community psychologists, lead by Rebecca Campbell, conducted research to understand why 11,000 sexual assault kits were warehoused and untested in Detroit. Their work has influenced how police departments handle sexual assault kits across the United States.

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Letting Go: Why It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye (to our interventions)

Posted in: Prevention Science | Tags: ,
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McKay and colleagues identify criteria to decide whether to de-implement an intervention and provide structure for how that de-implementation can happen.

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Need for a Culturally-Relevant Adaptation for Latinas with Binge Eating Disorder

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups
submitted by Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, Alyssa M. Vela, Brooke E. Palmer, Alyssa Minnick, and Fary M. Cachelin. Latinas are not only at greater risk for obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) than White women, they are also less likely to seek treatment for eating issues. Intensive lifestyle interventions are effective in promoting weight loss and improving […]

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Participatory Action Research: An example from the Stand Up to Bullying Project

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families | Tags:
submitted by Ashley Simons-Rudolph Despite a flurry of recent attention, we have not made sufficient progress in how we address bullying. Bullying, defined by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the intentional, unwanted, aggressive behavior between youths that are not siblings or dating partners that is repeated, or is likely […]

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Creating Accessible Community Psychology Documents and Websites-Some Helpful Tips

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Why Accessibility? What is Universal Design? We want for our SCRA-affiliated and Community Psychology materials to be widely used and shared by our members and community. We want to share what we know in accordance with our own organizational values for social justice. Our communities are diverse and differently-abled in terms of how we use […]

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Living Community Psychology-Lindsey Zimmerman

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For this installment, we introduce a clinical/community psychologist (CP) who, after moving from place to place for her education, is now settled in the Bay Area, working as an implementation scientist in the largest health care system in the U.S. – the Veterans Health Administration. She also has played a critical role in encouraging and […]

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Living Community Psychology-Meg Bond

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This installment profiles Meg Bond who has long and ably served the profession. Widely recognized for her promotion of gender and ethnic diversity through her advocacy, research and teaching, learn how she came to that mission. Meg was born in Pasadena, CA, the third of 4 children, to an attorney and a stay at home mom. Undoubtedly, […]

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Living Community Psychology-Ann Webb Price

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This installment profiles Ann Webb Price, a community psychologist whose successful evaluation consulting practice is a perfect fit for her skills and work style. Ann Price was born and raised in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, the sixth of nine children. When she was still young, her father retired from the Air Force. He subsequently worked multiple […]

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Living Community Psychology-Vincent Francisco

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This installment profiles Vincent Francisco, a community psychologist who has made major contributions to community psychology through his co-creation of The Community Tool Box, SCRA’s Practice Council, and the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. As a young person with a Portuguese-American heritage, Vince Francisco could have been a consumer of much of his professional work with […]

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Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda: What Listening to Joe Durlak might have done

Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
In 1979, a young psychologist named Joe Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the helping professions. What Durlak sought to do was to combine all published studies that had compared the outcomes of experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers with those of paraprofessionals (i.e., nonexpert, minimally trained community volunteers and helpers). […]

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