We invite Community Psychologists and those engaged in community work to write or re-post their ideas and stories from their work.
Posted in: BlogOnline Community Psychology projects for people in alternative subcultures can be effective sources of peer support and promote community action. Heavy Metal Therapy can 1) Provide a forum for support and discussion for listeners who may be struggling with mental health, 2) Improve understanding by sharing ideas and research about the role of metal music […]Read More
Posted in: BlogPublished in: The Community PsychologistThose working in program delivery often do not have the time to devote to learning new critical frameworks. A more scaffolded approach can make teachable moments by which critical reflection can become a part of the work the organisation does.Read More
Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: The Community PsychologistFan activism is a new area of interest that looks at how organized communities of fans come together to take action in promoting diversity, education and other focal community psychology topics.Read More
Posted in: Blog | Tags: ResourcesWhy 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 […]Read More
Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized GroupsIn 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). […]Read More
Posted in: Blogsubmitted by Jordan Jurinsky Although I’m still early in career, there are three key aspects that are imperative for me in my work with communities; mapping the system I’m working in, understanding how working at different levels and on varying time frames require different types of energy, and taking time to reflect. I still remember […]Read More
Posted in: Blog, Marginalized Groupssubmitted by Tiffeny Jimenez As a practitioner and educator, I continuously reflect on how well I apply the principles of the field, and a key part of this work involves working with others that seek to speak truth to power through a process of mutual liberation. I hold a number of roles within the community, […]Read More