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We invite Community Psychologists and those engaged in community work to write or re-post their ideas and stories from their work.

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Fan Activism and Community Psychology

Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups
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Fan 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.

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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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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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Sustaining Oneself in Community Work: Three Key Aspects

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submitted 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 […]

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To Liberate and Be Liberated: A Commitment to Realizing Freedom

Posted in: Blog, Marginalized Groups
submitted 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, […]

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Ajudando os  Alunos a Identificar os seus Valores

Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families
Photograph by Skyseeker.  Used under CC 2.0 Convide os seus alunos a escrever sobre os princípios orientadores segundo os quais eles querem viver, usando estes tópicos motivadores para os ajudar a começar. O início do ano escolar é uma ocasião propícia para pedir aos alunos que reflitam sobre aquilo que traz um sentido orientador às […]

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Helping Your Students Identify Their Values

Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families
The beginning of the school year is a good time to ask students to reflect on what gives them guiding direction in their lives. And writing their guiding principles for life is a perfect assignment for doing so.

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Dialogue on Gun Safety: A Community Psychology Values Check Relative to Public Policy

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Another day, another tragedy. Is this “just how it is these days in schools?” A Community Psychologist speaks out about the responsibilities of our field.

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Apply Community Psychology Principles to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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A Call to Action by Christopher Corbett Citizens–not politicians–are urgently needed and create the demand for renewable energy.  Will you join in the battle to help prevent climate change? In Part I: Community Psychology and the Resist Movement (Corbett, 2017, a), I made the case that there is a moral obligation to resist our elected […]

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Action or Inaction in the Wake of Parkland Florida Tragedy? Preventing Gun Violence Through Model (Red Flag) Legislation

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Model legislation provides great opportunity for Community Psychologists to intervene. This is clearly a fitting issue for CPs to take on now, especially in the wake of the gun violence in Parkland, Florida.

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