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

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This op-ed was first posted in “The Community Psychologist ” Used with permission. Introduction As the nation reels from another mass shooting that has killed at least 17 people and injured at least 15 more (Everytown Research, 2018), we can only face up to the harsh reality as to how preventable this shooting was–and also how […]

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Are Current Mentoring Models Bad for Kids’ Health?

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This blog was first posted by the National Mentoring Resource Center. Used with permission. Recent longitudinal studies show that Black adolescents and adults from low socioeconomic backgrounds who are resilient are also more likely to get physically sick. However, White adolescents and adults from similar backgrounds are immune to this negative outcome. For example, a study of […]

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Don’t Forget the Outputs: The Importance of Outputs in Communicating Evaluation Plans

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Hi! I’m Tara Gregory, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE) at Wichita State University. Like any evaluator, the staff of CARE are frequently tasked with figuring out what difference programs are making for those they serve. So, we tend to be really focused on outcomes and see outputs as the relatively easy […]

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Teorías en psicología comunitaria

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Contextos, acción y comunidad Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas La revista Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCPP) dedica el volumen 7 (2) a reflexionar sobre el estado de las teorías en psicología comunitaria. Hace unos meses, algunos investigadores de la DePaul University preguntaron en la lista de correo de la Society for Community Research and Action por los modelos y teorías más […]

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Competencias del psicólogo comunitario

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas De la aplicación de programas a las iniciativas de base comunitaria La revista Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCPP) dedica el volumen 7 (4) a debatir sobre las 18 competencias para la práctica profesional de la psicología comunitaria propuestas por la Sociedad para la Investigación y la Acción Comunitarias (SCRA) en 2012. Las 18 competencias del […]

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Sentido de comunidad y participación

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas La idea de comunidad ha ido ganando importancia en los últimos años, tanto en la investigación como en la práctica. Esta idea se refiere a los vínculos de confianza y de reciprocidad entre los integrantes de un barrio, una localidad o una comunidad de vecinos (es decir, una comunidad tradicional). […]

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Regreso al futuro: el perfil del psicólogo comunitario y de la intervención social

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas Los orígenes de la psicología comunitaria están asociados a la transformación de los servicios de salud mental. En Estados Unidos los centros de salud mental comunitaria empiezan a poner un mayor énfasis en la prevención y en la actuación en barrios y comunidades en la década de los 1960. […]

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Incorporating an Equity and Justice Perspective into Coalition and Collaborative Evaluation

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Our names are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah K. Brown and we are consultants at CNM Connect where we provide evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations.  Our work also includes evaluating community collaborations and coalitions. To effectively address most health, education, and other social issues at a systems level requires that communities address inequity and injustice. RAD RESOURCE: In January, […]

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Qué es la psicología comunitaria

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas Con un fuerte énfasis en la justicia social, la psicología comunitaria hace uso de la investigación orientada a la acción para guiar los programas comunitarios y las políticas que promueven el bienestar. Se centra en los individuos en sus contextos sociales, con el fin de prevenir los problemas antes […]

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Así trabaja un psicólogo comunitario

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas Intervención social y comunitaria En el video “Así trabaja el psicólogo comunitario” se resume en 3 minutos en qué consiste el rol de los profesionales de la psicología de la intervención social y comunitaria. Para ello se utiliza el caso de Manchay, un asentamiento humano en las afueras de Lima […]

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