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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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Are Current Mentoring Models Bad for Kids’ Health?

Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families
submitted by Bernadette Sánchez 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 Black, low-income adolescents revealed that those who were resilient (as […]

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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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