We invite Community Psychologists and those engaged in community work to write or re-post their ideas and stories from their work.
Posted in: Blog, EnvironmentPublished in: The Community PsychologistHow do youth view and categorize success? How do they deal with the burnout and frustration that inevitably comes when those most interested in changing the status quo have the least power to fix it? We explore questions regarding youth climate justice successes and challenges, posing them within an intersectional framework.Read More
Posted in: Blog, EnvironmentPublished in: The Community PsychologistLand reclamation can empower communities, reconnect people to land, and grow towards community liberation and autonomy. Communities are able to partake in revolutionary acts of autonomy and reclamation through the actions of physically reclaiming land in urban landscapes by eradicating colonizer plants with those plants that are Indigenous to their environments.Read More
Posted in: Blog, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: The Community PsychologistHow pronouns are addressed can seriously impact a student’s well-being. I provide some considerations for how an instructor or mentor might approach pronoun disclosure with the goal of increasing comfort and decreasing coercion, based on the experiences of six trans undergraduate students who advised these recommendations through qualitative interviews and text submissions, and my own […]Read More
Posted in: Blog, Poverty and Socioeconomic StatusPublished in: The Community PsychologistIncreasing technology access for all is a crucial issue affecting vulnerable populations. Specific interventions focused on increasing access to knowledge about technology, technological skills and development, and technological infrastructure are important for creating a more socially just world and workforce.Read More
Posted in: Blog, VeteransPublished in: The Community PsychologistPsychologists must choose peace over militarism. Militarism wastes funds that should go to public health and puts the world in danger. Psychologists must prioritize addressing racism and discrimination across the world and in their own work settings, organizations and structures.Read More
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