Issues

Issues

Issues

We define community broadly and engage in communities of many kinds. Pieces are arranged topically and the list of issue topics is continually expanding.

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Juvenile Offenders in Context: How Their Worldviews Impact their Actions

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Juvenile offending is not simply the outgrowth of “poor choices”. Rather, antisocial behavior may reflect adolescents’ views of unfairness and injustice within the legal system and the world at large.

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Using Intersectionality Theory and Microaggression Theory in Research: The Muslimah Project

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health | Tags:
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Both subtle and overt discrimination negatively impact Muslim women’s mental health. Applying Microaggression and Intersectionality Theories can help untangle the complex experiences of Muslim women so that we can address the negative consequences of discrimination.

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CBOs Can Address Health Disparities in LatinX Communities

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Mental Health | Tags:
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The lack of attention to increasing LatinX immigrant health inequities created by system-level factors has created a public mental health crisis that calls for innovative strategies to support immigrant families and the community-based organizations that serve them. It is critical to focus on building capacity within community-based organizations (CBOs) that immigrant families already access.

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When the Feds Need Help: Community-Based Policing and Deportation

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Immigrant Justice | Tags:
While there is a long history of cooperation between local police and sheriffs and federal immigration agents in the United States, the issue has more recently become a source of conflict. Local police and sheriffs are increasingly seen as “force multipliers” for the federal government causing some backlash at a time when many are calling […]

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Supporting Community-Based DV Services Through Academic Collaboration

Posted in: Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Interventions to reduce negative effects of domestic violence are highly context dependent. Latina DV survivors face unique socio-cultural barriers when seeking services. Community-based resources can be supported by collaborative academic partnerships to strengthen the evaluation component of the work.

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Paying Time After Time: The Costs of Criminal Record Stigma

Posted in: Criminal Justice | Tags:
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Perceived stigma is common among people with criminal records. We can reduce criminal record stigma and discrimination and provide work and social opportunities to enhance quality of life post-incarceration.

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What We Agreed: The Community Vision

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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We are living through the worst time in our modern history. Strong statement? Not strong enough.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Arrives Unevenly in Rural America

Posted in: Rural Communities
The COVID-19 pandemic was initially slow to arrive in rural counties across the United States. Yet risks of exposure, patterns of spread, and outcomes of infection are uneven and intersect with existing inequalities.

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Prepare for Action

Posted in: Coalition Building
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As a field Community Psychology has identified how structural inequities and lack of resources yield systemic wellbeing disparities. Change is occurring through COVID-19.

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The Scalability of Mentoring

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
Group mentoring is a promising strategy for building resilience among young people vulnerable to school dropout. Mentoring in small groups is more scalable than traditional one-on-one mentoring.

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