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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Faith, Conservatism, and Discrimination

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Despite significant strides for sexual and gender minority (SGM) rights in the United States, there continues to be opposition to these rights from many conservative Christians and political conservatives. This study advances the understanding of how unawareness of Christian privilege and support for Christian hegemony help to explain the association between Christian and political conservatism and […]

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Spirituality and Community Building with The Community Toolbox

Posted in: Sense of Community | Tags:
Chapter 28 of The Community Toolbox helps practitioners learn how to build communities of compassion, justice, and other spiritual assets.

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Many Go Undiagnosed: Youth May Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
Of the youth diagnosed with ME/CFS, less than 5% had been previously diagnosed with the illness; a higher percentage being African American and LatinX.

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Evaluation Consultants Get the Job Done Right for Community Interventions

Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags:
Consultants can assist communities to design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions. Evaluation consultants with a Community Psychology perspective are particularly valuable as the values of the field align with what many communities need.

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What is Trauma-Informed Care: An Example

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health, Prevention Science, Public Policy | Tags:
Childhood trauma and adversity are associated with chronic health and behavioral health problems. In a systems-wide approach to trauma, all individuals within the organization play a role in helping treat a child.

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Trauma-Informed Responses to Immigration Policies and Practices

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Public Policy | Tags:
We call for an end to all traumatic policies, echoing U.S. Congressional calls to address the root of harm to children and recommendations to shift toward trauma-based systems of care for immigrant children and families.

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Restorative Justice with Domestic Violence Offenders

Posted in: Criminal Justice | Tags:
A novel domestic violence offender treatment has been shown to significantly decrease both the number of instances and severity of subsequent intimate partner violence.

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Leveraging our Role as Community Psychologists through Op-Eds and Letters to the Editors to Advocate for Immigrant Justice

Posted in: Immigrant Justice | Tags:
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How to write Op-Eds to support social justice.

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Peace Building and Conflict Transformation: The Work of Ramy Barhouche

Posted in: Coalition Building, Inspiration
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Ramy works in Lebanon at Search for Common Ground, an international organization that focuses on peace building by bringing different groups of people in conflict to work towards a unified solution.

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Inclusion and Collaborative Design: School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags:
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Collaboration between school-based health centers and community nonprofits through a shared-staffing model provides organizational enhancement, assists in academic attainment, improves health outcomes, and affirms belonging, a crucial developmental attribute for historically marginalized youth.

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