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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The Effects of Stigma on Students with Learning Disabilities and Inclusive Classroom Practices

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families
Within general classrooms, stigma continues to harm the social-emotional health and academic ability of students with learning disabilities. There is strong empirical evidence to support that inclusive classrooms are more conducive to the social, behavioral, and academic success of students with LD.

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Psychiatry Research Division Mini-Retreat with Forest Bathing Hawai`i

Posted in: Environment, Mental Health
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Written by Tai-An Miao, Yoko Toyama Calistro, Taira Masuda, Ishmael Gomes, Davis Rehuher, Bailey Monick, Suzy Bruno, Evan Kuniyoshi, Michael Juberg, Tiare Sabellano-Tsutsui, & Susana Helm and reprinted from The Community Psychologist   Volume 54, Number 3, Summer 2021 Mahalo to our certified guide, Phyllis Look, from the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides & Programs for […]

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“Here to Stay”: A High School Course formed with Community Psychology

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Latinx high school students co-create and co-lead a course focused on identity and social action providing an example for others creating transformative educational opportunities for marginalized students.

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Conversaciones con los Abuelos: A Community-based Collaborative Effort to Reduce Loneliness Among Latino/a/x Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in: Aging, Marginalized Groups
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Older individuals, already susceptible to isolation, are faced with social disparities stemming from loss of connection and social isolation during COVID-19. Here is how Conversaciones con los Abuelos helped.

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The Community Psychologist Podcast: Alesha Bond

Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Georgia State University graduate student Alesha Bond discusses the necessity of student organizing to push for change and the intersections of her research and organizing. Alesha shares some accomplishments, discusses the challenge of navigating power differentials, and provides advice to graduate student organizers.

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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Communities of Color

Posted in: Mental Health | Tags:
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We can take an action-oriented approach to identify how cultural aspects of mental illness stigma manifest for racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. Culturally salient interventions can promote change and empowerment at systemic and individual levels.

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High-Quality Afterschool Programs for LatinX Youth

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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LatinX youth’s cultural experiences are related to the ways in which they experience afterschool program activities and interact with staff. To better support diverse youth and their math and STEM learning, serious and thoughtful consideration should be given to the promotion of culturally responsive practices.

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Creating the Most Effective Collaborative Infrastructure

Posted in: Coalition Building, Criminal Justice, Violence Prevention | Tags:
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While infrastructures can improve teams’ relationships and work, some are difficult to implement. SARTs could first focus on infrastructures that build trust and buy-in before adopting other accountability-focused infrastructures. Improving SART infrastructures can help promote SART collaboration and thereby improve survivors’ experiences.

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“Safe Space” or “Brave Space”: How GSAs can Address Intersectionality

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Collective norms around race and immigration talk facilitated or impeded the extent to which these were discussed. Advisors and student leaders can embrace a “brave space” rather than a “safe space” dynamic to encourage students to participate in intersectional conversations.

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The Roles of Settings in Supporting Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression: A Policy Position Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action

Posted in: Immigrant Justice | Tags:
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Settings of various sizes and scopes can support immigrants’ resistance to oppression. This policy statement describes how.

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