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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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CounterStorytelling as Radical Inclusion and Resistance

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy | Tags:
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Miya people in Northeast India are actively resisting state violence. The Miya Community Research Collective supports counterstorytelling; making space for the Miya people to claim their identities and assert their rights.

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Marginalized LGBTQ Identities and the Minority Stress Theory

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health | Tags:
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Youth exposed to a greater number of minority stress experiences are among those at highest risk for attempting suicide. Disproportionate exposure among marginalized members of the LGBTQ community highlight the need for suicide prevention to prioritize those at greatest risk.

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A Collaboration Framework for Environmental Sustainability

Posted in: Environment | Tags:
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A people-focused approach is a new framework for working within or alongside organizations to bring about sustainability-related changes. Community Psychologists can work beside people within an organization to support them as they embed a sustainability culture.

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Two decades of research and multilevel intervention on HIV/STI in Mumbai, India

Posted in: Prevention Science
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The last two decades of work in India have taught us a great deal about international research methodology and intervention development. Read more about 20+ years of collaboration between India and the US in the service of community health.

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Screen Mothers, Help Kids: An Innovative Community-Based Partnership Helps Amplify the Voices of Children

Posted in: Violence Prevention | Tags:
Children are often the unheard voices of domestic violence. Screening mothers for the impact of domestic violence on their kids is one way to connect kids with appropriate DV services in the community.

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Nuancing Community Violence Exposure

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
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Many African American adolescents living in low-resourced urban neighborhoods experience high exposure to community violence. Exposure may vary over time and be influenced by individual- and contextual-level factors. Identifying specific risk factors associated with more chronic and severe exposure may guide preventive intervention efforts.

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How Can “Third Place” Settings Support Young People who Endure Social Marginalization?

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
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Social policing may inhibit young people from feeling welcome and safe and connecting with their peers and adults in the community who can support them. Third places are public settings that foster sociability and can support young people who experience marginalization.

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How Higher Education Can Support Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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To help immigrants experiencing discrimination in their communities, the authors describe ways to recognize oppression, look for resistance, listen and learn, look to models, provide resources, use power wisely, make space, honor diverse roles, act in solidarity, look in the mirror, and be willing to reflect and change.

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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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A Forest Bathing mini-retreat can inspire us in at least two ways – gratitude and relationships. We can collectively express gratitude for the experience of forest bathing in the moment and for sharing time in-person with co-workers and friends who have scarcely been seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregating safely in a […]

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