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.

Action or Inaction in the Wake of Parkland Florida Tragedy? Preventing Gun Violence Through Model Legislation

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This op-ed was first posted in “The Community Psychologist ” Used with permission. Introduction As the nation reels from another mass shooting that has killed at least 17 people and injured at least 15 more (Everytown Research, 2018), we can only face up to the harsh reality as to how preventable this shooting was–and also how […]

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Addressing a Frequent Practitioner Question Through Synthesizing Research & Practice Wisdom

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Substance Use, Violence Prevention | Tags:
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While guidance from organizations ranging from the American College Health Association to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to the Centers for Disease Control recommends that campuses address alcohol and sexual assault, there is limited concrete guidance as to how campus practitioners should actually do so. To address this critical […]

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Applying the Principles of Community Psychology in Institutions of Higher Education

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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This article seeks to add a deeper understanding of the context that many first-generation minority college students have endured prior to getting to higher education, specifically the disproportionately high number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long-lasting impacts.

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Are Current Mentoring Models Bad for Kids’ Health?

Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families
This blog was first posted by the National Mentoring Resource Center. Used with permission. Recent longitudinal studies show that Black adolescents and adults from low socioeconomic backgrounds who are resilient are also more likely to get physically sick. However, White adolescents and adults from similar backgrounds are immune to this negative outcome. For example, a study of […]

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Embodiment as Self-Care in Activist Movements

Posted in: Coalition Building, Mental Health, Self Help | Tags: ,
Embodied practice invites people to become informed by their bodies, attuned to their physical needs and experiences, and accepting of their natural selves.

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Teorías en psicología comunitaria

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Contextos, acción y comunidad Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas La revista Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCPP) dedica el volumen 7 (2) a reflexionar sobre el estado de las teorías en psicología comunitaria. Hace unos meses, algunos investigadores de la DePaul University preguntaron en la lista de correo de la Society for Community Research and Action por los modelos y teorías más […]

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Qué es la psicología comunitaria

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas Con un fuerte énfasis en la justicia social, la psicología comunitaria hace uso de la investigación orientada a la acción para guiar los programas comunitarios y las políticas que promueven el bienestar. Se centra en los individuos en sus contextos sociales, con el fin de prevenir los problemas antes […]

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Unintended Consequences of Community Partnerships

Posted in: Coalition Building, Education, Sense of Community | Tags: ,
Good intentions are never enough. Sometimes, there are unintended consequences of our community partnerships.

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Bike Equity: Can Alternative Transport Become the Great Equalizer?

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy | Tags:
We must carefully consider urban sustainability measures and account for who most uses sustainable transportation.

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Community-Based Research With Urban American Indians

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Hartmann, W. E., Wendt, D. C., Saftner, M. D., Marcus, J. D., & Momper, S. M. “Why is it important to learn about urban American Indian communities as well as reservation communities?“ Despite the 1976 Indian Health Care Improvement Act, physical and mental health disparities exist in many American Indian (AI) populations. Approximately 70% of […]

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