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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How Universal Approaches Can Maximize Prevention Efforts

Posted in: Prevention Science, Public Policy
Universal services prevent stigma, normalize help seeking, and often have higher rates of service acceptance.

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Improving After-School Programming

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Sense of Community | Tags:
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We can improve the effectiveness of afterschool programs by setting high expectations for youth, encouraging staff teamwork and engagement, and providing opportunities for staff to personally identify with youth they are serving.

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Time Well Spent (in communities)

Posted in: Prevention Science, Sense of Community | Tags:
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Advance beyond traditional methods of psychology by recording the contexts in which they are embedded.

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What is Decolonialization and Where did it Come From?

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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Colonization is the exploitation of resources and imposition of European cultures and geopolitical powers upon Indigenous (native) cultures. Learn more about its impact today.

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How and Why Community Psychology Focuses on Prevention

Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags: ,
Lenny Jason explains that Psychology is more than therapy by examining the field of community psychology.

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Pathways to Decolonizing the Sex Industries

Posted in: Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
Former sex worker, Christa Sacco discusses decoloniality by and with people in the sex industries to inspire a different type of conversation around the sex industries, sex  work, and human trafficking.

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A Modern Example of Colonialism: We Will Not Forget Ayotzinapa

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Inspiration
On September 26, 2014 near Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, a group of 43 normal school students were kidnapped, murdered, and then disappeared, by what many believe was an operation of the Mexican federal government and military. Historically, students in Mexico who opposed the Mexican government, especially the views of PRI and the way they govern, have […]

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Residential Mobility as a Community Organizing Concern in Rural Australia

Posted in: Public Policy, Rural Communities
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Lack of attention to the contexts for mobility has led to contradictions in public discourse. Over-generalization risks losing the necessary complexity to develop appropriate policy.

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What is Life Like in an Immigrant Detention Center?

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy, Sense of Community | Tags:
The inhumanity of detention has far reaching effects on communities outside of the detention facility.

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A Love Letter to Marie Jahoda

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Inspiration | Tags:
Marie Jahoda’s early multi-method work and strengths-based community perspective makes her a grandmother in the field of Community Psychology.

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