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.

Figure 1. The Community Resilience Framework

A Framework to Build Resilience

Posted in: Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Prevention Science
The Community Resilience Framework is a starting point for systemic assessment of resilience building efforts at the community level.

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Transtheoretical Model Applied to Older Adults

Posted in: Aging, Marginalized Groups
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is a theory to explain how people change behavior; outlined in five stages of change; pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance.

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“Am I Doing This Right?”: Helping Housing First Clients Navigate Difficulties Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research

Posted in: Housing, Prevention Science
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Community-based participatory research and community psychology share similar values and goals to benefit to marginalized communities. CBPR is becoming increasingly common in community psychology research.

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Living Community Psychology-Chris Nettles

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
Chris Nettles was profiled in Spring 2013 as an advanced clinical/community graduate student who was completing a self-designed community/clinical internship.

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“Rural is…”Toward a Working Definition

Posted in: Rural Communities
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What is rural? We explore this topic with an overview of commonly used definitions, commentary on their gaps, and thoughts about alternative ways to classify “rural communities.”

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The Neighborhood Story Project: Keeping More Than Our Homes

Posted in: Housing, Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
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Gentrification–commonly understood as the transformation of areas with high levels of affordable housing into areas targeting middle and upper income uses— provokes a range of losses.

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Early Career Reflections from a Black Community Psychologist

Posted in: Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
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Kyrah Brown talks about her academic journey and receiving the 2019 SCRA Early Career Award.

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Kids Need More from School? Utilize Assistant Teachers!

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags:
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Communities across the United States are expanding early childhood education with the goal of promoting children’s development. Read more on how to improve ECE.

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Safe, Secure, and Loved: Parent Education

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families | Tags: ,
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Community-led parent education focused on managing parenting stress, clarifying parenting goals, and strengthening nurturing parenting can engage and mobilize a volunteer community workforce.

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Supporting After-School Staff and Programs

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags:
Supporting staff can strengthen program quality and youth development. We recommend staff look for teachable moments that occur naturally during sports and recreation.

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