Community Psychologists focus on the productive role of aging in the community and the prevention of mental health problems in the elderly.
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 GroupsPublished in: The Community PsychologistOlder 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.Read More
Posted in: Aging, Marginalized GroupsThe 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.Read More
Is Community Psychology “Forever Young”? Noting and Addressing the Lack of Community Psychologists in Communities of Aging
Posted in: Aging, History of Community Psychology | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community Psychologysubmitted by Elizabeth Kirkwood Between the years 2005 to 2050, the global population of older persons (over age 65) is expected to increase 113%. In continents such as Asia and Africa, the increase is expected to exceed 268% and 307%, respectively. Considering women constitute a majority of the aging population, they may be at an […]Read More
Posted in: Aging, Children, Youth and Families, Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public PolicyPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyDeportation has numerous detrimental impacts on individuals who are deported, and on the families and communities they are forced to leave behind. This policy statement reviews the empirical literature to describe the effects of deportation on the individual, families, and the broader community, in order to inform policy and practice recommendations.Read More