Coalitions are alliances built to address certain issues or pursue tangible goals. Community Psychologists study the ways in which community-based coalitions are formed as well as characteristics of successful coalitions that can be replicated.
Posted in: Coalition Building, Inspiration, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities | Tags: Featured ContentIn the wake of the 2016 United States presidential election, Americans were awash in angry media and divisive partisian rhetoric, which suggested deep divisions. It struck at our core of what it means to be an American. We felt that we were being encouraged to see the “other” as different from ourselves and often as […]Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities, Sense of Community | Tags: PracticeThe Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership (SEREP) is an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, community-university collaborative. The long-term goal is to build on the organically grown local equine ecosystem to bring community, economic, and workforce development to a rural region in the southeastern United States.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Sense of Community | Tags: ResearchSocial media represents a growing portion of social movements, with the possibility to quickly and easily reach large groups of people on a global scale. Understanding how to engage and activate one’s online audience holds substantial implications for those looking to advocate for social justice.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building | Tags: ResourcesPeople – locally and globally – can change and improve conditions that affect their lives. How? We can become more effective by learning and applying community-building skills. The Community Tool Box ™ is a website that provides practical guidance, tips, tools, and how-to-do-it information on a wide variety of community skills. It is intended to […]Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building | Tags: ResourcesMany readers are by now familiar with the Community Tool Box ™, a website that provides practical guidance and how-to-do-it information on a wide variety of community-building topics. With over 300 self-contained instructional sections and over 7000 pages of text, the Tool Box is presently the largest single source of information on community health and […]Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags: ResearchWhat is left after the funding ends, staff leave, and programming decreases? Can we build coalitions that survive and even thrive after the research study? The answer is a resounding “yes!” We provide some key elements of sustainable coalition building.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags: Practice, ResourcesAfter the 2011 Biennial, the Community Psychology Practice Council and the Council of Education Programs appointed a task group focused on defining practice competencies for the field. These competencies were developed with the intent to communicate the nature and contributions of community psychology practice to prospective students and psychological colleagues, and to articulate for prospective employers the […]Read More