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, Criminal Justice, Violence Prevention | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyWhile infrastructures can improve teams’ relationships and work, some are difficult to implement. SARTs could first focus on infrastructures that build trust and buy-in before adopting other accountability-focused infrastructures. Improving SART infrastructures can help promote SART collaboration and thereby improve survivors’ experiences.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: The American PsychologistMost adults report at least one ACE and ACEs disproportionally impact marginalized communities. Supporting community resilience helps promote child development within families, peer groups, schools, and communities.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ContentPublished in: Global Journal of Community Psychology PracticeInterventions to reduce negative effects of domestic violence are highly context dependent. Latina DV survivors face unique socio-cultural barriers when seeking services. Community-based resources can be supported by collaborative academic partnerships to strengthen the evaluation component of the work.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Poverty and Socioeconomic StatusCommunity/Academic partnerships can serve marginalized communities by mobilizing resources in areas where health care access is otherwise unavailable. However, relationship-building can be difficult with consideration to power differentials. Integrating community-based participatory principles into partnerships has strong potential to demonstrate a sustainable network.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic StatusCurrent development work can strengthen oppression and sustain de-humanisation. High levels of anxiety, shame, and hopelessness encourage dependency on existing power structures rather than collective action. Feelings of insecurity can point to a wider structural colonisation.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention SciencePublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyConsumers collaborate with researchers in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) to create data that is authentic, useful, and can directly impact service delivery systems. The process is time intensive and can be challenging. Including consumer researchers as partners is essential to understand the experience of receiving services and the impact of those services when considering improvements.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention ScienceConsultants can assist communities to design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions. Evaluation consultants with a Community Psychology perspective are particularly valuable as the values of the field align with what many communities need.Read More