Learning happens both within structured and outside of formal school-based settings. Community Psychologists focus on the person-environment-fit, or the ways in which a learning environment can promote or hinder learning. We also develop understanding of the theories, methods, knowledge base, and setting factors pertaining to prevention and health promotion programs in schools to inform school based-interventions.
Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ContentGeorgia State University graduate student Alesha Bond discusses the necessity of student organizing to push for change and the intersections of her research and organizing. Alesha shares some accomplishments, discusses the challenge of navigating power differentials, and provides advice to graduate student organizers.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ContentPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyLatinX youth’s cultural experiences are related to the ways in which they experience afterschool program activities and interact with staff. To better support diverse youth and their math and STEM learning, serious and thoughtful consideration should be given to the promotion of culturally responsive practices.Read More
Posted in: Education | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyTeachers receiving brief consultations taught more content than those who did not receive consultations. Consultation support to deliver a school-based program may need to be tailored and made briefer than is typical to fit different school contexts.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, EducationPublished in: The Community PsychologistCollaboration between school-based health centers and community nonprofits through a shared-staffing model provides organizational enhancement, assists in academic attainment, improves health outcomes, and affirms belonging, a crucial developmental attribute for historically marginalized youth.Read More
Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic StatusPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyFinancial stress can have a significant impact on well-being. Colleges and universities can create opportunities for students to build empathy around social class.Read More