Affordable, safe, and stable housing is crucial for optimum psychological development. Community Psychologists identify how discrimination and unintended policy consequences impact safety and feelings of belongingness at home. For example, a particular focus within our field is urban housing and ways in which housing options can hinder life choices as well as encourage the development of health communities. Other Community Psychologists may promote awareness of rural issues by developing communications networks.
Posted in: Housing, Mental Health, Substance Use | Tags: ResearchWhen an individual struggling with a substance abuse disorder has been discharged from inpatient treatment, they usually leave with an aftercare plan. Aftercare can include many options such as attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, coming in once a week to see a therapist, or moving into a recovery home.Read More