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.

Oxford House Shows Promise in Maintaining Sobriety

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When 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.

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The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) - Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association - serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Our members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals. Visit us at scra27.org