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Marginalized Groups

We believe that historical injustices create multi-generational patterns of discrimination. Much of Community Psychology injects this perspective within their work on every topic. Some research focuses exclusively/primarily on groups impacted by injustice and marginalization.

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Nuancing Community Violence Exposure

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
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Many African American adolescents living in low-resourced urban neighborhoods experience high exposure to community violence. Exposure may vary over time and be influenced by individual- and contextual-level factors. Identifying specific risk factors associated with more chronic and severe exposure may guide preventive intervention efforts.

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How Can “Third Place” Settings Support Young People who Endure Social Marginalization?

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
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Social policing may inhibit young people from feeling welcome and safe and connecting with their peers and adults in the community who can support them. Third places are public settings that foster sociability and can support young people who experience marginalization.

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How Higher Education Can Support Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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To help immigrants experiencing discrimination in their communities, the authors describe ways to recognize oppression, look for resistance, listen and learn, look to models, provide resources, use power wisely, make space, honor diverse roles, act in solidarity, look in the mirror, and be willing to reflect and change.

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Creating a Healing Community to Promote Racial Justice

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Alternative settings, like CBTL can provide relational healing spaces grounded in collectively held values of care, recognition, and reciprocity. CBTL exists within contexts of race and coloniality, but seeks to form solidarities, broader practices, and ways of relating within creative industries.

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“Here to Stay”: A High School Course formed with Community Psychology

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Latinx high school students co-create and co-lead a course focused on identity and social action providing an example for others creating transformative educational opportunities for marginalized students.

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Conversaciones con los Abuelos: A Community-based Collaborative Effort to Reduce Loneliness Among Latino/a/x Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in: Aging, Marginalized Groups
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Older individuals, already susceptible to isolation, are faced with social disparities stemming from loss of connection and social isolation during COVID-19. Here is how Conversaciones con los Abuelos helped.

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The Community Psychologist Podcast: Alesha Bond

Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Georgia 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.

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High-Quality Afterschool Programs for LatinX Youth

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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LatinX 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.

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“Safe Space” or “Brave Space”: How GSAs can Address Intersectionality

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Collective norms around race and immigration talk facilitated or impeded the extent to which these were discussed. Advisors and student leaders can embrace a “brave space” rather than a “safe space” dynamic to encourage students to participate in intersectional conversations.

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Activism is Powerful for LGBT Folks

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People who identify as LGBT are more likely to experience psychological distress than their heterosexual peers. Participating in LGBT-related civic and advocacy may foster connection among LGBT people, which may in turn support their well-being.

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