Marginalized Groups


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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Applying the Principles of Community Psychology in Institutions of Higher Education

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This article seeks to add a deeper understanding of the context that many first-generation minority college students have endured prior to getting to higher education, specifically the disproportionately high number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long-lasting impacts.

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Bike Equity: Can Alternative Transport Become the Great Equalizer?

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy | Tags:
We must carefully consider urban sustainability measures and account for who most uses sustainable transportation.

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Community-Based Research With Urban American Indians

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Hartmann, W. E., Wendt, D. C., Saftner, M. D., Marcus, J. D., & Momper, S. M. “Why is it important to learn about urban American Indian communities as well as reservation communities?“ Despite the 1976 Indian Health Care Improvement Act, physical and mental health disparities exist in many American Indian (AI) populations. Approximately 70% of […]

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Promoting Meaningful Reflections about Race, Inclusion, and Equity in Learning Environments

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In this interactive webinar Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Milton Fuentes, and Helen Neville, addressed how to discuss the complex topics of diversity, inclusion, equity, privilege, race, and intersectionality in learning environments in ways that invite for reflection and self-analysis. Evidence-based strategies and models used by the researchers in their respective roles will be shared with the audience […]

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The Concept of Diversity – SCRAs Position

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
On February 2, 2018 SCRA’s Executive Committee (EC) motioned to approve and endorse the following document as SCRA’s Position Statement on Diversity, and how the organization will work toward the promotion and enactment of diversity within its organization structures (e.g., committees, councils, interest groups).

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Schools as Community Hubs in the Outskirts of Lima, Peru

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Social network analysis can be used in the operational definition of social regularities, behavior settings, and similar ecological concepts. In the period 2015-2016 we implemented a program for the prevention of child labor in marginal areas in the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

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People of Color Experience Discrimination Within LGBT Spaces

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We examine processes of minority stress and community resilience among racially diverse sexual minority men. Our findings suggest that connection to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community plays a more central role in mediating minority stress processes for White sexual minority men than it does for sexual minority men of color.

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Campus Racial Climate for African Americans Scale

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Many institutions of higher learning regularly conduct “campus climate” surveys to assess student perceptions and concerns. For my dissertation, I created a campus racial climate measure specifically for African American college students. The goal was to develop a culturally-relevant measure for this population, basing the questions on the experiences of African American college students.

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Rattling Our Comfort Zone: Structural Violence, Decolonization and Community Psychology – Chris Sonn

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Chris Sonn digs into the complex and interconnected topics of structural and symbolic violence, decolonization, historical memory, indigeneity and whiteness.

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Refugees, Migration, Acculturation and Traumatic Stress – Dina Birman

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Dina Birman discusses refugees, culture, acculturation, migration and traumatic stress. Dina takes listeners through a definition of Community Psychology and her own personal history of moving to the US as a refugee from the Soviet Union.

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