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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.

Fixes that Fail: Reducing Food Deserts, Poverty, Crime, and Intergenerational Incarceration

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
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Submitted by: Megan M. Card There is a clear connection between food deserts and structural racism. Food deserts are areas/locations where residents lack convenient access to affordable healthy foods like fresh fruit and vegetables. Food deserts are disproportionately located in communities of color. Bailey et al. defines structural racism as “the totality of ways in […]

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Effective Community-Based Parent Training with Low-Income African American and Latino Parents

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Parent training programs designed in partnership with parents can be effective for a culturally and economically diverse population of parents. Parents who attended at least 50% of the CPP intervention reported increased parenting self-efficacy, consistency in discipline, greater expression of warmth toward their children, and fewer child behavioral problems.

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Adapting Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Practices in Alaskan Native Villages

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Transplanting evidence-based practices into new contexts requires extensive thought and consideration as most interventions are not developed with populations at highest risk in mind. Our study highlights the importance of including community members and everyday people in plans to take action for social change.

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Indigenous Culture and Wellness: Healing and Wellbeing in the face of Colonization

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Indigenous Peoples are revitalizing our culture and way of life, improving our ability to self-heal. When accounting for an individual’s cultural efficacy in our study, cultural engagement was related to lower levels of anxiety and was significantly related to flourishing mental wellbeing.

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Resisting State Sanctioned Violence: A Toolkit for Community Organizers

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Marginalized communities have long persisted in the work toward liberation despite continued state-sanctioned violence (SSV). We created a toolkit for organizers, community members, allies, and mental health professionals who want to build individual and community resilience while resisting SSV. We aimed to support marginalized communities through making psychological literature accessible and relevant to community-based through […]

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Brief Report: Analyzing Radical Self-Care Origins and Community Self-Care Practice

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It seems very normalized for Black women to make ultimate sacrifices to personal health and wellness for the betterment of others. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast cancer, cervical cancer, fibroid tumors, premature birth rates, sickle cell disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and mental health issues are killing Black women in the United States at disproportionate rates. […]

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The Great Replacement Theory: Linkage to The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

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How do we begin to make sense out of these continuous attacks on Black and Brown bodies in America? We can decenter whiteness and move equity and inclusion to the forefront. by dismantling conspiracy theories and ideologies that seek to destroy and harm.

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The Community Psychologist Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Geraldine Palmer

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Dr. Geraldine Palmer joins TCP’s Dominique and Allana to discuss her work on the concept of cultural looting, covering the stolen Benin artifacts which are now in British museums. We hope you enjoy the conversation and find it informative! Listen Here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5ZtAefEP1e970ObJkJDJEv?si=46e767ae21664f1c

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Figure 1: considerations for pronoun circles based on student input and trans scholarship related to the practice, with quotations related to the experience described or references to further discussions of the topic.

Drawing on the Experiences of Trans Students to Inform Pronoun Disclosure in Higher Education Settings

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How pronouns are addressed can seriously impact a student’s well-being. I provide some considerations for how an instructor or mentor might approach pronoun disclosure with the goal of increasing comfort and decreasing coercion, based on the experiences of six trans undergraduate students who advised these recommendations through qualitative interviews and text submissions, and my own […]

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Bystanders Respond to Microaggressions to Develop Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces

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Repeated exposure to micro-aggressions can have a negative impact on psychological and physical health. Expanding collective organizational capacity to address bias in respectful ways (by promoting active bystanders) has been shown to have an empowering impact and to foster more equitable workplaces.

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