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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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Theater: Engaging in Critical Thinking about Social Justice

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Using visual and creative methods, we can engage people in thinking about social justice and their place and responsibilities within it. Art can be an engaging way to encourage people with privilege to work towards social justice.

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The HEAL Lab: Healing Health Inequity Together

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Critical Conscious-ness Theory and Community Based Participatory Results can help communities address health disparities. The HEAL lab provides a support network and engages diverse stakeholders in critical reflection as they participate in research to advance health equity.

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health with CBPR

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Differential access to social, economic, and environmental supports puts communities at risk for disparities in health and well‐being. CBPR is a promising approach to address the social determinants of health.

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Community Resilience: More Supports, More Impact

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Most adults report at least one ACE and ACEs disproportionally impact marginalized communities. Supporting community resilience helps promote child development within families, peer groups, schools, and communities.

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Juvenile Offenders in Context: How Their Worldviews Impact their Actions

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Juvenile offending is not simply the outgrowth of “poor choices”. Rather, antisocial behavior may reflect adolescents’ views of unfairness and injustice within the legal system and the world at large.

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Using Intersectionality Theory and Microaggression Theory in Research: The Muslimah Project

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Both subtle and overt discrimination negatively impact Muslim women’s mental health. Applying Microaggression and Intersectionality Theories can help untangle the complex experiences of Muslim women so that we can address the negative consequences of discrimination.

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Supporting Community-Based DV Services Through Academic Collaboration

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Interventions to reduce negative effects of domestic violence are highly context dependent. Latina DV survivors face unique socio-cultural barriers when seeking services. Community-based resources can be supported by collaborative academic partnerships to strengthen the evaluation component of the work.

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What We Agreed: The Community Vision

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We are living through the worst time in our modern history. Strong statement? Not strong enough.

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Gender, Gangs, and Risk-Taking

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
Close, emotional proximity to street gangs provide excitement that can become an addiction. While young males are more likely directly involved in gangs, young women derive excitement from their indirect affiliation and support of gang members.

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SCRA Statement in Support of Christchurch, New Zealand, In Condemnation of White Supremacy: Call to Action

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
Disclaimer: This is an official statement of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, and does not represent the position of the American Psychological Association or any of its other Divisions or subunits. The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) – Division 27 of the American Psychological […]

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