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.
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Environment, Marginalized Groups, Mental HealthPublished in: Global Journal of Community Psychology PracticeSurf therapy, an emerging intervention, can increase hope among youth at-promise. Surf therapy is an effective intervention to increase positive self-identity, and feelings of safety and inclusion.Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyCritical reflection is associated with lower levels of internalized oppression and higher levels of collective efficacy. It can liberate people from oppressive ideologies and empower them to resist social injustice.Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Prevention SciencePublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyBuy-in and trust with organization- and policy-level stakeholders is crucial. Tensions between organizational culture and the research protocol should be addressed, such as reluctance to support a randomized design.Read More
Posted in: Marginalized GroupsPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyDespite significant strides for sexual and gender minority (SGM) rights in the United States, there continues to be opposition to these rights from many conservative Christians and political conservatives. This study advances the understanding of how unawareness of Christian privilege and support for Christian hegemony help to explain the association between Christian and political conservatism and […]Read More
Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: The Community PsychologistServe & Connect has a mission to ignite positive change and strengthen communities through building positive police and community partnerships. Read more on how Serve & Connect has developed a comprehensive, evidence-informed, community-centered model for promoting safety, resilience, and well-being to facilitate positive community level change through effective community collaboration.Read More
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyAutochthony [aw-tok-thon-ey] is a sense of belonging originating from historical nativeness. The idea that “we were the first to arrive” promotes the emergence of a sense of ownership, which may have a negative impact on newcomer migrant groups.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic StatusPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyYouth may define their neighborhood differently than where they reside and may feel greater community engagement and ownership in the neighborhood that hosts their activities. Interventions can more effectively target youth within their perceived community space.Read More