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: Healthcare, Marginalized GroupsLatinas are not only at greater risk for obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) than White women, they are also less likely to seek treatment for eating issues. Intensive lifestyle interventions are effective in promoting weight loss and improving dietary intake, but do not address important issues associated with obesity, such as BED. Cognitive-behavioral therapy […]Read More
Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized GroupsIn 1979, a young psychologist named Joe Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the helping professions. What Durlak sought to do was to combine all published studies that had compared the outcomes of experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers with those of paraprofessionals (i.e., nonexpert, minimally trained community volunteers and helpers). […]Read More
Posted in: Blog, Marginalized GroupsAs a practitioner and educator, I continuously reflect on how well I apply the principles of the field, and a key part of this work involves working with others that seek to speak truth to power through a process of mutual liberation. I hold a number of roles within the community, and to be true […]Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags: ResearchMany low-income youth and youth of color experience inequity in schools, neighborhoods and other communities. This may be attributable to adult biases within these settings. These biases may be heightened when the adult and youth do not share similar social identities, such as ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic status. Given the potential influence of adults on […]Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health, Public Policy | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyIf we return to the definition of citizenship as a sense of belonging to a group, we gain an understanding of “community” as more broad than simple geographical proximity, membership, or identification with a group.Read More
Posted in: Aging, Children, Youth and Families, Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public PolicyPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyDeportation has numerous detrimental impacts on individuals who are deported, and on the families and communities they are forced to leave behind. This policy statement reviews the empirical literature to describe the effects of deportation on the individual, families, and the broader community, in order to inform policy and practice recommendations.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Community Practice BulletinPublished in: Community Practice BulletinThis 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.Read More