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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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood-Which One?

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
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Youth 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.

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How Health Coalitions Can Embrace Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Research and evaluation can be pursued collaboratively with greater shared power between community and university partners.

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How to Move Policy on Human Trafficking

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
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Proposed human trafficking laws may be most successful in using research to guide the use of trauma-informed practice.

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Equity Generally, Must Precede Health Equity: Lessons Learned from Community Organizers

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups
Health providers can be better allies to communities through community organizing. Community coalitions can build capacity with health providers.

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Mental Well-Being in Men of Color

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health | Tags:
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We can use lived experience to generate strategies to enhance the mental health and well-being of men of color.

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Fan Activism and Community Psychology

Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups
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Fan activism is a new area of interest that looks at how organized communities of fans come together to take action in promoting diversity, education and other focal community psychology topics.

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More than Filling Empty Bellies: How Food Banks are Evolving to Nourish Community Health

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy | Tags:
Food insecurity is related to poor nutrition and many other negative health outcomes. Food banks can and should implement nutrition policies.

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Transtheoretical Model Applied to Older Adults

Posted in: Aging, Marginalized Groups
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is a theory to explain how people change behavior; outlined in five stages of change; pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance.

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Living Community Psychology-Chris Nettles

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Inspiration, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Chris Nettles was profiled in Spring 2013 as an advanced clinical/community graduate student who was completing a self-designed community/clinical internship.

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The Neighborhood Story Project: Keeping More Than Our Homes

Posted in: Housing, Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
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Gentrification–commonly understood as the transformation of areas with high levels of affordable housing into areas targeting middle and upper income uses— provokes a range of losses.

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