Good mental health is the goal of psychology as a field. Community Psychologists impact the field of psychology by promoting the ways in which social, community, and environmental factors impact psychological wellness as well as access to mental health care.
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental HealthPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyBoth 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.Read More
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Mental HealthPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyThe lack of attention to increasing LatinX immigrant health inequities created by system-level factors has created a public mental health crisis that calls for innovative strategies to support immigrant families and the community-based organizations that serve them. It is critical to focus on building capacity within community-based organizations (CBOs) that immigrant families already access.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental HealthPublished in: Global Journal of Community Psychology PracticeCreative expression in nature can be empowering for vulnerable groups. There is a growing body of evidence for the benefits of “blue space.”Surf therapy can be a restorative experience, particularly for children with Autism. Body Mapping can be used to help create a richer picture of the potential health and wellbeing outcomes.Read More
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: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health, Prevention Science, Public PolicyChildhood trauma and adversity are associated with chronic health and behavioral health problems. In a systems-wide approach to trauma, all individuals within the organization play a role in helping treat a child.Read More