Issues

Issues

Issues

We define community broadly and engage in communities of many kinds. Pieces are arranged topically and the list of issue topics is continually expanding.

Photograph of an African American scholar

Campus Racial Climate for African Americans Scale

Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Many institutions of higher learning regularly conduct “campus climate” surveys to assess student perceptions and concerns. For my dissertation, I created a campus racial climate measure specifically for African American college students. The goal was to develop a culturally-relevant measure for this population, basing the questions on the experiences of African American college students.

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Put a Positive Spin on Your Social Media

Posted in: Coalition Building, Sense of Community | Tags:
Social media represents a growing portion of social movements, with the possibility to quickly and easily reach large groups of people on a global scale. Understanding how to engage and activate one’s online audience holds substantial implications for those looking to advocate for social justice.

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Rattling Our Comfort Zone: Structural Violence, Decolonization and Community Psychology – Chris Sonn

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Chris Sonn digs into the complex and interconnected topics of structural and symbolic violence, decolonization, historical memory, indigeneity and whiteness.

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The Road to You Know Where is Paved with Good Intentions – Ed Tricket

Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags:
Ed Trickett shares his nuanced way of understanding ecological theory and the ecology of our social world.

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Engaging Patients in Their Own Lives – Lenny Jason

Posted in: Healthcare | Tags:
Lenny Jason discusses his work on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME).

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SenseofCommunity.com

Posted in: Sense of Community | Tags:
Bringing together the myriad of international scholars and practitioners to advance the work on sense of community.

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Building Skills with the Community Tool Box

Posted in: Coalition Building | Tags:
People – locally and globally – can change and improve conditions that affect their lives. How? We can become more effective by learning and applying community-building skills. The Community Tool Box ™ is a website that provides practical guidance, tips, tools, and how-to-do-it information on a wide variety of community skills. It is intended to […]

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 What’s New with the Community Tool Box?

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Many readers are by now familiar with the  Community Tool Box ™, a website that provides practical guidance and how-to-do-it information on a wide variety of community-building topics.  With over 300 self-contained instructional sections and over 7000 pages of text, the Tool Box is presently the largest single source of information on community health and […]

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What is Community Psychology – Laura Kohn-Wood and Courte Voorhees

Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags:
Laura Kohn-Wood and Courte Voorhees discuss the timeless question: “What is Community Psychology”.

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Refugees, Migration, Acculturation and Traumatic Stress – Dina Birman

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Dina Birman discusses refugees, culture, acculturation, migration and traumatic stress. Dina takes listeners through a definition of Community Psychology and her own personal history of moving to the US as a refugee from the Soviet Union.

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