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.

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Trust, Momentum, and Readiness: Trust-Building in Police-Community Partnerships

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Serve & 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.

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What Does a Community Psychology Student Learn?

Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology | Tags:
Crucial concepts in the field from a Community Psychologist teaching the subject.

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Schools Can Do More to Help Students with Trauma Histories

Posted in: Education, Mental Health | Tags:
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Most school programs are individual and group-based interventions. Classroom-based and school-wide programs remain largely untested yet remain promising.

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Faith and Black Youth

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Prevention Science
Religion and religious institutions provide a wide range of resources including support to reduce sexual risk behavior.

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Autochthony: Focusing on Community Values and Practices Can Support Immigrant Integration

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Autochthony [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.

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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 | Tags:
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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 | Tags:
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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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When Healing Looks Like Justice: An Interview with Harvard Psychologist Joseph Gone (from Mad in America, 10/8/19)

Posted in: Mental Health
Community Psychologist, Joseph Gone considers historical trauma and the role of Indigenous healing in mental health.

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