We define community broadly and engage in communities of many kinds. Pieces are arranged topically and the list of issue topics is continually expanding.
Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags: Featured Content, ResourcesStudents and community members may access a free introduction to the field, the methods and theories, frameworks for understanding communities, intervention and prevention strategies used by community psychologists, tools for creating change on multiple levels, and guidance on the various paths one can take as a community psychologistRead More
Posted in: Public Policy | Tags: Featured Content, ResourcesThe Community Advocacy Toolkit is a result of a joint effort between four divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA): Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology; Division 27, the Society for Community Research and Action; Division 35, the Society for the Psychology of Women; and Division 45, the Society for the Psychological Study of […]Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Sense of Community | Tags: Featured ContentPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyFinancial stress can have a significant impact on well-being. Colleges and universities can create opportunities for students to build empathy around social class.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyLGBTQ & GNC youth experience economic hardships and social stress in ways that continue to pose a threat to their health and well-being. Engaging in activist efforts can potentially improve their health in addition to furthering social change.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Sense of Community | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyWe can improve the effectiveness of afterschool programs by setting high expectations for youth, encouraging staff teamwork and engagement, and providing opportunities for staff to personally identify with youth they are serving.Read More