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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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 | Tags:
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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Creating Spaces for Young People to Collaborate

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Coalition Building | Tags:
Youth need support and guidance from skilled facilitators and adult facilitators need opportunities to engage in ongoing learning with their peers.

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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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Asset Mapping: Why to Ask Why

Posted in: Coalition Building | Tags: ,
Susan Jakes suggests the “why” we value certain assets in our community might be very different for the community members than for the professionals that come to help.

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Ignite Sessions now Online!

Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags:
Guess what? SCRA Ignite Sessions are now online. Ignite Presentations share research and ideas in a brief 5-minute format. Ignite your own discussions with a little bit of Community Psychology research! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzQPIYK0nLqcCl5YiQ0o1uO9yYG0fKWw4

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