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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Critical Reflection as an Antidote for Oppression

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Critical reflection is associated with lower levels of internalized oppression and higher levels of collective efficacy. It can liberate people from oppressive ideologies and empower them to resist social injustice.

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Learn from Our Mistakes: Challenges and Opportunities in Randomized Housing-First Communities

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Prevention Science
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Buy-in and trust with organization- and policy-level stakeholders is crucial. Tensions between organizational culture and the research protocol should be addressed, such as reluctance to support a randomized design.

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Examination of a Culturally Specific Group Intervention for African American Survivors of Sexual Assault

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health
SCRA Thesis Award Grantee Report: A Phenomenological Analysis of a Culturally Specific Intervention for African American Women

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Establishing Environmentally Sustainable Practices through Community Engagement: A “Greener” Approach to the “Wicked Problems” of Industrialization

Posted in: Blog, Environment
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We can change our own individualistic lifestyle and adapt a more community-oriented and prosocial approach to environmentally sustainable behavior.

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Don’t Start and End with ACEs: How Protective Factors Explain Youth Health

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health | Tags:
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Protective factors can mitigate the impact of ACEs and are just as important to understand a child’s physical and emotional health.

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Community-Based Participatory Research is Authentic and Actionable

Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags:
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Consumers collaborate with researchers in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) to create data that is authentic, useful, and can directly impact service delivery systems. The process is time intensive and can be challenging. Including consumer researchers as partners is essential to understand the experience of receiving services and the impact of those services when considering improvements.

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Faith, Conservatism, and Discrimination

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Despite significant strides for sexual and gender minority (SGM) rights in the United States, there continues to be opposition to these rights from many conservative Christians and political conservatives. This study advances the understanding of how unawareness of Christian privilege and support for Christian hegemony help to explain the association between Christian and political conservatism and […]

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Spirituality and Community Building with The Community Toolbox

Posted in: Sense of Community | Tags:
Chapter 28 of The Community Toolbox helps practitioners learn how to build communities of compassion, justice, and other spiritual assets.

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Many Go Undiagnosed: Youth May Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
Of the youth diagnosed with ME/CFS, less than 5% had been previously diagnosed with the illness; a higher percentage being African American and LatinX.

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Evaluation Consultants Get the Job Done Right for Community Interventions

Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags:
Consultants can assist communities to design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions. Evaluation consultants with a Community Psychology perspective are particularly valuable as the values of the field align with what many communities need.

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