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: Criminal Justice | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyPerceived stigma is common among people with criminal records. We can reduce criminal record stigma and discrimination and provide work and social opportunities to enhance quality of life post-incarceration.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags: Featured ResearchGroup mentoring is a promising strategy for building resilience among young people vulnerable to school dropout. Mentoring in small groups is more scalable than traditional one-on-one mentoring.Read More
Posted in: Healthcare, Public PolicyA narrow set of images has restricted the understanding of human trafficking. As many trafficking victims cross the healthcare system at some point during their captivity, providers can identify and potentially help victims become survivors by better understanding the signs of human trafficking.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized GroupsClose, emotional proximity to street gangs provide excitement that can become an addiction. While young males are more likely directly involved in gangs, young women derive excitement from their indirect affiliation and support of gang members.Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public PolicyDisclaimer: This is an official statement of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, and does not represent the position of the American Psychological Association or any of its other Divisions or subunits. The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) – Division 27 of the American Psychological […]Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Poverty and Socioeconomic StatusCommunity/Academic partnerships can serve marginalized communities by mobilizing resources in areas where health care access is otherwise unavailable. However, relationship-building can be difficult with consideration to power differentials. Integrating community-based participatory principles into partnerships has strong potential to demonstrate a sustainable network.Read More