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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What is Trauma-Informed Care: An Example

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health, Prevention Science, Public Policy | Tags:
Childhood trauma and adversity are associated with chronic health and behavioral health problems. In a systems-wide approach to trauma, all individuals within the organization play a role in helping treat a child.

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Trauma-Informed Responses to Immigration Policies and Practices

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Public Policy | Tags:
We call for an end to all traumatic policies, echoing U.S. Congressional calls to address the root of harm to children and recommendations to shift toward trauma-based systems of care for immigrant children and families.

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Restorative Justice with Domestic Violence Offenders

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A novel domestic violence offender treatment has been shown to significantly decrease both the number of instances and severity of subsequent intimate partner violence.

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Leveraging our Role as Community Psychologists through Op-Eds and Letters to the Editors to Advocate for Immigrant Justice

Posted in: Immigrant Justice | Tags:
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How to write Op-Eds to support social justice.

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Peace Building and Conflict Transformation: The Work of Ramy Barhouche

Posted in: Coalition Building, Inspiration
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Ramy works in Lebanon at Search for Common Ground, an international organization that focuses on peace building by bringing different groups of people in conflict to work towards a unified solution.

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Inclusion and Collaborative Design: School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags:
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Collaboration between school-based health centers and community nonprofits through a shared-staffing model provides organizational enhancement, assists in academic attainment, improves health outcomes, and affirms belonging, a crucial developmental attribute for historically marginalized youth.

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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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