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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Fan Activism and Community Psychology

Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups
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Fan activism is a new area of interest that looks at how organized communities of fans come together to take action in promoting diversity, education and other focal community psychology topics.

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Hate Crimes, Gun Violence, and Extremism: The Role of Community Intervention and Positive Intergroup Contact

Posted in: Criminal Justice
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How can communities become more proactive to prevent senseless tragedies from reoccurring and identify extremism and hate crime indicators?

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More than Filling Empty Bellies: How Food Banks are Evolving to Nourish Community Health

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy | Tags:
Food insecurity is related to poor nutrition and many other negative health outcomes. Food banks can and should implement nutrition policies.

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Figure 1. The Community Resilience Framework

A Framework to Build Resilience

Posted in: Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Prevention Science
The Community Resilience Framework is a starting point for systemic assessment of resilience building efforts at the community level.

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Transtheoretical Model Applied to Older Adults

Posted in: Aging, Marginalized Groups
The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is a theory to explain how people change behavior; outlined in five stages of change; pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance.

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“Am I Doing This Right?”: Helping Housing First Clients Navigate Difficulties Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research

Posted in: Housing, Prevention Science
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Community-based participatory research and community psychology share similar values and goals to benefit to marginalized communities. CBPR is becoming increasingly common in community psychology research.

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Living Community Psychology-Chris Nettles

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
Chris Nettles was profiled in Spring 2013 as an advanced clinical/community graduate student who was completing a self-designed community/clinical internship.

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“Rural is…”Toward a Working Definition

Posted in: Rural Communities
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What is rural? We explore this topic with an overview of commonly used definitions, commentary on their gaps, and thoughts about alternative ways to classify “rural communities.”

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The Neighborhood Story Project: Keeping More Than Our Homes

Posted in: Housing, Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
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Gentrification–commonly understood as the transformation of areas with high levels of affordable housing into areas targeting middle and upper income uses— provokes a range of losses.

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Early Career Reflections from a Black Community Psychologist

Posted in: Inspiration, Marginalized Groups
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Kyrah Brown talks about her academic journey and receiving the 2019 SCRA Early Career Award.

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