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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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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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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