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.

Bystanders Respond to Microaggressions to Develop Welcoming and Inclusive Workplaces

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Repeated exposure to micro-aggressions can have a negative impact on psychological and physical health. Expanding collective organizational capacity to address bias in respectful ways (by promoting active bystanders) has been shown to have an empowering impact and to foster more equitable workplaces.

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How do we get real about evaluation for racial equity? 

Posted in: Anti-Racism | Tags:
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and led by Community Science provides three easy-to-use resources help evaluators integrate racial equity principles into their daily work.

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Casey’s General Store and the Nutrition of Rural Illinois

Posted in: Rural Communities
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Rural areas can be both food deserts and food swamps, A deficiency in the number of food resources (e.g., grocery stores) and saturation of unhealthy food options (e.g., fast-food restaurants and convenience stores) has led to an increase in obesity rates in rural communities. People who have less access to convenience stores have been shown […]

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Don’t Throw It Away – Give It Away: Recycling Electronic Tech to Underserved Communities

Posted in: Blog, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
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Increasing technology access for all is a crucial issue affecting vulnerable populations. Specific interventions focused on increasing access to knowledge about technology, technological skills and development, and technological infrastructure are important for creating a more socially just world and workforce.

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Militarism is a Form of Slavery: Community Psychologists take Notice

Posted in: Blog, Veterans
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Psychologists must choose peace over militarism. Militarism wastes funds that should go to public health and puts the world in danger. Psychologists must prioritize addressing racism and discrimination across the world and in their own work settings, organizations and structures.

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Support for Evidence-Based Mentoring for Youth in Foster Care

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families | Tags:
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Fostering Healthy Futures (FHF) is one of very few evidence-based youth mentoring interventions for youth in foster care. FHF has positive effects on youth in foster care and improves the mental health of children with varied relational histories.

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Students Engage in Anti-Stigma Work through a Culturally Relevant and Comprehensive Mental Health Workshop and Website

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Marginalized Groups
Students can take advantage of curriculum requirements (e.g. practicum) to apply their skills to community settings, initiate relationships, and make a real impact over time.

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Online Youth Mentoring: Creating a Safe and Comfortable Space can Result in Meaningful Digital Connections

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families | Tags:
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The individual effort of youth mentors during the COVID-19 pandemic showed commitment and intentionality. Mentoring programs can develop emergency plans (like moving to digital operations) to prepare for unexpected events with the intention of ensuring continuous support for mentees.

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CounterStorytelling as Radical Inclusion and Resistance

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy | Tags:
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Miya people in Northeast India are actively resisting state violence. The Miya Community Research Collective supports counterstorytelling; making space for the Miya people to claim their identities and assert their rights.

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Marginalized LGBTQ Identities and the Minority Stress Theory

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health | Tags:
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Youth exposed to a greater number of minority stress experiences are among those at highest risk for attempting suicide. Disproportionate exposure among marginalized members of the LGBTQ community highlight the need for suicide prevention to prioritize those at greatest risk.

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