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: Anti-Racism, Mental Health | Tags: Featured ContentPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyWe can take an action-oriented approach to identify how cultural aspects of mental illness stigma manifest for racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. Culturally salient interventions can promote change and empowerment at systemic and individual levels.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyLatinX youth’s cultural experiences are related to the ways in which they experience afterschool program activities and interact with staff. To better support diverse youth and their math and STEM learning, serious and thoughtful consideration should be given to the promotion of culturally responsive practices.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Criminal Justice, Violence PreventionPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyWhile infrastructures can improve teams’ relationships and work, some are difficult to implement. SARTs could first focus on infrastructures that build trust and buy-in before adopting other accountability-focused infrastructures. Improving SART infrastructures can help promote SART collaboration and thereby improve survivors’ experiences.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyCollective norms around race and immigration talk facilitated or impeded the extent to which these were discussed. Advisors and student leaders can embrace a “brave space” rather than a “safe space” dynamic to encourage students to participate in intersectional conversations.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental HealthPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyNatural mentors can provide young adults critical support as they transition to college or university. Colleges and universities should help students develop and maintain close relationships with mentors.Read More
Posted in: EducationPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyTeachers receiving brief consultations taught more content than those who did not receive consultations. Consultation support to deliver a school-based program may need to be tailored and made briefer than is typical to fit different school contexts.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal JusticePublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyYouth are not best served in JDC environments and should be diverted to community-based and therapeutic environments whenever possible. Girls’ feedback through a confidential youth advisory process prompted systemic change better suited to meet their needs.Read More