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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Lessons Learned from a Family-Based Intervention for Court-Involved Girls

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice
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Family-based interventions have the potential to reduce recidivism in girls. Contextual factors such as poverty, an unstructured home life, domestic violence, and neglect must be addressed in successful interventions.

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The HEAL Lab: Healing Health Inequity Together

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups
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Critical Conscious-ness Theory and Community Based Participatory Results can help communities address health disparities. The HEAL lab provides a support network and engages diverse stakeholders in critical reflection as they participate in research to advance health equity.

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health with CBPR

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Prevention Science
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Differential access to social, economic, and environmental supports puts communities at risk for disparities in health and well‐being. CBPR is a promising approach to address the social determinants of health.

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A Note from the Field: Using Community Psychology to Reclaim Urban Green Space

Posted in: Coalition Building
A controversial urban project in Sao Paulo, Brazil was re-located through community-based power. With support, communities can influence public decisions.

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Integrating Youth in Community Based Participatory Research

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families
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Meaningfully engaging youth in research, evaluation, and practice is important. We examined the value of Youth GO as an emerging participatory qualitative method to engage youth in collecting and analyzing data.

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Community Resilience: More Supports, More Impact

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups
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Most adults report at least one ACE and ACEs disproportionally impact marginalized communities. Supporting community resilience helps promote child development within families, peer groups, schools, and communities.

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Juvenile Offenders in Context: How Their Worldviews Impact their Actions

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups
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Juvenile offending is not simply the outgrowth of “poor choices”. Rather, antisocial behavior may reflect adolescents’ views of unfairness and injustice within the legal system and the world at large.

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Using Intersectionality Theory and Microaggression Theory in Research: The Muslimah Project

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health
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Both subtle and overt discrimination negatively impact Muslim women’s mental health. Applying Microaggression and Intersectionality Theories can help untangle the complex experiences of Muslim women so that we can address the negative consequences of discrimination.

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CBOs Can Address Health Disparities in LatinX Communities

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Mental Health
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The lack of attention to increasing LatinX immigrant health inequities created by system-level factors has created a public mental health crisis that calls for innovative strategies to support immigrant families and the community-based organizations that serve them. It is critical to focus on building capacity within community-based organizations (CBOs) that immigrant families already access.

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When the Feds Need Help: Community-Based Policing and Deportation

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Immigrant Justice
While there is a long history of cooperation between local police and sheriffs and federal immigration agents in the United States, the issue has more recently become a source of conflict. Local police and sheriffs are increasingly seen as “force multipliers” for the federal government causing some backlash at a time when many are calling […]

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