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: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags: ResearchWhat is left after the funding ends, staff leave, and programming decreases? Can we build coalitions that survive and even thrive after the research study? The answer is a resounding “yes!” We provide some key elements of sustainable coalition building.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, EnvironmentPublished in: The Community PsychologistThe SCRA Social Justice Mini-grant program provided seeds for the development of a vegetable garden for youth at a detention center (Boy’s Totem Town) located St. Paul, MN. Beginning in May 2017, youth participated in a vegetable garden program that taught them the principles of environmental sustainability, healthful and nutritious diets, and responsible ecological practices.Read More
Posted in: Veterans, Violence Prevention | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyThe United States Department of Defense (DOD) began organizational-wide sexual assault training in 2005. Holland et al. (2014) studied whether the training received predicted accurate knowledge of sexual assault resources and protocols and lower incidence of sexual assault, whether training differed across branches and ranks, and whether service members’ judgments of training effectiveness differed.Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags: Practice, ResourcesAfter the 2011 Biennial, the Community Psychology Practice Council and the Council of Education Programs appointed a task group focused on defining practice competencies for the field. These competencies were developed with the intent to communicate the nature and contributions of community psychology practice to prospective students and psychological colleagues, and to articulate for prospective employers the […]Read More
Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags: ResearchStudents exist within and in between larger structures that often shape the path of their educational experiences and success. Appreciating their ecological context helps us to understand that the success of our students lies in the responsibility of the student as well as the mentor (faculty, staff, and administrator) of the campus they attend.Read More