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Prevention Science

The study and practice of Prevention Science within Community Psychology seeks to promote good mental, physical, and spiritual health. Prevention scientists use the community context to understand and reduce morbidity and mortality of preventable illness.

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How Universal Approaches Can Maximize Prevention Efforts

Posted in: Prevention Science, Public Policy
Universal services prevent stigma, normalize help seeking, and often have higher rates of service acceptance.

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Time Well Spent (in communities)

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Advance beyond traditional methods of psychology by recording the contexts in which they are embedded.

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Making Empirically Based Knowledge Cool Again #MEBKCA-Holly Angelique, Candalyn Rade, Traci Weinstein

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RadioActive goes on tour to Harrisburg, PA! Guest this week include Dr. Candalyn Rade, Dr. Holly Angelique and Dr. Traci Weinstein who make up the Community Psychology and Social Change Program at Penn State Harrisburg. Together we not only created what is most certainly a viral hashtag (or bumper sticker motto!) #MEBKCA – Make Empirically Based […]

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Why Chatting with your Best Friend about how much Fun you had at the Party is Good for You and Your Community’s Health

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It is intuitive that social support and positive interactions within communities are linked to better physical and emotional health for individual community members. However, we have not be able to say, from a research standpoint, how or why this is the case. In Sharing Positive Experiences Boosts Resilient Thinking: Everyday Benefits of Social Connection and […]

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Letting Go: Why It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye (to our interventions)

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Nothing lasts forever. De-implementation is the process by which health promotion and prevention-oriented interventions end. How do you know when it is the right time to say sayonara? It can be hard to know when a trusted intervention has run its course. McKay and colleagues identify criteria to decide whether to de-implement and provide structure […]

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Sustaining Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions and Community Coalitions

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What 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.

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Competencies for Community Psychology Practice

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After 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 […]

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