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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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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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Dr. Holly Angelique and Dr. Traci Weinstein created what is most certainly a viral hashtag (or bumper sticker motto!) #MEBKCA – Make Empirically Based Knowledge Cool Again.

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

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McKay and colleagues identify criteria to decide whether to de-implement an intervention and provide structure for how that de-implementation can happen.

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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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