Public Policy

Issues

Public Policy

Community Psychologists want to ensure that their findings and success positively impact larger communities. As such, Community Psychologists collaborate with policy makers and other groups to work on policy activities. These activities may impact contemporary policy debates at the state and federal levels, create opportunities for training, and encourage those working in communities who lack policy experiences to familiarize themselves with the policy process and understand ways in which their voices can be heard.

Bike Equity: Can Alternative Transport Become the Great Equalizer?

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy | Tags:
We must carefully consider urban sustainability measures and account for who most uses sustainable transportation.

Read More
Diversity shown through holding hands

The Concept of Diversity – SCRAs Position

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
On February 2, 2018 SCRA’s Executive Committee (EC) motioned to approve and endorse the following document as SCRA’s Position Statement on Diversity, and how the organization will work toward the promotion and enactment of diversity within its organization structures (e.g., committees, councils, interest groups).

Read More

The Role of Science in Social Movements – Winnie Chan

Posted in: Public Policy | Tags:
Winnie Chan joins Natalie to share her new paper entitled “From Moment to Movement: Empowerment and Resilience as a Framework for Collective Action in Hong Kong”.

Read More

Family Detention of Undocumented Immigrants: We Can Do Better

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
Published in:
Rachel Storace “The current U.S. immigration policies and their enforcement have detrimental effects on migrant adults, children, families, and communities” In March of 2016, the Society for Community Research and Action published a statement outlining the harmful effects of current policy regarding the incarceration of undocumented families in the United States. You can download the […]

Read More

Know Your Rights

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
9/11/2017  From the National Immigrant Justice Center, Know your Rights has been updated to reflect new policies and procedures related to immigration and DACA. View or Print Documents Below: Know Your Rights, Espanol Know Your Rights 2017

Read More
scra-logo

Contact Us

The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) - Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association - serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Our members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals. Visit us at scra27.org