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.
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Mental Health, Public Policy | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyIf we return to the definition of citizenship as a sense of belonging to a group, we gain an understanding of “community” as more broad than simple geographical proximity, membership, or identification with a group.Read More
Posted in: Blog, Environment, Public PolicyPublished in: The Community PsychologistA Call to Action by Christopher Corbett Citizens–not politicians–are urgently needed and create the demand for renewable energy. Will you join in the battle to help prevent climate change? In Part I: Community Psychology and the Resist Movement (Corbett, 2017, a), I made the case that there is a moral obligation to resist our elected […]Read More
Posted in: Aging, Children, Youth and Families, Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public PolicyPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyDeportation has numerous detrimental impacts on individuals who are deported, and on the families and communities they are forced to leave behind. This policy statement reviews the empirical literature to describe the effects of deportation on the individual, families, and the broader community, in order to inform policy and practice recommendations.Read More
Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Marginalized Groups, Public PolicyOn 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
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public PolicyPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyA summary of the Incarceration of Undocumented Families: A Policy Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action: Division 27 of the American Psychological Association from 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 […]Read More
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy9/11/2017 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 2017Read More