Although much prior community work has been conducted in urban and suburban areas, Community Psychologists actively study and practice in areas with low population density. Rural communities comprise a number of geographic features including farmland, prairies, tropical areas, and wetlands. We believe that people within communities should be able to define themselves and thus our labeling of “rural” reflects that of our contributors and the people from the communities with which they work.
Posted in: Coalition Building, Inspiration, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities | Tags: Featured ContentIn the wake of the 2016 United States presidential election, Americans were awash in angry media and divisive partisian rhetoric, which suggested deep divisions. It struck at our core of what it means to be an American. We felt that we were being encouraged to see the “other” as different from ourselves and often as […]Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities, Sense of Community | Tags: PracticeThe Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership (SEREP) is an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, community-university collaborative. The long-term goal is to build on the organically grown local equine ecosystem to bring community, economic, and workforce development to a rural region in the southeastern United States.Read More