Community Psychologists create theories and practices to understand, prevent, and address violence in its community context. We work to help victims of violence access resources and provide opportunities for non-violent lives.
Posted in: Coalition Building, Criminal Justice, Violence PreventionPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyWhile infrastructures can improve teams’ relationships and work, some are difficult to implement. SARTs could first focus on infrastructures that build trust and buy-in before adopting other accountability-focused infrastructures. Improving SART infrastructures can help promote SART collaboration and thereby improve survivors’ experiences.Read More
Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy, Violence PreventionWe, the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), are in solidarity with those calling to move funding out of policing and into systems that facilitate community wellness. For this reason, we take up policing as an institution.Read More
Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Violence Prevention | Tags: PodcastsDr. Tracy Hipp is a Community Psychology graduate from Georgia State University who has focused her research on developing an understanding of the experiences of sexual violence of non-heterosexual and non gender conforming women through the inclusion of their often excluded voices.Read More
Posted in: Public Policy, Violence Prevention | Tags: ResearchA policy brief developed by the Research-to-Policy Collaboration with support from the Society for Community Research and Action. Approximately 40 million people worldwide, including many in the United States, are estimated to be victims of human trafficking — a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control both adults […]Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Substance Use, Violence Prevention | Tags: Community Practice BulletinPublished in: Community Practice BulletinWhile guidance from organizations ranging from the American College Health Association to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to the Centers for Disease Control recommends that campuses address alcohol and sexual assault, there is limited concrete guidance as to how campus practitioners should actually do so. To address this critical […]Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Violence Prevention | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyThe researchers evaluate the WITS Program (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out, Seek Help), which provides student, parents, and school administrators a common language to encourage prosocial behavior.Read More
Posted in: Veterans, Violence Prevention | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyThe United States Department of Defense (DOD) began organizational-wide sexual assault training in 2005. Holland et al. (2014) studied whether the training received predicted accurate knowledge of sexual assault resources and protocols and lower incidence of sexual assault, whether training differed across branches and ranks, and whether service members’ judgments of training effectiveness differed.Read More