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CounterStorytelling as Radical Inclusion and Resistance

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy | Tags:
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Miya people in Northeast India are actively resisting state violence. The Miya Community Research Collective supports counterstorytelling; making space for the Miya people to claim their identities and assert their rights.

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Marginalized LGBTQ Identities and the Minority Stress Theory

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Youth exposed to a greater number of minority stress experiences are among those at highest risk for attempting suicide. Disproportionate exposure among marginalized members of the LGBTQ community highlight the need for suicide prevention to prioritize those at greatest risk.

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A Collaboration Framework for Environmental Sustainability

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A people-focused approach is a new framework for working within or alongside organizations to bring about sustainability-related changes. Community Psychologists can work beside people within an organization to support them as they embed a sustainability culture.

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Nuancing Community Violence Exposure

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
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Many African American adolescents living in low-resourced urban neighborhoods experience high exposure to community violence. Exposure may vary over time and be influenced by individual- and contextual-level factors. Identifying specific risk factors associated with more chronic and severe exposure may guide preventive intervention efforts.

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How Can “Third Place” Settings Support Young People who Endure Social Marginalization?

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
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Social policing may inhibit young people from feeling welcome and safe and connecting with their peers and adults in the community who can support them. Third places are public settings that foster sociability and can support young people who experience marginalization.

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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Communities of Color

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We can take an action-oriented approach to identify how cultural aspects of mental illness stigma manifest for racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. Culturally salient interventions can promote change and empowerment at systemic and individual levels.

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High-Quality Afterschool Programs for LatinX Youth

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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LatinX youth’s cultural experiences are related to the ways in which they experience afterschool program activities and interact with staff. To better support diverse youth and their math and STEM learning, serious and thoughtful consideration should be given to the promotion of culturally responsive practices.

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Creating the Most Effective Collaborative Infrastructure

Posted in: Coalition Building, Criminal Justice, Violence Prevention | Tags:
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While 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.

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“Safe Space” or “Brave Space”: How GSAs can Address Intersectionality

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Collective norms around race and immigration talk facilitated or impeded the extent to which these were discussed. Advisors and student leaders can embrace a “brave space” rather than a “safe space” dynamic to encourage students to participate in intersectional conversations.

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The Roles of Settings in Supporting Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression: A Policy Position Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action

Posted in: Immigrant Justice | Tags:
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Settings of various sizes and scopes can support immigrants’ resistance to oppression. This policy statement describes how.

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