American Journal of Community Psychology

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American Journal of Community Psychology

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Schools Can Do More to Help Students with Trauma Histories

Posted in: Education, Mental Health | Tags:
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Most school programs are individual and group-based interventions. Classroom-based and school-wide programs remain largely untested yet remain promising.

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Autochthony: Focusing on Community Values and Practices Can Support Immigrant Integration

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups
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Autochthony [aw-tok-thon-ey] is a sense of belonging originating from historical nativeness. The idea that “we were the first to arrive” promotes the emergence of a sense of ownership, which may have a negative impact on newcomer migrant groups.

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood-Which One?

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
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Youth may define their neighborhood differently than where they reside and may feel greater community engagement and ownership in the neighborhood that hosts their activities. Interventions can more effectively target youth within their perceived community space.

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How to Move Policy on Human Trafficking

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Public Policy
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Proposed human trafficking laws may be most successful in using research to guide the use of trauma-informed practice.

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Kids Need More from School? Utilize Assistant Teachers!

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education
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Communities across the United States are expanding early childhood education with the goal of promoting children’s development. Read more on how to improve ECE.

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Safe, Secure, and Loved: Parent Education

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families | Tags:
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Community-led parent education focused on managing parenting stress, clarifying parenting goals, and strengthening nurturing parenting can engage and mobilize a volunteer community workforce.

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Addressing Classism in the University

Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status
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Financial stress can have a significant impact on well-being. Colleges and universities can create opportunities for students to build empathy around social class.

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The Psychological Value of Activism

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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LGBTQ & GNC youth experience economic hardships and social stress in ways that continue to pose a threat to their health and well-being. Engaging in activist efforts can potentially improve their health in addition to furthering social change.

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Improving After-School Programming

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Sense of Community | Tags:
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We can improve the effectiveness of afterschool programs by setting high expectations for youth, encouraging staff teamwork and engagement, and providing opportunities for staff to personally identify with youth they are serving.

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With Racism Everywhere, What makes Youth “Engage Against the Machine?”

Posted in: Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Activism is a crucial part of the democratic process. Social action can be helpful in combating the exhaustion of daily inequality.

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