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Two decades of research and multilevel intervention on HIV/STI in Mumbai, India

Posted in: Prevention Science
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Written by Stephen L. Schensul and Jean J. Schensul and reprinted from The Community Psychologist Volume 54, Number 4, Fall 2021 The initiation of collaborative relationships between US and Indian researchers began in 1999 with the opportunity to consult on projects that were a part of the Sexuality and Sexual Research Network funded by the […]

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Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice-Kayla DeCant

Posted in: Inspiration
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Kayla DeCant has worked with different community and non-profit organizations conducting educational programming aimed at preventing sexual violence among adolescents and young adults. Her work aligns with Community Psychology values and her work is an excellent example of a prevention approach, combining administrative and direct service provider roles as well as bridging the gap between […]

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How Higher Education Can Support Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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To help immigrants experiencing discrimination in their communities, the authors describe ways to recognize oppression, look for resistance, listen and learn, look to models, provide resources, use power wisely, make space, honor diverse roles, act in solidarity, look in the mirror, and be willing to reflect and change.

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Psychiatry Research Division Mini-Retreat with Forest Bathing Hawai`i

Posted in: Environment, Mental Health
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A Forest Bathing mini-retreat can inspire us in at least two ways – gratitude and relationships. We can collectively express gratitude for the experience of forest bathing in the moment and for sharing time in-person with co-workers and friends who have scarcely been seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congregating safely in a […]

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Living Community Psychology: Dominique Thomas

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Dominique Thomas is an early career Community Psychologist, that brings to his work lived experience, both as a black person and raised within a lower-income family. Surrounded by a supportive village of nurturing teachers and a determined grandmother, and being named “gifted” early, he has been able to succeed academically. Nevertheless, his early disadvantages can […]

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Conversaciones con los Abuelos: A Community-based Collaborative Effort to Reduce Loneliness Among Latino/a/x Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in: Aging, Marginalized Groups
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Older individuals, already susceptible to isolation, are faced with social disparities stemming from loss of connection and social isolation during COVID-19. Here is how Conversaciones con los Abuelos helped.

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How I Used Community Psychology Values to Foster State-Level Change

Posted in: Blog, Public Policy
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Community Psychology aims to use research and action to promote positive change at the individual and systemic levels. Here is how I used Community Psychology values to help influence two major Michigan initiatives.

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What We Agreed: The Community Vision

Posted in: Marginalized Groups
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We are living through the worst time in our modern history. Strong statement? Not strong enough.

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Prepare for Action

Posted in: Coalition Building
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As a field Community Psychology has identified how structural inequities and lack of resources yield systemic wellbeing disparities. Change is occurring through COVID-19.

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Were We Critical Friends? Working with Values in Research

Posted in: Blog
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Those working in program delivery often do not have the time to devote to learning new critical frameworks. A more scaffolded approach can make teachable moments by which critical reflection can become a part of the work the organisation does.

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