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Voices of the Youth Climate Justice Movement

Posted in: Blog, Environment
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How do youth view and categorize success? How do they deal with the burnout and frustration that inevitably comes when those most interested in changing the status quo have the least power to fix it? We explore questions regarding youth climate justice successes and challenges, posing them within an intersectional framework.

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Community Reclamation through Urban Gardening as a Liberatory Praxis

Posted in: Blog, Environment
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Land reclamation can empower communities, reconnect people to land, and grow towards community liberation and autonomy. Communities are able to partake in revolutionary acts of autonomy and reclamation through the actions of physically reclaiming land in urban landscapes by eradicating colonizer plants with those plants that are Indigenous to their environments.

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Figure 1: considerations for pronoun circles based on student input and trans scholarship related to the practice, with quotations related to the experience described or references to further discussions of the topic.

Drawing on the Experiences of Trans Students to Inform Pronoun Disclosure in Higher Education Settings

Posted in: Blog, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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How pronouns are addressed can seriously impact a student’s well-being. I provide some considerations for how an instructor or mentor might approach pronoun disclosure with the goal of increasing comfort and decreasing coercion, based on the experiences of six trans undergraduate students who advised these recommendations through qualitative interviews and text submissions, and my own […]

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Casey’s General Store and the Nutrition of Rural Illinois

Posted in: Rural Communities
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Rural areas can be both food deserts and food swamps, A deficiency in the number of food resources (e.g., grocery stores) and saturation of unhealthy food options (e.g., fast-food restaurants and convenience stores) has led to an increase in obesity rates in rural communities. People who have less access to convenience stores have been shown […]

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Don’t Throw It Away – Give It Away: Recycling Electronic Tech to Underserved Communities

Posted in: Blog, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
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Increasing technology access for all is a crucial issue affecting vulnerable populations. Specific interventions focused on increasing access to knowledge about technology, technological skills and development, and technological infrastructure are important for creating a more socially just world and workforce.

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Militarism is a Form of Slavery: Community Psychologists take Notice

Posted in: Blog, Veterans
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Psychologists must choose peace over militarism. Militarism wastes funds that should go to public health and puts the world in danger. Psychologists must prioritize addressing racism and discrimination across the world and in their own work settings, organizations and structures.

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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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The last two decades of work in India have taught us a great deal about international research methodology and intervention development. Read more about 20+ years of collaboration between India and the US in the service of community health.

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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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