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Living Community Psychology-Lindsey Zimmerman

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For this installment, we introduce a clinical/community psychologist (CP) who, after moving from place to place for her education, is now settled in the Bay Area, working as an implementation scientist in the largest health care system in the U.S. – the Veterans Health Administration. She also has played a critical role in encouraging and […]

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Living Community Psychology-Meg Bond

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This installment profiles Meg Bond who has long and ably served the profession. Widely recognized for her promotion of gender and ethnic diversity through her advocacy, research and teaching, learn how she came to that mission. Meg was born in Pasadena, CA, the third of 4 children, to an attorney and a stay at home mom. Undoubtedly, […]

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Living Community Psychology-Ann Webb Price

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This installment profiles Ann Webb Price, a community psychologist whose successful evaluation consulting practice is a perfect fit for her skills and work style. Ann Price was born and raised in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, the sixth of nine children. When she was still young, her father retired from the Air Force. He subsequently worked multiple […]

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Living Community Psychology-Vincent Francisco

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This installment profiles Vincent Francisco, a community psychologist who has made major contributions to community psychology through his co-creation of The Community Tool Box, SCRA’s Practice Council, and the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. As a young person with a Portuguese-American heritage, Vince Francisco could have been a consumer of much of his professional work with […]

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I Am Not Alone in My Struggle: Importance of Online Communities for Turner Syndrome

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submitted by Kristin M. Schramer and Kathryn D. Lafreniere The growth of online communities, communities in which members communicate primarily through electronic means, has led to interest in their ability to develop a sense of community in their members, often referred to as Sense of Virtual Community (SOVC) (Abfalter, Zanglia, & Mueller, 2012). There is […]

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Dialogue on Gun Safety: A Community Psychology Values Check Relative to Public Policy

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Another day, another tragedy. Is this “just how it is these days in schools?” A Community Psychologist speaks out about the responsibilities of our field.

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Apply Community Psychology Principles to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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A Call to Action by Christopher Corbett Citizens–not politicians–are urgently needed and create the demand for renewable energy.  Will you join in the battle to help prevent climate change? In Part I: Community Psychology and the Resist Movement (Corbett, 2017, a), I made the case that there is a moral obligation to resist our elected […]

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Inspiration in Community Psychology: Carlos Luis Zatarain

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God’s calling for social justice by Carlos Luis Zatarain, Edited by Olya Glantsman, Jack O’Brien, & Katie Ramian In 2011, Carlos Luis Zatarain was deciding whether to become a Jesuit priest. By then, he had been involved with the Jesuits in Mexico for 7 years and had even undergone the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. […]

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Action or Inaction in the Wake of Parkland Florida Tragedy? Preventing Gun Violence Through Model (Red Flag) Legislation

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Model legislation provides great opportunity for Community Psychologists to intervene. This is clearly a fitting issue for CPs to take on now, especially in the wake of the gun violence in Parkland, Florida.

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Reducing Conflict and Promoting Community through Youth Gardening

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The SCRA Social Justice Mini-grant program provided seeds for the development of a vegetable garden for youth at a detention center (Boy’s Totem Town) located St. Paul, MN. Beginning in May 2017, youth participated in a vegetable garden program that taught them the principles of environmental sustainability, healthful and nutritious diets, and responsible ecological practices.

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