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Our vision is to be a place where those engaged in community work can share their knowledge and expertise. We have curated a few pieces that are exceptionally relevant today.

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Ignite Sessions now Online!

Posted in: History of Community Psychology | Tags:
Guess what? SCRA Ignite Sessions are now online. Ignite Presentations share research and ideas in a brief 5-minute format. Ignite your own discussions with a little bit of Community Psychology research! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzQPIYK0nLqcCl5YiQ0o1uO9yYG0fKWw4

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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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New Open Access Community Psychology Textbook

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Students and community members may access a free introduction to the field, the methods and theories, frameworks for understanding communities, intervention and prevention strategies used by community psychologists, tools for creating change on multiple levels, and guidance on the various paths one can take as a community psychologist

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Time Well Spent (in communities)

Posted in: Prevention Science, Sense of Community | Tags:
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Advance beyond traditional methods of psychology by recording the contexts in which they are embedded.

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Leonard Jason, director of the Center for Community Research

How and Why Community Psychology Focuses on Prevention

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Lenny Jason explains that Psychology is more than therapy by examining the field of community psychology.

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A Love Letter to Marie Jahoda

Posted in: History of Community Psychology, Inspiration | Tags:
Marie Jahoda’s early multi-method work and strengths-based community perspective makes her a grandmother in the field of Community Psychology.

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Hands Across the Hills

Posted in: Coalition Building, Inspiration, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities | Tags:
The United States feels divided by race, social class, and political ideologies. Hands Across the Hills seeks to increase personal connections and promote greater understanding.

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Living Community Psychology-Louis Brown

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For this installment, we feature Louis Brown of El Paso, Texas. Louis’ original focus, starting in graduate school, was on mental health self-help consumer groups, but his eventual move to a heavily Latino population on the U.S.-Mexico border and to a school of public health, have led to a broadened perspective, to multiple health-related issues, […]

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

Posted in: Blog, Violence Prevention | Tags:
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Robin Jenkins, SCRA Policy Committee As I edit this article, another tragic school shooting has occurred. And perhaps even sadder were some of the quotes from students at Santa Fe High School, stating that they weren’t surprised that it happened to them because “that’s just how it is these days in schools”. It is easy […]

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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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Updated Post in Light of El Paso & Dayton Shootings 8/23/19 Introduction As the nation reels from another mass shooting that has killed at least 17 people and injured at least 15 more (Everytown Research, 2018), we can only face up to the harsh reality as to how preventable this shooting was–and also how culpable […]

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