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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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Dreams Assessment Model and Dreamandments Outline how Black Students can Thrive

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Education | Tags:
Community Researchers can drive transformative research methodologies to address racial justice. The Village of Wisdom guided new Community Researchers to develop a dream plan equipping community members with a set of tools to organize, advocate, and advance equity.

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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

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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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Improving Mental Health in Rural Youth

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Coalition Building, Mental Health | Tags:
This project and study incorporate community members and students into a decision-making process to guide community-level mental health interventions for youth. The CBPR method encourages agency and decision-making power. Community involvement may lead to greater community connectedness.

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What Does Blackness Mean in Puerto Rico? Opening a Dialogue to Embrace Our Heritage

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Puerto Ricans can be challenged with their African ancestry. Researchers wrestled with memories of childhood, oral traditions of ancestry, historical evidence, and live observations towards Blackness on the island. Narrative evidence contributes to the challenges of unlearning anti-Blackness in the lands that have thrived because of the Transatlantic slave trade.

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An Open-Access Textbook for Students, Teachers, Community-Based Organizations, Researchers, and Others

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A free e-Textbook providing examples of Community Psychology practice. Case studies highlight transformational work happening in communities globally. Students say, “The book is helpful in moving theory to practice.”

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How do we get real about evaluation for racial equity? 

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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and led by Community Science provides three easy-to-use resources help evaluators integrate racial equity principles into their daily work.

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

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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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Online Youth Mentoring: Creating a Safe and Comfortable Space can Result in Meaningful Digital Connections

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The individual effort of youth mentors during the COVID-19 pandemic showed commitment and intentionality. Mentoring programs can develop emergency plans (like moving to digital operations) to prepare for unexpected events with the intention of ensuring continuous support for mentees.

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CounterStorytelling as Radical Inclusion and Resistance

Posted in: Anti-Racism, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy | Tags:
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Miya people in Northeast India are actively resisting state violence. The Miya Community Research Collective supports counterstorytelling; making space for the Miya people to claim their identities and assert their rights.

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A Collaboration Framework for Environmental Sustainability

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A people-focused approach is a new framework for working within or alongside organizations to bring about sustainability-related changes. Community Psychologists can work beside people within an organization to support them as they embed a sustainability culture.

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