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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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After COVID-19: How School-Based Health Centers Can Help When Schools Re-Open

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Healthcare, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
By linking Community Psychology principles with health information, School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)s represent needed infrastructure when schools re-open after stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19.

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Evaluation Consultants Get the Job Done Right for Community Interventions

Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags:
Consultants can assist communities to design, implement, and evaluate effective interventions. Evaluation consultants with a Community Psychology perspective are particularly valuable as the values of the field align with what many communities need.

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What is Trauma-Informed Care: An Example

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health, Prevention Science, Public Policy | Tags:
Childhood trauma and adversity are associated with chronic health and behavioral health problems. In a systems-wide approach to trauma, all individuals within the organization play a role in helping treat a child.

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Trauma-Informed Responses to Immigration Policies and Practices

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Public Policy | Tags:
We call for an end to all traumatic policies, echoing U.S. Congressional calls to address the root of harm to children and recommendations to shift toward trauma-based systems of care for immigrant children and families.

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Leveraging our Role as Community Psychologists through Op-Eds and Letters to the Editors to Advocate for Immigrant Justice

Posted in: Immigrant Justice | Tags:
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How to write Op-Eds to support social justice.

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Inclusion and Collaborative Design: School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags:
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Collaboration between school-based health centers and community nonprofits through a shared-staffing model provides organizational enhancement, assists in academic attainment, improves health outcomes, and affirms belonging, a crucial developmental attribute for historically marginalized youth.

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Trust, Momentum, and Readiness: Trust-Building in Police-Community Partnerships

Posted in: Criminal Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Serve & Connect has a mission to ignite positive change and strengthen communities through building positive police and community partnerships. Read more on how Serve & Connect has developed a comprehensive, evidence-informed, community-centered model for promoting safety, resilience, and well-being to facilitate positive community level change through effective community collaboration.

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What Does a Community Psychology Student Learn?

Posted in: Blog, History of Community Psychology | Tags:
Crucial concepts in the field from a Community Psychologist teaching the subject.

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Autochthony: Focusing on Community Values and Practices Can Support Immigrant Integration

Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Autochthony [aw-tok-thon-ey] is a sense of belonging originating from historical nativeness. The idea that “we were the first to arrive” promotes the emergence of a sense of ownership, which may have a negative impact on newcomer migrant groups.

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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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