Here we showcase a sample of current research conducted within and about communities.
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Education | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyCommunities across the United States are expanding early childhood education with the goal of promoting children’s development. Read more on how to improve ECE.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyLGBTQ & GNC youth experience economic hardships and social stress in ways that continue to pose a threat to their health and well-being. Engaging in activist efforts can potentially improve their health in addition to furthering social change.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Sense of Community | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyWe can improve the effectiveness of afterschool programs by setting high expectations for youth, encouraging staff teamwork and engagement, and providing opportunities for staff to personally identify with youth they are serving.Read More
Posted in: Criminal Justice | Tags: Featured ResearchIn 2009, approximately 11,000 sexual assault kits (also called “rape kits”) were found in a remote police property storage facility in Detroit, Michigan. The vast majority of these kits had never been tested by a crime laboratory for forensic DNA evidence. This meant that about 11,000 rape victims had sexual assault kits collected at a […]Read More
Posted in: Public Policy, Violence Prevention | Tags: Featured Research, ResearchA policy brief developed by the Research-to-Policy Collaboration with support from the Society for Community Research and Action. Approximately 40 million people worldwide, including many in the United States, are estimated to be victims of human trafficking — a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control both adults […]Read More
Posted in: Aging, Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Public Policy | Tags: Featured ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyDeportation has numerous detrimental impacts on individuals who are deported, and on the families and communities they are forced to leave behind. This policy statement reviews the empirical literature to describe the effects of deportation on the individual, families, and the broader community, in order to inform policy and practice recommendations.Read More