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Here we showcase a sample of current research conducted within and about communities.

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Engaging Stakeholders about the “Wicked Problem” of Educational–Behavioral Health Disparities

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Many important societal problems can be defined as “wicked” because they have multiple, complex causes, impact individuals in different ways, and do not lend themselves to simple solutions. Researchers should seek to collaborate with the individuals most affected by the topic under study so that any (partial) solutions to identified problems can be informed by […]

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Critical Reflection as an Antidote for Oppression

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Critical reflection is associated with lower levels of internalized oppression and higher levels of collective efficacy. It can liberate people from oppressive ideologies and empower them to resist social injustice.

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Don’t Start and End with ACEs: How Protective Factors Explain Youth Health

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health | Tags:
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Protective factors can mitigate the impact of ACEs and are just as important to understand a child’s physical and emotional health.

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Community-Based Participatory Research is Authentic and Actionable

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Consumers collaborate with researchers in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) to create data that is authentic, useful, and can directly impact service delivery systems. The process is time intensive and can be challenging. Including consumer researchers as partners is essential to understand the experience of receiving services and the impact of those services when considering improvements.

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Faith, Conservatism, and Discrimination

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Despite significant strides for sexual and gender minority (SGM) rights in the United States, there continues to be opposition to these rights from many conservative Christians and political conservatives. This study advances the understanding of how unawareness of Christian privilege and support for Christian hegemony help to explain the association between Christian and political conservatism and […]

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Restorative Justice with Domestic Violence Offenders

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A novel domestic violence offender treatment has been shown to significantly decrease both the number of instances and severity of subsequent intimate partner violence.

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood-Which One?

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
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Youth may define their neighborhood differently than where they reside and may feel greater community engagement and ownership in the neighborhood that hosts their activities. Interventions can more effectively target youth within their perceived community space.

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How to Move Policy on Human Trafficking

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Proposed human trafficking laws may be most successful in using research to guide the use of trauma-informed practice.

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