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

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Paying Time After Time: The Costs of Criminal Record Stigma

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Submitted by: Elaina R. McWilliams and Bronwyn A. Hunter In 2018, researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County invited members of a nationwide Facebook Group to complete an online survey if they were over 18 and had a felony and/or misdemeanor conviction. In the survey, we asked about 1) whether they believed that most […]

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The Scalability of Mentoring

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status | Tags:
Group mentoring is a promising strategy for building resilience among young people vulnerable to school dropout. Mentoring in small groups is more scalable than traditional one-on-one mentoring.

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

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Prevention Science | Tags:
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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

Posted in: Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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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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With Racism Everywhere, What makes Youth “Engage Against the Machine?”

Posted in: Coalition Building, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
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Activism is a crucial part of the democratic process. Social action can be helpful in combating the exhaustion of daily inequality.

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