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Rather than considering practice and research as unique, Community Psychologists understand that these processes inform each other. As such, both are necessary to better the human condition. Community Psychologists as well as the Practice Council within SCRA actively work to connect with community practitioners in community psychology, community development, public health and other areas.

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Demystifying Decolonialization: A Practical Example from the Classroom

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Decolonization is a process of examining and undoing unearned privilege resulting from historical and present day injustice. As a process, decolonization can push students from apathy to develop a sense of activism.

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Embodiment as Self-Care in Activist Movements

Posted in: Coalition Building, Mental Health, Self Help | Tags:
Embodied practice invites people to become informed by their bodies, attuned to their physical needs and experiences, and accepting of their natural selves.

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Don’t Forget the Outputs: The Importance of Outputs in Communicating Evaluation Plans

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Hi! I’m Tara Gregory, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE) at Wichita State University. Like any evaluator, the staff of CARE are frequently tasked with figuring out what difference programs are making for those they serve. So, we tend to be really focused on outcomes and see outputs as the relatively easy […]

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Competencias del Psicólogo Comunitario

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Re-published with author’s permission in e-voluntas De la aplicación de programas a las iniciativas de base comunitaria La revista Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCPP) dedica el volumen 7 (4) a debatir sobre las 18 competencias para la práctica profesional de la psicología comunitaria propuestas por la Sociedad para la Investigación y la Acción Comunitarias (SCRA) en 2012. Las 18 competencias del […]

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Incorporating an Equity and Justice Perspective into Coalition and Collaborative Evaluation

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Our names are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah K. Brown and we are consultants at CNM Connect where we provide evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations.  Our work also includes evaluating community collaborations and coalitions. To effectively address most health, education, and other social issues at a systems level requires that communities address inequity and injustice. RAD RESOURCE: In January, […]

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Unintended Consequences of Community Partnerships

Posted in: Coalition Building, Education, Sense of Community | Tags:
Good intentions are never enough. Sometimes, there are unintended consequences of our community partnerships.

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Making Higher Education More Accessible in Rural Hawai’i

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Education Centers in rural communities can serve a vital role as “access points” to higher education.

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The Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership

Posted in: Coalition Building, Poverty and Socioeconomic Status, Rural Communities, Sense of Community | Tags:
The Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership (SEREP) is an interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, community-university collaborative. The long-term goal is to build on the organically grown local equine ecosystem to bring community, economic, and workforce development to a rural region in the southeastern United States.

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Job Seeking Advice in Community Psychology by Olya Glantsman and Judah Viola

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Whether you are beginning your career or trying to expand or shift into a new arena, there are lots of options and opportunities.

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Creating a Student Veteran Resource Center

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In this participatory action research study, student veterans at a small midwestern community college collaborated to develop engaging programs and resources for veterans transitioning from soldier to student. Most notably, the veteran group worked with college administration as well as veteran organizations and community partners to develop a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on campus.

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