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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.

Action or Inaction in the Wake of Parkland Florida Tragedy? Preventing Gun Violence Through Model Legislation

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This op-ed was first posted in “The Community Psychologist ” Used with permission. Introduction As the nation reels from another mass shooting that has killed at least 17 people and injured at least 15 more (Everytown Research, 2018), we can only face up to the harsh reality as to how preventable this shooting was–and also how […]

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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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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

Posted in: Coalition Building, Education, Rural Communities | Tags:
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

Posted in: Education, Military | Tags: ,
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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Strengthening Schools by Building Community Partnerships with Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health Services, and Family Supports

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, Education | Tags:
Judith Meyers, Jeana Bracey, and Jeffery Vanderploeg, with Ashley Simons-Rudolph “By diverting youth from juvenile justice involvement and connecting them to resources that address the underlying issues that contribute to challenging behaviors, there is a triple benefit of better outcomes for youth, better outcomes for schools, and significant cost savings.” The Connecticut School-Based Diversion Initiative […]

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The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) - Community Psychology, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association - serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Our members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals. Visit us at scra27.org