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.
Posted in: Education, Veterans | Tags: Practice, ResearchIn 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.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, Education | Tags: PracticeJudith 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 […]Read More
Posted in: Coalition Building, Prevention Science | Tags: Practice, ResourcesAfter the 2011 Biennial, the Community Psychology Practice Council and the Council of Education Programs appointed a task group focused on defining practice competencies for the field. These competencies were developed with the intent to communicate the nature and contributions of community psychology practice to prospective students and psychological colleagues, and to articulate for prospective employers the […]Read More
Posted in: Inspiration | Tags: Living Community Psychology, PracticePublished in: The Community Psychologist (50:2)This installment features Kyrah K. Brown, an early career community psychologist who has always been an activist in her communities — a perfect fit for Community Psychology. Although she struggled at finding a position after earning her doctorate, she eventually landed a challenging and rewarding position in the nonprofit world. Her story is instructive for […]Read More