Research within the field of Community Psychology seeks to systematically understand and promote health and empowerment. Research in the field also works to prevent problems in communities, groups, and individuals.
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyLGBTQ & GNC youth experience economic hardships and social stress in ways that continue to pose a threat to their health and well-being. Engaging in activist efforts can potentially improve their health in addition to furthering social change.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Sense of Community | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyWe can improve the effectiveness of afterschool programs by setting high expectations for youth, encouraging staff teamwork and engagement, and providing opportunities for staff to personally identify with youth they are serving.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Mental Health | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community Psychologysubmitted by A. Simons-Rudolph Exposure to violence (ETV) is associated with poorer mental and physical health outcomes including mental distress, suicidal ideation, problematic behaviors, and substance abuse. Individuals with regular exposure to violence may be at higher risk of hopelessness and more likely to avoid consideration of the future in a positive way. Up to […]Read More