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Black Children and Youth Can Benefit From Focused Research on Protective Community Resources

By Mavis Sanders, Dominique N. Martinez, Shana E. Rochester, and Jennifer Winston, Reprinted from ChildTrends Sanders, M., Martinez, D.N., Rochester, S.E., & Winston, J. (2023). Black children and youth can benefit from focused research on protective community resources. Child Trends. https://doi.org/10.56417/9297o3835j Child Trends recently announced that protective community resources (PCRs) would be one of two […]

Breaking Barriers: Unraveling First-Generation Students’ Social Networks for Success

Reference: Wittner, B., Barthauer, L., & Kauffeld, S. (2023). Accessibility and mobilisation of social capital in first-generation students’ social networks—A mixed-methods approach. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 25(2), 254–278. https://doi.org/10.1177/1521025120979643 Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study First-generation college students are an underrepresented population who are less likely to start a […]

[Webinar] Gun Violence: How Mentoring Can Help and Heal Our Communities

Date: Jun 22, 2023, 01:00 PM EST Gun violence is a major issue in the United States that disproportionally affects Black and Brown communities. Join this webinar to discuss how people can co-create solutions for mentoring programs that can promote safer communities for youths. To register for the event, please click here.

Charting the Community Psychology Landscape: A New Ranking System for Research Output

Reference: Ruesink, L., & Jason, L. A. (2023). Ranking the community psychology research output of institutions and authors: A new system of evaluating the field. Journal of Community Psychology. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study: Researchers use various research methods to explore the contributions of the community psychology field. They use genealogical methods […]

Study suggests ways to strengthen post-pandemic connections

O’Regan, C., Brady, B., & Connolly, C. (2022). Building back better – Using an ecological lens to argue for strengthening mesosystemic connections for young people in a post pandemic world. Child Care in Practice.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2022.2084364 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  It is evident that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will have long-term effects. Its disruptions […]

Axios Finish Line: Everybody needs a hero

By Erica Pandey, Reprinted from AXIOS This article originally appeared in Axios Finish Line, our nightly newsletter on life, leadership and wellness. Sign up here. Whether it’s crime-fighting superheroes in comic books, neighbors who shovel out each other’s driveways after a snowstorm or our moms, heroes inspire us. Why it matters: That inspiration we get […]

5 tips on being a kinder neighbor and fostering a sense of community

By Diana Opong and Janet W. Lee, Reprinted from NPR Do you know your neighbors? Like really know them? Their first names, the types of cars they drive, what holidays they celebrate? If you ever get locked out of your house, could you go to your neighbor’s to grab a spare key? According to a […]

A sense of connectedness in adolescence predicts positive outcomes in adulthood

Steiner, R. J., Sheremenko, J., Lesesne, C., Dittus, P. J., Sieving, R. E., & Ethier, K. A. (2019). Adolescent Connectedness and Adult Health Outcomes. Pediatrics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3766 Summarized by Harry Bayly Using Ad Health data on 14,800 adolescents, this study examined if adolescents who felt connected within their family and their school community would demonstrate […]

5 ways to maintain community while social distancing

By Eric Stann, Futurity It’s possible to maintain community while social distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a professor of health psychology. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the US, thousands of in-person gatherings are now canceled, including sporting events, parades, concerts, and church services. For many, the […]

Coping with COVID-19 in Community

by Lizabeth Roemer, PhD and Bryan Balvaneda, MA for ADAA Each of us is facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that impact our ability to respond effectively. Some of us are facing severe financial costs, heightened risk due to age or physical conditions, experiences of racism and other forms of discrimination, systemic inequities and […]