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Featured Articles from Around the Globe

From Passive Recipient to Community Advocate: Reflections on Peer-Based Resettlement Programs for Arabic-Speaking Refugees in Canada From Passive Recipient to Community Advocate: Reflections on Peer-Based Resettlement Programs for Arabic-Speaking Refugees in Canada

Joel Badali, Santiago Grande, Keghani Mardikian

Peer Reviewed

The current study explores the impacts of peer support programs on recently resettled refugees to Canada. This research uses qualitative data that was collected from service users as part of a broader formative evaluation of a regional mental health initiative; the Promise of Partnership.

 

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Arteterapia: Propuesta metodolĂłgica-cualitativa para trabajar sentido de comunidad en respuesta a desahogar conflictos intrafamiliares Arteterapia: Propuesta metodolĂłgica-cualitativa para trabajar sentido de comunidad en respuesta a desahogar conflictos intrafamiliares

Art-Therapy: Qualitative-methodological proposal to work a sense of community in answer to healing intra-familial-conflicts

Angélica Ojeda García, Gabriela González Ruíz (Universidad Iberoamericana, Cd. de México)

Peer Reviewed

The sense of community can be the energy for making positive changes in family and its relational dynamics with the children in favor of subjective well-being. This study was done in the Cilantro’s Gully community, located in Santa Fe, Mexico, where a group of mothers were evaluated through a community forum and they reported a number of concerns: their children after high school stop studying because they feel self-sufficient, they stop respecting parental authority, but the most serious is that they start to live outside the home, integrating to vandalism of the community. Their biggest question was what do we do wrong, how do we educate them that the time comes when they do not listen to us?

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Toward a Definition of the Management Function as it relates to Collaborative Community Problem-Solving Toward a Definition of the Management Function as it relates to Collaborative Community Problem-Solving

David A. Julian (Ohio State University)

Peer Reviewed

This article provides a brief review of the concept of management as it applies to collaborative community problem-solving. Several management tasks are described as essential to effective collaboration.

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Support for Mothers Living in Social Exclusion and Urban Poverty Support for Mothers Living in Social Exclusion and Urban Poverty

Maria Suárez Fernández, Bernardo Turnbull PlazA, Larissa Adler Lomnitz, Graciela Polanco Hernández (Universidad Iberoamericana and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)

Peer Reviewed

This article aims to construct a conceptual model of the “support” phenomenon reported by Mexican mothers in a marginalized area of Mexico City.

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Editor's Note

Seeking A Sense of Community

Our latest issue looks at the different ways sense of community continues to be a keystone to community well-being (or the lack of it).

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Community Practice Bulletin

“Putting Our Vision into Practice” Taking Action in the Community

Bill Berkowitz
Arlington, MA

The time has come for community psychology to move onto the main stage of community life and onto the national agenda.

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From the Field

Advocating in Washington D.C. for Trafficked Children

Samantha Kincaid

As with writing academic papers and designing research studies, clarity of intention and purpose is essential when meeting with legislators about proposed amendments to existing law or gaining their support of important initiatives. Recently I had the opportunity to visit Washington DC with Trafficking in America Task Force, a non-profit with the mission of raising awareness about the domestic sex trafficking of boys, as well as providing resources to support education and healing of impacted males. 

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SCRA Community Mini-Grant Spotlight

Puni Ke Ola: Drug Prevention in Rural Hawaiian Communities

Susana Helm, Kanoe Davis

Puni Ke Ola is a community-academic partnership that is working to develop, demonstrate efficacy, and disseminate a Native Hawaiian model of drug prevention with a focus on `opio (adolescents and young adults).  Hawaiian epistemology, ontology, and cosmology frame concepts of wellness and prevention embedded in our research and practice, which have been explored through participatory action research. 

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