Taking Power Away and “Giving” Power Back: Understanding and Facilitating Empowerment in First Nations
This presentation discusses systemic dis-empowerment and empowerment in the context of First Nations in Canada. It details a number of the oppressive and unjust regulations that have been put in place by the Canadian government over history to systematically take power away from First Nations people, in an effort to forcibly assimilate them into Euro-Canadian culture.
The current study aimed to capture the historic inclusion of disability groups over the first 35 years of community psychology research.
This section contains several very innovative paper presentations. One is in the form of a slide presentation that contains text to explain the slides. The others contain a narrated PowerPoint slide presentation about work within indigenous communities in Canada. Please be sure to review all the materials here. There are important implications for those of us doing community research.
This roundtable discussion aims to:
This piece presents the perspectives of two community practitioners who attended last month SCRA´s Biennial Conference in Chicago. They wrote their contributions based on their mutual interests and conversations surrounding transnationalism, a phenomenon that reaches beyond or transcends national boundaries. This phenomenon, they believe, remains a tacit resource to be exploited within the global context in which community psychology is practised.
This study examines positive development experiences within emergency youth shelters. Findings suggest that brief shelter stays may improve mood and life outlook. Longer stays may facilitate change in more stable characteristics associated with reduced risk and increased thriving over time.