Aoife Lonergan, Sarah-Jane Gerber, Adrienne Streek*, John Sharry (Ireland)
Evidence shows that low-intensity community parenting interventions are effective in addressing child behavioral problems. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of the Parents Plus Early Years (PPEY) parenting intervention delivered as a single workshop or a seven-week course to a non-clinical community sample by trained preschool practitioners. Findings suggest that single session parenting workshops are beneficial, though the longer courses are likely to facilitate a greater magnitude of change.Read more...
Monika Allen, Janelle Kwee, Marvin McDonald (Canada)
Ulrich’s (1983) Critical Systems Heuristics (CSH) is a viable tool for program development and community-based consultation, exemplified in the present reflection based on a consulting project with a youth camp program within a not for profit organization. The analysis highlights factors relevant to the youth camp and more broadly discusses the role of utilizing CSH in community psychology practice.Read more...
Charlynn Odahl-Ruan, Elizabeth McConnell, Mona Shattell, Christine Kozlowski (USA)
Sexism is a form of oppression impacting women in multiple spheres of their lives. The current study examines the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival as an alternative setting in which attendees create a unique culture apart from dominant patriarchal systems.Read more...
August Hoffman (USA)
This study examined the reports of subjective experiences among eight individuals who participated in a community service work project by planting 60 fruit trees at the Newtown Victory Garden. Five students from Metropolitan State University and three students from Inver Hills Community College participated in a community fruit tree planting activity designed to honor the victims of the December 14, 2012 shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Results of the study and suggestions for future research are offered.Read more...
Welcome to the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCPP). This is the first issue that I’m serving as the lead editor for GJCPP. I’m very encouraged and excited about this opportunity and playing a small role in promoting the practice of community psychology. I’ve also quickly gained a new level of appreciation for Vince Francisco and the tremendous effort of developing GJCPP over the past several years. Please take a moment to send him a “thank you” for his service. I hope GJCPP will continue to build on the strong foundation that has been developed. I’m sure you’ll agree that the following articles do just that!
Shelly Stratton, Graduate Student, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Kyrah K. Brown & Jasmine A. Douglas, Editors, SCRA Mini Grants Team
The SCRA Community Mini-Grants was founded in 2010 with the intention of supporting small, time-sensitive community-based projects that are consistent with SCRA’s mission, principles and goals. We are excited about sharing the great work being done by SCRA members and their community partners, and even happier to be able to highlight examples of this work and share them with the GJCPP readership. Below, 2014 Mini-Grant awardee Shelly Stratton, provides a snapshot of her project which involved building relationships and working collaboratively with African community leaders to implement the Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) training with immigrant and refugee communities in New Hampshire, United States.
Kyrah K. Brown and Jasmine A. Douglas
Since 2011, the SCRA Mini-Grants program has supported and helped catalyze over 40 small-scale, time-sensitive community interventions that SCRA members (and their community partners) are implementing in their communities around the world. Our efforts to promote global representation within the Mini-Grants program, we believe, is critical to fulfilling SCRA’s vision for a strong, global impact on enhancing well-being and promoting social justice for all people—in all communities.