Renato (Rainier) Liboro, Robb Travers, and Ketan Shankandass
This paper presents the findings of a qualitative Community-Based Research study that explored the perspectives of advocates for LGBT students from Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada, on the impact of Bill 13; a bill purportedly proposed to address the needs of minority youth in publicly-funded schools. This paper emphasizes the value of legislation that is able to both explicitly mandate the implementation of LGBT-affirming initiatives empirically recognized to promote student mental health, and provide flexibility for advocates to develop new initiatives that will meet the specific needs of their minority students.Leer más...
Kymberly Byrd, Inés Palmarin, Roxann McNeish, Connie Walker-Egea, Yusuf Ali, Marcos Beleche, and Renée Boynton-Jarrett
A Boston-based coalition of community organizations was tasked with developing an action plan to promote mental wellbeing among men of color. The coalition engaged in action research to identify the individual, organizational, and community-level factors that contribute to mental wellbeing.Leer más...
Kathleen Worton, Geoffrey Nelson, Tim Aubry, Julian Hasford, Eric Macnaughton, Catherine Vandelinde, Sam Tsemberis, Jino Distasio, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Angela Yip, and Paula Goering
While knowledge mobilization strategies, such as training and technical assistance, have been used to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based practices, little is known about the role of networks in influencing implementation. In this article, we describe the role of a variety of networking strategies (regional training events, community of practice teleconference calls, and the creation of regional networks) used to implement Housing First (HF) in Canada during a three-year training and technical assistance initiative.Leer más...
Lauren Lichty, Mariah Kornbluh, Jennifer Mortensen, and Pennie Foster-Fishman
To push the boundaries of Photovoice use within the field of community psychology and other applied settings, this paper introduces an innovative online Photovoice method, discussing in detail the mechanics of developing an online platform as well as key facilitation processes necessary to design an empowering online setting.Leer más...
Crystal N. Steltenpohl, Amy J. Anderson, and Katherine M. Daniels
Community psychologists desiring to engage in open access publishing can ask journals to waive APCs, publish pre-prints, use blogs and social media to share results, and push for systemic change in a publishing system that disenfranchises researchers, students, and community members.Leer más...
by Nuria Ciofalo (Editor)
The book is the product of Ciofalo’s clear commitment to and organic connections with indigenous peoples: She has dedicated her “life and vocation to the understanding of indigenous cosmogonies and praxes”; forged a meaningful relationship with indigenous communities in Mexico and Hawaii; cherished intergenerational relationships with the Mayan Lacandon community of Lacanja Chansayab, and built collaborations with young and adult leaders of the Lacandon Rainforest over eight years. (p. v).
While I have been working on the Global Journal with pride for nearly five years, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to offer this issue as my first official issue as editor. In particular, I’m grateful for the opportunity to present some important discussion about the tension between the power of policy and the power of culture to undermine it.