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A Publication of the Society for Community Research and Action
Vol 48 No 3
From the President
University of South Carolina
Strategic Complacency, Embracing Risk, and Sustaining SCRA
What would it take for community psychology to disappear? … to be subsumed by other disciplines? … or to cease to be relevant?
From the Editors
Gregor V. Sarkisian and Sylvie Taylor
Antioch University Los Angeles
It is with great pleasure that we welcome a new column to TCP. Geoffrey Nelson will be serving as the column editor and shepherding the newly formed Transformative Change in Community Mental Health Interest Group. Their first column appears below. We are looking forward to this important addition to SCRA.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Tom Wolff, Eric Mankowski, and Doug Perkins for sending us copies of missing back issues of TCP to add to our online archives. We now have all issues from 1975 to the present archived on the SCRA website.
Sylvie and Gregor
NEW INTEREST GROUP!
TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH INTEREST GROUP
Edited by Geoffrey Nelson, Wilfrid Laurier University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am delighted to introduce TCP readers to the newly formed Transformative Change in Community Mental Health Interest Group.
Working to End Homelessness: Emmaus Brighton a Case of Community Wellbeing
Written by Bruno De Oliveira (email@example.com)
University of Brighton (UK), School of Applied Social Sciences, Academic Medical Center, University of Brighton
Community Ideas: Compassionate Communities
Gina Cardazone (firstname.lastname@example.org), JBS International
What would happen if people came together in communities all over the world with the explicit
Living Community Psychology
Written by Gloria Levin
Eliot Levine, PhD
Senior Research Manager
Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts
Edited by Melissa Strompolis (email@example.com)
Greetings SCRA! The Policy Column of the TCP is an important outlet to disseminate policy- and advocacy-related activities and accomplishments. Below you will find a snapshot of the recent endeavors of the Policy Committee:
Regional Update Summer 2015
Edited by Regina Langhout, Regional Network Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org; University of California at Santa Cruz
Edited by Kahaema Byer
The International Section for this Summer 2015 issue of TCP includes a brief spotlight on one of our members (and former chair of the committee), Toshi Sasao. For our major article, Back, Williams, and Berardi advocate for the importance of providing access to study abroad programs for underrepresented students, and outline one such program hosted by the authors’ university.
Edited by Bradley Olson
A Power “To”, “From”, “Over”, and “Within”: Are Sense of Community and Empowerment Really Paradoxical?
Written by Cari Stevenson, National Louis University (email@example.com)
The Community Practitioner
Edited by Olya Glantsman
At the Intersection of Community Psychology and Evaluation: AEA Community Psychology Topical Interest Group (TIG)
Written by Tara Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org), Wichita State University, AEA Community Psychology Topical Interest Group Leadership Council
What do community psychology and evaluation have in common? The short, technical answer is the American Evaluation Association’s Community Psychology Topical Interest Group
Self Help and Mutual Support
Edited by Greg Townley (email@example.com) and Alicia Lucksted (Aluckste@psych.umaryland.edu)
An Evaluation of the Living Room: Members’ Experiences of Hopefulness
Written by Robin Robberson (Robin.Robberson@ccconcern.org), Living Room Coordinator Central City Concern, Portland, OR, and Kari Nilsen, Volunteer, Central City Concern (Kari.firstname.lastname@example.org)