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Videos are a great way to show what community psychology is, and to share with each other the work we are doing in our communities around the world. A selection of publicly available videos addressing topics related to community psychology are listed here. Just click on the page link below the description to find the video.
Intervention program to help minority high school students with disabilities acquire gainful employment through an internship program model. The program is through the Chicagoland Add Us In (AUI) Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
This film explores the growing link between global environmental change, psychological and mental health challenges. In a true community psychology fashion, this film pays special attention to the connection between marginalized social status and increased vulnerability to environmental perturbations. Grounded in his research in the "think and do" tank, MaRS Discovery District-Brandon Hey also examines the current state of institutional framings and responses to emerging (climate-induced) psychosocial threats in the city of Toronto, Canada.
This video explores the Photovoice pictures and work of students at the University of Florence, Italy, in their communities.
This video, which explores the essence of community psychology, was created for an undergraduate “Intro to Community Psychology” course taught by Dr. Victoria Scott at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
This video communicates that problems in our communities and in our world can seem overwhelming. However, change is possible. The Community Tool Box is a global online resource that supports people with free tools and resources for their community change efforts. This video seeks to share an empowering message to help people continue – or start – their community change efforts, wherever they may be.
This video is a combined piece of videos from a group of undergraduate students in the PSY 3321: Introduction to Community Psychology course at Winston-Salem State University. The course project, “Sense of Community,” required to students to enter the Waughtown residential area, interview residents, leaders, etc. and identify the four elements of SOC and a projected vision for the region. This project was shared to community residents at a residential forum to engage residents in forming action teams to develop an implementation plan to address issues within their neighborhood.
This video concerns the 1965 Swampscott and 1975 Austin conferences that marked the emergence of the field of community psychology in the U.S. It contains video clips from interviews with 11 early community psychologists and others, describing the development of the field in the US. The video also contains excerpts from a keynote address at the Swampscott conference, and material on the sociopolitical context of US society in the early 1960s. The video content includes interviews with early community psychologists, most videotaped during graduate seminars led by Jim Kelly at the University of Illinois, Chicago. There is an additional interview of Marie Jahoda in London. Additional slides were developed by video editors Jim Dalton and Mo Elia. This video also contains excerpts from Robert Reiff’s keynote address at the Swampscott conference.
Michigan State University’s partnership with a Washington D.C.-based domestic violence and safe housing program (DASH - District Alliance for Safe Housing) to evaluate a pilot program call the Survivor Resilience Fund (SRF). The SRF provides emergency financial assistance to help survivors address needs which might threaten their permanent housing, help them achieve safety, and gain the support they need to move forward with their lives. The SRF can cover a number of expenses including home security measures, moving costs, legal fees and repairs to damaged property. Providing survivors with financial support such as this can mean the difference between housing stability and life on the streets.The video examines the evaluation of the SRF and looks at the role that MSU undergraduates were able to play in the research and what that came to mean to them and their future trajectories.
The video focuses on Better Beginnings, Better Futures, a universal, comprehensive, community-based prevention/ promotion program for young children and their families living in disadvantaged communities in Ontario, Canada.
Ten homeless children living in the Richland One School district of South Carolina were given an opportunity to voice their strengths and needs to inform policy makers and stakeholders in the local community.
Video produced in 2009 by students of community psychology (Prof. Alessio Vieno) at the University of Padua.
Creating a coalition of disability activists through collective art.
The purpose of this video is to illustrate the photovoice method and the impact of digital storytelling to bring about social change. This video documents a partnership between UNC-Charlotte and ParentVOICE, a family support and advocacy agency, to implement the photovoice method among youth in Charlotte, N.C.
Intersection of psychology and culture.
The Oxford House Organization: Recovery from alcohol/substance use disorders.
The video provides an overview of the Mobile Voice Project (MVP) and the problem of transportation inequality that MVP seeks to affect.
This video tells the story of urban youth engaging in participatory action research, in partnership with their teachers, to improve teaching and learning at a low-achieving public high school in San Francisco.
Sort It Out was made to inform the Western Springs College community about the launch of a new waste management system in the school grounds.
People living with mental illness who have experienced homelessness.
This video was made in the context of a sustainability-themed action research project involving a research team from the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland and a local high school called Western Springs College (WSC). It was made to showcase some initiatives that were part of a wider campaign to improve the school’s waste management systems.
This documentary chronicles the lives of four people with mental health problems, their recovery journeys, and their collaborative operation of a nonprofit called the P.S. Club.
Filming was completed in Orangeburg, a rural, majority minority county in South Carolina. Filming was conducted at the farmers’ market, which is located at Family Health Centers, Inc., as well as at the farms of participating market vendors.
This video is part of an initiative of the Puerto Rico Psychology Association to impact the electoral process during the election campaign of 2012.
Gumby the Fairy and his Merry Band of Eco-Pixies, who live in Western Springs park, become very distressed when rubbish floats their way from Western Springs College. They enthusiastically tackle the problem by doing a waste audit and building waste stations. Then make a documentary to spread the word! But fairy power is not all it's cracked up to be. They need some serious help.
Students in the Change 4 Good after-school yPAR program document their mural making process, as part of a yPAR project.
Using psychology to inspire positive social change. Talk by Niki Harre – includes animations.
Collaboration of diverse stakeholders working toward social change; collaboration of eight community-based, arts-informed research projects on homelessness.