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We asked and you answered! We received 8 entry videos from you and your colleagues showing what community psychology looks like to you.
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Nina Browne, Charlie Howard, members of the general public (unscripted)
Problem Solving Booths (PSBs) are being developed by new social enterprise, The Owls Organisation, as part of Thrive London: a citywide movement for mental health, supported by the Mayor of London and the London Health Board. PSBs are the hyper local arm of Thrive and give us the opportunity to engage with Londoners at the grass roots, street level. The idea for PSBs came from a young Londoner who had just come out of prison. When asked what would make a difference to the wellbeing of his community, he replied “a problem solving booth right here on my street”. To create a booth, we set up 2 chairs at Camden Lock and took some old pizza boxes with us and wrote ‘problem solving booth’, ‘helper’ and ‘helped’ on three cardboard signs. You can watch the 3-minute film and find out more at www.problemsolvingbooths.com. Practically speaking, that’s really all a booth is – it’s that simple!
The Problem Solving Booth was the idea of a young person who we met on the streets of Camden, London UK. Problem Solving Booths brings members of the community together to have conversations that they might not usually have, by helping each other with their problems. One chair is for the “Helper”, the person listening to the problems, and the other for the “Helped”, the person describing their concerns. The aim of the Booth, however, is that people swap roles regularly as we all have both the potential to have problems as well as to offer help. To the side of the chairs is a board where people can leave their ideas about other things that could help their communities help themselves.
Robyn Borgman, Samantha Sabin Watts, Dominique Thomas, Jacque-Corey Cormier
Democracy Day was a day-long teach-in that connected students with scholars, professionals, and activists. The purpose was to show students how much access they have to various democratic processes. The event was partially funded by a SCRA Community Mini-Grant. The two panels each include community psychologists using their expertise discuss issues of democracy.
This is the story of a youth with severe physical disabilities who is pursuing his dream of writing and publishing his work.
Fernando Bujanzi, Mercedes Palmas and Luciano Berardi
This video was develop by El Gran Pez. The video show a community experience call Project Juguemos (Let’s Play), this initiative included a Caravan of kids playing to let the neighborhood know about their right to play. The video show scenes of the Caravan and interviews with children that participate in the project, interviewees also describe their experiences at El Gran Pez cross the year.
David Weinreb and Fair Haven Elementary Students
Reflecting on Hurricane Maria one year later, fifth grade students from across Latin America come together at the Fair Haven School in New Haven, Connecticut to share their perspectives on Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in Puerto Rico.
David Weinreb and Fair Haven Elementary Students
Fifth grade students from across Latin America come together at the Fair Haven School in New Haven, Connecticut to share their perspectives on justice for immigrant families.
Carlie D. Trott, Trevor Even, Susan Frame, Jules Youdly, and Henry Christophe
This project is a collaboration between the staff and students of Jakmel Ekspresyon -- a community-based organization in Jacmel, Haiti -- and researchers the University of Cincinnati and Colorado State University. In "Photo and Environment Class," students learn how to use cameras to tell the story of the polluted waters of Jacmel, Haiti and how pollution affects the lives of countless communities that rely on that water. The students also receive a STE(A)M curriculum which includes the effects of climate change, water pollution, and deforestation. Because the local educational system has few labs, we provided water testing kits for experiential learning.
Ann Marie Beals, Carlos Luis Zatarain, Kai Reimer-Watts, Maritt Kirst, Monika Roerig, Robb Travers and Simon Coulombe, Wilfrid Laurier University
Laurier alumni, students, and professors reflect on what Community Psychology means to them.
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