We also recommend joining one of our listservs.
Below are some SCRA projects that are in need of volunteers.
The Prevention Project is a coalition of advocates promoting governmental adoption of a "prevention model" for improving a broad range of social outcomes, while also addressing government budget deficits by reducing the expenses associated with costly problems (e.g., incarceration, substance abuse) and improving economic success (e.g., promoting high school graduation, preventing teenage pregnancy). To date, the Prevention Project has coordinated two congressional briefings that have detailed the benefits of preventative programs and how to effectively scale up the implementation of evidence based practices.
We invite community members supporting this mission to join in this effort. Members of the Prevention Project regularly receive email updates about the group's progress and ask for members' input on the direction of the group. Members are also invited to play a more active role by helping to develop fact sheets, speaking at briefings, or contacting their legislators about upcoming briefings. An interested individual's initial step for getting involved is as simple as signing up for the Prevention Project listserve. From there, it is up to the individual how involved they choose to be in the ongoing activities of the group. We welcome your involvement, no matter how big or small. For more information or to request to join the listserv, please contact Taylor Scott
You may also find information on the website
or follow the Prevention Project on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Work is about to begin on three new position statements and/or advocacy campaigns:
- Mass Incarceration - discussing issues caused by current US policies that results in the highest prison incarceration rates in the world, led by Brad Olson;
- Juvenile Justice - addressing the policies included in the US Juvenile Justice Reauthorization Act, led by Robin Jenkins and Jen Wollard;
- Immigration Reform - presenting a community psychology policy prospective on US legislation on immigration and undocumented residents, led by Fabricio Balcazar.
Anyone wanting to assist in any of those efforts are welcome to contact Brad, Robin or Jen or Fabricio.
The Practice Council aims to expand the visibility, reach and impact of community psychology practice. We do this by offering opportunities for connection, support, and professional development within SCRA, as well as through graduate programs and other organizations and communities.
Might you be interested in getting involved? It is easy. And we welcome you. Here are some ways you can help:
- Every month, the CPPC has a scheduled conference call. Members from across the nation and internationally, call in to discuss goals and ongoing initiatives. If you are interested in joining us on a call, please click HERE
- Send a note to our blog:
The Community Psychology Practice Blog highlights the work that is being done in Community Psychology, shares and connects with similar fields and provides advice both to students and those working on career development.
Are you interested in sharing the work you’re doing, your thoughts or a case you read about? Please feel free to contact us and we will be more than glad to post it in the Blog.
- Write for our monthly Bulletin THEory into ACTion:
In order to communicate community practice knowledge to the widest possible audience, the Council publishes a monthly series of outreach bulletins. These bulletins are brief summaries of innovative community practice work, whose findings could be adapted and used by practitioners everywhere.
To participate, all that’s needed is to write an article twice a year on an innovation topic of your choice, then distribute it to our mailing list. If you might be interested, please contact Bill Berkowitz; we’ll be glad to provide more details and support you in this work.
We welcome your own ideas, suggestions, and comments. And we look forward to hearing from you.