Community Practice Bulletin

Purpose

A major purpose of the Community Psychology Practice Council is to communicate community practice knowledge to the widest possible audience.  To help further that purpose, the Council began publishing a monthly series of outreach bulletins in July, 2012. The bulletin was previously known as the THeory to ACTion Bulletin. 

These bulletins are brief  (about 500-750 word) summaries of innovative community practice work, whose findings could be adapted and used in real-world settings by community practitioners elsewhere.

Behind the Bulletins

A small group of Council members generates these bulletins on a rotating basis.  Each month, one member selects a topic, writes the article, circulates the draft for editing among the group, and sends the revised version to a distribution list that includes other community psychologists, APA staff, and community professionals in other disciplines.

The bulletins have been well received. One measure of success has been APA’s cross-posting of some of these bulletins on its own Psychology Benefits Society blog.   Current plans for the future are to increase the number of writers and to expand the bulletin distribution list.  Suggestions, questions, and of course contributions from readers are welcomed. 

 

Coordinator: Tabitha Underwood

Contributing Writers:

 

Community Practice Bulletins

You can search for issues by date, author, or description. 

Name
Community Roles in Preventing Obesity
Better Outcomes for Substance Abuse Addiction: Spotlight on Leonard Jason and_ the Oxford Houses
Collaborating for Justice: Disproportionate Minority Contact and Community Psychology
Collaboration to Improve Our Communities
Girl_Power: Two Agencies Committed to Change for at-Risk Girls through Empowerment and Education
Prejudice: Its bad for your health
Integrating citizen voices in community and economic revitalization
Community Psychology's Role in Preserving Culture and Improving Life
Working with Communities to Prevent and Reduce Intimate Partner Violence
Can Community Engagement Promote Healthy Aging