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The deadline for submissions to the 2014 SCRA Video Contest was December 1, 2014. The full SCRA membership voted for the award winners via email ballot in December 2014.
Submit your video to the annual SCRA video contest by posting the video to YouTube or Vimeo, then filling out an application and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Access the video contest application and flyer via the links below.
The contest deadline was December 1, 2014. There are cash prizes for the winners!
SCRA members please view and share these videos throughout the year. We will vote on the contest winners together at the end of the year.Video Contest Things to Know!
Location: University of Padova
Date: 2013, June
Participants: University students of Community Psychology supervised by Alessio Vieno.
Improving university students’ level of knowledge about sexual rights (right proposed by the WHO).
Location: UMass Lowell/The City of Lowell Massachusetts
Date: April 2013
Participants: Members of UMass Lowell PRIDE, UML TWLOHA, UML SRT Program, UML Graduate students/former President of TWLOHA UML, CEO of Take Heart (501(c)3 nonprofit)
Every day 74 people receive transplants, but on that same day 18 people die waiting for one. An organ donor can save 8 lives and improve up to 50. Take Heart is dedicated to spreading awareness of organ donation and keeping families together, one donor at a time.
Location: City of Maywood, CA - Union de Vecinos
Date: September 17, 2011
Participants: Community members from Maywood, CA, Union de Vecinos Staff, Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, Watershed Health Council, Army Core of Engineers, Water Companies #1, #2, and #3, Maywood Mayor and City Council Members
The video focuses on water issues in the City of Maywood, CA and the community activist organization Union de Vecinos in dealing with the problems of water pollution and other issues related to water in the city. Maywood has the fifth largest superfund clean up site in the United States.
Philosophically they take an approach related to Liberation Psychology, Liberation Theology, Latin American based Community Social Psychology, and the ideas of Paulo Freire.
Location: Millenium Park, Chicago, IL
Date: June 17, 2014
Participants: Community members from Chicago, Illinois; students and professors from National Louis University Community Psychology PhD Program
Exploring "Ecological Community Psychology," talking about green issues and community psychology, photovoice process.
Directed and shot by: Gina Mokbel
Edited by: Wassim Ghaly
Location: Home of a middle-class family in Cairo
Date: Spring 2014
Participants (Actors): Ramez Emad, Karen Fanous, Freddie Emad
Voiceover: Adham Abdel Salam
The short film takes place in Egypt and includes several shots that show the challenges that parents might face when raising their children who are/have been exposed to community/political violence, and provides support to parents regarding what action they might take to build resilience in their children and buffer for emotional and psychological problems that might arise. The film represents some of the acts of violence and stress faced by Egyptians after the popular uprisings of January 25th, including violence at street protests and hearing gunshots. The language is in Arabic (English subtitles available). The video comes with a detailed guide for NGO workers and mental health professionals called “Parenting in Times of Turmoil”.
The film and guidebook were disseminated and presented in a conference that was attended by representatives from non governmental organizations and government offices focused on women and children. Following the conference, the project has successfully achieved media coverage on popular talk shows, magazines, and newspapers. More information can be found here: http://www.aucegypt.edu/huss/sape/psyc/Pages/Parenting-in-Times-of-Turmoil.aspx
A link to the guide can be found here.
Location: In streets and towns across the country and wherever there is a cause that needs a protest
Date: 11/5/2014; the day after elections in the US
Participants: Leaders of major social change movements as well as citizens and community groups.
Pictures of Protest - Images of protest can stir the imagination to action.
After the recent Nov. 4th elections, we were drawn to express our feelings by assembling these images of social activism, which is now needed more than ever.
YouTube Channel of Dr. Leonard Jason here
Date: Photovoice project took place from January-June 2014 and the video was created August 2014
Participants: Photographs and narratives by the Latino adolescent youth
This video features photographs and narratives of 22 Latino/a adolescents who participated in a photovoice project aimed at increasing their empowerment, and providing them with a voice and means for impacting positive change in their community. The project is part of a larger community-based participatory research program, an approach emphasizing equity, collaboration, building on each other’s unique strengths, combining knowledge with action, and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate disparities. The result was powerful, giving a space for the youth to describe significant experiences of violence and trauma, and highlighting the central importance of these issues for the community to address. Exposure to traumatic and adverse events often leads to stigma, isolation, fear, mistrust, and ultimately, disenfranchisement. The video suggests how powerful a tool this photovoice project was for addressing a critical social issue, by engaging youth towards social action, and also impacting the youth at profound and personal levels.
http://heroessb.wordpress.com/ is the larger Proyecto HEROES collaborative website which includes information about partners involved in this community-based participatory research (CBPR) project.
http://www.kiakeating.com is Dr. Kia-Keating’s website which features some of the other photography by the youth participants
Location: Universidad del Norte, Biblioteca Departamental del Centro de Barranquilla, Fundación Mi Hogar and Institución Educativa Pinar del Río - Barranquilla (Colombia)
Date: Lessons learned meetings of the Edúcame Primero Colombia program in Barranquilla (Colombia) and Sevilla (Spain), September to November 2014.
Participants: Facilitators of the Spaces to Grow and “Baúl de Juegos”, school principals, teachers and parents of child workers.
The Edúcame Primero Colombia program is a psycho-educational activity that aims to reduce child labor and ensure universal access to education. It is an evidence-based practice, which obtained positive results in Colombia and several Central American countries.
Three lessons learned by facilitators and teachers who collaborated in the program are summarized in this video. Namely, (1) the need to adjust the program to the characteristics of neighborhoods and specific community settings, (2) the importance of the engagement of families in the educational context, and (3) competition between time spent working and time spent studying.
After the intervention in Barranquilla (Colombia), We have planned to move the program to Lima (Peru). The material has been designed through formative assessment meetings with the facilitators of the program in Colombia; and presents "best practices" in an organized manner, so that serve as recommendations for future applications of the intervention in Peru.
The video is divided in three parts, with a summary of each lesson in a brief text, to be used as part of group dynamics with prospective Peruvian facilitators.
Blog with updates on the program and other contents on social and community intervention: http://evoluntas.wordpress.com
Catalogue of the program [pdf]
Location: Chicago, IL & San Francisco, CA (USA)
Date: September 2013-February 2014
Participants: Richard Sprott, Executive Director, Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS)
Beatrice Stonebanks, editor, Society of Janus (a BDSM community organization)
Sarah Butler, co-investigator, The Sage Colleges
Benjamin Graham, principal investigator, DePaul University
Throughout its history, community psychology has pursued innovative methods to ask bold questions about how we understand the individual and society, adopting at times a critical psychology perspective on how psychology itself can play a role in furthering marginalization. This video shares results from a community-based, critical community psychology research project aimed at bringing community voice to descriptions of alternative sexuality in human sexuality textbooks.
Bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission, and sadomasochism (BDSM) is an often marginalized and misrepresented experience within society. Psychological sense of community has been widely researched and suggests that communities play an important role in well-being. For some individuals and partnerships that identify with BDSM, organized communities may provide social contexts where interests can be explored, challenged, and cultivated (Sisson, 2007).
This video explains in non-research language the Kink Representation Outreach Project (KROP), a two-year study involving 7 workshops with 48 BDSM community members. Nominal Group Technique was used to answer the question, “What role does the BDSM community play in your life?” Findings were multifaceted and overwhelmingly positive, suggesting that research which provides community voice may serve as an “antidote for arrogance” (Kelly, 1970) regarding pathology-based theories of BDSM present in much of the history of psychiatry and psychology.
The Kink Representation Outreach Project: http://kinkrepresentation.wordpress.com
The Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities: https://carasresearch.org/
The Society of Janus: http://soj.org/
Location: Photos were used from multiple communities and organizations
Date: Video Created August 25th 2014
Slide show with voice over information from Community Psychologists from various locations.
Overview of what Community Psychology is, where Community Psychologists work, and educational programs in Community Psychology.
Location: Interviews with community partners and demonstration of family safety planning were done at Turning Point, Inc. of Macomb County in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Interviews with Katie Gregory & Dr. Cris Sullivan were conducted at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Date: June 2014
Participants: Community partners from Turning Point, Inc. of Macomb County, Michigan (Sara Dobbyn, Debbie McPeek, Adrienne Gasperoni, Dominica Tokarski) and university partners (student Katie Gregory and professor Cris Sullivan) of Michigan State University.
Each year, millions of women and children are affected by intimate partner violence. Turning Point, Inc. of Macomb County partnered with researchers at Michigan State University to develop a counseling intervention and corresponding study to help facilitate communication between survivors and their children about safety. This intervention combines traditional safety planning and family counseling in order to help rebuild the bond between survivors and their children while focusing on each of the family member’s strengths.
This video highlights the collaborative process between community and research partners during the development of the family safety planning program and the study conducted in order to help improve the program. Community and research partners were dedicated to creating a space of mutual respect and understanding which allowed for open communication throughout the entire project, from the study design to analysis and dissemination. This video includes interviews with community and research partners as well as a mini-demonstration of a family safety planning session.
Turning Point, Inc. of Macomb County: http://www.turningpointmacomb.org/
Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence: http://vaw.msu.edu/