2014 Video Contest

The deadline for submissions to the 2014 SCRA Video Contest is December 1, 2014! Here are the submissions so far. 

Enter the 2014 SCRA Video Contest

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 video@scra27.org. Access the video contest application and flyer via the links below.

The contest deadline is 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.

SCRA Video Contest Application 2014 / SCRA Video Contest Flyer 2014 / Video Contest Things to Know!

Do you Know Your Sexual Rights?

Creators: Dr. Alessio Vieno and the students of the Community Psych classes, University of Padova-Department of Developmental and Social Psychology 

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). 

Tags: Participation, Sexual Rights, Health Promotion, University Students

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Take Heart

Creators:  Alessandra Cecala 

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.

Website: www.takeheartinc.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/takeheartinc

Twitter: @takeheartinc

Tags: Take Heart, Organ Donation, Donation, Donate, Nonprofit, Save Lives, Save 8, UMass Lowell, Lowell

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Maywood Water Workshop

Creator: Shannon Noble

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.


Tags: Union de Vecinos, Liberation Psychology, Liberation Theology, Paulo Freire, Maywood, CA

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Ecological Community Psychology: A Video Photovoice Project

Creator: Brad Olson and Students from National Louis University Cohort 4

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.



Tags: Ecological, Community Psychology, Influencing Policy, Advocacy or Change, Photovoice

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Don’t Be Scared: Parenting in Times of Sociopolitical Turmoil and/or Violence

Creators: Alaa AlDoh, Farrah Helwa, Haidy Abd Rabou, Karen Fanous, Nevin Defrawy, Sherin Mikhail, Zeinab Kabie

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.

Tags: Building Resilience, Cultural Competence, Advocacy or Change, Needs and Resource Assessment, Awareness and Prevention, Parenting, Child Development, Egypt, Violence, Revolution

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Social action: A fundamental value of community psychology

Creators: Leonard A. Jason and Sarah Callahan

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

Protest, Social Action, Second order change, Community Coalitions, Social Policy, Advocacy

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Proyecto HEROES (Honor, Educación, Respeto, Oportunidad, Esperanza, y Soluciones)Youth Photovoice

Creator: Maryam Kia-Keating, Ph.D.

Location: Community

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

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Photovoice, Youth Social Action, Participatory Photography, Latino/a Community Engagement and Empowerment, School-Community-Academic Partnership

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