Webinars

SCRA supports an active webinar series that focuses on issues related to community psychology. 

SCRA Webinar Series: Interrupting Street Harassment: What to Do and How to Do It 

December 19, 2016

Webinar Details

Street harassment was originally defined as a form of sexual harassment occurring in public places and included “cat calls,” “flashing” or groping a woman. Recently, there has been increased attention to street harassment targeting individuals due to their race, ethnicity, or religion. Notably, since the results of the presidential election on November 8, 2016, there have been hundreds of documented cases of street harassment and a desire to learn more about how to respond. This workshop discusses street harassment and strategies for responding whether you are being targeted or you are a bystander or ally wanting to help interrupt street harassment.

Presenter: Dr. NiCole Buchanan 

NiCole Buchanan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University. Department of Psychology at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender and race/ethnicity with an emphasis on harassment targeting African American and Latina women. Her recent publications examine racialized sexual harassment, race- and gender-based harassment among college students and working adults, race and gender-role ideology as moderators of harassment and outcomes among White and Black women, contrapower harassment in academia, gendered bullying, and therapeutic concerns of racially ambiguous and non-visible minority women. For more information:
http://psychology.msu.edu/Faculty/FacultyMember.aspx?netid=nbuchana


SCRA Webinar Series: Including Trans and Nonbinary Youth in Community Based Research, with Evan Vipond and Corey Flanders 

September 26, 2016

Webinar Details

This webinar discussed research partnerships between community and academic researchers with transgender and nonbinary youth, including suggestions for best practices. The webinar discussed these practices through a concrete example, highlighting successes and lessons learned from a recently completed project on trans and nonbinary inclusion in sexual health education. Attendees were given an example for how researchers and trans youth can work together to build community capacity and resources.

Webinar Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn about health inequities experienced by trans youth. 
2. Participants will understand the importance of working with trans youth through community-based research to address these inequities. 
3. Participants will hear about one example of a community‐based research project on trans inclusive sexual health education to highlight successes and challenges with engaging in this research.

Presenters: Evan Vipond and Corey Flanders 

Evan Vipond is a trans scholar and Ph.D. student in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. Their work challenges the ways in which trans bodies and identities are regulated through medical and legal policies, as well as neoliberal discourses of individualism, equal rights, and productivity. 

Corey Flanders is an Assistant Professor in Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College. Her work primarily focuses on addressing health inequities experienced by gender and sexual minority people


SCRA Webinar Series: Building Community via Social Media

Webinar Details

Are you interested in learning how to build responsive, meaningful relationships among all members of your community via social media?

Our first session covered the basics of social media engagement. Susan Tenby described how to create a community of followers fromthe ground-up, including how to identify evangelists, and how to publish and engage on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin in just a few minutes each day or week.

Susan and Willie will brought extensive expertise to teach tools that are useful for a variety of levels experience with social media. The presentation provides an in depth look into publishing and listening on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin. The techniques introduced to SCRA members are a high-engagement approach to community-building across social media channels that will be excellent training for community psychologists.

Webinar Learning Objectives
1. The basics of Tweeting, Retweeting and Following
2. Engagement on Facebook and Linkedin
3. Effectively use one of these three channels in 15 minutes or less

Presenter: Susan Tenby

Susan Tenby(@suzboop) has worked in online community management for 14 years and has been active in social media since 2006.

As the original Online Community Manager TechSoup, Susan was responsible for launching the organization’s active community and social media presence. In her current position as Director of Community and Partnerships for Caravan Studios,she uses her community management skills and social media listening expertise to analyze social networks, build community and generate leads. Susan also assists many small to medium sized organizations with social media and online community-building strategy and implementation, as a private consultant. She is the founder of the largest Online Community Meetup in the Bay Area. Susan is also a frequent public speaker on social media best practices and online community strategy. In her spare time, she runs the social media channels for the iconic all-women rock band, The Go-Go's.

Presenter: Willie Kuo

Willie Kuo is the Assistant Director at the Los Angeles Art Association, where she works in development, marketing and communications. Prior to her current role, she served at EMERGENCY USA as part of an Americorps fellowship through New Sector's Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE), a program that develops future leaders in the social sector. Her capacity building projects at EMERGENCY USA improved the use of technology for outreach, which included database implementation and community building through social media. She has pursued her passion for creating social impact through internships at several social sector organizations, including the Clinton Global Initiative in NY, ThinkImpact in South Africa and AIDS Research Alliance in LA. Because of her interest in how social enterprises can use online community building to further their mission, organization and drive social change, Willie assists with online community and social media as a volunteer at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup.


Download Webinar: Social Media Skills

SCRA Webinar #2: Social Change through Social Policy

SEptember 19, 2014

Webinar Details

Are you interested in learning more about how community psychologists work to create social change by influencing policy?

In our second online learning session, Lenny Jason, PhD and Ken Maton, PhD illustrated how to bring about social change through social policy, drawing on their respective areas of expertise. The presentation provided an in depth look into principles of social change, an overview of the social policy process, and a description of methods and skills community psychologists employ to influence policy. A number of successful social policy interventions undertaken by community psychologists were highlighted.

Webinar Learning Objectives

1. Principles of Social Change
2. Social Policy Actors, Phases and Contextual Factors
3. Social Policy Influence Methods and Skills

Presenter: Dr. Leonard Jason

Leonard A. Jason (@CenterRes)  received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester in 1975. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at DePaul University and the Director of the Center for Community Research. This fall will be Jason’s 40th year as a faculty member at DePaul University. He is a past Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, past faculty sponsor of Psi Chi, and was one of the faculty members responsible for the creation of the human services concentration and community concentration within the psychology undergraduate program. He also was one of the faculty members that helped create the doctoral program in Community Psychology. Jason has served on 83 Thesis Committees (of which he chaired 57), and 70 Dissertation Committees (of which he chaired 36).

Jason is a former president of the Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past editor ofThe Community Psychologist. Jason has served as the Vice President of the International American Association of CFS/ME. He also served as the Chairperson of the Research Subcommittee of the U.S. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Jason has edited or written 23 books, and he has published over 600 articles and 75 book chapters on chronic fatigue syndrome; Oxford House recovery homes; the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse; media interventions; and program evaluation. He has served on the editorial boards of ten psychological journals. Jason has served on review committees of the National Institutes of Health, and he has received over $34,000,000 in federal research grants. He has received three media awards from the APA, and is frequently asked to comment on policy issues for numerous media outlets.

Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Maton

Ken Maton is Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor, Department of Public Policy, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). This past year he co-chaired (with Doug Perkins) the SCRA Policy Committee. Ken is currently writing a book, Influencing Social Policy, based on interviews with 80 psychologists actively involved in the policy arena. He recently prepared (with Keith Humphreys, Leonard Jason, and Beth Shinn), “Community psychology in the policy arena”, the policy chapter for the forthcoming Handbook of Community Psychology. In 2004 he co-edited (with Bonnie Leadbeater, Cynthia Schellenbach and Andrea Solarz), Investing in children, youth, families and communities: Strengths-based research and policy. Primary areas of research include minority student achievement, empowering community settings, and the community psychology of religion.

DOWNLOAD: SCRA Webinar #2 Slides - Social Change through Social Policy

SCRA Webinar #3: Building Your Online Community for Social Change

October 24, 2014

Webinar Details

Would you like to learn more about using social media to raise your profile and connect with your community?  Do you wonder if you're talking to the right people?  Or how you can best present yourself in social media channels?

Community psychologists partner with communities and organize for social change.  Increasingly many of our community building efforts incorporate social media to accomplish collaborative aims.  In the third SCRA online learning opportunity, SCRA social media consultants, Susan Tenby and Willie Kuo, will focus on examples and case studies of effective social media use for community-building by nonprofits and communities.

This session will provide opportunities for you to consult with experts about any challenges you have encountered when trying to identify and interact with others via social media.  The presenters will describe using social network analysis tools to find leaders and identify communities online.  Practical skills of using consistent language and effective hashtags to encourage action in line with your message will also be discussed.  And, finally, you will learn more about how to present yourself and what to post when working to promote community events or policy change actions.

Webinar Learning Objectives

1. You will learn how to target the right people and discover communities through follower network.

2. You will learn how to manage your personal and professional "brand."

3. You will learn how to extend the audience of an event via social media backchannel strategies.

NOTE: We are working to get a recording from this session available on this webpage. Thanks for your patience.

Presenter: Susan Tenby

Susan Tenby

Susan Tenby(@suzboop) has worked in online community management for 14 years and has been active in social media since 2006.As the original Online Community Manager TechSoup, Susan was responsible for launching the organization’s active community and social media presence. In her current position as Director of Community and Partnerships for Caravan Studios, she uses her community management skills and social media listening expertise to analyze social networks, build community and generate leads. Susan also assists many small to medium sized organizations with social media and online community-building strategy and implementation, as a private consultant. She is the founder of the largest Online Community Meetup in the Bay Area. Susan is also a frequent public speaker on social media best practices and online community strategy. In her spare time, she runs the social media channels for the iconic all-women rock band, The Go-Go's.


Presenter: Willie Kuo

Willie Kuo
Willie Kuo is the Assistant Director at the Los Angeles Art Association, where she works in development, marketing and communications. Prior to her current role, she served at EMERGENCY USA as part of an Americorps fellowship through New Sector's Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE), a program that develops future leaders in the social sector. Her capacity building projects at EMERGENCY USA improved the use of technology for outreach, which included database implementation and community building through social media. She has pursued her passion for creating social impact through internships at several social sector organizations, including the Clinton Global Initiative in NY, ThinkImpact in South Africa and AIDS Research Alliance in LA. Because of her interest in how social enterprises can use online community building to further their mission, organization and drive social change, Willie assists with online community and social media as a volunteer at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup.
DOWNLOAD: SCRA Webinar #3 Slides - Building Online Community for Social Change

SCRA Webinar #4: Consultation on Coalition Building & Collaborative Solutions: A Practitioner’s View

November 21, 2014

Webinar Details

This SCRA online learning opportunity presented an overview of a consultation practice in the area of coalition building, collaborative solutions and community development.  Using specific examples, Dr. Tom Wolff described how clients request help and what they want. Webinar #4 was organized as a sample training led by Dr. Wolff, including exercises that are similar to trainings he provides to community coalitions.


Webinar Learning Objectives

1. Participants will understand core issues in developing a consulting practice focused on coalition building.
2. Participants will understand the six principles of collaborative solutions.
3. Participants will explore tools to help coalitions engage the community in their work.

Presenter: Dr. Tom Wolff

Tom Wolff, Ph.D., is a community psychologist committed to issues of social justice and building healthy communities through collaborative solutions. A nationally recognized consultant on coalition building and community development, he has a lifetime of experience training and consulting with individuals, organizations, and communities across North America and around the globe.

Tom has published numerous resources to help communities solve their own problems. His most recent book is The Power of Collaborative Solutions – Six principles and effective tools for building health communities published by Jossey Bass-John Wiley in early 2010.His earlier writings on coalition building include From the Ground Up: A Workbook on Coalition Building and Community Development (with Gillian Kaye, 1997) and The Spirit of the Coalition (with Bill Berkowitz, 2000; American Public Health Association).

He presently runs Tom Wolff & Associates- www.tomwolff.com. in Amherst, Massachusetts. Consulting clients include federal, state, and local government agencies; foundations; hospitals; nonprofit organizations; professional associations; and grassroots groups.

In 2014 Tom was awarded the American Psychological Associations’ Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice.

DOWNLOAD: SCRA Webinar #4 Slides - Consultation on Coalition Building & Collaborative Solutions

SCRA Webinar #5: Culture, Context, and Community Intervention: An Ecological Perspective and Example, with Edison J. Trickett, Ph.D.

December 3, 2015

Webinar Details

This interactive webinar and SCRA online learning opportunity will provide an ecological perspective on the processes and goals of community intervention and exemplify the fundamental role of culture and context through an example from work conducted with Alaska Native villages around suicide prevention through cultural renewal. An opportunity will be given for webinar participants to offer comments or questions and speak directly with the presenter.


Webinar Learning Objectives

1. Participants will understanding components of an ecological framework (not
Bronfenbrenner).

2. Participants will understand how an ecological perspective differs from evidence-based practice.
3. Participants will develop community resources as the primary community intervention goal.

Presenter: Edison J. Trickett, Ph.D.

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Edison J. Trickett, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Dean’s Scholar at the University of Miami, School of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Ohio State University, was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, and held faculty positions at Yale University, the University of Maryland, and University of Illinois at Chicago before joining the faculty at the University of Miami. Throughout his career, his research has focused on the development of an ecological perspective within his field of community psychology for conducting community research and intervention. His writings have emphasized the role of culture, social context, and collaboration in conducting respectful community-based research and intervention. He has written extensively about community interventions designed to affect community development. In addition, during the past 20 years he has focused on the role of public schools in the acculturation and adaptation of immigrant and refugee adolescents and families. He has published over 150 books, book chapters, and scholarly papers, has served as President of Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, received its award for Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research in Community Psychology, the Seymour Sarason award, and served as Editor of that field’s primary journal, The American Journal of Community Psychology .