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To expand the visibility, reach and impact of community psychology practice through opportunities for connection, support and professional development through the Society for Community Research and Action, academic community research and action, graduate programs, other professional organizations and communities.
There will be an expanding network of well-trained community psychologists and allied researchers and practitioners around the world. The mission of the SCRA Council of Education Programs is to support and advocate excellence in education in community research and action. The major areas of focus for the Council include 1) Information Exchange, 2) Support and Advocacy of Education Programs, and 3) Recognition of Education Programs.
Chair: Sylvie Taylor, Antioch University
To encourage two-way communication between community psychologists and policy makers; to encourage collaborative relations with other groups to work on policy activities; to assure that the experiential and empirical knowledge base of community psychology is used to make substantive contributions to contemporary policy debates at the state and federal levels; to create opportunities for training; and to encourage academicians and others who lack policy experiences to familiarize themselves with the policy process through both traditional (classroom) and field-based (internship/externship) training experiences.
To represent issues of cultural diversity and promote the concerns of people of color as a focus of community research and intervention; to promote training and professional development of people of color interested in community psychology; to advise the Executive Committee on matters of concern to people of color; and to inform and educate the Executive Committee regarding the implications of decisions as they pertain to people of color.
Chair: Rhonda Lewis, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
To increase sensitivity to and awareness of women’s issues within the SCRA; to promote training and professional development of women interested in community psychology and increase sensitivity to women’s issues in the workplaces of community psychologists; to identify and encourage feminist perspectives and methods within community psychology; to advise the Executive Committee on matters of concern to women; and to inform and educate the Executive Committee regarding implications of decisions for women and women’s concerns.
Chair: Holly L Angelique
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To support and promote communication and interaction among community psychologists and practitioners from all nations, facilitate the dissemination of research and programs developed outside the United States, and foster involvement of community psychologists from around the world in SCRA.
Chair: Mona Amer, The American University in Cairo