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Community-based Participatory Research

Reflecting on Participatory, Action-Oriented Research Methods in Community Pscyhology: Progress, Problems, and Paths Forward

Reflecting on Participatory, Action-Oriented Research Methods in Community Pscyhology: Progress, Problems, and Paths Forward
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article presents an analysis of how participatory action research (PAR) methods pertain to community psychology. Following a brief review of the fundamental aspects of PAR, the authors examine the key developments in the field, including how PAR methods have been used to engage street-involved youth. The article provides three illustrative case studies of programs in the areas of youth homelessness, consumer/survivor engagement, and Indigenous research to demonstrate contemporary challenges and opportunities. The authors argue that without an effort to reconsider and redefine PAR, moving away from the stereotypical PAR “project” framework, these methods will continue to be poorly represented and underutilized in community psychology. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25541
Authors
Kidd, S., Davidson, L., Frederick, T., Kral, M.J.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

American Journal of Community Psychology

Volume new
61
Year published new
2018
Availability

Full-text article available for free download at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ajcp.12214

Our Seat at the Table: Mentorship, Advocacy, & Youth Leadership in Qualitative Research

Our Seat at the Table: Mentorship, Advocacy, & Youth Leadership in Qualitative Research
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This article discusses strategies and models for engaging diverse community partnerships through the Youth of Color Needs Assessment, a community-based participatory research project that elevates the voices and experiences of homeless and unstably housed youth of color in King County, Washington. Building upon the lens and expertise of a young Community Advocate thrust into research, it explores the strengths of youth of color leadership and best practices for trauma-informed, relational support for youth leaders and focus group participants alike. The author offers insights of a youth-centered model for the field grounded in engagement, sustainability, and ethics for research within and for communities at the margins. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25875
Authors
Pk, S.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Family Violence

Volume new
33
Year published new
2018
Availability

Download with article purchase or journal subscription at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10896-018-9983-2

Community Saturation Sourcebook: A Field Plan for Youth-Serving Program Providers

Community Saturation Sourcebook: A Field Plan for Youth-Serving Program Providers
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This sourcebook from the FYSB Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program presents a targeted communication strategy for youth-serving providers on how to develop and implement a community saturation approach to promote healthy outcomes for youth. The sourcebook provides a field plan for using community saturation and a how-to guide for planning effective activities.

Accession number
25822
Authors
Research Triangle Institute
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

FYSB Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on The Exchange website at: https://teenpregnancy.acf.hhs.gov/resources/community-saturation-source…

Awareness, Analysis, Engagement: Critical Consciousness Through Foster Youth Advisory Board Participation

Awareness, Analysis, Engagement: Critical Consciousness Through Foster Youth Advisory Board Participation
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article presents a study that uses a strengths-based, critical consciousness framework to describe how 15 foster youth advisory board members in a single state reflect on, analyze, and respond to their socio-political worlds. Foster youth advisory boards provide child welfare-involved young people a forum through which to impact the policies, programs, and services that govern their care. In addition to facilitating policy change, these boards may also enable participating youth to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and their worlds. To this end, the author aims to describe youth advisory board processes, while also analyzing how critical consciousness develops through foster youth advisory board participation. The author discusses emergent themes around the existing dimensions of critical consciousness. The article includes implications for policy, practice, and future research. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25878
Authors
Forenza, B.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

Volume new
35
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available through journal subscription or article purchase at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10560-017-0515-3