Community Psychology has grown to become an international field of study and practice. Around the globe there are academic programs and practitioners promoting and advancing community psychology. Community psychologists share some core perspectives and values in each of these countries and regions of the world. In every inhabited continent of the world, community psychology has grown and has its own unique origins, influences, and evolution. The common core belief is that community psychology shows great promise in addressing the most pressing social and health issues locally and globally.
Many national and regional associations and other organizations of community psychologists have developed around the world. These associations have elected leaders, journals, conferences, newsletters, and other mechanism to support community psycologist and advance the field. The time has now come to bring together these associations to determine as equals how community psychology can advance through international cooperation. By sharing the knowledge
and experience of community psychologist from around the world, community psychology can advance and make even greater contributions.
Potential goals for international cooperation for the advancement of community psychology include:
We, the undersigned representatives of community psychology organizations and associations commit to participating in a process to plan how a best to pursue international cooperation for the advancement of community psychology. We commit to a planning process that will:
We, the organizations signed below, make this commitment in order to advance community psychology as a field of study and as an approach to promoting public health and welfare around the world.