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Sep 11
Early View Community Psychology

New Research! Check it Out! 

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American Journal of Community Psychology

Early View

Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue


Community Psychology and Indigenous Peoples

Pauline Thompson‐Guerin, Nathaniel V. Mohatt

Version of Record online: 06 September 2019

Empirical Reviews
A Qualitative Systematic Review of Youth Participatory Action Research Implementation in U.S. High Schools

Amy J. Anderson

Version of Record online: 06 September 2019


  • Family, school, and community resources can contribute to resilience in the context of ACEs.
  • Racial/ethnic disparities exist regarding levels of ACEs, protective factors, and health.
  • Initiatives to improve child health must consider ACEs, protective factors, & systemic inequities.
  • ACEs intervention must be culturally‐informed and implemented across socioecological levels.

    Original Articles

    Living a Good Way of Life: Perspectives from American Indian and First Nation Young Adults

    Margarette L. Kading, Miigis B. Gonzalez, Kaley A. Herman, John Gonzalez, Melissa L. Walls

    Version of Record online: 04 September 2019

  • Group Concept Mapping was used to define wellness from a within‐culture, detailed vantage point.
  • Anishinaabe young adults shared what it means to live a good way of life/have wellness.
  • The Seven Grandfather Teachings provide a framework for understanding Anishinaabe wellness.
  • Community collaborators contributed substantively to the analysis and interpretation of results.

    Original Articles

    A Community's Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building a Resilient, Trauma‐Informed Community

    Samantha L. Matlin, Robey B. Champine, Michael J. Strambler, Caitlin O'Brien, Erin Hoffman, Melissa Whitson, Laurie Kolka, Jacob Kraemer Tebes

    Version of Record online: 04 September 2019

  • Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) may be mitigated by trauma‐informed social environments.
  • However, there is little empirical evidence that show how community approaches can address ACEs.
  • A participatory change process was implemented by a community coalition in response to ACEs.
  • Data was used to track implementation, generate hypotheses and guide a community response to ACEs.
  • Results show how one community initiated steps to build a resilient, trauma‐informed community.

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