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MARY H. CASE & W. LAVOME ROBINSON

In: Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Chapter 29: Interventions with Ethnic Minority Populations: The Legacy and Promise of Community Psychology

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Interventions with Ethnic Minority Populations: The Legacy and Promise of Community Psychology
Interventions with ethnic minority populations: The legacy and promise of community psychology

Since its inception in 1965, the field of community psychology has developed into a powerful framework for how psychologists can conceptualize, develop, and implement research and intervention protocols within ethnic populations. This chapter provides a brief history and overview of the tenets of community psychology, emphasizing a commitment to prevention, ecological validity, cultural pluralism, cultural specificity, and contextualism. By describing seminal research conducted in minority populations, we highlight evidence-based work carried out in community psychology to date and suggest challenges and starting points for future research opportunities. Toward this end, this chapter seeks to emphasize community psychology's role in prevention science and ...

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