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Drawing upon the wisdom of experts in the field, this reader-friendly volume explores both foundational competencies and the technical how-to skills needed for engaging in community psychology practice. Each chapter explores a core competency and its application in preventing or amending community problems and issues. With case examples throughout, this text offers a practical introduction to community outreach and intervention in community psychology.

Professional Judgment and Ethics
Professional judgment and ethics
Michael Morris

Acknowledgment: The author thanks Karina V. Medved for the extensive background research she did in support of the preparation of this chapter.

Opening Exercise: My Homework is done, but…

The community-based research organization you work for has recently completed an evaluation of an extended-day homework assistance program in a local public school system. In this pilot program, which focuses on three elementary schools, volunteer tutors work with children on their homework for up to two hours after the end of the school day. Your evaluation indicates that the program has a positive impact on the homework-completion rates of participants, but does not lead to higher grades. The superintendent of schools would like you to downplay the latter ...

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