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The Handbook for Social Justice in Counseling Psychology: Leadership, Vision, and Action provides counseling psychology students, educators, researchers, and practitioners with a conceptual “road map” of social justice and social action that they can integrate into their professional identity, role, and function. It presents historical, theoretical, and ethical foundations followed by exemplary models of social justice and action work performed by counseling psychologists from interdisciplinary collaborations. The examples in this Handbook explore a wide range of settings with diverse issues and reflect a variety of actions.

Promoting Social Justice Through Preventive Interventions in Schools
Promoting social justice through preventive interventions in schools

Prevention and social justice are inextricably linked. Reducing social injustice is essential for preventing the myriad of problems that injustice spawns, and preventing problems among oppressed populations that lack resources for remediation promotes social justice. Public schools offer excellent contexts for promoting social justice through prevention; they are central to every community in every social stratum, and in every geographic region in the United States (Dreyfoos, 1994). Schools serve the nation's children when they pass through developmental stages that make them both vulnerable to problems and receptive to efforts to increase their resilience (McWhirter, McWhirter, McWhirter, & McWhirter, 1998). This chapter will first discuss the ways in which the concepts ...

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