Community Psychology

CP TIG Week: To Liberate and Be Liberated: A Commitment to Realizing Freedom by Tiffeny Jimenez

Hello, my name is Tiffeny Jimenez and I am an Associate Professor in the Community Psychology Doctoral program at National Louis University, Chicago. As a practitioner and educator, I continuously reflect on how well I apply the principles of the field, and a key part of this work involves working with others that seek to …

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CP TIG Week: Cool Trick for Infusing Community Psychology Values into the Evaluation Synthesis Process by Susan Staggs

Greetings AEA 365’ers. I’m Susan Staggs, an independent evaluator and community psychologist, here to talk about infusing community psychology values including respect for diversity, social justice, and prevention rather than treatment into the evaluation synthesis process. Cool Trick: Evaluation Synthesis, as defined by Jane Davidson, is “combining evaluative ratings on multiple dimensions or components to …

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CP TIG Week: Commitment to Collaboration by Sharon Wasco

My name is Sharon M. Wasco and, as a community psychologist, I frequently adopt participatory approaches to evaluation. I often say, “Commitment to collaboration guides my work,” and this post is organized to answer three questions about collaboration. Hot Tip: What does collaboration mean? To me, collaboration means two or more partners working together in ways …

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CP TIG Week: Principled Practice by Brian Hoessler

I’m Brian Hoessler, Founder of Strong Roots Consulting, a firm focusing on program evaluation and strategic planning for non-profits in Saskatoon, Canada. Over the past year I’ve been learning about principles-focused evaluation (as articulated by Michael Quinn Patton) that asks how principles contribute to the evaluation process. Recent discussions around competencies and our role in …

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CP TIG Week: Evaluation as Social Intervention by Jeff Sheldon

I’m Jeff Sheldon, 2018 Chair of the Community Psychology TIG.  Today I want to discuss why I view evaluation as a social intervention in keeping with the principles of community psychology and with our 2018 conference theme, Speaking Truth to Power. It is my contention that evaluation’s best present use is as a social intervention.  …

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CP TIG Week: Reflections on Speaking Truth to Power by Ann Price

I’m Ann Price, an evaluator and community psychologist based in the Atlanta Metro Area and President of Community Evaluation Solutions. As we get ready for Eval 2018 I want to share my reflections on our conference theme, speaking truth to power, one of four community psychology principles. Rad Resource: The community psychology principles, developed by …

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CP TIG Week: Job Seeking Advice in Community Psychology by Olya Glantsman and Judah Viola

Hi, we are Olya Glantsman, a visiting professor of Psychology at DePaul University and Judah Viola, a dean of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement at National Louis University in Chicago. Last month we celebrated the release of our book titled Diverse Careers in Community Psychology. The idea for the Diverse Careers in Community …

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CP TIG Week: Incorporating an Equity and Justice Perspective into Coalition and Collaborative Evaluation by Susan Wolfe and Kyrah Brown

Our names are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah K. Brown and we are consultants at CNM Connect where we provide evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations.  Our work also includes evaluating community collaborations and coalitions. To effectively address most health, education, and other social issues at a systems level requires that communities address …

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CP TIG Week: Don’t Forget the Outputs: The Importance of Outputs in Communicating Evaluation Plans by Tara Gregory

Hi! I’m Tara Gregory, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE) at Wichita State University. Like any evaluator, the staff of CARE are frequently tasked with figuring out what difference programs are making for those they serve. So, we tend to be really focused on outcomes and see outputs as the relatively …

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CP TIG Week: Tailoring Qualitative Methods to Evaluation Clients’ Needs by Jill Scheibler

Hi folks! I’m Jill Scheibler, a community psychologist and Senior Research Analyst at Carson Research Consulting, a women-led firm whose mission is to help clients thrive by using data to measure impact, communicate, and fundraise. We’re passionate about storytelling with data to make a difference. At CRC I’m the “word nerd”, implementing our qualitative projects. …

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