Community Psychology

CP TIG Week: The Evolution of Action-Orientation in the Field of Community Psychology by Elizabeth McGee

Hi, I’m Elizabeth McGee, Founder and Senior Consultant at LEAP Consulting, helping nonprofits, foundations, and public institutions achieve impact through meaningful evaluations and strategic support. I want to talk about the evolution of action-orientation in the field of Community Psychology. Lessons Learned: A Community Psychologist is action-oriented when they are preemptive and intentional in supplying …

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CP TIG Week: Mentor Me by Ann Price

Hello fellow evaluators! My name is Ann Price and I am President of Community Evaluation Solutions (CES), based in Georgia. This year’s conference theme, Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, Renewal resonates with me. I am often called upon to speak with evaluation classes and frequently meet with evaluators considering consulting as a …

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CP TIG Week: About Evaluating Health Promotion Efforts by LaShaune P. Johnson

Howdy, 365ers!   My name is LaShaune P. Johnson, I am faculty at Creighton University and the founder of Estella Lucia Evaluation, LLC.  I have a passion for health promotion, particularly among families of color.  I have been a researcher and evaluator for projects on African American breast cancer, childhood obesity, adolescent sexual health, and Muslim …

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CP TIG Week: What Moments Were CRITICAL? Reflection in Evaluation by Jonathan Scaccia and Paul Howard

Hi, we’re Jonathan Scaccia of the Wandersman Center and Paul Howard of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and we’d like to share a method that we’ve been using in our evaluation work for the past 4 years: The Critical Moments Methodology. Lessons Learned: Community psychology puts a strong emphasis on participation and inclusion in …

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CP TIG Week: Tips For Evaluating Community Inclusion Principles (II) by Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah Brown

We are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah Brown. Susan is a community consultant at Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC where she provides evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations and community collaboratives.  Kyrah is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where she conducts community-based maternal-child health (MCH) research and provides …

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Community Psychology TIG Week: Tips For Evaluating Community Inclusion Principles (I)

We are Susan M. Wolfe and Kyrah Brown. Susan is a community consultant at Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC where she provides evaluation and capacity building services to nonprofit organizations and community collaboratives.  Kyrah is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where she conducts community-based maternal-child health (MCH) research and provides …

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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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