Our Vision for the Community Psychology TIG
- To strengthen relationships of evaluators who share community psychology values, expanding opportunities to receive support, network building, and future collaborations.
- To collaborate with other TIGs to promote the cross–fertilization of ideas that expands the bodies of research on evaluation and community psychology.
- To collaborate with SCRA to continue building the relationship and connection between community psychology and evaluation.
Community Psychology Evaluator Values
- Evaluation work that is collaborative, participatory, and inclusive where researchers share power with stakeholders and co-create knowledge for collective use.
- Social justice, liberation, and evaluation work that contributes to advocacy for policies, practices and conditions that support the well-being of all people, particularly marginalized populations and those experiencing oppressions on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, socioeconomic status, and age.
- Prevention and the promotion of health in communities, groups, and individuals through second-order change that address ecological levels beyond the individual
- Using evaluation methods, processes, and results to influence community psychology theories and practice.