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Realities and myths of safety issues for community researchers working in a marginalized African American community.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16791515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Community psychologists often conduct research in collaboration with marginalized communities in which safety is an issue. However, we rarely talk about what specific safety issues we experience and how we deal with them. Our story describes the realities and myths of neighborhood safety that were experienced in a low-income African American neighborhood of Chicago, while collaborating on a project designed to increase access to the Internet to obtain health information. We examine both the challenges experienced and our responses in the context of a community intervention planned, implemented, and evaluated by a partnership team composed of various stakeholders. Critical lessons such as the importance of building on community strengths and the need to be aware of our own biases are discussed.
Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar; Leah Kinney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of community psychology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0091-0562     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Community Psychol     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-21     Completed Date:  2006-12-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364535     Medline TA:  Am J Community Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Applied Health Sciences, MC-811, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Community Health Services*
Health Personnel*
Health Plan Implementation
Information Services
Poverty Areas*

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