When dealing with problems like social justice, as mentioned in the video Defining Community Psychology with Examples of Applied Research, I can see how it is difficult to not use values in community psychology. The word justice in itself is defined as concepts of moral rightness. However, morality and values are difficult topics in science considering that science is supposed to be unbiased and objective.
There were several and specific values given by the authors of the Community Psychology book that are said to be implemented in community psychology and should also be used toward social change. Those values being holism, health, caring, compassion, and support for community structures, self-determination, participation and social justice, respect for diversity, and accountability to oppressed groups. These values are said to be ignored by researchers because of what science is defined by.
With all things mentioned in Defining Psychology with Examples of Applied Research that UNC Charlotte is doing to help their community I cannot help but think that it is impossible to not include your personal experiences, feelings, and beliefs into community psychology and creating social change. UNC Charlotte deals with people in very traumatic situations and they use the community's resources to help them and their families. With the knowledge gained in this experience they were able to evaluate how to help others in need. Comparing these acts of UNC Charlotte to those values given by the authors of the Community Psychology book, I really believe that they are applicable.
Prilleltensky, I. (n.d.). Chapter 2 The Project of Community Psychology: Issues, Values, and Tools for Liberation and Well-Being. Retrieved January 2014, from University of Miami School of Education and Human Development: http://www.education.miami.edu/isaac/public_web/chaptwo.htm