Event Title

Privileging their lens: Using photovoice to explore the self-image and camp participation of youth with upper limb differences

Department

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Start Date

2-11-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

2-11-2016 4:00 PM

Description

Photovoice is a creative approach to privileging the perspectives of individuals or groups who are often marginalized. Photovoice has been used with many populations including youth (Davison, Ghali, & Hawe, 2011; Denov et al., 2012; Foster-Fishman et al., 2010), individuals with disabilities (Newman, Maurer, Jackson, Saxon, Jones, & Reese, 2009), older adults (Andonian & MacRae, 2011), single mothers (Duffy, 2010), brain injury survivors (Lorenz & Kolb, 2009), and as a teaching tool for client/student advocacy in counselor education (Williams, Greenleaf, Barnes, & Owens, 2016). Photovoice uses a combination of photography and critical group dialogue as a way to engage participants in identifying their own views of the research topic and as a tool for social change.

The presenters will share their experiences using Photovoice to explore the self-image and camp experiences of youth with upper limb differences. Eighteen youth, age 14-18, with upper limb differences participated in the Photovoice research project. Preliminary themes of the narratives and discussion included importance of connection, faith, goals, distress, difference, coping strategies, and resilience. The project provided the opportunity for participants to recognize the importance of their voices and opinions, as well as to bring greater community awareness to their experiences through their photographs and narratives. The youth decided to share their photo narratives with the larger camp community.

The presenters will share their experiences working with the community partner to develop the Photovoice project, the resulting photo narratives, and strategies for using this powerful community-based participatory action research approach.

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Nov 2nd, 10:00 AM Nov 2nd, 4:00 PM

Privileging their lens: Using photovoice to explore the self-image and camp participation of youth with upper limb differences

Photovoice is a creative approach to privileging the perspectives of individuals or groups who are often marginalized. Photovoice has been used with many populations including youth (Davison, Ghali, & Hawe, 2011; Denov et al., 2012; Foster-Fishman et al., 2010), individuals with disabilities (Newman, Maurer, Jackson, Saxon, Jones, & Reese, 2009), older adults (Andonian & MacRae, 2011), single mothers (Duffy, 2010), brain injury survivors (Lorenz & Kolb, 2009), and as a teaching tool for client/student advocacy in counselor education (Williams, Greenleaf, Barnes, & Owens, 2016). Photovoice uses a combination of photography and critical group dialogue as a way to engage participants in identifying their own views of the research topic and as a tool for social change.

The presenters will share their experiences using Photovoice to explore the self-image and camp experiences of youth with upper limb differences. Eighteen youth, age 14-18, with upper limb differences participated in the Photovoice research project. Preliminary themes of the narratives and discussion included importance of connection, faith, goals, distress, difference, coping strategies, and resilience. The project provided the opportunity for participants to recognize the importance of their voices and opinions, as well as to bring greater community awareness to their experiences through their photographs and narratives. The youth decided to share their photo narratives with the larger camp community.

The presenters will share their experiences working with the community partner to develop the Photovoice project, the resulting photo narratives, and strategies for using this powerful community-based participatory action research approach.