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Strengthening Brain Injury Support Groups Through Photovoice


By Stephanie Lloyd:  June 29, 2020

People find their voices in many different ways – Photovoice is a way to align what I’m thinking through pictures. –BIA-MA Support Group Leader & Photovoice Training Participant.

PhotovoiceWorldwide staff recently facilitated a training with Support Group Leaders from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA), to prepare them to facilitate Photovoice with their group members. Participants gained hands-on experience with the method as they took photos related to a prompt, discussed them with their colleagues, developed captions, and identified common themes. All the photos shared in this blog were taken by BIA-MA support group leaders for this training. As we have said before, all our trainings are participatory in nature, and thus are slightly different each time based on participants’ needs and interests. This particular group asked questions and thought deeply about how to adapt the Photovoice method for their support group members. Here are a few different topics and reflections that emerged during the training sessions...

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Critical Thinking Part 2: Strategies and Tools to Facilitate Critical and Creative Thinking with Photovoice.


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By Erin Bush and Laura Lorenz  June 19th 2020 

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In Part 1 we explored critical and creative thinking in Photovoice projects. In this sequel, we look at the ways that facilitators and clinicians can use specific strategies and tools to strengthen critical and creative thinking in Photovoice projects. As we learned in Part 1, all stages of Photovoice entail critical and creative thinking. Participants use these skills when a) choosing photos to take, b) sharing photos and providing feedback on others’, c) writing and sharing captions, d) receiving and considering feedback, and e) making decisions about where and how the work should be presented. In Part 2, we suggest three practical strategies to foster critical and creative thinking with Photovoice: 1) presenting thought-provoking ‘going deeper questions’ to the group, 2) finding words to share experiences and feelings, and 3) practicing low-stakes caption writing... 

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- Free Webinar by PhotovoiceWorldwide

 

Free! Webinar - Maximize Participant Interest and Engagement in Photovoice: Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies.


PhotovoiceWorldwide - Webinar (Completed!)
with Laura Lorenz and Erin Bush  July 7th 2020, 10AM - 11:00AM EDT

About this event:

Photovoice participants practice critical thinking when they reflect on their circumstances with new eyes, capture photos of what matters to them, share their photos with others, and communicate their thoughts and feelings through interviews, focus groups, and writing. Critical and creative thinking interact to create understanding and inform action by individual participants, groups, and organizations. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to critical and creative thinking, describe the Photovoice steps that use these skills, share specific strategies to strengthen critical and creative thinking skills, and share a fun, hands-on activity...

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update June 30, 2020

Webinar - Was Sold Out !

Note: See a video (45:59 min) of the Webinar here.

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Free! Webinar Facilitating Photovoice remotely: Experience and strategies.  Completed!


Description

A free Webinar on “Facilitating Photovoice Remotely: Experience and Strategies” was led by Maria Paiewonsky, EdD, Program Director of the Transition Leadership program at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston. The Webinar was held on Monday, April 27th 2:00-3:00 PM ET. In this Webinar Maria reviewed strategies to facilitate Photovoice from a distance through every stage, from introducing Photovoice to producing visuals, discussing and interpreting them, and educating audiences. Examples and resources were shared. See more about this Webinar here.   Video (1 Hour - 17 Minutes)


 

 
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Free! Photo Conversations.  Completed!



Description

This is part of a free on going Free Webinar (Photovoice Conversations) on a variety of Photovoice related subjects. Participants Interacted with others, practiced creativity, and alleviate stress! This session was on Thursday, April 30th, at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM ET, The topic was on 'Peace'. These conversations are intended to exercise creativity, alleviate stress, and learn as a group. Please plan to share 2 photos and how they represent peace for you. Photo subjects can include: objects, people, places, animals, landscapes, feelings or anything else that conveys peace from your perspective. Learn more at: here.
 

 
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Critical Thinking Part 1: Strategies and Tools to Facilitate Critical and Creative Thinking with Photovoice.


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By Laura Lorenz and Erin Bush  June 3rd 2020 

Description:

A colleague recently asked us about critical thinking and Photovoice, and her interest prompted us to reflect on this topic and share our thoughts. In part 1 – this post – we identify Photovoice tasks that use critical thinking. In Part 2 we will share strategies to strengthen critical thinking with Photovoice. Overview Critical thinking is a cognitive process that influences our thinking, attitudes, and actions. A critical thinking process involves reflecting, observing, experiencing, and communicating. Usually we are unaware of this process – it takes place whether we pay attention to it or not! With Photovoice we get the chance to intentionally look at our lives and circumstances through the lens of a camera. Critical thinking can open our eyes to aspects of our lives and circumstances that might be helping us or causing us harm... 

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- Upcoming Training Courses

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'Talking with Pictures': Photovoice

*  New course dates available for this popular course May, June, and July, 2020. This online professional development course provides hands-on experience with adapting Photovoice to clinical care, programming, evaluation, and research. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge, skills and tools to implement their Photovoice Plan. Contact hours (CEs) available for four clinical disciplines.

 
Last month in June we wrapped up another successful online ‘Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice course! The group chose “belonging to a community” as the photo-taking theme for the hands-on exercise. Their photos and captions related to the reality of living in different areas of the United States during COVID-19. Discussion touched on costs and rewards of closing public spaces and the other measures taken to ensure social distancing and reduce infection.

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Enrollment (July Open!)

 
- Internship Available

  PhotovoiceWorldwide

* Social Media Internship!  PhotovoiceWorldwide seeks an intern to implement our marketing and communications plan and keep it running smoothly. S/he will manage the social media accounts, email marketing and newsletters for PhotovoiceWorldwide, write and edit blogs, and craft posts. Successful candidates must be able to work remotely, write copy under deadline, and be familiar with social media communications and marketing. Requirements: a bachelor’s degree, experience in marketing communications or public relations, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and enthusiasm for our social justice mission. Time commitment: 5-10 hours per week. Learn more about this internship here!
 

 
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Can I Do a Photovoice Project Remotely? Yes, You Can!

By Stephanie Lloyd and Laura Lorenz
  Are you planning a Photovoice project in this midst of these uncertain and stressful times? Were you ready to do a Photovoice project and now are re-considering – because your participants can’t go outside, get their project cameras, or meet with you face-to-face? No need to put your project on hold! Photovoice is a highly dynamic and adaptable method...

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Small Course Size Means Focusing on Participants’ Interests.

By Stephanie Lloyd:  May 26, 2020

 Last week we wrapped up another successful online ‘Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice course! During this session, learners chose “belonging to a community” as the photo-taking theme for the hands-on exercise. Their photos and captions related to the reality of living in different areas of the United States during COVID-19. Later, while analyzing their photos and bringing in social exchange theory, the discussion touched on costs and rewards of closing public spaces and the other measures taken to ensure social distancing and reduce infection. A nice thing about smaller course size, is that it allows learners to bring in their own research interests and focused questions for facilitators and participants to explore together. May course participants prompted further research and discussion on these topics...

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What is your purpose?.

By Stephanie Lloyd:   June 1, 2020

 Last week members of the PhotovoiceWorldwide community, from around the globe, joined together to talk about “purpose” in their lives. Each person shared a photo (or two) that they had selected and talked about their vision of purpose. Their photos represented responses to the following questions:

  • How do you define purpose?

  • What drives your purpose?

  • Where have you found purpose lately?

“Purpose is a work in progress – something I am always working towards but never sure of arriving.” photo by Laura Lorenz The conversation moved from outdoor spaces to family to food. Some of the outside photos shared included: hiking spaces, a lake, and a mural on an empty city street. For the participants, these natural images represented connection and a way to decompress in nature to find purpose. One photo shared was a way to talk about finding purpose through a beautiful 5-day hiking journey from Bologna to Florence...

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- Now Open to Photovoice Community, Webinar by PhotovoiceWorldwide

  Photovoice in the Community College Classroom- Webinar

Originally a PhotovoiceWorldwide-Alumni only Webinar, we have opened this video up to the Photovoice community due to the importance of this topic.

Presenter: Tara Hightower, teaches at Massassoit Community College and Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. 

Tara shares her experiences and insights using Photovoice techniques with first-generation college students to encourage engagement in academic subjects and foster a sense of community in the classroom. Her work has broad application to Photovoice with under-represented and stigmatized individuals and groups. (March 2020).

  Video (59:10 Minutes) See more by clicking (here), the title, or on the image above.


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- Paper (Peer-review)


  

Open-access paper: Photovoice and patient-centered outcomes research

Laura Lorenz is a co-author of “Use of Photovoice to engage stakeholders in planning for patient-centered outcomes research,” published in Research Involvement and Engagement. Photovoice achieved its intended effects of increasing awareness of all stakeholders about the burden of anxiety in patients’ lives and the imperative of improving emergency department care for anxiety. Read this paper: 


 

https://researchinvolvement.biomed
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- Consulting


 

Indiana University: CTSI Trailblazer Award

Laura is providing training and guidance on Photovoice ethics, planning, facilitation, and dissemination for an Indiana  Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Trailblazer Award. The Indiana CTSI is a partnership of Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. The project (Building Grassroots Advocacy through Photovoice) is investigating factors affecting health and access to social services among people with mental illness and their caregivers who are members of support groups sponsored by the Indianapolis affiliate of the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI). Find out ore about the Indiana CTSI here: https://kb.iu.edu/d/bafv
 

 
- Scholarships Available

  PhotovoiceWorldwide

* Scholarship Guidelines Announced!  Inclusion and worldwide information sharing to all who are interested in participatory visual methods is at the heart of PhotovoiceWorldwide. We do not want the cost of the course to impose unnecessary hardship. We do not want interested participants to shy away from signing up for the course due to the cost. We offer assistance on a case by case basis exclusively for those who may need support (e.g. full-time students, early stage nonprofit professionals, individuals residing in developing countries, etc.). In order to be considered for a course scholarship, send us an email explaining the nature of your financial need and how you plan to use the information gained in the course. We will review your email internally and reply promptly. A short follow-up interview may be necessary to determine the level of support granted. Email address to use: info@photovoiceworldwide.com

- Conference Presentation


 

A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation...

Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd, and co-founder of PhotovoiceWorldwide presented a poster “A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury in Massachusetts and beyond” at ABI2020 “Best practices in brain injury medicine and rehabilitation: Improving outcomes through interdisciplinary collaboration” in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 27th. The poster provided an analysis of 8 studies exploring cost-effectiveness of access to rehabilitation services after a serious brain injury. Average savings in 5 countries was $1.67 Million per person. Get a view of the poster here 433-Kilobytes

 
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A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation...

Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd, and co-founder of PhotovoiceWorldwide did an oral presentation “A policy analysis of access to post-acute rehabilitation services for people with acquired brain injury” at the 2020 Global Health & Innovations Conference in New Haven, CT April 3rd, which was changed to a “virtual” conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presentation content was drawn from the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, Issue Brief No. 50 – available for download at: https://heller.brandeis.edu/mass-health-policy-forum/categories/mental-health-substance-abuse/pdfs/post-acute-care/post-acute-severe-brain-injury-brief-final-nov_-2019.pdf
 

 
- Video Presentation


 
Participatory Visual Methods in Health: Engage, Empower & Educate

Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd , and co-founder of PhotovoiceWorldwide recorded an Innovations Presentation “Participatory visual methods in health: Engage, Empower & Educate” for the 2020 Global Health & Innovations Conference in New Haven, CT April 3rd. In this presentation Laura describes her path to Photovoice; reviews participatory visual methods (Photovoice and photo interview), their processes and benefits, and the ways they engage, empower and educate; and describes the work of PhotovoiceWorldwide. Access a video of her presentation here

- Conference Presentation


 

Participatory visual methods and empowerment

Laura did an oral presentation on “Participatory visual methods and empowerment” at The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference Contemporary Qualitative Research, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Davie, Florida, January 15th. This presentation provided a model for interpreting Photovoice participant photos and text generated through processes that (1) engage research participants as partners in the research endeavor and (2) employ a theoretical framework to understand participants’ data (photos) and contextualizing (text) in a broader context of psychological empowerment. Read the abstract here:  https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqrc/eleventh/day1/7/

 
- Conference Workshop


 

Approaches to visual data analysis using an empowerment lens

Laura facilitated a workshop “Approaches to visual data analysis using an empowerment lens” at The Qualitative Report 11th Annual Conference Contemporary Qualitative Research, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Davie, Florida, January 15th. Participants worked together to identify themes in groups of photos and text provided, and gained practice using arts-based methods to identify salient topics for discussion and thematic analysis, and use theory to frame analysis or translation of findings. Read the abstract here:  https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqrc/eleventh/day1/28/
 

 
- Conference Presentation


  
Using Photovoice in evaluation practice

Stephanie Lloyd recently facilitated a ‘Think Tank’ session “Using Photovoice in Evaluation Practice”, focused on “Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, and Renewal,” and hosted in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 16th. During the session, Stephanie provided a brief overview of recent experience and projects using Photovoice in evaluation, and participants discussed possibilities for using Photovoice in their evaluation practice. Read the abstract here: Evaluation Conference 2020 Minneapolis MN
 

 


 

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Thank you to the people who participated in our 2019 online and in-person professional development courses and workshop trainings - 119-clinicians, researchers, non-profit staff, photographers, and students from 14-countries, and 28-US states.

Be informed about upcoming course dates, be added to a waiting list, and receive email updates please contact us here at info@photovoiceworldwide.com or visit our Contacts page (here).  -Thank You! 

 


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