2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Using Photovoice as Participatory Needs Assessment with Youth at a Latino Youth Action Center
Joan M. Scacciaferro* and Deirdra V. Frausto
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

The photovoice method allowed the youth participants (females attending programs at a Latino/Hispanic Center), as experts on their own lives, to freely display their thoughts, needs, and concerns in an artistic manner. Through photography, this project not only promoted creativity but also offered a non-threatening platform for participants to convey true emotion and information about difficult subjects. After comparative analysis between all four participants pictures and responses, three common themes arose: the importance of family in their lives, the importance of technology in their lives, and the importance of the Center in their lives.

Keywords: latino, photovoice, photography, health

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 10-7
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 4:30

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