Participatory Action Research with System-Impacted Youth
Photovoice is a participatory action research method that engages youth through interactive photography and focus group sessions. Spring 2019, I partnered with my colleague Dr. Dasha Shamrova in the School of Social work on a Multidiciplinary Research project funded by Wichita State University. Together, we conducted a Photovoice study to examine how an alternative education program for expelled students works and helps students with academic and behavioral outcomes. We organized a Photovoice exhibit last May at the Rhatigan Student Center for stakeholders, community members, and the students involved in the project.
The full exhibit guide can be found here. Students' chosen photos were coupled with compiled narratives from the focus groups. My colleagues and I are currently preparing the results in manuscript format for submission.
2019 - Multidisciplinary Research Project Award, Wichita State University: $7,500
Boppre, B., Shamrova, D., & Kalb, A. Giving At-Risk Youth a Voice: Results from a Photovoice Study with an Alternative Education Program. (Writing phase).