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dc.contributor.authorBoddy, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorLe Bon, Gabrielle
dc.description.abstractChildren's health and wellbeing in Australia is adversely affected by increasing socioeconomic disadvantage, social exclusion, and vulnerability, with numerous studies confirming the need for an improved societal response to the needs of children and their families. This requires researchers, planners and service delivery personnel to not only consider demographic variables and neighbourhood characteristics during service planning, but also interpretive research findings, practical experience and local knowledge. Photovoice is a research method ideally suited to this, as it is a medium for eliciting people's attitudes, beliefs, views, hopes, dreams, and ideas for their community. It is particularly useful in hearing children's voices as it is a non-intrusive, creative method of data collection, which caters to children's varying learning needs. Photovoice was employed with eighty primary-school aged children in a regional Australian community, in addition to interviews and focus groups with service providers and parents. Findings elicited participants' vision for their communities, strengths and areas of need. This paper comments on some of the key findings, the strengths and limitations of this form of data collection with children, and it concludes with recommendations for future research and practice.
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dc.relation.ispartofconferencename2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleHearing children's voices: Using Photovoice to plan service delivery
dc.relation.ispartoflocationHong Kong
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classified
dc.titleHearing children's voices: Using Photovoice to plan service delivery
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
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gro.griffith.authorBoddy, Jennifer
gro.griffith.authorLe Bon, Gabrielle

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