Consulting                       

Our team provides tailored trainings for organizations and agencies. We serve as consultants on Photovoice projects to engage patients and community members in sharing their knowledge and experience using photography, discussion, and writing. Contact us to discuss consulting possibilities at info@photovoiceworldwide.com or visit and use our Contact-Us page (here).
 

 

Tailored Online Trainings

We work with you to develop interactive, engaging online Photovoice training workshops that meet the needs of your project or organization. For example, in May 2019 we trained 11 staff of United Way of Broward County to plan and facilitate Photovoice projects with diverse United Way members. Contact us to start a conversation about meeting your Photovoice training needs online.

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In-person Workshops/Professional Development

We can work with you to develop dynamic in-person Photovoice workshops that meet the needs of your project or organization, whether large or small. For example, in December 2019 we facilitated an in-person workshop at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center to help prepare staff to plan and implement a Photovoice project to improve care for women Veterans. Contact us to start a conversation about how we can meet your need for in-person Photovoice workshops.

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Consulting Services

We provide short- and long-term consulting to support your Photovoice projects, research, and evaluations. For example, we provided online facilitation for an Indiana University School of Medicine project seeking to understand lived experience of patients with anxiety disorder. See an open-access paper about this project here. Contact us to start a conversation about how we can meet your Photovoice consulting needs.

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Tailored Online Trainings

Laura and Stephanie can work with you to adapt our award winning online professional development course 'Talking with Pictures': Photovoice or develop a training or professional development workshop to meet your Photovoice needs. Examples of past client-specific trainings include:

  • We trained staff of United Way of Broward County to plan and facilitate Photovoice projects with diverse United Way members.
  • We are supporting nonprofit and medical school staff in Indianapolis to develop an online training for National Alliance for mental Illness Support group leaders for a Photovoice research project with CTSI Funding.
  • We support K Award and other professional development grants and projects.

Contact us to discuss client-specific training possibilities (info@photovoiceworldwide.com) or visit our Contacts page (here).
 


 


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In-person Workshops/Professional Development

We can work with you to tailor a Photovoice training to your in-person needs. Recent examples include:

  • We worked closely with a Veterans Affairs research team leader at the Maryland VA in Baltimore to craft a one-day skill building workshop as the team prepared to launch their Photovoice project.
  • We facilitated a half-day Photovoice workshop in New Hampshire for non-profit staff and peer leaders preparing to launch a Photovoice project with club-house members.

Our Team facilitates Photovoice trainings for e.g. medical schools, professional societies, community organizations, government agencies, support groups, and others. Laura and Stephanie provide Photovoice professional development for clinicians, researchers, educators, students, and managers. For examples of past consulting (online and In-person) trainings click here.

Contact us to discuss In-person Workshop, Professional Development possibilities at info@photovoiceworldwide.com or visit our contact-us page here.
 


 


 
 

Consulting

Our Team has served as consultants on Photovoice projects, for example to:

  • Understand experiences of patients with anxiety disorder who seek cardiac care in the emergency department.
  • Plan, conduct, and analyze data from a Photovoice project to understand perspectives of minority patients diagnosed with lupus on the social determinants of their health.
  • Provide a service learning opportunity for college students using Photovoice to explore a career in elder services and improve social integration of elders.
  • Engage African immigrants in Greater Boston in documenting and reducing HIV-related stigma.
  • Evaluate state services for people with disabilities.

For examples of past consulting (online and In-person) trainings click here.

Contact us to discuss consulting possibilities at info@photovoiceworldwide.com or visit our contact-us page here.
 


 


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Events

Hosting an event? Seeking an engaging speaker? Contact us about possible topics and speakers for your event. Contact us to discuss possibilities at info@photovoiceworldwide.com or visit our Contacts page (here).
 

 


 

Past Consulting - Online and In-person training examples.

Below are brief descriptions of a 'sampling' of trainings that Laura and Stephanie have facilitated in the past.
 

bullet ‘Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice (United Way of Broward County, Ft Lauderdale, FL)  2019  

Description: Laura and Stephanie recently facilitated ‘Talking with Pictures’: Photovoice for 11 staff members of United Way of Broward County and affiliated organizations. Course content was adapted to UWBC needs and interests, with the addition of Photovoice examples relevant to their work, for example disaster reduction, school safety, and experiences of LGBTQ youth with bullying. United Way of Broward County plans to use Photovoice with a range of programs and participants to create consumer engagement and develop new ways of doing their work.
 

bullet Photovoice: A Workshop (Broward County Children’s Services Council, Ft Lauderdale, FL)  2016

Description: This one-day Photovoice training was intended to support the programming and grant-making activities of non-profit organizations receiving grants from the Broward County Children’s Services Council. This one-day, hands-on, interactive workshop explored the foundations and Photovoice and shared photos from three Photovoice projects led by Dr. Lorenz in the US and South Africa since 2001 – with teenage girls, youth living with HIV/AIDS, and adult brain injury survivors. The workshop was intended to provide a solid understanding of this popular approach to participatory health and community research and its potential applications to improve health and welfare of children, youth and families in Broward County.
 

bullet Talking with Pictures: Concepts and Hands-on Experience (AMERSA: Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse)  2010 and 2011   

Description: A facilitated 90-minute seminar for clinicians and researchers in substance abuse, this workshop briefly covered the foundations of Photovoice, provided examples of photos and captions from work with brain injury survivors and people living with HIV/AIDS, and provided hands-on experience with several Photovoice steps: (a) becoming a visual researcher, (b) discussing images and writing captions, and (c) developing project themes. The workshop culminated in a brainstorming session on possibilities for adapting the Photovoice methodology to participants’ clinical, education, research, service, and evaluation programs.

**This seminar won the 'Best Workshop Award' at AMERSA’s 2010 national meeting.
 

bullet Visual Research Methods and the Study of Occupation (Annual Research Conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation, or SSO:USA, Portland, Oregon)  2012

Description: This institute covered the foundations of visual methods and provided hands-on, interactive experience with several visual research steps, with a particular focus on analyzing images and text and the use of theory for analysis purposes. The institute culminated in a brainstorming session on possibilities for adapting visual methods of research to the study of occupation, and potential funding and publication opportunities for studies using visual research methods.

bullet Engaging the Public in Health and Community: A Photovoice Workshop (Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska)  2010  

Description: This one-day workshop covered the foundations of Photovoice, a participatory action research process in which people represent their points of view and experience using photographs and captions. Purposes can include defining strengths and gaps in health and healthcare as they relate to participants’ daily lives. Workshop elements included: foundations of Photovoice, and hands-on experience with Photovoice steps, from becoming a visual researcher to ethical considerations, taking photographs, discussing images and writing captions, outreach, and options for analyzing photos and text. The workshop culminated in a brainstorming session on using Photovoice in remote/rural/health/healthcare research.
 

bullet Photovoice Facilitator Workshop (Massachusetts Systems Transformation Grant, UMASS Medical School)  2009 

Description: This one-day workshop was intended to prepare staff and consultants responsible for leading five Photovoice projects throughout Massachusetts to understand the perspectives of people living with chronic conditions and disabilities on the long-term services and supports intended to support their health and quality of life. The workshop covered the foundations of Photovoice and the 5 Core Consumer Outcome domains of the MA Systems Transformation Grant, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).


For more information please contact us at info@photovoiceworldwide.com, or use our Online Contact form here.  Visit the 'Projects Section' of this website for examples of projects conducted using Photovoice.

 


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