Photovoice as an Innovative Approach to Group Work with Black Youth in School Settings

Joseph M. Williams, Janice Byrd, Chauncey D. Smith, Asabi Dean

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This article proposes photovoice as an innovative approach to group work with Black (K-12) youth in school settings. More specifically, this article focuses on how school counselors can use photovoice as a tool to address the race-related struggles (e.g., racial prejudice and discrimination) that Black students experience both inside and outside of school. Photovoice empowers students to take photos capturing issues of shared concern in and around their school and use as the basis of critical dialogue and collective action plans. The key features and stages of this approach are outlined. Implication for practice and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-225
Number of pages13
JournalJournal for Specialists in Group Work
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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